January 07 2017 08:39PM
Last night vs. Calgary, Ben Hutton blocked a shot with his left hand and was visibly in discomfort. In a last-minute line-up change, the Canucks announced that he will be sitting out in tonight's rematch in Calgary.
January 07 2017 01:00PM
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These guys, again?
It's the Canucks turn to go on the road and give the Flames the
home ice advantage business in a different barn other than Rogers Arena. Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way first: Vancouver can extend their win streak to seven this evening by beating the Flames in any fashion.
Things are starting to click everywhere for the Canucks, and there may be some sort of renaissance happening where this team gets "officially" good. Injuries, however, are creeping up on Vancouver and it could spell the end of the Cinderella run.
Canucks/Flames, round two... TONIGHT!
January 07 2017 11:00AM
Never had a regular season rematch been so highly anticipated and the timing of the game so awkward. Five years ago today - yes, it has been that long - the Vancouver Canucks squared off against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden in a rematch of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final at 1 o'clock in the afternoon (or 10 am PST).
While the excitement in mainstream and social media was palpable, the game managed to do something few grudge matches actually accomplish. Instead of simply living up to the hype, it exceeded it. What transpired was a game for the ages, a classic, and arguably the greatest Canucks regular season game ever played. But it also marked the beginning of the end for the Stanley Cup-contending, Vigneault-coached Canucks. It represented a thrilling final act for the greatest era of Canucks hockey, with one of its most memorable victories also being one of its last.
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January 07 2017 11:00AM
The second matchup of this weekend's home-and-home sees the Canucks and Flames moving back to Calgary and, once again, we've asked writers from both FlamesNation and CanucksArmy to get you set for tonight's rematch. We've also put together a few notes to get you ready for game one of the home and home.
Please note that this article is posted at both CanucksArmy and FlamesNation
January 07 2017 09:00AM
The World Junior Hockey Championship hasn't exactly been kind to the Canucks over the past two years. It's been just one year since Jake Virtanen's face graced the cover of the Vancouver Province, emblazoned with the phrase, "Goat Medal Winner?", and while this year's disappointments lacked the drama of Canada's 6th place finish in Helsinki, it's safe to say the optics of Olli Juolevi's performance this season rival the latter in terms of sewing seeds of doubt in Vancouver.
The Canucks had just two prospects at this year's tournament, and have only two assists to show for it, as Lukas Jasek's Czech Republic and Olli Juolevi's Finland both failed to make the medal round, finishing seventh and ninth, respectively.