February 16 2017 01:11PM
It's time for yet another edition of the Canucks Army Podcast and this week we delve right into the predicament the Canucks are in heading into the March 1st trade deadline. Hint, forget about the playoffs and focus on the future. J.D. Burke and myself debate the likelihood of the Canucks pulling off a trade or three and we muse over expansion draft protection list possibilities.
Yes, we talk about the Sedins and the recent drop off in their play but all may not be lost when it comes to the future of the twins in Vancouver.
We also reach into the mailbag and answer some listener questions, including what it would take to renounce your allegiance to your favorite hockey team.
February 16 2017 11:00AM
We are back for another week of Blackfish: Canucks Army Prospect Report!
Although the Canucks couldn't stack up against the Penguins this week, there are a few prospects making noise around the hockey world. Adam Gaudette continues to tear up the NCAA, while Brock Boeser and William Lockwood look to get their feet back under them.
There a few players in the CHL making a name for themselves.
All that and more this week!
February 16 2017 09:00AM
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The Vancouver Canucks play their final game of a six-game road trip tonight against the hometown St. Louis Blues. These two teams haven't seen each other since early October when the Canucks somehow stole the win in OT.
Bo Horvat notched the tying goal late in the 3rd to make it 1-1 and Henrik Sedin barely got a hold of a Chris Tanev directed shot to win it in the extra frame. The Blues beat the Red Wings last night in Detroit so both teams will be a bit road weary.
Vancouver is four points back of a playoff spot so these are a huge two points up for grabs.
February 16 2017 07:00AM
This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.
The decline of both the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars coupled with the Chicago Blackhawks likely being trigger shy due to multiple years of buying at the deadline has given the Minnesota Wild a perfect opportunity to thrust themselves to the top of the Central Division standings. Their biggest competition has been the underachieving Nashville Predators, who are one piece away from being a legitimate contender. And that piece could be held by the worst team in the division, the Colorado Avalanche.
February 15 2017 10:46PM
We're a mere two weeks away from the NHL trade deadline. All eyes were on the Vancouver Canucks this time last year, as fans and media alike waited with bated breath to see how the team would handle a pair of veterans on expiring contracts in Radim Vrbata and Dan Hamhuis.
We all know how that turned out: the team was unable to yield any return on either player, which was viewed as a significant loss for an organization that announced their intention to trade both players.
The organization appears to have learned a lesson from last year's debacle, as Trevor Linden and Jim Benning have kept their cards close to the chest this time around. Since their intentions aren't entirely clear, it allows them to take control of the narrative, and keeps hopes of an active deadline realistic.
Next week, we'll take a look at whom the Canucks should look to move, but this week we'll keep things straightforward:
At the deadline, do you buy, sell, or stand pat?