Babych Please - September 9th, 2016

Grainne Downey
September 09 2016 11:00AM


Hockey is back! Some Canucks started their season early this week with preliminary World Cup of Hockey games. Others called their friends "dad" and took fun photos on roller coasters!

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Canucks Army Roundtable: We Are The World

Matthew Henderson
September 09 2016 10:21AM


Like it or not, the controversial tournament that is the World Cup of Hockey is about to take over your airwaves and your national pride for the next month or so. Pre-tournament games started yesterday, and if the early games (aka not the NA/Europe game) are any indication, the level of energy and physicality might surpass the low expectations that most fans have cast upon this event. Sweden and Canada go in as the favourites from both groups, but the newly formed under-23 North American squad, the powerhouse Americans and the always explosive Russians will surely give those squads a run for their money. Finland, the Czechs and a rest of Europe squad round out the tournament, and we can only hope as fans that they put on a show before we get to the NHL season. In the roundtable, we kept it simple. See more after the jump!

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Listen: Ryan Biech Talks Sedins, World Cup and Prospects on TSN 1040 AM

J.D. Burke
September 09 2016 09:00AM

The Canucks are on the brink of their season with the World Cup of Hockey and the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton serving as notice. It's an exciting time of year, especially for those of us itching to get that first hockey fix after a long summer with little to discuss.

Well, the long wait is almost at an end, which means people are trying to catch up on their favourite team in anticipation of next season. That's why TSN 1040 AM reached out to Canucks Army Associate Editor, Ryan Biech, to discuss everything happening in the world of Canucks hockey.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 09 2016 05:00AM


Win tickets to the premier of Ice Guardians in Toronto, Nylander vs Marner, Canucks hire former player, Jets can't wait for Patrik Laine, X-factors for Flames this season, Oiler line combos, Team North America preview, World Cup news, the expansion draft, a classic scrap from the NHL's latest hire, Dailyfaceoff's fantasy draft kit and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Sheppard skating with Canucks, still waiting for PTO

Jeff Paterson
September 08 2016 07:11PM

James Sheppard has his fingers crossed and his phone at the ready. As of this moment, however, the veteran forward does not have a professional tryout offer from the Vancouver Canucks or any other National Hockey League team for that matter. So the wait for that call continues.

The 28-year-old Halifax native has been working out at Rogers Arena for much of the summer and was again skating there with Canucks veterans in an informal workout on Thursday morning. His hope is to land an invitation to training camp in Whistler in two weeks, but right now he’s simply an unrestricted free agent without a place to play.

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