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April 08 2016 05:00AM
Was Lou Lamoriello the best GM in the NHL this year, how injuries played a factor in Canucks awful season, the end of Monahan and Gaudreau's first contracts in Calgary, farewell to Rexall Place in Edmonton, what's changed in the world since the Oilers last made the playoffs, Datsyuk possibly heading back to Russia, the race to the bottom is coming down to the wire and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
April 07 2016 10:07PM
The downward spiral continued tonight in Calgary, as the Vancouver Canucks once again fell apart and allowed the Calgary Flames to get on the board not once, but twice, but seven times in a 7-3 routing at Scotiabank Saddledome.
April 07 2016 01:00PM
Well now that the Rexall cluster#$#@ is done, the Canucks can focus their energy on the Flames. Calgary lost to the Kings on Tuesday after the Canucks managed to beat LA the night before, go figure. This will be the first time Hunter Shinkaruk plays against the Canucks since his departure around the deadline - still a stupid move if you ask me.
Auston Matthews Bowl Series continues and another Canucks loss would give them a better percentage going into the last game of the year on Saturday. There will be no Pavel Bure OT magic this time, but they do have Matt Bartkowski!
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April 07 2016 11:00AM
The NCAA Frozen Four kicks off today, with the final on Saturday. The Hobey Baker Award will be handed out tomorrow.
Only Kyle Pettit remains alive in the CHL, while Kalamazoo and Utica season's are winding down.
As always, tons to digest in the Canucks prospect world and you can find it all here in this week's Blackfish!
April 07 2016 09:00AM
Welcome to this week's edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, hosted on Thursday. My apologies for the tardy article, but life happens and stuff.
The Vancouver Canucks, down the odd-man up front, have resorted to playing Andrey Pedan as a winger on their fourth line. This isn't the first such move of its kind. Not even the first in Vancouver - John Tortorella pulled the same stunt with Yannick Weber, if memory serves. It does raise some questions about the team's long-term vision for their lumbering Lithuanian defender, though.
I mean, they could just call up another forward. There's three in Utica with NHL experience this season alone - Mike Zalewski, Alex Friesen and Alexandre Grenier. So it's not entirely unfair to wonder if the Canucks experiment with Pedan at forward will last into next season and beyond.
Makes less than no sense to me, or Ryan Biech for that matter. Wanted to hear what our readership's take on the situation is, though. So, how do you feel about Pedan at forward? Would you continue this experiment into next season?