Friday Mailbag: The Taste

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 06 2015 04:00PM


As many of you know, I don't actually live in Vancouver. Far from it, actually; I live in everyone's worst nightmare, Toronto. But I visit every so often, and I always struggle to leave. I love the people, the scenery, and I also love that the weather isn't so polarizing. Toronto struggles with that; last year we had our high 30's-low 40's summer days, and -40 at points in the winter. Vancouver stays relatively consistent.

So I'm really appreciative of the 15-20 degree start we've had to November here. It makes me feel like I'm getting a taste of Vancouver. Even if my city isn't as pretty, and yours is being drowned by rain at the moment. But I digress, lets answer some questions:

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Maybe You're A Basic Canuck

November 06 2015 04:00PM

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5 Things to Watch For On the Canucks' Upcoming Road Trip

Carol Schram
November 06 2015 12:00PM

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Hit the Road, Jack Jake. And Jared. And Daniel and Henrik and everyone else.

The team charter has touched down in Buffalo. Over the next 12 days, the Canucks will play seven games in seven cities in two countries and two time zones on their longest road trip of the season.

The Canucks were road warriors last year, finishing the year ranked fifth in the NHL with a 24-14-3 record away from home. They've started just as strongly this year, earning nine of 10 possible points and with Boston's loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, are the only team in the league that have yet to record a loss on the road.

Here are five things to watch for while the Canucks roll through the Eastern U.S. before winding back towards home via Canada.

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Graphic Comments: You win some, you lose some

Graphic Comments
November 06 2015 09:51AM


I'm torn. I mean, I am a Canucks fan. On any given night, I want to see them win.

But at the same time, I have seen nothing to indicate that there's any sort of foundation on which to build a contender here.

So I also want them to fall enough in the standings so that they are sellers at the deadline and wind up not only with a high first round pick next June, but also a cupboard full of other picks acquired by trading away some of the looming UFAs.

Now, I didn't always feel this way.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 06 2015 06:45AM

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Connor McDavid out indefinitely, trading Lupul will be hard for Leafs, a prank on Vancouver rookies, some Flames optimism, firing coaches, Jay Onrait, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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