September 30 2016 01:00PM


Can the Canucks carry their high-flying offence with them against the Flames tonight? Can Troy Stetcher continue to be lights out awesome? Probably not, but don't let that get in the way of the hype train. The Richmond, B.C. native put on an electric performance, after all.

Then there's Thatcher Demko's debut in a Canucks uniform. Oh, let's not forget Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson.

So, tonight Calgary welcomes Vancouver, and we'll watch with intent, because there isn't any filler hockey tournament taking away valuable TV time anymore.

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Babych Please - September 30th, 2016

Grainne Downey
September 30 2016 08:00AM


The preseason has begun, meaningless hockey is being played, and it is a blast! This week, some young hopefuls made their Canucks debuts, Ben Hutton danced (again), and some veterans celebrated a birthday.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 30 2016 05:00AM

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Jacob Trouba no shows at Jets camp, Babcock for coach of the year, a look back at Canucks draft picks and the season ahead, will Edmonton send Puljujarvi to the AHL, the Gaudreau dilemma in Calgary continues, every team kicks tires on Trouba, fantasy hockey, cherish your father and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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POSTGAME: Europe puts up a good fight, but Canada comes out on top

Jeff Veillette
September 29 2016 11:56PM

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Nobody expected Team Europe to get as far as they did. Pockets of players had played together before, on their own international teams, on professional teams, but there was never much of a chemistry building period for this group. That didn't matter, though, as they took a shorter warm-up camp than most, with a rougher start than all, and turned it into a Cinderella run all the way to the World Cup of Hockey Final.

There wasn't much of a shot given to them there, either. Nobody thought they stood a chance against Canada, the odds-on favourite from start to finish. To the surprise of many, they put up a very good fight. Ultimately, though, the Red and White hockey giant proved just too powerful to break through, even for a game.

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Team Canada sweeps, wins 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Jeff Veillette
September 29 2016 08:47PM

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS

Well, that does it. With another commanding win over Team Europe, the Canadians have flexed their muscles again and won the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, sweeping the final series in two games.

I actually wrote this post seven hours before puck drop and scheduled it to publish at the approximate time that the game will end (and, uhh, accidentally published at one point, meaning you might be having some deja vu), so there aren't any details of what actually happened in tonight's game in this post yet (check back soon), but based on how the rest of the tournament has gone, I will guess the following has happened:

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