Canucks blow late lead, down former rival in overtime

Thomas Drance
February 11 2015 09:42PM

The Vancouver Canucks throttled the Chicago Blackhawks for 40 minutes on Wednesday night before they took their foot off the gas in the third. 

In the final frame the script was flipped, as the Canucks hung on for dear life against a bona fide Stanley Cup contender. It didn't go well for them, as they Blackhawks managed a pair of late goals to tie the contest and send it to overtime. 

Thankfully Daniei and Henrik Sedin were able to pull off some vintage Sedinery and secure a crucial extra point for their club. No harm done, at least. 

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Canucks Army Midterm Prospect Rankings: 6th & 5th

That's Offside!
February 11 2015 04:30PM

Here at Canucks Army, we love three things more than anything in the world: prospects, prospect rankings, and whining about prospect rankings.  Every summer we vote on and rank the top-20 Canucks prospects to take stock of what's in the system, and every summer we hear vocal complaints from our readers they disagree with our rankings.

So this year, in our mid-term ranking, we gave you the chance to vote on prospects and have a say on these players.  Since our summer rankings, we've simplified the definition of "prospect" to any player in the Vancouver Canucks' system that is eligible for the Calder Trophy if they were to play in the NHL this year.  This means that players like Linden Vey and Joacim Eriksson who were not rated over the summer will be covered in this series.

Without further adieu, here are the Canucks prospects that were rated 6th and 5th.

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Canucks Army GDT #53 - Canucks @ Blackhawks

That's Offside!
February 11 2015 02:30PM

The Vancouver Canucks visit the once reviled Chicago Blackhawks to finish up their short two-game road swing. The Hawks are just 5-4-1 in their past 10 games, but they still have the NHL's best goal differential and are atop the puck possession standings once again. On the other hand, Vancouver will play without their second and third line centres, as well as two key penalty killers.

It will be a tough task to get a win tonight and continue to hold off the Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference playoff race. Read past the jump for a preview.

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What Would You Do Wednesday: How should the Canucks Approach the Deadline?

Thomas Drance
February 11 2015 12:47PM

Have you heard? Evander Kane is off the market, and the Canucks didn't land him.

The embattled 23-year-old power forward, who is recovering from shoulder surgery and won't return to the ice until the offseason, wouldn't have helped the Canucks this year anyway. Now that he's out of the picture though, our attention turns to some of the remaining forwards on the market. 

What would you do if you were trader Jim Benning and were in the market for forward help as the March 2nd NHL trade deadline approaches? 

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Canucks priced way out of Evander Kane sweeps as Sabres, Jets agree to blockbuster deal

Thomas Drance
February 11 2015 09:33AM

Forget being unwilling to include Jake Virtanen and Bo Horvat, the Vancouver Canucks were probably never even in the same ballpark as the Buffalo Sabres in their pursuit of embattled Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane.

A Kane trade between the Sabres and Jets has been consummated and, according to Darren Dreger, will involve Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and a 1st-round pick in exchange for Zach Bogosian and Kane. 

That's such a blockbuster that the prospective trade recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...

Read on past the jump.

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