Canucks End Young Stars Tournament With 3-2 OT Win

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 14 2015 06:51PM


After a solid win against the Jets rookies, the Vancouver Canucks had a prime opportunity to end the tournament with a winning record. All that was in their way were the Calgary Flames, a team whose results against Winnipeg and Edmonton were similar, if not lower scoring. It was bound to be a close game, and it did end up going to overtime, where Jake Virtanen roofed a sweet breakaway shot to end things on a high note.

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Monday Mailbag: The Intermission

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 14 2015 05:10PM


BUZZ! The first period of the Young Stars tournament's last game is over, and... well, the Canucks are losing 1-0 to the Flames. That's a bit of a shame, but they still have forty minutes to figure things out. While you wait for them to hit the ice once again, let's take a look at some of the questions that have popped up in the mailbag this week!

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Young Stars Tournament - Game 3 Preview: Canucks v. Flames

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 14 2015 02:30PM


Photo via Twitter /  @VanCanucks

Two down, one to go. The Canucks shook off the cobwebs yesterday and took easy care of the Winnipeg Jets in a 4-1 victory, but there's still a bit hockey left to be played. Last on the list are the Calgary Flames, who will be eager to play spoilers in the tournament's last game. Let's take a look at what's ahead for Vancouver:

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Comets May Shift to the Other Extreme of the Compete vs Develop Scale This Year

Jeremy Davis
September 14 2015 01:05PM

Comets Jensen

(Photo Credit Lindsay A. Mogle/Utica Comets)

Last year in Utica, the Comets enjoyed a very successful sophomore season in the AHL, marching all the way to the Calder Cup Finals, where they lost in 5 games to the Manchester Monarchs. As a hockey team, this is just about all you can ask for in a hockey season (although 3 more wins would have been welcomed).

However the Comets are an AHL team, and as such they are primarily a development team, feeding the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. It is the job of the Comets’ staff to prepare NHL prospects to play at the next level. In this regard, reviews from the Canucks fanbase were considerably more mixed, with many feeling that winning was too much of a priority and development was taking a backseat.

Well some fans in Vancouver may get their wish. The winds of change are blowing, and given the off-season transactions, it’s looking like the Comets will be forced to the other extreme of the win versus development scale.

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Babych Please - Sept. 14th

Grainne Downey
September 14 2015 11:44AM


This week we bring you everything you could ask for (Jared McCann and his new striped friend! The Sedins hung out with Elliotte Friedman!) and some things that you probably did not ask for (dating app profile analysis, obviously). 

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