Canucks Army (Preseason) GDT #2: Canucks @ Flames

Dimitri Filipovic
September 25 2014 01:03PM

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The Canucks are set to play the Flames tonight in the second game on their preseason slate, less than two weeks before they come back to Calgary open the regular season. With meaningful games fast approaching the training camp roster is being progressively trimmed down, as 12 names have been dropped since their last game.

After the trio of Subban, Cassels and Cederholm were sent back to their respective CHL teams, news broke today that Dane Fox, Alex Grenier, Mike Zalewski, Alex Mallet, Kellan Lain and Jeremie Blain were sent down to Utica. Curtis Valk has also been sent to the Utica Comets camp, where he'll try to earn himself a contract.

That leaves the coaching staff with 46 names left, meaning that there's still some work to be done before the opening day roster has been reached.

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THE ROYAL HALF JOINS THE NATION NETWORK

Wanye
September 25 2014 12:11PM

NationTakeover

Hold on to your lederhosen - the Nation Network family is growing again.

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Playing in Europe may be the best option for Bo Horvat this season

Josh W
September 25 2014 10:23AM


Hockey is in the air with training camps, prospect camps and exhibition games all well underway by now. With coaches starting to make cuts as rosters begin to resemble those we're used to seeing when the games matter, fans naturally start looking to their favourite prospects and ask, “is this the year he finally joins the big club?” In the case of the Canucks, the main subject of chatter in this regard is Bo Horvat.

Horvat seems to be in a somewhat precarious situation. Because of his age and the agreement between the NHL and CHL he is limited to two options for this coming season: either play in the NHL (which he may simply not be ready to do, at least not in an effective manner) or go back to the OHL (a level which most believe he has already gleaned everything he can from).

Realistically, neither option may be the right fit for him at this point. But what if there were a 3rd option? What if Horvat could do what Nicklas Jensen did, and leave his OHL team to go play overseas in Europe?

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THE RISE OF JEANSHORTS

Wanye
September 24 2014 04:33PM


Please watch this video. If you want to know more read the article. If you want to start pre-emptively celebrating and never want to read another word we totally get it.

What an age to be alive!

*whistles loudly*

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Offseason Transactions Deep Dive: Free Agent Frenzy Signings

Dimitri Filipovic
September 24 2014 11:03AM

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If it feels like it has been quite some time since the frenzy of moves the Vancouver Canucks made in that hectic stretch bridging the end of June and beginning of July, it's because it has been. With the summer now officially having been put in the rearview mirror as training camps are set to begin across the league, we're running a 5-part series reviewing what the Canucks did this summer, and what it means for them moving forward.

This deep dive was executed by the excellent MoneyPuck_ on Twitter, who has contributed content for us in the past.

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