September 10 2015 03:00PM
It’s a question that you’ve heard before and undoubtedly one that you will hear again, especially as this decade comes to a close: are the Sedins worthy of induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame?
For me, the answer is a resounding yes, but last I checked, the Hall of Fame committee wasn’t putting a particularly high value on my opinion. So instead, I will use this lovely September day to provide a sample of the ever-mounting evidence that Daniel and Henrik Sedin are deserving of being immortalized in hockey’s greatest shrine.
September 10 2015 12:52PM
Last week, the Canucks released their roster for the Penticton Young Stars tournament. The Jerk covered the news quite extensively , but now that some time has passed, we can dissect who has and hasn't been invited to the tournament.
You'll immediately notice that Vancouver's NCAA prospects aren't on the roster. Of course, this is because their chosen route prevents them from participating in professional events, but it's still a shame to not see the likes of Thatcher Demko, Brock Boeser and Mike Williamson in the lineup.
Nikita Tryamkin's absence can likely be explained by the KHL season already being underway.Curtis Valk was not invited, likely due to him being in the process of recovering from injury as he is still recovering from his injury that caused him to miss Prospect Camp. Dane Fox was invited, but Ludwig Blomstrand hasn't as he has fallen out of favour with Canucks management. Mike Zalewski was invited despite not being re-signed to an NHL contract (but signed to an AHL SPC). Even the Comets' newly-siigned goalie Clay Witt was invited.
With all of that said, who are the new faces?
September 10 2015 08:30AM
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The hype is at an all-time high. Hotels in Penticton, B.C. are booked solid and the tickets have sold at a record-breaking pace for this weekend's 2015 Young Stars tournament. Always a big event in the Okanagan, Connor McDavid's NHL debut has caused fan interest to spike even higher than usual.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 09 2015 07:29PM
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The best thing about Fantasy Hockey, in my eyes, is that the only person that you can blame for your decisions is yourself. It's a huge relief from all the constant criticism of front offices that you see on the internet *CanucksArmy staff looks in mirror* and the all-around negative vibes being felt (staff continues to look at mirro). Suddenly, you're the accountable one, and if you win, you gain all the bragging rights!
I don't know how likely any of us are to win, but if you pick up the Daily Faceoff Draft Guide, you're likely to be at least 328% better at this than someone who doesn't!*
September 09 2015 06:52PM
The all-time team has one sport left to fill, and only one player to fill it. Bingo Bango Bongo, his name is Roberto Luongo. And you can’t have a conversation about the last decade of Canucks hockey without mentioning the greatest netminder in Vancouver Canucks history, and the battle he faced on the ice and off of it. He was the star of a soap opera he never intended to be casted in, yet he rose to the occasion more often than not, and was a key part of Canucks lore.