Canucks Army GDT #36 - Canucks vs. Kings

Rhys Jessop
January 01 2015 12:32PM

After a short two-game road swing to close out 2014, the Vancouver Canucks are back at home to ring in the new year against the Los Angeles Kings. Los Angeles has struggled to gain traction on the road this season, but there's a reason why they're the defending Stanley Cup champions: they're still really good and will run you out of the building if you're not careful as Vancouver learned earlier in 2014-15.

The playoff race in the Pacific division is also as tight as ever with four teams within one point of one another. The Kings will overtake Vancouver, San Jose, and Calgary with a win tonight, so the Canucks should be extra motivated to put forth their best effort.

Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.

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What Kind of Player is Zack Kassian?

Josh W
January 01 2015 11:00AM

Zack Kassian has been re-appearing in the news lately as possible trade bait for the Boston Bruins.  Many people, fans and team management alike, seem to have this idea in their head that Zack Kassian is supposed to be a power forward type player, based on his imposing size and innate nastiness.  But, as ThomasDrance wrote about two years ago, a true power forward is a rare and mythical beast.  

Many people seem to have misconceptions of Zack Kassian’s style of play, so continue past the jump as we dive into his usage and what kind of player he is.

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What Would You Do Thursday: Alex Burrows

Rhys Jessop
January 01 2015 09:30AM

Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday THURSDAY, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started:

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The Fantasy Minute: Waiver Wire

Nation World HQ
January 01 2015 06:45AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report: World Juniors Edition

Josh W
December 31 2014 09:45AM

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With Christmas break having come and gone, most of the Canucks prospects have been taking a short break from playing hockey and spending time with their “families” (aka billets in the CHL).  While not much hockey has been played in the past week the exception would be the IIHF World Under-20 Championships (aka the World Juniors). 

The Canucks currently have three prospects playing in high profile positions within the World Juniors.  While normal prospect coverage will continue next week (along with any activity this past week), this week we will focus on Jake Virtanen, Thatcher Demko and Gustav Forsling.

Continue past the jump for all World Junior activity.

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