December 15 2014 10:30AM
For some of you, getting your report card was one of the most exciting times of the year. If your grades were good, maybe your parents would give you a little extra allowance to spend, or let you get that video game you wanted. For others, report card time was a tangled mess of gut-wrenching nervousness and oh my god Mr. Smith gave me a C- in English MY PARENTS ARE GOING TO KILL ME.
Either way, welcome to the Canucks Army Weekly Player Grades, where we'll take all that repressed childhood anxiety, bottle it back up, and apply it to your (presumably) favourite hockey team instead.
Read past the jump!
December 14 2014 07:25AM
Only 11 more sleeps until Christmas, and only 7 more sleeps until the next First Star, Worst Star, so you may want to read this one 200 to 300 times between now and then just to be safe.
December 14 2014 12:46AM
Leading up to today's game, there were a number of exciting storylines to pay attention to: the Canucks winning-est coach Alain Vignault was returning to Vancouver; the Canucks were not able to beat the Rangers in two matchups last year; they've just returned home after a 7 game road trip seeing them lose the last 3 games; Derek Dorsett having his first child; new baby pictures of Prince George; and Rhys actually trusting me to watch this game and to write about it (there was no other viable option).
Of course, this game did not go nearly as well as planned as the Canucks lost 5-1 after a staggering number of defensive lapses and odd-man rushes.
Read past the jump for tonight's recap of the game.
December 13 2014 04:00PM
The Canucks play their first home game since returning from a 3-3-1 road trip tonight as Alain Vigneault brings his New York Rangers to town. AV's club isn't as dangerous as the squad that won the East just earlier this calendar year, but the lights-out play of Rick Nash has helped mask their deficiencies somewhat.
What's more is that the rest of the Pacific division has quietly begun to reel in the Canucks, so tonight's two points are crucial for getting back on track. Read past the jump for a preview.
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December 13 2014 11:00AM
NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. 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).