Canucks Army Postgame: Sventropy

Thomas Drance
April 11 2015 11:17PM

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The legend stands with Radim Vrbata, who we think is trying to smile.
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It looked like it was going to be a traditional late-season Edmonton Oilers blowout of the Vancouver Canucks. That didn't come to pass though, as the Sedin twins and Svan Baertschi combined to erase three two-goal deficits and tie the contest through 60 minutes. 

Despite some of Ryan Miller's issues in his first game back in action after a seven week absence spent rehabbing his sprained right knee, the club scored enough that it didn't much matter and Alex Edler ultimately scored the overtime winner. 

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Radim Vrbata named Canucks MVP and most exciting player

Thomas Drance
April 11 2015 08:45PM

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Photo Credit: Bob Frid/USA TODAY Sports

Before Saturday night's glorified preseason contest against the Edmonton Oilers the club handed out their annual team awards. Like he was competing in a steely eyed glare competition, Radim Vrbata cleaned up.

Let's look a bit closer at who won which award after the jump.

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JOIN THE NATIONDRAFTS 2015 PLAYOFF POOL TODAY!

Rhys Jessop
April 11 2015 05:30PM

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Hey, you! Yes, you! Are you excited for playoff hockey? Do you like winning sweet prizes? Are you not only morally superior to those heathen Flames, Jets, Canucks and Oilers fans, but intellectually superior too? Well, it's time to step up and prove it - the NationDrafts charity playoff hockey pool is here!

Join us after the jump for details on how to enter, support a good cause, and win some great prizes!

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The Injury Bug: What's the latest on the health of Richardson and Kassian going into the playoffs?

Thomas Drance
April 11 2015 04:40PM

Injury Bug

The injury bug can be a Brad Marchand-level pest. 

Going into the playoffs the Vancouver Canucks' vaunted forward depth has taken a hit with inconsistent but unquestionably dynamic winger Zack Kassian and ace penalty killer Brad Richardson out of the lineup indefinitely with  a variety of injuries. 

In an appearance on TSN 1040 late on Friday night the Province's Canucks beat writer Jason Botchford shed some light on the respective health status of Kassian and Richardson. Let's recap after the jump.

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT #82 !!! - CANUCKS VS. OILERS (HNIC PRIMER)

Always90four
April 11 2015 03:07PM


What a season it has been! When it all began, most of us thought the Canucks would be finding themselves or working their way back to credibility by the end of the season; boy were we way off! There still is one more key game left though, the Edmonton Spoilers are in town tonight. Spoilers...get it? they beat the Kings? Okay, you got it.

Edmonton will probably look to lose this game to try and lock in as good a chance as they can get to snag McDavid or Eichel. That's fine with the Canucks. Vancity could use the win to solidify home ice to start the playoffs against the Flames, but with Calgary absolutely tanking against the Jets today, thats already been decided. Not a ton of storylines in this one....OH YA, RYAN MILLER STARTS!!!! 

The tingly feeling of the playoffs is among us, let's just keep this one professional today. Canucks go for the season sweep of the Oilers. Not surprising, but still important. #moralvictory

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