February 09 2016 01:00PM


The Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche battle for the first of three meetings this season and both teams are looking for wins. Vancouver has failed to win since before the All-Star break and only have one win in their last 6. Folks, this is not good. Just when we thought the Canucks were out of the Auston-Matthews-Sweepstakes, they play themselves RIGHT BACK IN! Some are disappointed; others excited. Regardless, winning always feels good so maybe try that today.





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A Kzoo Look: February 6th

February 09 2016 11:47AM

VBF Line  Blom Valk

Kalamazoo played two home games as part of the ECHL Hockey Heritage Weekend. There was no ECHL All-Star game this year. Instead, the league had a week of festivities in Kalamazoo consisting of a Stanley Cup tour, several other trophies, and artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame. The ECHL Hall of Fame induction luncheon was held on Friday with members of the Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye all in attendance. 

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Byfuglien re-signs with Jets, what does that mean for Hamhuis?

Ryan Biech
February 09 2016 09:00AM

It was announced yesterday that the Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien agreed to a long-term contract extension. Five years at $7.6 Million per for Big Buff. But we are Canucks Army - not Jets Nation - so how does that relate to the team we cover?

Put simply, news of this extension is of the great variety for Canucks fans as it relates to potentially moving pending unrestricted free agent Dan Hamhuis. Suddenly the Canucks arguably have the best rental defenceman on the market.

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Nation World HQ
February 09 2016 07:23AM


In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room!

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Thatcher Demko sets Boston College Single Season shutout record

Ryan Biech
February 08 2016 09:34PM

Thatcher Demko had a night to remember this evening with Boston College.

After defeating Harvard last Monday for a berth in the Beanpot final - an annual tournament that features Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Harvard - Demko and Boston College faced Boston University tonight in the final.

Boston College won in 1-0 in OT, on a goal scored by Minnesota Wild prospect, Alex Tuch. Demko was great throughout the game holding BU scoreless, posting his ninth shutout of the season. Which is important, as the 9th shutout means that Thatcher Demko passes former Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider for the Boston College single-season shutout record. 

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