11/12 NW Preview: Vancouver Canucks

Kent Wilson
October 07 2011 05:07PM

 

 

10/11 finish: 117 points, First overall

Playoffs: Game 7 heartbreak

Key Players: Sedins X2, Kesler, Malhotra, Hamhuis, Luongo

Additions: Sturm, Weise, Bitz, Ebbett,

Subtractions: Ehrhoff, Glass, Torres

Cap Position: About $1.3 Left

Projected finish: top three in the conference

Last season was a play of three acts for the Canucks. The first act, the regular season, was mostly comedy in which the Canucks ran roughshod over their opponents and their fanbse further cemented themselves the least favored in the league. The second, the playoffs, was more tragedy where despite being heavy favorites the club once again failed to grab the ultimate prize, falling in seven games to the upstart Boston Bruins. And finally, there was the game seven riots; a farce if there ever was one.

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Wright Wing

Alix Wright
October 07 2011 04:25PM

                Tumblr finds the best Canucks things. Courtesy of the lovely gents from Pass It To Bulis. 

 It's Friday and the debut of my weekly opinion post the Wright Wing. (So punny, no?) Five things I'm thinking about this week include charitable causes and team slogans. 

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State of the Nations - 2011-2012 Season

Kent Wilson
October 07 2011 11:56AM

 

The new season is finally upon us. The sun rises on 2011-12 and with it a new dawn for the Nations Network. We've added some new sites and new faces this summer and are currently working away in Wanye's secret hide-out on future various plans and schemes. Here's a little of what you can expect from us this season:

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Cheers and Jeers - Oct 7

Cam Davie
October 07 2011 11:28AM


The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.

We start a huge jeers to everyone's favourite hockey fashionista whose "mutterings are kind of akin to that of an old uncle that nobody takes seriously anymore." (quote from Stu Grimson)

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Quarter-Pole Predictions

Cam Davie
October 07 2011 08:15AM


Will the Canucks fare better this season at the 20-game mark?
(Photo by some dude on the innernetz)

(In full disclosure, I wrote this article Thursday afternoon, before the Canucks opening game.)

Will the Vancouver Canucks win the Northwest Division for the fourth straight year? Probably. Will the win the Western Conference? Maybe. Will they get back to the Stanley Cup Final? Will they win it all? The odds are against them. With the exception of the Northwest crown (which is practically a given), the rest are predictions that are too hard to make.

Instead I am going to focus on some predictions for the Canucks that have more of a chance of actually happening. Because, frankly, I'm not that smart and this is easier.

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