Canucks Deep Dive: January 2015

money puck
February 02 2015 01:00PM

The Canucks exited January with a 6-6 record, making it the second month in a row where they've barely managed to earn an average of one point per game played. The entered February in 7th place in the west, down from 5th at the end of December, with teams like the Kings, Flames, and Stars getting closer in their rear view mirror. After the exciting mirage that was the first two months of the season, the team is exposing themselves to be exactly what most pundits expected - a team that will have to claw their way into a wild card spot. 

Find out more about the month that was after the jump.

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Nation Network Power Rankings: St. Louis is No. 2, Maple Leafs slide to 26

Thomas Drance
February 02 2015 10:38AM

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They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Curtis Valk Injured; Out for the Season

Josh W
February 02 2015 09:00AM

A week ago we reported, thanks to the insight from our Kalamazoo Wings Insiderrr @Sarah_Hobday, that Curtis Valk suffered the brunt end of a knee on knee collision in a game.  He did not return to the game after that and was seen leaving the arena on crutches.

Sarah has since informed us that Curtis Valk has been officially placed on the ECHL Injured Reserve List and in addition the K-Wings Coach and Play-by-Play guy mentioned multiple times over the weekend that Valk will be receiving surgery soon and is finished for the season.

Continue past the jump as we look at what this means for the Canucks, and for a young player who impressed so much at Vancouver's rookie camp.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Mild

Rhys Jessop
February 01 2015 04:19PM

For most of this game, it seemed like the Canucks would never score a goal against a real hockey team ever again. They gave up two goals in the second period, and a third after a controversial goal of their own was waved off. Thanks to some score effects, they were able to claw their way back in to the game in the 3rd, only to be unable to find the equalizer, dropping the game 4-2 to the Minnesota Wild.

Read past the jump for a recap, and do it quickly because there's a football game to watch!

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First Star, Worst Star: February 1, 2015

jeanshorts
February 01 2015 10:00AM

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SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!! I hope everyone bought enough tonnage of beer and chips and pizza and wings. It's the one day a year where it's acceptable to eat your weight in deep fried foods and pass out on the toilet by 8PM. But in the mean time, let's check out who was the best, and the best of the worst in the NHL this week!

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