Canucks Army GDT #55: Canucks @ Flames

Rhys Jessop
February 14 2015 01:45PM

After an entertaining 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins just last night at Rogers Arena, the Canucks hit the road and look to avoid any talk of a "letdown" game against the Calgary Flames. Despite the Flames awful 5-on-5 play this season, it won't be easy as the team is essentially playing a road back-to-back, and Ryan Miller is getting his second start in two days.

The Flames are also desperately trying to cling to a hard-earned playoff spot, so they'll be more than motivated to put forth their best effort on Hockey Day in Canada. Read past the jump for a preview.

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Why Zack Kassian is a Playmaker: Video Analysis

Josh W
February 14 2015 12:00PM

We have darkened many digital pixels at our small corner of the Smylosphere arguing over why young Zack Kassian is a valuable player and why he is more of a playmaker than the power forward that the Canucks seem to desperately want him to be.  We know that no matter how much research we do we know it won't influence management, which is fine, that's not the goal. We actually this for the love of getting yelled at by commenters. 

So today I decided to do something irrational, something crazy and unexpected.  I decided to revisit the "Zack Kassian isn't a power forward" argument by watching game video.

Click past the jump to see why Zack Kassian is a playmaking forward.

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In conversation with Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen

Ryan Pike
February 14 2015 10:00AM

This week the Nation Network's Ryan Pike had the opportunity to chat with top Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen about recovering from his shoulder injury, his experiences at the World Junior Tournament, and his name popping up in trade rumours.

Click past the jump to read the interview.

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Nation World HQ
February 14 2015 08:32AM


Another week has passed, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Canucks take Game 11 of the 2011 SCF

J.D. Burke
February 13 2015 11:07PM


On Friday night, the Vancouver Canucks were looking to carry over the emotion and offense from their Wednesday night victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Mission accomplished. 

Playing host to the Boston Bruins tonight with hopes of victory in consecutive contests the Canucks dismantled their dreaded "rivals" from Beantown to the tune of a 5-2 victory. Shawn Matthias led the way offensively and Miller put in an effective night behind his teammates. 

Lets break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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