November 25 2014 11:26PM
Leading up to tonight's game between the New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks, there was any number of hockey related story lines that could have taken precedence in the hours before puck-drop. Instead, the loss of former Canucks head coach and player Pat Quinn was paramount in our hearts and minds. A time will come for warm reflection, but for today at least the Canucks let us share a human moment and mourn his passing.
Following a chilling moment of silence, fabled Vancouver opera singer Marc Donnelly belted a beautiful rendition of the Irish folk-song, Danny Boy. I know somewhere, in some way, the "Big Irishman" was giving his sideways grin through the entire rendition, cigar in tow.
While the Griffiths family brought financial stability to the #Canucks, Pat Quinn brought credibility.— Bruce Ng (@transcendwebs) November 26, 2014
The Canucks honored the fiery Irishmen's legacy to the tune of a hard fought 2-0 victory. There's not a lot to chew on from tonight's game, but we'll tackle what little there is on the other side of the jump.
November 25 2014 07:00PM
As promised this morning, here are our Canucks Army weekly player grades for defensemen.
Read past the jump to see how each guy fared this past week!
November 25 2014 04:51PM
Pictured: not Bo Horvat.
The New Jersey Devils are in town tonight, surely to join the rest of Vancouver in the celebration of the commencement of the glorious Bo Horvat era. It's a neat bit of synchronicity that the team Cory Schneider now carries is the one in town on the day Bo Horvat officially becomes a full-time NHL player, as he'll play his former team for the second time in Vancouver, and the first head-to-head with Horvat.
For a preview of tonight's game and a look at Vancouver's decision to keep Horvat with the big club, read past the jump.
November 25 2014 03:13PM
Days after acquiring Will Acton from the Edmonton Oilers, GM Jim Benning went out and made that deal look like a veritable blockbuster by dealing Alex Mallet and a 3rd round pick in 2016 to the New York Islanders in exchange for 21-year old 6'4 defenseman Andrey Pedan.
I don't know a damn thing about Andrey Pedan, so join me after the jump where we'll find out all about the AHL version of Luca Sbisa that the Canucks seem to have acquired.
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November 25 2014 10:54AM
NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).