Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 6: Methot Money

Rhys Jessop
February 17 2015 11:00AM

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In this episode of the Hockey Graphs podcast, Rhys and Garret discuss Chris Tanev's contract situation, Olli Jokinen's journeyman career, look at the top trade targets available, and discuss the Jets and Canucks strategies to approaching the trade deadline. Join us after the jump to listen!

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Canucks Army Midterm Prospect Rankings: #2 Jake Virtanen

Josh W
February 17 2015 09:00AM


Here at Canucks Army, we love three things more than anything in the world: prospects, prospect rankings, and whining about prospect rankings.  Every summer we vote on and rank the top-20 Canucks prospects to take stock of what's in the system, and every summer we hear vocal complaints from our readers they disagree with our rankings.

So this year, in our mid-term ranking, we gave you the chance to vote on prospects and have a say on these players.  Since our summer rankings, we've simplified the definition of "prospect" to any player in the Vancouver Canucks' system that is eligible for the Calder Trophy if they were to play in the NHL this year.  This means that players like Linden Vey and Joacim Eriksson who were not rated over the summer will be covered in this series.

Without any further ado, here is the 2nd highest rated Canucks Prospect

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NHL 94 Recap: Canucks defeat Wild 3-2

Matthew Henderson
February 17 2015 12:30AM

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Click past the jump for our NHL94 inspired infographic look at Monday night's epic Canucks victory over the Wild.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Some wins are big, this one was Biega

Thomas Drance
February 16 2015 11:15PM

The Vancouver Canucks and their patchwork defense-corps narrowly held on to a critical 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. The regulation loss snapped Minnesota's 10-game point streak. 

Missing their entire top-pair, the Canucks played one of their best games of the season - from an energy standpoint, from an entertainment standpoint, and from a "legitimately out-possessing a high quality opponent" standpoint. 

And in the end, as the clock wound down and a chaotic goalmouth scramble raged, Eddie Lack maintained his composure, securing the Canucks two points and, more importantly, securing 26-year-old journeyman defender Alex Biega a game-winning goal in his NHL debut. 

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Canucks' Tanev will not play Monday vs. Wild

Thomas Drance
February 16 2015 07:30PM

Who needs healthy defensemen anyway?

The Vancouver Canucks will be without three of their top-four blue-liners on Monday night when they host the Minnesota Wild, as it has become apparent that defenseman Chris Tanev - who didn't take to the ice for the warmup skate - will not play. 

26-year-old former Harvard Crimson captain Alex Biega will make his NHL debut in Tanev's stead, while Luca Sbisa presumably jumps up onto the Canucks' top-pair. It could be a long night. 

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