The KHL's Back! And Malkin Nets a Hatty

Steve Dangle
December 19 2012 10:44PM


The KHL has returned from its December break, and Evgeni Malkin opened things up with a bang!

We have five games for you right now, and we'll be working on more of the games from December 19th tomorrow, as well as the pair from Thursday the 20th.


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Gillis & Gilman Speak: Canucks State of the Union Update

Jeff Angus
December 19 2012 08:00PM

Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Assistant GM Laurence Gilman were on the TEAM1040 on Wednesday afternoon with Don Taylor. The interview was wide-ranging and about as candid as could be expected from the two. They covered essentially all of the major issues surrounding the team right now, from the lockout, to Ryan Kesler’s injury status, to Alex Edler’s development, and more.

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Why Do David Booth's Tweets So Annoy Secular Canucks Fans?

Thomas Drance
December 19 2012 01:53PM

David Booth's use of Twitter has repeatedly drawn the ire of Canucks fans, mostly because of his habit of posting boastful photos (and videos) documenting his legal hunting exploits. But criticism of Booth's tweets and his worldview reached something of a crescendo this past weekend, when Booth took some time to comment on the tragic school shooting in Sandy Hook Connecticut. As debates about gun-control and ultimately inaccurate reporting from the crime scene filled up our "timelines" on Friday and Saturday, David Booth offered an alternative take on the tragic events and appeared to be advocating for school prayer:

Read on past the jump.

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Wolves Take the Heat to School, Continue Winning Ways

Dimitri Filipovic
December 19 2012 01:18PM

Back on October 19th, the Chicago Wolves improved to 4-0 on the season thanks in large part to a virtuoso performance by Zack Kassian in front of a building filled with Canucks fans, and brass. It would be an understatement to say that the Wolves have seen their share of ups and downs since then. Nonetheless, they continued their winning ways, stretching their winning streak to 4 games following a 1-0 victory against the Abbotsford Heat. Enjoy one of their patented "ups" while it lasts, folks.

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Taking A Closer Look at Nicklas Jensen's Production

Dimitri Filipovic
December 18 2012 11:40AM

In the past few weeks, Jeff Angus has done an admirable job of revisiting the Canucks prospect rankings which we published all the way back in the summer. The importance of sample size cannot be overstated - especially with young players, who are notoriously inconsistent - which means that we'd need to see more than 4 months of hockey to make any sort of substantial shifts in the way we view the prospects. But it's always fun to look back and touch base, to see how things are preliminarily shaking out.

Throughout these past few months, I feel as if we have done an adequate job of keeping our readers in the loop as it relates to Canucks prospects, and their AHL affiliate. We have done Chicago Wolves game recaps, with a specific focus on the players that could play an important role on the Canucks in the near future. We have been all over the rising star that is Frank(ie?) Corrado, and his involvement with the Subway Super Series and Canadian World Junior Championship team

All of those things are close to home, and we're constantly reminded of them. Someone who may not necessarily be on your mind, but should, is prolific left winger Nicklas Jensen. Sometimes it's easy to forget about him - out of sight, out of mind, right? - given that he's playing in an overseas league (that isn't the suddenly booming KHL). But he was ranked 3rd in our Top 20, and friend of the blog Corey Pronman slotted him in as the 3rd best under-22 player in the Canucks organization. He is highly regarded, and his play thus far this season warrants further discussion.

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