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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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
February 14 2015 08:32AM

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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

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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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Canucks Army Midterm Prospect Rankings: #4 Frank Corrado

Josh W
February 13 2015 03:00PM

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 further adieu, here is our 4th rated Canucks Prospect.

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