Curtis Valk Injured; Out for the Season

Josh W
February 02 2015 09:00AM

A week ago we reported, thanks to the insight from our Kalamazoo Wings Insiderrr @Sarah_Hobday, that Curtis Valk suffered the brunt end of a knee on knee collision in a game.  He did not return to the game after that and was seen leaving the arena on crutches.

Sarah has since informed us that Curtis Valk has been officially placed on the ECHL Injured Reserve List and in addition the K-Wings Coach and Play-by-Play guy mentioned multiple times over the weekend that Valk will be receiving surgery soon and is finished for the season.

Continue past the jump as we look at what this means for the Canucks, and for a young player who impressed so much at Vancouver's rookie camp.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Mild

Rhys Jessop
February 01 2015 04:19PM

For most of this game, it seemed like the Canucks would never score a goal against a real hockey team ever again. They gave up two goals in the second period, and a third after a controversial goal of their own was waved off. Thanks to some score effects, they were able to claw their way back in to the game in the 3rd, only to be unable to find the equalizer, dropping the game 4-2 to the Minnesota Wild.

Read past the jump for a recap, and do it quickly because there's a football game to watch!

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First Star, Worst Star: February 1, 2015

February 01 2015 10:00AM

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SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!! I hope everyone bought enough tonnage of beer and chips and pizza and wings. It's the one day a year where it's acceptable to eat your weight in deep fried foods and pass out on the toilet by 8PM. But in the mean time, let's check out who was the best, and the best of the worst in the NHL this week!

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Canucks Army GDT #48 - Canucks vs. Wild

Rhys Jessop
February 01 2015 10:00AM

Welcome to a Super Bowl Sunday edition of your regular Canucks Army GDT (and Thom Drance's official first day as Nation Network Overlord)! With kickoff in Arizona set for 3:30 PM PST, this afternoon's Canucks game has been bumped half an hour earlier to noon Pacific, meaning our coverage today is a bit compressed. Still, we've got you covered.

The Canucks can't afford to be distracted by this afternoon's main event either, as today's game against the Minnesota Wild is critical for burying a would-be playoff contender. Despite sitting in last in the Central division, a loss to the Wild would put Minnesota just 5 points back of the Canucks with over 30 games still to play. And considering that Minnesota may be the most likely team to go on a stretch-drive tear, this is a game Vancouver has to win.

Read past the jump for a preview.

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Nation World HQ
January 31 2015 09:40AM


As you know, our friends at The Royal Half have created a weekly segment known as the Pacific War Room… It's a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover the Pacific Division. Well, those writers have spent another week smashing their faces on their keyboards until something spilled out, and here we are.  Ladies and gentlemen, we present the Pacific War Room.

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