Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – January 2nd, 2015

Josh W
January 02 2015 01:22AM


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Welcome back to the third year of the Comets Militia weekly report, where we cover all the action of Vancouver Canucks AHL Affiliate: the Utica Comets.  2014 was a great year to the Comets, as they climbed to the top of the league and look to be a serious threat for the Calder Cup.  One day and one game into 2015, things do not look so great (but that is very much the definition of a small sample size). 

Read past the jump to see how the last week of action has gone!

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Canucks Army Postgame: Stoll Victory From the Jaws of Defeat

Rhys Jessop
January 01 2015 11:31PM

To be completely honest, there aren't many ways to try and put lipstick on the pig we watched convulse on the ice tonight. The Los Angeles Kings started the new year off by pounding the Vancouver Canucks in the closest blowout you'll ever see. Vancouver somehow managed to build a 2-0 lead in the second period despite only firing nine shots on Jonathan Quick, but were outshot to high hell and never seemed to have the puck after that point.

Los Angeles would storm all the way back and win the game in the dying moments with two quick goals that left the Canucks stunned. Though to be fair, the Canucks looked fairly stunned for the first 48 minutes tonight as well. Read past the jump for a recap.

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Canucks Army GDT #36 - Canucks vs. Kings

Rhys Jessop
January 01 2015 12:32PM

After a short two-game road swing to close out 2014, the Vancouver Canucks are back at home to ring in the new year against the Los Angeles Kings. Los Angeles has struggled to gain traction on the road this season, but there's a reason why they're the defending Stanley Cup champions: they're still really good and will run you out of the building if you're not careful as Vancouver learned earlier in 2014-15.

The playoff race in the Pacific division is also as tight as ever with four teams within one point of one another. The Kings will overtake Vancouver, San Jose, and Calgary with a win tonight, so the Canucks should be extra motivated to put forth their best effort.

Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.

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What Kind of Player is Zack Kassian?

Josh W
January 01 2015 11:00AM

Zack Kassian has been re-appearing in the news lately as possible trade bait for the Boston Bruins.  Many people, fans and team management alike, seem to have this idea in their head that Zack Kassian is supposed to be a power forward type player, based on his imposing size and innate nastiness.  But, as ThomasDrance wrote about two years ago, a true power forward is a rare and mythical beast.  

Many people seem to have misconceptions of Zack Kassian’s style of play, so continue past the jump as we dive into his usage and what kind of player he is.

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What Would You Do Thursday: Alex Burrows

Rhys Jessop
January 01 2015 09:30AM

Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday THURSDAY, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started:

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