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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The Fantasy Minute: Waiver Wire

Nation World HQ
January 01 2015 06:45AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report: World Juniors Edition

Josh W
December 31 2014 09:45AM

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With Christmas break having come and gone, most of the Canucks prospects have been taking a short break from playing hockey and spending time with their “families” (aka billets in the CHL).  While not much hockey has been played in the past week the exception would be the IIHF World Under-20 Championships (aka the World Juniors). 

The Canucks currently have three prospects playing in high profile positions within the World Juniors.  While normal prospect coverage will continue next week (along with any activity this past week), this week we will focus on Jake Virtanen, Thatcher Demko and Gustav Forsling.

Continue past the jump for all World Junior activity.

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TCGD: More like American't

Jon Steitzer
December 31 2014 08:13AM


Today is the round robin match that everyone has been waiting for. Team Canada vs. Team Our Parents Immigrated from Canada. As a child of the 80s it seems odd to consider the US as Canada's chief hockey rival, but I can no longer trap myself in 1987 and continue to believe that the Russians are the greatest test for Canada.

This game preview could take the high road and talk about how great the US National Team Development Program is, and how I wish that Hockey Canada had something resembling anything close to that. We could talk about how this game could be a gold medal preview and features the two undefeated teams from Group A and a victory has the high stakes of a much easier path to the medal round, though losing to the Swiss or the Czechs would be unlikely for either of these teams.

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