Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:00AM


Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.

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Kings of Alberta: Canucks defeat Oilers 2-0, remain undefeated

Thomas Drance
October 17 2014 11:58PM

The Vancouver Canucks, as they did too infrequently last season, successfully closed out a game in which they narrowly led in the third period defeating the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Friday to remain undefeated on the season. It helps, of course, that all three of the team's victories have come against woeful, Alberta-based clubs and the real test will come on Saturday against the very legitimate Tampa Bay Lightning.

Still, the Canucks banked the points they needed to bank and looked pretty decent doing it. 

Read on past the jump.

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Canucks Army GDT #3 - Canucks @ Oilers

Rhys Jessop
October 17 2014 06:52PM

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After a layoff that has been far too long, the undefeated Vancouver Canucks will be in Edmonton to do battle with the winless Edmonton Oilers in what is just Vancouver's second game in six days. Breaks are always welcome in-season, especially in granting a few extra days off to recover from some bumps and bruises, but having such a lengthy one after the first week is hardly ideal. The Canucks are as healthy as they're likely going to be at any point this season, and would have liked to keep up whatever momentum they generated from their first two wins against Calgary and these very same Oilers.

Read past the jump.

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Cheers and Jeers - Oct. 17, 2014

Thomas Drance
October 17 2014 03:06PM


It's Friday, the Canucks haven't played in forever, and now it's time for: "Cheers and Jeers!"

This regular feature was originally started by Canucks Army forefather Cam Davie during the 2011-12 hockey season. Now that I'm the old hand at this here Canucks hockey blog (that happened... quickly), I figure it's my turn to carry on tradition.

This week, on the other side of the jump, I give a high-five to Willie Desjardins and Bo Horvat and wag my finger at Milan Lucic and beat up the dead horse that is the Canucks' recent draft record...

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm - October 17th, 2014

Josh W
October 17 2014 09:30AM


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This past weekend, the American Hockey League finally started up its regular season with the Utica Comets playing their first two games. It’s looking to be a very exciting team this year with plenty of firepower, some good defence and two solid goaltenders in net.  The depth is looking so good that the Comets had to send a few popular Canucks prospects down to the ECHL to give them more playing time.

With that being said, read past the jump to see how this week has gone for the Comets.

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