October 02 2009 12:00PM
Here at the Army, we're all about making zany predictions based on very little evidence one way or the other. We're also into close-order drills and marching. It's the army after all.
October 01 2009 09:38AM
The wait is finally over! It's game day, and the Canucks open up their campaign tonight in Calgary against the Flames.
Last season, the Canucks were not considered one of the elite teams of the league last season. They were a very good team, but not an elite team. However many pundits, like TSN and Sportsnet, have the Canucks winning the division and going for a deep run in the playoffs, possibly even to the Cup final.
So what do the Canucks need to do to improve over last season to become a truly elite team in the NHL this season? Here are the five keys areas they need to improve.
September 30 2009 12:30PM
It's become a tradition: every year at CanucksArmy (and at our sister sites FlamesNation and OilersNation), our writers and commenters pick their stars — that one player who they will praise without end no matter what — and their goats — their yearly whipping-boy; he who can do no good for the season.
September 30 2009 10:31AM
(1) Henrik Sedin is now an assistant Captain. Turn's out he has something Daniel doesn't (aside from a slightly wider face). I wouldn't be suprised if Vingeault flipped a coin over this one;
(2) Cody Hodgson is back with Brampton after an unsatisfactory pre-season. However, Shirokov, Glass, and Rome are going to land rightfully earned roster spots;
(3) Mats Sundin has retired officially, a surprisingly fast decision for him; and
(4) Hansen has shattered his fist and dreams, hanging out on the long term IR with Demitra and Schneider for the start of the season.
In additional news - leafs suck, flames suck, oilers suck.
September 29 2009 10:53PM
Well folks, we're only a few hours away from the start of the NHL season. By now, players have been sent down to the minors, Junior clubs or outright released from the club. The opening day line-up has been decided, and Canucks fans near and far are eager to get this season underway.
A few questions still persist on the eve of the Canucks first game of the year. To answer these questions, we've gathered together some of our favourite Canucks bloggers for a roundtable discussion. Joining me in discussing our two burning questions are writers from Canucks Hockey Blog, Canucks Corner, Nucks Misconduct, 24 Hours and The Sports Corner.