Brian Burke Is Running Cowtown

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December 13 2013 01:07PM

Brian Burke is running cowtown

His hair's sticking out
He's wearing a tie
Feaster is out
I'm telling you why
Brian Burke is running cowtown

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The Canucks Week in Quips for Dec 13th

December 13 2013 11:16AM

Two pretty good hockey players.

This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you'd like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let's start a textual relationship (wink).

I missed you guys last week!

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Canucks Weekly Prospect Report- December 12th, 2013

Josh W
December 12 2013 11:37AM

Welcome to this week's edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report.  As always I have all of your latest in Canucks' prospect statistics and news. This time around, though, I take a deeper look at some of the #fancystats in the AHL, Utica Players Estimated TOI, Bo Horvat's WOWY, and the NHLE Points of all of the prospects.

You can follow me at @nuckprospects on Twitter for the latest in prospect news and feel free to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish me to cover.

Without further ado..

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Tortorella Players: 3 Canucks who have benefited from the coaching change

Thomas Drance
December 11 2013 01:20PM

The Vancouver Canucks have won six of their last seven games, they boast the league's best penalty-kill, and their controversial bench boss has been even keeled (mostly) while earning praise for his handling of the media. The John Tortorella era is off to about as good a start as anyone could've reasonably expected, well, except for the nihilist disaster fetishists waiting impatiently for Tortorella to go Vesuvius on the local press.

It has been a redemptive fall for Tortorella in some ways, especially with his old team the New York Rangers already in the "players only meeting" stage. If the Canucks as a whole are benefitting from the impact of a coaching change, and they seem to be, then we figured it might be worth our time to take a closer look at three players on Vancouver's roster who have particularly benefited from the Tortorella hire.

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The Sea-to-Sky Boner Report: Dec 11th 2013

Rhys Jessop
December 11 2013 12:25PM

Jared Rathjen has provided the Giants with some much-needed stability in goal.

It's been another successful stretch of games for the Vancouver Giants, as they went 3-1-1-0 over their past 5 games, but saw an 11-game point streak come to an end at the hands of the division rival Victoria Royals. This run of success has vaulted the Giants into a tie for 7th in the WHL's Western Conference with Eric Comrie and the Tri-City Americans. Their total of 37 points would also put them 5th in the East, and represents an 8 point gap between them and the final playoff spot.

The news gets better too, as we now have some #fancystats that seem to indicate that the Giants are for real.

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