CanucksArmy Podcast: Episode 6

CanucksArmy Podcast
May 14 2013 03:28PM

Welcome to the sixth episode of the CanucksArmy podcast!

We're joined today by CBC broadcaster Jim Hughson with whom we broke down the epic game seven collapse of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night, previewed the upcoming second round series between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins, and discussed matchups and their impact on player performance and evaluations. We talked about the Canucks a bit too.

Read past the jump to listen!

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Canucks get 30-day extension from AHL to find farm-team arena for next season; Seattle in the mix?

Patrick Johnston
May 14 2013 12:50PM

KeyArena, possible AHL venue? (photo: paulyb/wikimedia commons)

As reported by the Vancouver Sun's Brad Ziemer, the Canucks have been granted an extended deadline to decide on what they are going to do with their AHL franchise. 

Yesterday Drance picked up a Dave Eminian report on the strong possibility that the Canucks could allow their franchise to go dormant for the 2013-14 season, but the deadline extension is a new wrinkle to the story.

Read past the jump.

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@PlayNowSports Presents: This Week Straight Up May 13-19

Thomas Drance
May 13 2013 01:54PM


We at CanucksArmy are big supporters of sports betting, in part because we buy into the Nate Silver theory that putting your money where your prediction is will help improve the aggregate accuracy of forecasting. And after we predicted the Canucks to win their first round series against the Sharks in seven games, we'll take any additional forecasting accuracy we can get!

Always remember to gamble for fun (or for bragging rights), not to make money. From all of us at CanucksArmy and PlayNow: a gentle reminder to use your game sense!

Read past the jump for special offers to readers from PlayNow Sports, and for a preview of this upcoming week of NHL playoff hockey!

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Report: Canucks "Likely" to go without AHL affiliate this season

Thomas Drance
May 13 2013 09:17AM

Here's some bad news from the Peoria Journal Star's Dave Eminian:

The possibility that Vancouver wouldn't be able to find a spot to park their newly acquired AHL affiliate has been broached previously by Mike Gillis, but still, this comes as a bit of a surprise. Read past the jump.

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Top Five Trade Values on the Canucks

Jeff Angus
May 11 2013 01:32PM

Grantland and ESPN’s Bill Simmons recently published his 2013 edition of his top 50 NBA trade value rankings. I “borrowed” the idea last year and ranked the top 50 NHL trade values, and will be doing the same in a few months once the Stanley Cup has been awarded.

And I’m going to use the same rules and factors to rank the top trade values in the Vancouver organization. What I am taking into account:

  • Age matters
  • Contracts matter
  • Position matters

Read on for the list, some honourable mentions, and a few other thoughts.

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