They're not laughing with you, #Lumbus, they're laughing at you

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April 27 2013 08:49AM

No disrespect, #lumbus, but this is just a pity fuck

Ok, maybe they aren't actually laughing at you, but that's only because they feel sorry for you. Look, Columbus, I'm all for joking around and having a little fun, but this #lumbus thing has got to stop.

Not only is it dumb, demeaning, childish and dumb, but it's also a subtle, ironic poke at your general ineptitude. Did I mention that it's dumb?

Seriously, club this one to death with a rock and put yourself out of your misery. It's for your own good.

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Afternoon Headshots: April 26th

Thomas Drance
April 26 2013 07:11PM

The team acknowledges the fans following the final home game of the regular season.
Photograph by Jeff Vinnick NHLI/Getty

On a wonderful Friday at CanucksArmy (wonderful because it's Friday and the sun in shining, not necessarily because of the content) we recapped last night's Canucks loss to the depleted Anaheim Ducks, looked at which games this weekend would impact Vancouver's first round playoff opponent, examined three tough tactical choices facing the Canucks coaching staff in advance of the postseason and Jordan Clarke ran through his "Canucks Week in Quips" for a final time this regular season.

More Canucks news, and references to POONERMAN and his accomplice CAMBARKERFAN after the jump.

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Three Tough Tactical Choices Facing the Canucks Ahead of the Playoffs

Thomas Drance
April 26 2013 02:00PM

Here's a group of guys I don't envy.
Photograph uncredited via RainCityHockey

Heading into the postseason, the Canucks have some pretty weighty tactical choices to make. Some of the questions facing the club include: do you keep Ryan Kesler and Derek Roy together? How do you deploy a quality fourth-line when you only employ ten quality NHL players? Do you prioritize defence and count on your goaltending, or should this club push the tempo? We look at those three questions in detail after the jump.

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Canucks First Round Outlook

Thomas Drance
April 26 2013 11:57AM

One more weekend left before the playoff excitement begins!
Photograph by Jeff Vinnick, NHLI/GETTY

Just like Thursday night's shrug of a contest at Rogers Arena, Saturday's Canucks game on the road against the Edmonton Oilers will have no real meaning for either team. The Canucks have locked up the third spot in the West, they can't move up or down in the standings. As such, avoiding a cheap shot from a frustrated Taylor Hall, testing out Corrado to see whether or not you can count on him in the postseason (so far so good), and getting the special teams units a bit of additional practice is really all the Canucks should be pushing to do on Saturday night.

But there will be four other contests worth paying attention to this weekend, four games which will impact the identity of the Canucks opponent in the first round of the playoffs. So in advance of the final weekend of regular season hockey why don't we take a look at the lay of the land, which clubs the Canucks could realistically meet in round one, and which teams you should root for this coming weekend.

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The Canucks Week in Quips for April 26

April 26 2013 10:06AM

God only knows where we'd be without Lou. (Photo: Harry How)

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).

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