Prospects Tourney Game 1 Review

Thomas Drance
September 11 2011 11:35PM

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The game started out well enough, the gameplay was sloppy, but the Canucks looked to be holding their own against a much deeper Oilers prospects squad. When the wheels fell off in the second period, the Oil's prospects quickly scored six goals and outshot the Canucks prospects by an 18-5 mark in the frame. 

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Young Stars Tournament Preview

Thomas Drance
September 11 2011 03:41PM

There will be live hockey in about five hours time featuring several guys who are dark-horse candidates to make the Canucks main roster out of training camp. Hockey in some form is back - and this evening the Canucks hosted "Young Stars Tournament" will kick-off.

Two Canucks "young stars" games will be televised on Rogers Sportsnet - including tonight's tilt against Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Edmonton Oilers prospects. The games will also be live-streamed at Though the long, sad summer isn't over yet - and despite the fact that most reasonable people don't get all that excited about a Oilers-Canucks prospects game - hockey is gearing up, and that's a good thing. Here is a preview of the Canucks young-stars tourney roster, their opponents, the schedule, and what to look for.

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September 11 2011 09:59AM

Ten years ago today we were sitting at the breakfast table getting ready to match wits with a class at the U of A. The entire family was watching BBC News when they announced that a plane had accidentally crashed into the World Trade Center. As they cut to live footage and commentary, it was a matter of minutes until we saw the second plane crash into the second tower live.

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September 10 2011 05:31PM


We sincerely hope that this most excellent summer weekend finds you in good spirits and in good health. We have a jim dandy of a lineup for this show. Thom Drance from CanucksArmy, former WHA Oiler Skip Krake, Jonathan Willis, Jason Gregor and Oil Kings commentator Kent Simpson round out the roster this week.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Chris Tanev

Thomas Drance
September 09 2011 02:45PM

Last season, undrafted rookie Chris Tanev came out of nowhere, solidified himself as a stand-out on the blueline for the Manitoba Moose and ended up  playing 34 games with the Canucks. He even appeared, and played quite well in the last two games of the Western Conference Final, and the final three games of the Stanley Cup Final. He played some quality hockey for the Canucks, and there are high hopes for his development among close observers of the team. PassittoBulis picked him as one of their three potential "break-out" players for this upcoming season, and I projected him as a possible contender to play a top-4 role.

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