Ugly start to the season

Cam Davie
October 02 2009 08:27PM

Alain Vigneault forgot to remind his team that the game starts at the beginning of the first period, not the second period.

The Vancouver Canucks got off to a woeful start to their 2009-2010 campaign, as they lost 5-3 to the Calgary Flames last night. The second half of the game was a drastic and impressive improvement, but their start to the game was as bad as we've seen the Canucks play in several years.

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The Army's 2009-10 Western Conference Predictions

bingofuel
October 02 2009 12:00PM

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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.

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Canucks Can Be an Elite Team

Cam Davie
October 01 2009 09:38AM

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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.

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2009-10 Canucks goats and stars

bingofuel
September 30 2009 12:30PM

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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.

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A brief blast of updates.

Brian O'Neill
September 30 2009 10:31AM

Canucks Sedins Hockey

(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.

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