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Game #28 Preview: Cassé

Maxim Lapierre makes his eaglerly-awaited return to the Bell Centre tonight Game Day Recon: Game #28 – Canucks @ Le Club Hockey Canadien The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in Montreal tonight. In one forgotten era, this would be a game the Canucks would be lucky to find themselves come out of unscathed if they only…

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The Good, The Bad and The _____

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Did Shanahan finally suspend a Bruin? Did Aaron Rome get a hat-trick? Was a hockey blogger actually photographed & caught sitting in his basement without any pants? I…

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With David Booth gone, what are the Canucks losing for 4-6 weeks?

The quick and easy answer to that question is about 2 shots per game. It was announced last night that David Booth, an early-season trade pickup by Mike Gillis, will be out 4-to-6 weeks with a MCL injury sustained in Tuesday’s 6-0 win over Colorado. Booth was the victim of a knee-on-knee collision from Colorado’s…

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NHLNumbers Podcast Episode 4

    The first three episodes of the NHLNumbers podcast focused mostly on definitions and theory in general. In episode four, we move on to applying what we’ve talked about to particular teams/players/news in the league. This week, we decided to focus on the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers – a couple of clubs with a…

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Defenseman Trade Targets

  It is no secret that the Canucks coaching staff does not consider Keith Ballard a top four defenseman. There are a few reasons as to why (his level of play, most notably). Ballard is a great skater, but he gets lost in defensive coverage, and often times struggles with gap control against rushing forwards….