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Canucks Ruthlessly Defeat Children, Recap and Chance Data

Burrows celebrates his short-handed goal. I like to think he said to Ryan Jones "nice coverage." Having whiffed on their first chance to wrest top-spot from the Minnesota Miracles on December 23rd against Calgary, the Canucks came out like guerillas on boxing day and dominated a group of children from Edmonton. Vancouver’s club was energetic…

WJC Team Russin Preview – Will + Skill

(The Nations will also be bringing you some WJC coverage now and then this holiday season. Andrey Osadchenko starts us off with an in-depth look at Team Russia) What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of Team Russia? It’s their skilled and crazy fast offense, isn’t it? How often would…

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NATION RADIO – DECEMBER 24, 2011

We sincerely hope that this special holiday edition of NationRadio finds you in good health and in good spirits. All the very best to you and yours and here’s to a most excellent 2012. As hoped by many, this week’s show is laden with previews of the 2012 World Junior Championships as well as some…

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Wolf Prowl – December 24th, 2011

Jordan Schroeder has been putting up points recently. Will he carry on? After their tough end to November, the Wolves really look to be righting the ship, having won 5 of their last 6 games. The coming week features 4 games, giving them an opportunity to make a real push upwards from their current 7th-place…

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WJC: GETTING READY TO PLAY AS A TEAM

In his second installment,  WJC  alumni Brian Sutherby talks about his behind the scenes experiences as a member of Team Canada back in 2002. It’s pretty sweet if you ask us- WG

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Robocop

Last week as I was hanging up my shoulder pads my partner, Kurt Davis, asked me how long I had been wearing them and why I even bothered. He commented on there hardly being any protection on the chest or back and how the shoulder caps are very small.

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Cheers and Jeers – Dec 23

The Good and the Bad of this past week. It’s Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers – CHRISTMAS EDITION!! This week, I’m so mad about the Montreal coaching situation that set a car fire, Ron Maclean needs to zip his yap, plus some props…

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Game #35 Preview – Aiming to be the asBESTos in the NW

Juice getting some shap from the bench after scoring. But he looks really pissed off about it. Meh – that’s Bieksa for ya! (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) Game Day Recon: Game #35 – Flames @ Canucks The Vancouver Canucks get a bit of an early Christmas present tonight. If they earn a…

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Canucks 4, Wings 2 | Recap and scoring chances presented by Amway

(Jimmy Howard loves Jannik Hansen by now) After a 4-0 win against “division-leading” Minnesota on Monday night, the Canucks took to the ice against an actual good team, something they hadn’t done since they beat San Jose on the 26th of November (the team went 7-3 during their cupcake schedule period) so a test against…

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The Good the Bad and the Celebrities!

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 Kevin Bieksa get an endorsement deal with a manufacturer of rare titanium hockey sticks? Did Ron MacLean and Mark Messier take off their Grinch outfits? Did Sidney…

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December Awards

Back in early November, I (figuratively) handed out some hardware to Canuck players. Some of the “trophies” awarded were more serious than others. At the time, the Canucks were hovering around the .500 mark, thanks to sluggish starts from a few key players. Since then, they have been on a tear, thanks to said players…