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Out of the System: Polasek, We Hardly Knew Ye

Image Courtesy of CBC In a surprise move it was recently reported that the Canucks have placed prospect defenceman Adam Polasek on unconditional waivers to have him bought out.  While there is little in terms of reports on this, it would appear to be a similar situation to Zack Hamill where Polasek had his contract…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Stone Mason

After a close and competitive game in Calgary just over 24 hours ago, the Canucks should have been a tired team on a back-to-back after a night of travel, but the Roxy Flu appeared to be in full effect as it was the Canucks who dominated the well-rested Flyers. Then Steve Mason happened; he stopped…

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Canucks Army GDT #41 – Flyers @ Canucks

The goal above came during a simpler time, when we could make fun of Steve Mason and all share a good laugh. But a lot has changed since the first meeting between these two teams back in the 2nd week of the season. Especially for the Philadelphia Flyers, who have been playing some really good…

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Canucks Recall Frank(ie) Corrado

  Back on December 4th I wrote a lengthy review of the first 30 games of the season for the Vancouver Canucks. In the section on defensemen, I had the following to say: "The biggest storyline on the blueline for the Canucks through the first 1/3 of the season has to be the remarkable bill…

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Canucks, Lack Smother Flames

  Photo Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHL via Getty Images) It wasn’t pretty and it certainly wasn’t exciting (for the most part), but the Vancouver Canucks got the job done with a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Vancouver’s NHL club looked a bit rusty early on – especially on a painful five minute…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT #40 – Canucks @ Flames

The Vancouver Canucks return to action on Sunday evening after a week long Christmas break. The first game back after Christmas is often a tryptophan induced slog, and after a full week spent idle, presumably it’ll take a bit for the Canucks to find their pre-Christmas form. Luckily they’ll get a soft landing on Sunday…

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Report: Canucks sign OHL leading scorer Dane Fox

Could Dane Fox be a sly signing for the Canucks? Image via CKSN According to the Erie Otters’ forward’s sister, OHL leading scorer and undrafted free-agent Dane Fox has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks: So very proud of my brother @dane_fox !! Signing his 1st NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks…

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Luongo’s Injury will Test the Canucks’ Goaltending Depth

The evidence is mounting: Lack might be pretty good at this "goaltending" thing. Image via wikimedia commons On Friday morning the Vancouver Canucks announced the recall of Utica Comets goaltender Joacim Eriksson, a former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick who the Canucks signed as a free-agent this summer. While there are indications from reporters that Roberto…

Hunter Shinkaruk to undergo hip surgery, will miss the rest of the season

Medicine Hat Tigers Hunter Shinkaruk will undergo surgery in early January to repair hip injury — Mark Masters (@markhmasters) December 27, 2013 There is some unfortunate but not entirely unexpected Canucks prospect injury news to sift through this Friday morning. Hobbled Canucks prospect Hunter Shinkaruk will undergo a surgical procedure this January and the highly-touted…

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Happy Holidays Nations

    About this time last year we at the Nations were trying to figure out a way to make the seemingly endless lock-out interesting (and to keep the lights on as our advertisers fled in terror). Flash forward 12 months and we’re bigger than ever after adding Brian Sutherby, Daily Faceoff and getting JetsNation…