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Is Frank Corrado the right choice to replace Chris Tanev?

Given the lines the Canucks have been running at practice ahead of Wednesday’s game one, there’s a strong chance that Andrew Alberts and Frank Corrado will make up Vancouver’s third pairing on Wednesday night. This means that Keith Ballard is again on the outside looking in and (more importantly) Chris Tanev is still out of…

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Canucks v. Sharks- Round 1 Preview

Photograph by Thearon W Henderson/Getty In analyzing the Canucks’s upcoming first round series matchup against the San Jose Sharks, many commentators have noted the similarities between the two teams, the two coaches (and their perch upon a rather hot seat), and the two organizations as a whole. Beyond being evenly matched heading into their first…

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Canucks Army 2013 Year-End Awards

Daniel Sedin was awarded the Cyclone Taylor, for team MVP, in 2011. Who earned the honour this season? With the regular season winding down, the Vancouver Canucks handed out their team awards just a few days ago. Trying to keep up with things, The Nation Network has decided to hand out (virtual) year-end hardware for…

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Afternoon Headshots: April 29th

We’ll miss you Northwest Division. Words from PiTB/Vancouver Sun, photo from knothappening. It’s NHL Playoff’s eve and that means it was a busy day at Canucks Army. We podcasted with Kevin Woodley and Elliotte Friedman, we touched on the San Jose-Vancouver series being snubbed by CBC, I self-flaggelated over for some weak preseason prognosticating regarding…

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THE RISE OF STREAKCRED

Have you received positive reviews at work lately? Perhaps a supervisor or boss commended you for "excellent use of time around the office" or a "focus on efficiency?" Well throw that attitude out the window friends. It’s time to waste some time during the playoffs. Some serious time. I’m talkin’ bout StreakCred – the Nation…

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Jason Garrison and the First Unit Power-Play

Photo Credit Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty On Wednesday evening, the Canucks will open their first round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks are quite possibly the league’s single best special teams club, and the Canucks will be hard pressed to match them in this area.  One adjustment that could help is changing…

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A Baffling Personnel Decision: On Andrew Ebbett and Jordan Schroeder

Phorograph by: Jamie Sabau, NHILI/Getty Images On the very same day the Canucks acquired Derek Roy, they sent Jordan Schroeder back to Chicago. He hasn’t been back with the team since, as the Canucks coaching staff has preferred to roll with Andrew Ebbett in the lineup and often in their top-nine. I’m very much unconvinced…

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My Canucks goal total projections were more noise than signal this season

Ryan Kesler and David Booth battled injuries all season. In doing so they made me look bad. Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Before the 2011-12 season I predicted Vancouver Canucks goal totals over at Pass it to Bulis and I did astonishingly well over the 82 game season: My overall team predictions were much more successful: I had…

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Canucks Open First Round Series Wednesday, Will be on TSN

Whoa, the Canucks series won’t be on CBC? Photo Credit Jeff Vinnick/Behind the Lens So the playoff schedule is set, and the Canucks will open their first round series against the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. In an interesting and somewhat surpising move, the CBC,…

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The CanucksArmy Podcast: Episode 2

Canucks grinder Steve Pinizzotto knows what to listen to while eating energy bars. Photograph by Jeff Vinnick/Behind The Lens This week, and hopefully into late May and early June, we’ll be brining you wall-to-wall coverage of the Canucks playoff run. So consider this podcast an hors d’oeuvres of sorts. For the second episode of the podcast…

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Five Potential Areas for Concern in Canuck-Land

Be afraid Canucks fans, be very afraid. The Canucks enter the postseason as the Northwest Division champs for the fifth consecutive year, and the current core has been through a lot together over those five years – lots of highs (San Jose Game 5, Chicago Game 7), and lots of lows (Boston Game 7, the…

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“Canucks” Combust in Edmonton to End the Regular Season

Alright dudes, we finished outside the bottom-5! Can’t wait for summer vacation and a standing O from the fans! Photo by John Ulan/NHLI via Getty Images The playoff matchups are set and the Canucks will face a very good hockey team in the San Jose Sharks in their first round series this week. It promises…