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Afternoon Headshots: June 27th

Henrik really needs to stop hacking post-game darts with Sekeres, I think. Our pal Shane image via Sealcat. Today at Canucks Army we argued that there’s no reason to be skeptical about Canucks ownership allowing hockey operations to brandish the "Compliance Buyout" hammer, looked at some WHL prospects whom the Canucks might consider with their first…

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Canucks 2013 NHL Draft Preview: Size Matters

Laurence Gilman and Vancouver’s Scouts Meet to Discuss Draft Strategy. Screencap via Canucks TV Hey did, you know the NHL has an Entry Draft this weekend? Yup, not joking. On the Sunday morning of a Monday-long weekend, no less. Count teh ratingz, suckas. Anyway, the draft is always a lot of fun, though generally not…

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Canucks 2013 NHL Draft Preview: WHL Prospects to Target

The Canucks have seemingly made a habit of avoiding picking players from the WHL at the NHL Draft in recent years, especially with high draft picks (Taylor Ellington notwithstanding). Year after year this fact is lamented by fans who watch hometown kids develop into NHL studs like Milan Lucic and Brendan Gallagher. The Canucks will…

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The Buyout Window Opens: Will the Canucks Take Advantage?

Keith Ballard is Vancouver’s prime buyout candidate. Screencap via Canucks TV The NHL’s "first buyout window" opened late last night, at 8PM PST. It will extend through regular NHL business hours (or until 5 PM EST, 2 PM PST) on July 4th, the eve of free-agency. For this season and next the buyout window will be especially interesting…

Evening Headshots: June 26th

Don Taylor wastes no time trying to goad John Tortorella in a controversial answer about Larry Brooks. Today at Canucks Army we broke down essentially every method the Canucks might use to get out from under Roberto Luongo’s contract, and took a longer look at Mike Gillis’s draft strategy as it pertains to player age….