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Canucks Weekly Prospect Report – December 24th, 2013

Image Courtesy of TheUticaComets T’was the day before Christmas, and all through the smylosphere, not a blogger was stirring, except maybe @joshweissbock… While Christmas is here, most of hockey is quieting down, but not all the prospects are idle. This week’s prospect report is a bit shorter than normal but it’s just as full of…

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The Sea-to-Sky Boner Report: Dec 24th, 2013

With the World Junior Hockey Championships starting soon and Chritsmas just around the corner, the WHL has entered its winter break, meaning that there are no games until December 27th. This also marks the halfway point of the season, so it’s a good time to look back on how the Giants are doing compared to…

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All I got for Chris-T-mas was some offence

With his fourth goal on the year, Chris Tanev tied himself with Dan Hamhuis and Jason Garrison for the team lead among defencemen. He’s also in a tie for 19th in the entire NHL as for defensive goal-scoring, which is positively silly. At 12 points, he has as many as Christian Ehrhoff, Justin Schultz, Jonas…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Top Guns

This game had all the indications of a "trap game." The home team coming off a long road trip, after a big win over bitter rivals, just before the Christmas break, against a team that they should beat, with the greatest awards event ever of all time happening during the game… The list could go…

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The 2013 Shapys

"What are the Shapys’?" is a question which you may be asking if you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so. You should give this a read if you’re still unclear, but honestly, the video above should’ve done a pretty gloriously (dramatic) job of explaining what’s happening here. Jason Botchford, a…

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Canucks Army GDT #39 – Jets @ Canucks

Dale Weise is in a festive mood, and why shouldn’t he be? Christmas is just around the corner! If there were ever a "trap game" (or "look-ahead game", as some of you may know it) it would be this one. Sunday evening’s tilt against the Winnipeg Jets has the perfect medley of things going for…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Cool Hand Lack

Eddie Lack was impressive, and the difference for the Canucks [Image via Bruce Bennett] Ho boy.. that was fun, wasn’t it? After two rather unrefined showings against the Wild and Stars, we were treated to an exhilarating affair on Friday night at the Madhouse Sadhouse on Madison. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, though, because…

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Hunter Shinkaruk cut from Team Canada’s World Junior squad

  At the start of the season, I presumed that the Canucks might have three of four prospects at Team Canada’s selection camp this season for the World Juniors, with most recent first round picks Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk, as well as last year’s first rounder Brendan Gaunce. Maybe there was a spot somewhere…

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Canucks Army GDT #38 – Canucks @ Blackhawks

Eddie Lack used to enjoy being in Chicago. This’ll be a different experience, you’d imagine. The title for last night’s game recap was "It Gets Easier, Right", and it turns out that the answer is a definitive "no". The score from that game is actually misleading, seeing as the Canucks completely and utterly dominated the…

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Canucks Army Postgame: It Gets Easier, Right?

The Vancouver Canucks continued on with their mini-trip through the Western Conference’s Central Division Thursday night in Dallas. Here are the Cliffs Notes for the game: they gave up more goals than they scored, things didn’t go nearly as well as you’d hoped they would, and ultimately they weren’t able to overcome a slow start.  An…

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Canucks Army GDT #37 – Canucks @ Stars

Get excited! Andrew Alberts is coming to a lineup near you! [Image via Vancity Buzz] The positives: Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Stars can only be an upgrade in entertainment value from the last time we saw the Canucks, in their shootout loss to the Wild. Also, while the Stars are probably at least…