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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report: World Juniors Edition

With Christmas break having come and gone, most of the Canucks prospects have been taking a short break from playing hockey and spending time with their “families” (aka billets in the CHL).  While not much hockey has been played in the past week the exception would be the IIHF World Under-20 Championships (aka the World…

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TCGD: More like American’t

Today is the round robin match that everyone has been waiting for. Team Canada vs. Team Our Parents Immigrated from Canada. As a child of the 80s it seems odd to consider the US as Canada’s chief hockey rival, but I can no longer trap myself in 1987 and continue to believe that the Russians…

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Canucks Army Postgame – California Love

pic.twitter.com/jRzW5afvpQ — Schneider’s Teeth (@SchneidersTeeth) December 31, 2014 I’m not sure there’s any one formula for road success. The going theory in hockey lore, though, suggests you build an early lead, weather a storm and with the help of solid goaltending, leave the opposition’s building victorious. Vancouver was able to check all these items off…

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Canucks Army GDT #35 – Canucks @ Sharks

View image | gettyimages.com After a disappointing showing against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, the Canucks are back in action against another tough division rival in the San Jose Sharks. Thanks to some poor play through the month of December, the lead that Vancouver built up on the rest of the Pacific division has almost…

Reinhart Shines, Canada Drops Finland 4-1

View image | gettyimages.com It would appear to be a one-sided victory when you look at the scoreboard, but Team Canada’s 4-1 win over Team Finland was close, hard fought one. Finland, desperate to avoid dropping three straight games to open the tournament, kept the game close until late in the third period, but ultimately couldn’t contain…

Should Vancouver Claim Magnus Paajarvi?

View image | gettyimages.com We’ve been down this path a couple of times this season, first with David Schlemko, and then later with Cory Conacher, but the Canucks are far from a perfect team, and when you’re far from a perfect team, it’s always worth exploring an intriguing name when they’re placed on waivers, and…

TCGD – Canada Looks to Stay Perfect

View image | gettyimages.com Team Canada is off to an excellent, albeit expected start at this year’s World Juniors tournament, winning their first two games with ease. That being said, anything short of a regulation win tonight could put Canada in danger of being leapfrogged by Team USA in the Group A standings. 

Trade Rumours: Benning Ready to Call a Friend

View image | gettyimages.com Recently, there has been a ton of chatter about the potential that Jim Benning may make a move with his old beantown buddies. Before the Christmas break, Elliote Friedman speculated the Bruins may have interest in Zack Kassian. This sparked Joe Haggerty to wonder whether the Bruins would make a bigger move…

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Canucks Army Postgame – Silent Night

@joshpoint0_ @jdylanburke pic.twitter.com/ntxfKTXzU0 — Bucky (@BuckyHermit) December 29, 2014 On the bright side, that game marks the third played between these two clubs this season, which makes for only two being left on the schedule. On a less fortunate note, the Canucks looked the part of a team coming off four days rest, weighed down by…

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Canucks Army GDT #34 – Canucks @ Ducks

View image | gettyimages.com The Vancouver Canucks look to pick up their winning ways from before the break, kicking off a three-game stretch playing solely against California teams. These games make for a good measuring stick for Vancouver, who to their credit, have been able to mask middling possession play and terrible goaltending thus far in…

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First Star, Worst Star: December 28, 2014

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, ate your weight in delicious food and spent way too much time arguing with your relatives about your opposing political viewpoints. You know, the TRUE meaning of the holidays!