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Canucks Army GDT #32 – Canucks vs. Flames

View image | gettyimages.com It’s a match up of the two biggest losers in the NHL tonight on Hockey Night in Canada, as the Canucks (0-4-1 in their last 5) take on the Calgary Flames (0-7-0 in their last 7). It’s a good chance for Vancouver to get back in the win column, and also a…

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Another week is in the books, and that means it’s time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.

The Fantasy Minute

As always, we bring you NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Babych Please – December 20th

Sometimes when a team is slumping, there is nothing to do but wait it out and draw up various potential solutions. This is absolutely not one of those times. The Canucks, despite their faults, timed this losing streak perfectly. It has been a slumpy, bumpy (and thankfully not mumpy) December for the Canucks, but as the…

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – December 19th, 2014

Angry Joacim Eriksson – Courtesy CometsInGame The Utica Comets are back for the weekly Comets Militia report on all the activities relating to the Canucks American Hockey League affiliate.  It has not been the best week for the Comets; despite controlling both games and looking like they would walk away with 4 points, their opponents…

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The Roundup

Oilers fire Eakins, Flames extend Hartley, Taylor Hall rumors, Ryan Miller as a back-up, Jets defensive woes, Leafs PDO, World Juniors and more in this weeks Roundup

What Would You Do Thursday: Fixing the Powerplay

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday THURSDAY, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We’ll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you’d solve it…

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Canucks at the World Juniors: A Look Back

With World Junior Championship pre-tournament action just one day away, the Vancouver Canucks are likely to have a handful of prospects representing their various countries. It’s always interesting to look back at the success (or lack there of) of current players at previous World Junior Championships.  Though the WJCs host the world’s best Under-20 year old players, countries don’t necessarily send the…

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Canucks Army Postgame – Star Struck

View image | gettyimages.com Tonight seemed as good an opportunity as any for Vancouver to recapture some of the offensive flare that was so pivotal in driving their success from earlier this season. They had finally been given a large enough cushion from their grueling season-long road trip to ditch the exhaustion excuse. A repeat…

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Canucks Army GDT #31 – Canucks vs. Stars

View image | gettyimages.com After a few days off to rest and reflect on the embarrassing 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night, the Canucks are finally back in action to take on the Dallas Stars in the second game of their four game pre-Christmas home stand. After being atop the NHL standings…

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Canucks Army Prospect Report – December 17th, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com The Canucks prospects are back again for the weekly edition of the Canucks Army Prospect Report, where we bring you all the latest in Canucks prospects news.  Many prospects are starting to prepare for the World Juniors while some of them are “studying” for final exams.  As always, we have all the…

Why Ryan Miller Needs to Be the Back-up More Often

View image | gettyimages.com The writers at this site savaged Vancouver’s new management team when – on July 1, 2014 – freshly minted Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning plunged head first into the free agent market to hand out a three-year, $18-million contract to aging unrestricted free agent goaltender Ryan Miller. I didn’t hate the deal quite so much…