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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

As you know, our friends at The Royal Half have created a weekly segment known as the Pacific War Room… It’s a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover the Pacific Division. Well, those writers have spent another week smashing their faces on their keyboards until something spilled out, and…

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Canucks Army Postgame – Falling on Their Own Sword

View image | gettyimages.com For a brief moment, it appeared as if a flaw had appeared in Tim Murray’s master plan. His Sabres, victors of 13 consecutive greatest tank battles, had somehow found themselves ahead 1-0 in the 1st period against the Vancouver Canucks. But General Ted Nolan is nothing if not resilient. He rolled out…

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STOP REWARDING FAILURE

Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.

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Canucks Army GDT #47 – Canucks vs. Sabres

There are no two ways about this, so let’s just get this right out of the way: the Buffalo Sabres are the worst team to be assembled in the past decade and are tanking for Connor McDavid so brazenly that they’re literally already having McDavid play home games in Buffalo’s rink. They played and lost…

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – January 30th, 2015

Welcome back to the weekly installment of the Comets Militia Report, where we look at all recent happenings down on the farm.  It’s been a rough month for the Comets, as they have now lost 4 games a row, their worst stretch in a calendar year. Read on to review what happened.

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The Roundup

Trade speculation begins, Canucks better without Bieksa, Stamkos to Toronto, Ryan O’Reilly watch, Phaneuf an Oiler, size in the NHL matters, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Roundup.

Canucks Acquire Clendening From Blackhawks

View image | gettyimages.com According to the Vancouver Canucks Twitter account, the Vancouver Canucks have acquired D Adam Clendening from the Blackhawks in exchange for prospect D Gustav Forsling. Trade Alert – #Canucks acquire Adam Clendening from the Blackhawks. Release – http://t.co/hGbUwQDLy6 pic.twitter.com/GvC8RvQbgB — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) January 30, 2015 Read past the jump for initial…

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Corsi Is Dead. Long Live Corsi.

All eyes in the NHL this weekend were turned to Columbus, where you could see a once interesting and entertaining fixture in the hockey world now turned into a laughing stock, filled with professionals just going through the motions and putting on an embarrassing display. No, I’m not talking about the All-Star Game, I’m talking about Ken Campbell…

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Babych Please – January 30th

The Canucks haven’t won in almost two weeks, but they sure have stayed busy. Radim Vrbata represented the team at the NHL’s annual frat party. The Swedes met up with some old pals. They raised some money for a good cause. Eggs were involved.

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Is Matt Bartkowski a Good Fit in Vancouver?

View image | gettyimages.com Given all the chatter surrounding the Canucks and Bruins making a potential deal, it seems like a foregone conclusion that something is going to happen between these two teams before the trade deadline. We know that Canucks management isn’t a fan of Zack Kassian, we know that Vancouver needs help on their left side…

What Would You Do Thursday: Which Goalie to Trade?

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome to a mid-week favourite feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do 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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Rolling the Dice: A Look at Vancouver’s Luck Through 41 Games

Courtesy: TheGlobeAndMail.com With the Canucks having played their 46th game last night, we are over halfway through the NHL season and approaching the home stretch.  Since 41 games is a good benchmark, we can use this point to analyze how Vancouver has been playing and what specific things have been going their favour, and what’s been going…