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Canucks Trade Deadline 2015: Does trading Zack Kassian make sense?

View image | gettyimages.com For a long time now, you could say that we at Canucks Army have been on Team Kassian.  We’ve campaigned for him to be included in the lineup when he’s been healthy scratched, analyzed if he’s really the power forward that Canucks management seems to want him to be, and looked at…

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, the fine folks at the Royal Half summarize the week that was with hot takes from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division. These are those hot takes.

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – February 27th, 2015

Courtesy UticaComets.com We are back with this week’s Comets Militia where we review all the latest in news, statistics, rumours, gossip and made up narratives on the Vancouver Canucks farm team: The Utica Comets.  It’s been a reasonably good for the Comets as they won 2 of 3 games missing that third game in a…

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 7: The FailCast

This week, Garret and Rhys welcome internet friend and Flames fan Mike Fail (@MikeFAIL) to the podcast to discuss the Jets recent trade, the Canucks outlook at the deadline, Mike’s love of John Scott, and how great Jaromir Jagr has been through his career. We also react in real time to the David Clarkson news! Join us…

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Former Canucks defenseman Brent Sopel retires from professional hockey

View image | gettyimages.com Former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Brent Sopel has called it a career. Lots of Canucks fans probably don’t think of Sopel as a Canucks defensemen first and foremost, and that’s fair enough, he won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks after all. He was a Canucks draft pick though, and ranks…

Canucks Trade Deadline 2015: 9 defensemen for the Canucks to target

View image | gettyimages.com With the NHL trade deadline but a few days away, anxious general managers have become increasingly active with the hope of adding that final piece or two for a playoff push, or a Stanley Cup chase. On the opposite end of that spectrum, young or otherwise hopeless clubs are eschewing expiring contracts…

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The Roundup

Leafs, Jets and Kings already making deals, David Clarkson’s contract, Curtis Glencross, an Oilers Cartoon, a knock down punch and all the coverage leading up to the trade deadline you need in this week’s Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Effort Lack-ing

View image | gettyimages.com Winners of four of their last five contests, the Vancouver Canucks took their hot streak to the First Niagara Center looking to close out their successful Eastern swing against the lowly Buffalo Sabres.  Reeling from injuries throughout their lineup and road wearied, circumstances weren’t in the Canucks corner going into tonight’s contest….

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Babych Please – Feb 26th

Zack Kassian is hot enough right now that he probably needs only a light cardigan to brave the Buffalo streets but he probably shouldn’t do that because if he violates the dress code and Willie D scratches him, there will be no wild goal celebrations and I will have nothing to write about.

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The Injury Bug: What’s the latest on the health of Miller, Edler, Tanev, Richardson and Burrows?

The Vancouver walking wounded Canucks have seen their crop of roster players afflicted by bad injury luck of late. The injury bug can be a Brad Marchand-level pest. After benefitting from a relatively charmed, injury-free existence early in the year, the Canucks have lost a handful of key top-of-the-roster contributors to a smattering of injuries in recent weeks. The…