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Alex Burrows taken to hospital for precautionary reasons, won’t play in Game 4

Photo Courtesy: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks lineup will definitely change this evening after forward Alex Burrows sustained an upper-body injury while taking part in this morning’s pre-game skate. In a statement the Canucks confirmed Burrows’ injury, said that he was sent to hospital for precautionary reasons and confirmed that the first liner will not play in…

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NHL Player Safety Just Keeps Getting it Wrong

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports As the clock wound down on the Flames recent 4-2 victory over the Canucks, the game descended into a series of flying body checks, chucked knuckles and post whistle scrums. This mirrored the previous game, a 4-1 Vancouver victory that ended in an ice clearing brawl and a $50,000 fine…

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – April 21st, 2015

Courtesy: UticaComets.com We are back with this week’s Comets Militia report, where we review all the latest in news, statistics, rumours, gossip and made up narratives regarding the Vancouver Canucks farm team: The Utica Comets.  The Utica Comets have finished their regular season winning the Western Conference and have added a new banner to the rafters at…

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Canucks recall Sven Baertschi

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks need goals. They need more of an offensive push from all over their lineup. They need Sven. On Tuesday the club announced the recall of forward Sven Baertschi from the AHL’s Utica Comets. Based on the timing of the recall – immediately before the club takes…

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CANUCKS ARMY PLAYOFF GDT #4 – CANUCKS VS. FLAMES

FLAMES LEAD SERIES 2-1 This series has been quite truculent so far and after Game 3, the Flames are the more truculent group. An absolute 180 from Game 2, the Canucks were beyond looking for answers in the first game in Calgary, they didn’t even have tickets to get inside! It has been a see/saw battle…

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Canucks Player Power Rankings – April 20th, 2015

The 44 year old Vancouver Canucks franchise played two good games this week and a bad game this week but are down by a game to 18 year old Sam Bennett and his Calgary Flames. You might even say that Vancouver is getting blazed! Or something. Cause it’s 4/20 and they’re playing against the Flames. No? Ok.