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Why I Can’t Embrace the Tank

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports To paraphrase the 2006 pop hit by the Scissor Sisters, “I don’t feel like tankin’, no sir, no tankin’ today.” There’s a popular train of thought among Canucks fans these days that the team’s best course of action this season is to aim for a last-place finish in the standings…

Trevor Linden on After-Hours

Embed from Getty Images With Vancouver playing host to the Edmonton Oilers in the prime time spot on Hockey Night in Canada, there was sure to be a great show on the After Hours segment. At the very least, it was likely to be relevant to our beloved Canucks. The CBC didn’t disappoint (rare), hosting…

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Canucks Army Postgame: The Probability of Danish 20 Goal Scorers

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks were one of 18 teams that got to shake off the rust on the first day back from the league’s mandatory 3-day Christmas Break.  Ryan Miller is still injured, so the Canucks ran with a tandem of Jacob Markstrom and call-up Joe Cannata. Both Sedins were back… but…

Canucks Army Postgame: Canada vs USA IIHF U-20

People surprised by the reactions to my tweets today clearly have not been around for many Jeffler World Juniors pic.twitter.com/eMCliuMTvn — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) December 26, 2015 High stakes competition between the United States and Canada is never lacking in intrigue and today’s game didn’t buck the trend. For the first time in twenty or…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 37 – CANUCKS VS. OILERS (HNIC)

Embed from Getty Images It’s time for the annual Canucks day after Christmas game against the Flames/Oilers. This year, it’s the Oilers and man are things different. Not a lot separates these two teams (injuries, records, consecutive first overall picks…wait, that’s just the Oilers) but if the Canucks want to truly separate themselves they’ll need…

Chris Tanev out with undisclosed injury, Miller progessing slowly

Embed from Getty Images Even the Christmas Break wasn’t enough to slow down the Vancouver Canucks’ revolving carousel of injuries on the point. Ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Edmonton Oilers, coach Willie Desjardins has confirmed that the team will be without its star shot-suppressor.

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A Merry Christmas Roundtable: World Juniors Edition

The Canucks may have entered the Christmas break on somewhat of a positive, but the stark reality is they’ve a long way to go before even reentering the realm of respectability. It’s been that kind of year. Given the lack of attainable success from this year’s incarnation of the Canucks, looking at what is to…

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Babych Please – Dec. 25th, 2015

Merry Christmas everyone! If you are reading this instead of spending time with your family, thank you for having your priorities in order. Read past the jump to see Bo Horvat delivering gifts, Bo Horvat being a gift, and more!

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The Roundup

A Canucks Christmas rap, Mike Babcock and Christmas come early, Johnny Gaudreau is very good at hockey, can the Oilers sign Steven Stamkos, World Junior previews, Justin Schultz, Dougie Hamilton, Jake Gardiner and more in the weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings. Merry Christmas Nation!!

Boeser makes final USA WJC roster while Jasek gets cut

Embed from Getty Images It looks like Boxing Day will be jam-packed with Canucks action. While the big club obviously plays against the Oilers that night, two of it’s brightest prospects will take each other on in the World Junior Hockey Championship’s “Battle of North America”. Jake Virtanen was a slam dunk to make Team…

Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – December 24th, 2015

Embed from Getty Images With the holidays upon us, the hockey schedule sees a little slow period. But some Canucks prospects still played games and made an impact in one way or another. However, the best news this week is that the World Juniors start on Saturday morning!  For next week’s Blackfish, I will add Jake Virtanen and…

WWYDW: Oh Cannata

Embed from Getty Images As you likely already know, Joe Cannata is currently up with the Vancouver Canucks, filling in for Ryan Miller. The Canucks starter is struggling with cramps and needs a few days rest, and while it’s possible that he’ll be back for boxing day, the temporary assignment might survive beyond Christmas. Originally,…