The Oilers and Canucks will close out 2016 with a New Year’s Eve affair and we’ve asked writers from both OilersNation and CanucksArmy to give us their take on tonight’s matchup. We’ve also put together a few quick stats to get you ready for the last Nation battle of the year. 



Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin – USA TODAY Sports Holiday Cheers! Holiday Savings! Click to find your store. The Canucks are the 3rd hottest team in the NHL right now after a sizzling 3-2 OT winner against the Ducks last night (Blue Jackets and Wild are the other two but you knew that). The Oilers are coming…


Canucks Army Postgame #37: 800

Embed from Getty Images Back-to-back wins against Californian teams sure don’t have the caché that they used to, do they? It could be that the Pacific isn’t as strong as it once was, it could be that LA and Anaheim both looked asleep at the wheel in each of their respective losses in Vancouver, or…


Canucks Army Roundtable: Reflecting on 2016

Well, we have almost reached the end of 2016. For some, they are grateful for a new year and a fresh start, and I can understand why as 2016 had more ups and downs than the PNE Wooden Roller Coaster. However, 2016 was a great year for myself personally as I landed a dream spot…


Babych Please – December 30th, 2016

The Canucks are undefeated since returning from the holiday break. They’ve only played one game, but maybe this is the start of a miraculous run to the NHL post-season. Even if it’s not, they are a nice group of men who spent this week sending everyone holiday greetings, cheering on their own favourite teams, and discussing media breath….



The Canucks welcome play the Ducks this evening in Anaheim’s second game of a back to back. Can Vancouver take the double dip and go into their New Year’s Eve game on a hot streak? Loui Eriksson is back on the board, Ryan Miller just played an all-world game and Alex Edler just got another batch…


The Roundup

Leafs Christmas wish list, should the Canucks have taken Matthew Tkachuk, Jets bracing for expansion, could the Flames have a Calder winner, are people worried about McDavid in Edmonton, prospect rankings, the World Junior tournament, skill over heart, the best scraps of 2016 and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.


Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – December 29th, 2016

Christmas has passed, and New Years is on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening in the Canucks prospect world. Lukas Jasek and Olli Juolevi look to get their respective countries to the quarter-finals at the World Juniors. While the CHL begins the un-official second half with the trading deadlines soon on the…


Canucks Army Post-Game: A Crowning Achievement

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin – USA TODAY Sports Playing their first game in four-plus days, the Canucks hosted the visiting Los Angeles Kings for a weeknight affair at Rogers Arena. The Kings always offer a handful, even when the results don’t reflect their merit among the league’s premier teams. They’re mean, fast and tenacious on…


WWYDW: Who Next?

The Canucks aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but that’s more of a formality than anything at this point. They’re seven points back of the Los Angeles Kings for the eighth place in the Western Conference, and we’re on the other side of Christmas. There’s a silver lining to almost everything, though. I tend to…


Is Troy Stecher Already the Canucks’ Best Defenceman?

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski – USA TODAY Sports Troy Stecher could have spent this entire season in the AHL, and I’m sure the Canucks wouldn’t have batted an eye. So his emergence as a staple on the first pair must feel like something akin to stumbling upon a winning lottery ticket at Pat Quinn Way….