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Brandon Pirri is Available; Should the Canucks Bite?

Embed from Getty Images As the NHL inches towards the February 29th Trade Deadline, more names are being added daily into the churning rumour mill. Count Brandon Pirri of the Florida Panthers among them. The second such occasion in his young professional career, no less. Speculation was tepid, before being thrown into overdrive by a…

Deadline Day Contest for Free Stuff!

Embed from Getty Images Win stuff and be happy like Ben Hutton! Is anything more fun than playing the role of Armchair General Manager? Of course not. Don’t be silly. It’s why I go straight for “Be a GM Mode” when I’m suckered into spending 70-plus dollars on the “newest” version of the EA Sports…

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How Have the Canucks Fared at 3-on-3?

Embed from Getty Images The NHL’s new implemented 3-on-3 overtime format has been nothing short of a revelation in a league where offence goes to die. It’s ice hockey, on steroids. There’s so much space, time and open ice for the league’s best to work with and the results have been exhilarating. Unless you’re a…

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Babych Please – Jan. 29th, 2016

The Canucks will not have the opportunity to lose games until next Thursday, so as Daniel Sedin heads to Nashville and his teammates head to fancy beach resorts, we get to focus on fun stuff such as Jared McCann’s opinions on Calgary and Chris Tanev’s fondness for pillows! 

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The Canucks All-Time 3 on 3 Tournament

The Canucks have a long, storied history; some bright days, some not-so-bright. Fellow members of the Blogosphere over at Buffalo Sabres blog “Die By The Blade” broke down the Sabres by era and created 3-on-3 teams from them. With the All-Star game quickly closing in, that inspired me to do the same.

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Friday Roundtable: About Those Playoffs

Embed from Getty Images Entering the All-Star Break, the Vancouver Canucks are essentially a .500 hockey team. Sounds sub-optimal, until you look at the rest of the Pacific Division and realize the Canucks are just two points removed from a playoff spot. Against daunting odds, this franchise has insisted that they aim to compete for…

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Raffi Torres Hurts People; On Waivers

Touching article from Raffi Torres in the Players’ Tribune. pic.twitter.com/u1xSjOidaX — tylermac (@tylermac) January 29, 2016 Former Vancouver Canucks forward, Raffi Torres, has been placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks. Torres last skated with the Canucks in their 2011 Stanley Cup Final match with the Boston Bruins, before leaving via free agency to…

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The Roundup

LeafsNation is now TankNation, Wideman runs over ref in Calgary, Barkov’s contract impact on Sean Monahan, a Horvat for Douin trade possible in Vancouver, Ken Holland shouldn’t have a phone at the trade deadline, Jets look to sign Byfuglien and not Ladd, Nail Yakupov positive possession in Edmonton, a look around the NHL at the break,…

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – January 28, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Another week has passed in the whacky world of Canucks prospects. Many players returned from injury – others got injured. Hunter Shinkaruk will represent the Comets and Canucks at the AHL All-Star Game this week and the CHL/NHL Top Prospect game is tonight! So there is a lot going on this…

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Utica Week in Review: January 28th

Photo credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets *On the phone with the boss* “Do I really have to recap that weekend? Seriously? It was just so… Well, fine then.” Last weekend sucked if you are a Utica Comets fan. I guess they had it coming. The Comets played just the two games – both against…

The Trade Market for Dan Hamhuis

Embed from Getty Images When the Canucks resume their regular season schedule on February 4th, following the completion of the All-Star break, there will be two pairs of games being played in Vancouver for essentially the duration of February and they aren’t mutually exclusive. On the ice, they’ll have 11 chances to continue their season-long rock fight with their…

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Report: Canucks likely to pursue Anton Rodin

Source: Vancouver Canucks The oft-mentioned former Canucks prospect Anton Rodin is currently injured with a skate cut suffered in practice last week. Rodin is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, which means his season in Sweden is likely over; although, a return in time for the playoffs hasn’t been ruled out. These developments don’t seem to have altered the…