The Canucks are too Proud to Tank and That’s Admirable as Hell

Embed from Getty Images To say that this hasn’t been the safest of spaces for Jim Benning is a gross understatement. Canucks Army has long been vocal proponents and innovators in the field of hockey analytics, while Benning hangs his hat on the qualitative elements of player evaluation. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though,…

Canucks send Kenins, Grenier to Utica

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks are getting some bodies back, and as such, have to slash the roster back down a little bit. They’ve done so today, sending Ronalds Kenins and Alexandre Grenier back to the Utica Comets.

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The Injury Bug: Everything is Happening

This team is bad enough at the best of times, which makes it difficult enough to peg the missing pieces when the going gets tough. Still, one can’t help but feel for the circumstances this island of misfit toys is operating under. There really is something to be said for the moribund injury luck this…

Five Reasons Why the Canucks are Perfect Suitors for Jonathan Drouin

Embed from Getty Images News broke this weekend of the rift between Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning. First, Drouin was sent to their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. It was released the following day that Drouin, by way of his agent, Allan Walsh, had requested a trade going as far back as November….

Fountain of Youth: Carl Neill

Embed from Getty Images Who is Carl Neill? Selected in the 5th round, 144th overall by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Carl Neill has caught the attention of many fans with his lofty point totals. That Neill remains the only Canucks prospect in the CHL to produce at over a point per game…

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Canucks Army Postgame: The Shane Doan Show

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks have gone up and down the standings throughout the 2015-16 season, swinging from the top to the bottom within games on what seems to be a week to week basis.  The good news? Tonight’s game didn’t send them plummeting all the way to the bottom.  The bad news?…

Daniel ‘Thug Life’ Sedin Takes Puck to the Face

Embed from Getty Images The Canucks have been unfathomably snakebitten this season, but especially so where injuries are concerned. As of the moment they are without Brandon Sutter, Luca Sbisa, Ryan Miller, Sven Baertschi, Dan Hamhuis and Brandon Prust. When it rains, it pours. This made it especially concerning when Canucks leading scorer, Daniel Sedin,…

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CA Monday Mailbag: January 4th

I was promised that there wouldn’t be questions in 2016; just answers. Then again, I was also promised Gold Medals and a 100-point Canucks roster, so I don’t know why I expect everything is going to work out the best way. Kidding, of course. Questions are the best, and you have quite a few this…

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Canucks Player Power Rankings – Jan. 4th, 2016

The Canucks played two games this week and participated in their annual Superskills event, so this week’s power rankings are a little bit about hockey and a lot about cute photos. Read on to find out which Canucks had good weeks and which Canucks have adorable children.