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Canucks First Round of Cuts Send 6 Back to Junior

Photo credit: Vancouver Canucks twitter (@canucks) Canucks GM Jim Benning mentioned on the radio earlier today that the first round of roster cuts was forthcoming, and it has indeed arrived. The Canucks have sent six players back to their junior teams, with the intention of getting them into game action – the WHL, OHL, and…

What They’re Saying: A New Year, New Faces, Same Expectations

Embed from Getty Images The Canucks are finally reuniting after a long off-season of training, rehabilitation and roster transactions for training camp. Players and management are getting swarmed by fans and media alike, hoping for the opportunity to get something out of the Canucks as they embark on their year-long journey. A lot can happen in…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: September 26th

The Vancouver Canucks training camp is officially underway, and the pre-season isn’t all that far behind. We’re so damn close to the regular season. Even closer than the last three or so times I pointed out how close we were. The Canucks added Jack Skille to a professional tryout and Jacob Trouba’s demanded a trade….

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How the American Forecheck Backfired in the World Cup

Embed from Getty Images When the Vancouver Canucks moved on from Alain Vigneault in advance of the 2013-14 season, the move was understandable if overdue. Even Vigneault’s most ardent supporters recognized that he’d passed his best before date. Less palatable was the Canucks decision to replace him with John Tortorella. It wasn’t just that the two…

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pGPS 2016 Draft Extravaganza: Pacific Division

Image created by the great and wonderful Matt Henderson. Well, we’re inching closer to the start of the hockey season, but before we get there, it’s time for the Big Unveiling of the full 2016 NHL Entry pGPS data set. I know. Try to contain your excitement. Taking on the entire draft at once already…

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Has Signing Troy Stecher Made Jordan Subban Redundant?

Embed from Getty Images Training camp is underway, which means we’re at that time of year where we read far too much from lineup decisions and speculate on which fresh faces will force themselves into said lineup. This team’s unclear if poorly communicated vision coupled with the number of players knocking on the NHL door’s led…