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Gotta Hear Both Sides

“The challenge I have is there was this notion that this would be flipped around quickly. I don’t think people had a realistic expectation of where this organization was.” — Trevor Linden, October 13, 2016 “We’ve never once said this was going to be easy or fast.” — Jim Benning, April 8, 2016 Roll the tape…

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The Comets Roster Series Part 3: New Faces

Photo credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets Hockey is back! The NHL is officially underway, and although the AHL season begins tonight, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the debut of the Utica Comets. We like to keep a close eye on our friends in Utica, and I’ll be handling the Comets weekly reports again….

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Should the Canucks Claim Sven Andrighetto?

tfrom Getty Images It’s that time of year again. The NHL season has finally begun in earnest, which means it’s time for Canucks Army staff to agonize over waiver-wire minutia.  There was a flurry of activity earlier this week that saw former top prospects like Seth Griffith, Teemu Pulkkinen, and Vancouver’s own Emerson Etem plucked off the…

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The Sports Media Weigh In: Expectations for the 2016-17 Canucks

Embed from Getty Images The pre-season is over, fantasy hockey drafts have finished, and the regular season has finally started. Opening-night rosters have been set, and each team is ready to go. With that being said, some of America’s biggest sports media companies have conducted their season previews and expectations for each NHL team. If you were to…

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Babych Please – October 14th, 2016

The Canucks may not have a teenager scoring four goals in his first game, but they’ve got other stuff going for them. They’re out here throwing logs at the beach and hanging out with babies. Auston Matthews who?

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The Roundup

Auston Mattew’s has ridiculous first NHL game, McDavid puts on a show at Rogers Place, Jets have reason’s to be excited, Flames fall flat in opener, Oilers dump Yakupov, a look at bigger goalies, all kinds of predictions for 2016-17 and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.