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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: Monday October 24th

It was the best of weeks; it was the worst of weeks. The Canucks continued their winning ways all the way to the weekend, beating the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres. Then reality came crashing down. The Canucks dropped back-to-back contests to the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, finishing the week 4-1-1. If…

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Canucks Recall Troy Stecher (!!!) and Jayson Megna From Utica

Photo credit: Vancouver Canucks twitter (@canucks) The Canucks resisted the urge as best they could, but they have finally succumbed to the inevitable and recalled Richmond legend Troy Stecher from Utica. Fans rejoiced around Vancouver as they’ve been clamouring for this since he was reassigned to the AHL prior to the start of the season….

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Joseph LaBate Suspended Three Games

Photo Credit: Utica Comets Website Lots of news on the farm today. Just minutes before the Canucks announced they’d called up Jayson Megna and Troy Stecher, the AHL announced that they’d suspended Utica Comets forward Joseph LaBate three games for a hit to the head of an Albany Devils player. Joseph LaBate suspended three games…

Why fatigue this early is a red-flag for Canucks

Embed from Getty Images Willie Desjardins offered up an interesting theory in the wake of the Canucks 4-2 loss in Anaheim on Sunday night. The coach suggested that his team may have exerted too much energy digging out of a 3-0 hole the night before in Los Angeles and, as a result, had little left…

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Where are the Canucks at with Their Youth Movement?

Embed from Getty Images The Canucks have been undertaking something of a youth movement these past two seasons. They’d needed to shed age for a few seasons prior, but contractual obligations to older players made that an exceedingly difficult exercise.  Now, in the Canucks third year with Jim Benning at the helm, they are beginning…

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Canucks Player Power Rankings – October 24th, 2016

A couple stumbles away from a perfect record, the Canucks have baffled the hockey world this week. They’ve received offence from the defence, thrived in 3-on-3 OT, and come back from a 3-0 deficit not once, but twice. And this is all with the powerplay not clicking and a briefly broken Ryan Miller! The Canucks have…

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Canucks Army Postgame #6: The Walking Dead

When we look back on the 2016-17 season, we may very well say that October 23rd was the night the Canucks came back down to earth. It was the same script we’ve seen before. The Canucks were down after two periods and began to mount a comeback in the third. Unfortunately, tonight we got a more realistic…