Canucks Army Postgame: Canada downed by host Finland, by a score of 6-5

Embed from Getty Images From the opening game forward, this Canadian team never seemed to click. In the sparse stretches with quality goaltending, the offence was nowhere to be found and vice versa. Today’s game against the Finns was a great example, as the Canadians finally found their second and third offensive gears, before having…

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State of the Blog 2016: The New Old Guard

We forgot to take a photo together this summer. Just run with it. (Photoshop by Matthew Henderson, original JD by @roiereuben) We’re officially in the half of 2015/16 that has the later year. Poetic, I know. Those who were betting on catastrophe have received just enough of a teaser to keep confidence in their beliefs…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Fowl Return

Embed from Getty Images A win tonight and the Canucks entered the playoff picture in the much maligned Pacific Division. Another loss and they’d remain within spitting distance of the basement. All this is to say that the stakes were relatively high for the first game of the calendar year. The Canucks would have to…

Friday Roundtable: What to do With Virtanen

Embed from Getty Images If you’ve been following the World Juniors in any capacity, you’ve likely heard of Jake Virtanen’s struggles. They are very much so real. Although these tournaments are hardly the defining moment in any player’s NHL career, there’s descriptive value in them all the same. This makes it especially concerning that a Draft+2 player…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 39 – CANUCKS VS. DUCKS

Embed from Getty Images Kevin Bieksa makes his first trip back to Vancouver since being traded to the District 5 Ducks. The Canucks are looking forward to starting 2016 better than their 2015 ended – with goals and hopefully wins. Looks like Tanev is back after being a soldier against the Ning. Still hate the Ducks,…

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Babych Please – Jan. 1st, 2016

Thank you for choosing to spend the first day of 2016 here, reading about the Vancouver Canucks and the fun things that they do. Here’s to another year full of off-ice fun to distract from the actual hockey!

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The Roundup

Brandon Prust has a problem with the department of player safety, Zack Kassian is now an Oiler, Martin Marincin’s under appreciated game in Toronto, Sean Monahan is going to get paid too, Jets have a Byfuglien sized dilemma, drafting goalies, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings. Happy New…