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Who Should the Canucks Play Alongside the Sedins?

Photo Credit: Anthony Grupposo – USA TODAY Sports If the Canucks are going to make a surge to save their season, they’ll be doing it without Jannik Hansen. Speaking to the media after Tuesday’s practice, Canucks Head Coach Willie Desjardins revealed Hansen suffered a severe knee injury on December 22nd, and it will keep him…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 36 – CANUCKS VS. KINGS

The Christmas break is over and your Vancouver Canucks welcome their good buddies, the Los Angeles Kings, to Rogers Arena. The Kings beat the Canucks in a shootout back in October and a lot has changed since then. Well, not really.  There are injuries yet again to key Canucks players and the talk will lean…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: December 27th

Before I get into the Canucks and your questions, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays. Thanks so much for continuing to engage this website, whether as a reader, commenter or passerby. I hope you’ve all had a great time this holiday season…

CGD: Canada looks to continue their hot start against Slovakia

Embed from Getty Images Canada’s opening day 5-3 victory over Russia showed us a couple of things. For starters, this year’s Team Canada has a real shot at competing. The team is structured well with a team-based approach in their systems and having all five players on the same page while on the ice. The game also displayed…

Jannik Hansen to miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury

Embed from Getty Images The Canucks were dealt another blow to their already depleted roster today. According to a Jay Janower report, Jannik Hansen will be out four-to-six weeks to rehabilitate a knee injury suffered in a December 22nd contest against the Winnipeg Jets. Hansen officially gone 4-6 weeks with serious knee injury…only good news…

WJC Canada Postgame: Barzal Shines in Canada’s Opener

Embed from Getty Images In their first game of the tournament, Canada took on Russia in an energetic and high scoring round-robin rematch of the 2015 gold medal game.   Canada played a solid game, as Tyson Jost, Matt Barzal and Dylan Strome put on a show through 3 periods.  The team seemed to be…

CGD: A New Hope (Canada vs. Russia)

Embed from Getty Images It’s the most wonderful time of year! The World Juniors are back, and with them, we can all unite in arguing with each other about which teenagers carry the best passports. For Canada, the land that occupies most of our hearts, that two-week journey begins with their game against the Russians…

Five Things For Canucks Fans To Watch For At The 2017 WJC

Embed from Getty Images There’s an old adage about hockey fans that states that their interest in prospects is directly related to how good or bad the team they follow is performing. The Vancouver Canucks, despite their best efforts, find themselves sitting at 28th in the overall league standings, and seven points out of a…

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Olli Juolevi on World Juniors, Training Camp, and Finnish Hockey

Photo Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig – USA TODAY Sports Today marks the beginning of the World Junior Hockey Championships in Montreal and Toronto. It’s a highlight of many hockey fans season, as it pits the best U20 talent against each other. The Canucks representation is led by 5th overall pick Olli Juolevi, as he and…

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Canucks Army Post-Game: Christmas Holidaze

Embed from Getty Images There were parts of tonight’s game that left the impression the Canucks never left Vancouver after last night’s loss. Take the second period, for example. The Canucks bookended that frame with two near-ten-minute stretches without a shot attempt at even strength. Even their one goal came by accident. Unless, of course,…