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Jim Benning Speaks on the Mumps Outbreak

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher – USA TODAY Sports The Canucks were hit with a storm today when they revealed that five players were suffering from symptoms of the mumps. According to their press release, Troy Stecher (confirmed), Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Michael Chaput, and Markus Granlund have all come down with the virus. Yesterday, Jim…

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Fun With the CBA! IR, LTIR, and Emergency Recalls

  Embed from Getty Images   A sudden outbreak of the mumps in the Canucks’ dressing room is wreaking havoc on their roster situation, with a couple of recalls already made and likely more to come. The salary cap is a tricky thing for NHL teams to deal with at the best of times, but a…

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Canucks Army Roundtable: Bye, Bye, Bye

As you may have noticed by the lack of Canucks hockey, the Canucks are on their bye week, this week, a new thing implemented by the NHLPA in exchange for 3-on-3 at the All Star Game. The NHL took a page out of the NFL, and nothing has gone as expected. The stats show that…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 61 – CANUCKS VS. SHARKS (MUMPS EDITION)

The Canucks are back from their bye week and it’s worse than when they left. Things were slightly rosier last weekend but now the Canucks sit nine points back of the 8th place Predators and Blues. Obviously, the San Jose Sharks are ready for the boys in blue and they’ll have an easier time tonight…

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Jannik Hansen: ‘6 or 7 Playoff Teams on trade list’

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin – USA TODAY Sports If the Vancouver Canucks have designs on trading Jannik Hansen, it sounds as though the player aims to be reasonably accommodating throughout. Speaking with reporters after practice on Friday, Hansen didn’t shy from the deadline ruminations. Confronted by a horde of reporters, Hansen talked about the deadline,…