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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: August 7th – Part Deux

Why are offensive defensemen who are bad at defense considered worse than defensive defensemen who are bad at offense? Risk aversity? — Jyrki21 (@Jyrki21) August 6, 2017 Coaches, in general, are some of the most risk averse humans on the planet. Whether the decision to hold offensive defenceman who struggle with defence in a lesser…

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Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup: Day 1

The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup tournament can only mean one thing. It’s the beginning of the season for scouting the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The annual tournament is the unofficial kickoff to the hockey season and is considered by most in the industry a starting point for evaluating the upcoming year’s draft eligible talent. Obviously, teams…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: August 7th

Why isn't Horvat signed yet? — Mr. Big Stuff (@BoringBortHova) August 6, 2017 That’s a good question. If I were to wager a guess, it probably has something to do with Bo Horvat’s ask on dollars, rather than term. The figure I most often hear as a floor for any long-term extension on Horvat is…

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The Nation Notebook: Tavares and the Islanders, Nate Schmidt, and PTO’s!

‎The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  John Tavares’ contract situation is getting a lot of attention. Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights go through the arbitration process. Brandon Prust lands a professional try…