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Canucks Army Post-Game: Oil Spill

Canucks Defeat the Visiting Oilers 3-2 Tonight was the final audition. If you had something to prove, tonight was the night to prove it. Canucks head coach Travis Green iced a close to NHL calibre lineup, and while they didn’t reward him with a Picasso, it’s hard to turn down the end result, a 3-2…

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CANUCKS ARMY PRESEASON GDT VIII – CANUCKS VS. OILERS

It’s the final preseason game for the Vancouver Canucks. The visiting Edmonton Oilers are in town to help close it out. Let’s keep it simple tonight. Good, fun, hockey. Maybe a bone-crushing hit on Connor McDavid would be nice. (Side note: this will be wished every game against the Oilers from now until forever). Might…

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Will Pedan make the cut?

Coming into training camp, much of the conversation centred on who would account for the seventh and eighth spots on the Canucks blue line. The top six was set, but a battle remained between Philip Holm, Alex Biega, Patrick Wiercioch and Andrey Pedan. It was fair to believe that Biega and Wiercioch had the inside…

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Waiver priority and Players on the wire

The waiver wire has been active over the last couple days as teams look to get their rosters down to 23 before Tuesday’s deadline. There have been some intriguing players, which I will cover down below, that have fans wondering if the Canucks should place any claims. I had covered the Waiver Priority last year…

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A is for Anthem

So let me get this straight. The NHL, or at least Gary Bettman, thinks it’s important that players respect the anthem, but not that they play for anthem. Well, unless there’s some profit it in it for the owners. So much so, that they were willing to try to use attending the 2018 Winter Olympics…

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Canucks release Upshall, contemplate Rodin and Juolevi

As opening night grows ever closer, the Vancouver Canucks have made another round of cuts – although this one almost left behind more questions than answers. The team confirmed on Twitter that Anton Rodin, Olli Juolevi, and Scottie Upshall have all been cut from preseason, with Upshall getting released from his pro tryout contract and…

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Nikolay Goldobin heads for Utica after training camp cut

The Vancouver Canucks picked up forward Nikolay Goldobin from the San Jose Sharks last season, acquiring the former first rounder for veteran and Danish wonder Jannik Hansen. Goldobin was considered to be a promising pickup for Vancouver. The Moscow native had put up 21 points in 38 games in the highest Finnish league in his…

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Is Darren Archibald A Viable NHL Option?

The promotion of Travis Green as the new coach of the Vancouver Canucks is sure to change a few things about the way the Canucks play next season. Green’s style is noticeably distinct from his predecessor’s: he demands a lot from his players, be they rookies or veterans, and in return, those that earn his…

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Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…

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Babych Please – September 29th, 2017

The Canucks won’t play a regular season game for another couple of weeks, but they are blogging, visiting hospitals, and celebrating birthdays. The Canucks released their preseason hype video this week. This year’s preview includes Troy Stecher and Alex Edler running with driftwood, a Baertschi and a Sedin in the woods, and a contest between…