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McKenzie: Canucks Aiming to Re-Sign Erik Gudbranson

Erik Gudbranson’s tenure in Vancouver may continue past the trade deadline and beyond, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie: “There are a lot of people in Vancouver who assume that it’s a foregone conclusion that pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Erik Gudbranson will be dealt as a rental at the deadline; but the Vancouver Canucks are…

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January thoughts about the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

The NHL All-Star game is in the rearview mirror and it feels like the real hockey season is here. Teams are ramping up for playoff runs or looking at what assets that they can sell. It also means that the NHL Entry Draft is less than 5 months away. I’ve been lucky enough to attend…

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2018 NHL Draft: Consolidated Industry Rankings for January 2018

January is just about over, but there’s still enough time to sneak in some NHL Draft content. I’ve put together another of the ever popular consolidated rankings, as there has been plenty of change in the past month. January is one of the big ones for draft watchers, with the World Junior Championships and the…

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Canucks Army’s 2018 Midterm Prospect Rankings: 31st to 28th

We’ve passed the halfway point in the NHL season, and in every other league of note, which means it’s time to take stock of the Canucks prospect pool and see where each prospect stands in relation to the group as a whole. As you’re probably aware, we’ve once again included your opinions in our rankings. The…

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CanucksArmy Post Game: An Avalanche of Goals

Puck Drop Fresh off an All-Star MVP, Brock Boeser rejoined the Canucks for a date with Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. The Canucks would go up early on in this one. After turning the puck over, Thomas Vanek made a nice defensive play and sprung Bo Horvat on the breakaway. Horvat…

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Cheers and Jeers: January 30th

We barely return from the NHLPA mandated bye week, and the league hits us with the All-Star break. That’s more an observation than a complaint. Keep those breaks comin’! Unfortunately, the Canucks went into this one on a losing note, dropping their last game by a score of 4-0 to the visiting Buffalo Sabres, and…

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CanucksArmy Monday Mailbag: January 29th – Part Deux

What do you see Horvat’s ceiling as? Really good 2C? 1C? — Markus Meyer (@Markus_Meyer27) January 29, 2018 In some ways, Bo Horvat is already a first line centre. Certainly, his production puts him in that company. Is Horvat the type of first line centre with which a contending team can win a Stanley Cup?…

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L Is For Las Vegas

When it comes to winning in Las Vegas, the only real rule to follow is that you need to quit while you’re ahead. Unfortunately for the Golden Knights, that option isn’t available when you’re playing in a professional sports league. So while they’ve certainly had a fairy tale inaugural season to date, there’s still a…

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CANUCKSARMY GDT 50 – CANUCKS VS. AVALANCHE

The Canucks get back to the grind after a small break to allow the NHL’s best to compete against each other. Tonight, Vancouver hosts the Colorado Avalanche in a classic Northwest Division clash. It isn’t quite a Joe Sakic/Peter Forsberg stacked team but Nathan Mackinnon and Gabriel Landeskog can bring it with the best of…

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Canucks appear to be targeting NCAA UFA defencemen

It’s the time of the year, where reports and rumours are hard to keep up with. With the NHL trade deadline less than a month away, there are plenty of storylines going around. But one that I like to keep a close eye on are teams targetting free agent prospects. For someone like myself, it…