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Filler: Looking back at some of the Canucks’ best scorers

  There’s been a lot of talk about the future around these parts lately. With today being an off day for the prospect series and the top TWO prospects coming at you tomorrow, I figured the hole in the schedule today would be an appropriate time to look backwards. I recently queried all of Hockey…

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How Deep Down the Depth Chart does John Tortorella Go?

Image via Sporting News New Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella has a reputation for coaching a physical style, specifically one that involves a lot of shot blocking. During the team’s summer summit a few weeks ago, he let his thoughts on the matter be known:  "We talk about shot blocking a lot. I think it’s…

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Shinkaruk, Horvat and Gaunce Invited to WJHC Camp

    I have no doubts that Brendan Gaunce and Bo Horvat will eventually be the Tag Team Champions of the world, so the picture above comes without pause. I tried to somehow pun their names into a Franklin & Bash photo, but that didn’t work either. Instead, that’s "Bo Dallas" in his wrestling underwear. Sorry….

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Alex Edler Likely Suspended for Part of Olympics

    Back on May 16 during the World Hockey Championships, Alex Edler hammered Eric Staal with a brutal looking knee-on-knee hit. On the 17th, the IIHF handed down an open-ended suspension, one that was to be for the remainder of the tournament and…ellipses. There was no closing date to his suspension. Now that the…

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Should Alex Burrows Drop to the Second Line?

  Last week in this space, Jeff Angus broke down the current forward crop. Obviously it’s early, and he said as much, but something caught my eye when he drew up the potential top-six: LINE 1: SEDIN-SEDIN-KASSIAN … LINE 2: HIGGINS-KESLER-BURROWS Putting Zack Kassian with the Sedins rather than Alex Burrows is a pretty major…

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Canucks Sign Mike Santorelli

  The Vancouver Canucks have made another depth signing this morning, inking centreman Mike Santorelli to a deal with terms that are undisclosed at the moment. The signing was first reported by 1130 Sports, I believe. At least, they were first in my timeline: #Canucks have announced the signing of depth forward Mike Santorelli —…

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Looking at the Canucks’ Back-Up Goalie Situation

  The Vancouver Canucks traded goaltender Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils at the NHL Draft on Sunday. This was a major move for the franchise, solving what had been a dynamic three-year dilemma between the pipes as Schneider battled with Roberto Luongo for the starting position. With Schneider gone and Luongo hopefully on…

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Morning Rumour Round-Up: Edler Notes, Goalie Updates

Image via wikimedia commons. It’s draft day, which means a potentially major news day and certainly a big rumor day. Canucks Army’s Thomas Drance is on the frontlines at the draft but a few others will be checking in with any news updates as the day moves along. The big rumors this morning are carry-overs…

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Canucks 2013 NHL Draft Preview: Mike Gillis’s Draft Record

Frank Corrado is one of the best late-round picks of the Mike Gillis era. Image via wikimedia commons. The draft is tomorrow! Put down your long-weekend Molson, step inside from the beach and turn on your television for a few hours. Hockey’s version of Prospect Porn has it’s annual hurrah, and the Vancouver Canucks should…

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Canucks 2013 NHL Draft Preview: Size Matters

Laurence Gilman and Vancouver’s Scouts Meet to Discuss Draft Strategy. Screencap via Canucks TV Hey did, you know the NHL has an Entry Draft this weekend? Yup, not joking. On the Sunday morning of a Monday-long weekend, no less. Count teh ratingz, suckas. Anyway, the draft is always a lot of fun, though generally not…

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The Price of Punches

Screencap via hockeyfights.com, Tom Sestito can punch a face. You could even say he’s good at face-punching (though Hockeyfights.com voters appear to disagree). People seem to like that and I like a good tilt, too, and some even think it’s a necessary skill required by Natioanl Hockey League hockey teams. So some people are probably…

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Can Alex Edler Handle A Tougher Role?

There has been some chatter so far in this offseason about the prospect of dealing Alex Edler, he of the six years and $30M remaining on his contract. A powerplay quarterback on a long-term, reasonably priced deal could be an attractive commodity on the market, the story goes, and thus Edler is perhaps the Canucks’…