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Canucks Army Postgame #6: The Walking Dead

When we look back on the 2016-17 season, we may very well say that October 23rd was the night the Canucks came back down to earth. It was the same script we’ve seen before. The Canucks were down after two periods and began to mount a comeback in the third. Unfortunately, tonight we got a more realistic…

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The Canucks Should Look To Acquire More Draft Picks

Embed from Getty Images It’s clear that the Canucks are intent on competing for the playoffs while also acquiring and developing young talent for the future. What’s less clear, at times, is which of the two takes priority over the other. Since even the most optimistic of prognosticators wouldn’t describe the Canucks as a “win-now” team,…

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Canucks Army Postgame #3: Party Up

It was a battle of the undefeated tonight at Rogers arena with the Canucks, having won their first two games, hosting the St. Louis Blues, who boasted a 3-0 record of their own. It looked as though it may have finally been time for the wheels to come off the wagon, but surprisingly, it was…

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Canucks Army Postgame #1: Sutter Shuts ‘Er Down

Embed from Getty Images It was a relatively uneventful affair, as the Canucks became the final team in the NHL to begin their season, facing off against a Calgary Flames squad that had already played two games. Things weren’t looking good through the first 40 minutes, but the Canucks were able to come away with…

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Should the Canucks Claim Sven Andrighetto?

tfrom Getty Images It’s that time of year again. The NHL season has finally begun in earnest, which means it’s time for Canucks Army staff to agonize over waiver-wire minutia.  There was a flurry of activity earlier this week that saw former top prospects like Seth Griffith, Teemu Pulkkinen, and Vancouver’s own Emerson Etem plucked off the…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Who Needs 5-on-5?

Embed from Getty Images Drawing conclusions from a pre-season game is already a fool’s errand. Trying to do so when so little of the game is at even strength makes it an especially impractical exercise. Special teams accounted for over a third of tonight’s game. They ended up tipping the scales in Calgary’s favour, too….

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Has Signing Troy Stecher Made Jordan Subban Redundant?

Embed from Getty Images Training camp is underway, which means we’re at that time of year where we read far too much from lineup decisions and speculate on which fresh faces will force themselves into said lineup. This team’s unclear if poorly communicated vision coupled with the number of players knocking on the NHL door’s led…

3 Young Stars Invitees The Canucks Should Consider Signing

Embed from Getty Images The invitees stole the show at this weekend’s Canucks Young Stars Classic in a tournament where previously they’d mostly been an afterthought. Invitees accounted for a large portion of the Canucks’ offence across three games, contributing three of the seven goals Vancouver scored in the tournament. Generally, you’d hope that the…

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Who Will Centre the Canucks First Line After Henrik Sedin?

Embed from Getty Images The Canucks have a centre depth problem, roster and pipeline alike. In an era where most teams elect to dress five or sometimes six natural centres, the Canucks will likely carry no more than four on their opening night roster. Vancouver’s showing at the annual Young Stars Tournament in Penticton has…

Flame Out: Canucks Young Stars Fall to Flames 4-3 In OT

Embed from Getty Images The Canucks closed out the 2016 Young Stars Classic in a spirited affair against their Western Canadian rivals, the Calgary Flames. Calgary had been the team to beat this weekend, featuring the most well-rounded roster of the tournament. The Flames came on strong, and Vancouver struggled against their attack for most…

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Canucks Army Prospect Profiles #4: Anton Rodin

There’s so much I could say about Anton Rodin. I’m almost having a hard time figuring where to start. His development path has been an atypical one, to say the least. So much so, in fact, that it’s debatable whether or not he even qualifies as a “prospect”. He’ll turn 26 midway through the 2015-16…

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Canucks Army Prospect Profiles #8: Andrey Pedan

At times, fans and media alike are guilty of undervaluing NHL-readiness when it comes to prospects. When a player has spent a number of years on the cusp of making the jump to the NHL, it’s easy to forget how difficult it is just to get that far. Regardless of how much offensive upside some of…