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Scariest Canucks of the Past Decade Part I

In honour of Halloween, here are a few of the scariest players to don the Orca crest over the past 10 seasons. Scary, of course, has a variety of meanings. For the purposes of this column, it could describe a player’s appearance, his lack of quality of play, or the colour of his visor (spoiler…

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Joseph LaBate – The Next David Backes?

The Canucks were manhandled physically in the latter stages of the Stanley Cup Final against Boston. As much as the stellar play of Tim Thomas ultimately cost them the Stanley Cup, the constant physical play from Boston completely wore Vancouver down. Only a few short weeks later, the Canucks placed an emphasis on size at…

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5 Up, 5 Down.

The Canucks have been an inconsistent team through the first six games of the season. Many had predicted a slow start based on the short summer and the injury issues with several key players. There have been a few positive stories to come out in the early weeks, as well as some potentially alarming trends…

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Under the Radar Prospects Part I

Though Vancouver hasn’t had much success at the draft table with regards to defensemen in the past decade (save for 2004 and Alex Edler), they have accumulated a decent list of young blue-liners in recent years through the draft and free agency. Though the argument could be made that, recently drafted or signed prospects haven’t…

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Reasons To Get Excited Part II

Last week, I spoke on five reasons why the Canucks will once again be an elite NHL club – a healthy Alex Burrows, a legitimate fourth line center, internal competition, Cody Hodgson’s great summer, and the development of Chris Tanev. This week I’ll speak on five more reasons why the team will be great once again…

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Reasons To Get Excited (Part I of II)

Is Alex Burrows poised for a career year? I’d like to extend my thanks to Thom for the invite to the CanucksArmy writing team. I have been writing and managing the DobberHockey website for the past few years. My writing over there tends to focus more on the numbers and statistics. That isn’t to say…