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As Far As Long Shots Go, I’d Put My Money on Jordan Subban

(Photo credit: Sarah Hobday) Going into the 2015 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, the talk of the town was Oilers’ gift and future superstar Connor McDavid. To be sure, he didn’t disappoint. In the single game he played, he showed flashes of what is to come, though he was limited to a powerplay assist and…

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Fun With the CBA: Why The Canucks Can’t Sign Rodrigo Abols

(Photo Credit: Sarah Hobday) If you’ve been following the Canucks this past season, then you’re probably familiar with the story of the Latvian Locomotive, Ronalds Kenins. Kenins achieved cult hero status this season in Vancouver when he scored 3 goals in his first 7 NHL games (that snipe in the playoffs didn’t hurt either) after being signed…

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Are the Sedins Worthy of the Hockey Hall of Fame?

View image | gettyimages.com It’s a question that you’ve heard before and undoubtedly one that you will hear again, especially as this decade comes to a close: are the Sedins worthy of induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame? For me, the answer is a resounding yes, but last I checked, the Hall of Fame…

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CA’s All-Time Greatest Canucks Team: Trevor Linden

I’m relatively certain that the only reason I was brought on here at Canucks Army is because I was the only person left in the Canuck blogosphere that will still write good things about Trevor Linden, and everything else I post here is just collateral damage. Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Trevor Linden was a…

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CA’s All-Time Greatest Canucks Team: Daniel Sedin

No two Canucks have ever been quite as successful as Daniel and Henrik Sedin, and it’s just an added bit of serendipity that they happen to look exactly alike. In 1999, then-GM Brian Burke made several moves at the NHL Entry Draft to ensure that the Canucks (who began the weekend with the 3rd overall…

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CA’s All-Time Greatest Canucks Team – Doug Lidster

Kamloops born Doug Lidster was drafted by his local team in the 7th round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Following four years at Colorado College, Lidster joined the Canucks, spending 10 seasons on the Vancouver blue line. Like Thomas Gradin, Lidster was a good player on some bad Canuck teams. His entire Vancouver career…

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Comets Unveil 2015-16 AHL Schedule

(From the Utica Comets Press Release) The AHL released its full 2015-16 schedule today, and there are plenty of changes in store for the Utica Comets. Due to all the tumult with the geographical location of the 30 American Hockey League franchises, there has been plenty of conference and divisional restructuring this off season. The Comets…

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CA’s All-Time Greatest Canucks Team: Thomas Gradin

He was a playmaking Swedish centreman whose pass-first approach both wowed and occasionally frustrated fans. Though you knew he could score, shooting always seemed to be his last resort, even passing on the occasional breakaway. Even though everyone know he was looking to pass, his vision was such that defenders were often powerless to prevent him from…

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Comets Sign G Clay Witt

View image | gettyimages.com Last Friday (August 21st), the Utica Comets signed goaltender Clay Witt to an AHL contract. Witt, 23, recently finished a 5 year college stint at Northwestern in NCAA’s Div I league, where posted impressive numbers in some seasons and less than impressive numbers in others. His GAA and Save Percentage fluctuated wildly…

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CA’s All-Time Greatest Canucks Team: Kirk McLean

Kirk McLean arrived in Vancouver in a trade with New Jersey (the first trade for both Pat Quinn and Lou Lamoriello), arriving in Vancouver along with Greg Adams (the good one). Headed the other way was Patrick Sundstrom with some picks going either way as sweeteners.  This deal was the first of many that built the Canucks into…

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Why Jake Virtanen needs to play more disciplined hockey

Photo Source: Hitmen TV Broadcast February 11th, 2015 By now we all know that Vancouver Canucks top prospect Jake Virtanen is a beast (physically speaking, if not on the score sheet). He runs through players with ferocious velocity, he charges hard into the dirty areas, and he isn’t afraid to scrum it up either. In other…