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November Deep Dive

#458728310 / gettyimages.com If there is a hockey god, my prayer to him or her would be for November to never end. Make no mistake about it, I want to live in a world where Jannik Hansen can score a hat trick and Luca Sbisa can run through Patrick Kane like bad food court sushi….

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Cap Crunch: How a Weak Canadian Dollar Will Put NHL Teams in a Tough Position

#454399987 / gettyimages.com Going into the 2014 offseason, most teams were expecting a salary cap north of $70M. However, due to a weaker than expected Canadian dollar, the cap ended up at $69M. This caught many NHL executives scrambling and in the aftermath team were forced to players like Linden Vey, Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy…

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Canucks Deep Dive: October in Review

#456885212 / gettyimages.com With the month of October now behind us, it’s a good time to take a step back and have a look at how Vancouver’s opening 10 games of the season went. The Canucks may have gone 7-3-0, but there is still lots of room for improvement. Read past the jump for a look back…

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Adjusted Plus-Minus: Measuring Defensive Effectiveness

#468441193 / gettyimages.com Alex Edler: actually pretty good at preventing quality shots Most people in the stats community dislike plus-minus, but my feelings are much stronger than that. I loathe plus-minus. It’s personal. The draft for my keeper league hockey pool was about to start and I was considering taking a flyer on a young…

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Canucks Army Player Previews: Ryan Stanton

#485083105 / gettyimages.com It’s been six months since Mike Gillis was relieved of his position as general manager. Now that we’ve had a bit of time to put away our pitchforks until next spring and reflect on his tenure, it is becoming clear that the Gillis era was the Golden Age of Vancouver Canucks hockey….