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Canucks Army Post-Game: NHL China Game #1

The first of the highly-anticipated NHL games in China took place early this morning. Attempting to grow the game of hockey and spark some interest in the Chinese market, the Canucks and Kings embraced the opportunity and put on a show. The Kings came out on top, defeating the Canucks 5-2. The Statistics Baertschi, Granlund:…

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CANUCKS ARMY PRESEASON GDT IV – CANUCKS @ KINGS (CHINA EDITION)

No more waiting. Hockey has arrived in Shanghai for the first-ever NHL game to be played in China. The Canucks have sent a veteran-heavy squad to show off their best players, yes, I said it. This is the first chance for Canucks fans with insomnia to see players like Thomas Vanek and Sam Gagner play…

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Canucks Army Post-Game: The Kids Comeback

Canucks go to Calgary; Defeat the Flames 5-3 The #Canucks score four unanswered goals to battle back from an early deficit and defeat the Flames in this @BudCanada Game in Two. pic.twitter.com/5oo6yjKAQj — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 21, 2017 It would have been easy for the Canucks to let this game slip from their clutches….

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Jakob Stukel cut from Canucks, returns to WHL

On Tuesday, the Canucks made a large round of cuts, sending six players back to Major Junior. On Wednesday, they made just one, pulling the scissors out on Jakob Stukel and sending him back to the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL.

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WWYDW:

Preseason games are well underway, and we’re rapidly approaching the regular season. This is the time that roster spots are earned, so let’s keep the question simple this week. What does your opening-night roster look like? Last week I asked: The Canucks have now signed two players to PTOs, Ryan White in late August and…

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CANUCKS ARMY PRESEASON GDT III – CANUCKS @ FLAMES

Well, things have been going OK lately. It is preseason after all, so none of these victories really matter. Of course, there’s only one to speak of, and somehow even that barely happened. The Golden Knights did a number on the baby Canucks who were handed their first loss of the exhibition circuit. Off they…

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Canucks reduce training camp roster by 6

With some pre-season games in the books, the inevitable camp cuts were soon to follow. That happened today as the Canucks assigned six players to their junior clubs this morning, the full press release is as follows: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reduced their pre-season…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: September 18

Does Virtanen look more confident and faster to you?does to me.Looks much improved. And still throwing a few big hits. Thoughts on his game? — Canucks/Jays (@CanucksJays) September 18, 2017 We need to be careful to avoid getting carried away when discussing Jake Virtanen’s hot start to the Canucks’ pre-season. There have been good moments,…

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Prospect Statistics Have Moved Far Beyond Looking at Point Totals

I, like many hockey nuts across Canada, have a subscription to the Athletic. It’s one of the few sports publications I’ve been willing to pay for, and that has a lot to do with their lineup of writers. Analytically oriented writers Tyler Dellow and Dom Luszczyszyn played a major role in that, not to mention…

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Is Derek Dorsett’s Roster Spot Safe?

Flashback to October 2016. Derek Dorsett absorbs a hit from the Kings’ Brayden McNabb, which he described as the moment his injury “first came to light.” Derek Dorsett left in the 2nd period and is not with the team to start the 3rd. pic.twitter.com/XjTMO3YqgB — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 23, 2016 In December, the Vancouver…