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Plays of the Week: July 16th-July 22nd

First things first, congratulations to Trevor Linden and his wife, Christina, on the birth of their son, Roman (and shout out to Squire Barnes for the announcement)!! It was quiet on the Canucks front this week, but all is forgiven. Miss an article? I’ve got you covered with our Plays of the Week! Weekly Features…

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Listen: JD Burke Talks Prospects, AHL/NHL Bubble Players, Horvat Contract

Canucks Army Managing Editor JD Burke joined Bro Jake and Jason Botchford on TSN 1040’s morning show to talk about some of the Canucks top prospects, including Jake Virtanen, Brock Boeser, and Olli Juolevi. LISTEN @JDylanBurke: Utica best place for Virtanen next year https://t.co/1dfjVtlNCZ — TSN Radio Vancouver (@TSN1040) July 21, 2017 Burke fielded a…

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Babych Please – July 21st, 2017

Settle in and listen to Jacob Markstrom sing “Uptown Girl”, check out Bo Horvat’s jeep, and get to know Sam Gagner. In honour of World Emoji Day, the Canucks played an emoji guessing game. Along with the aforementioned Jacob Markstrom Billy Joel impression, Ben Hutton sings some Drake, Chris Tanev might make a Fetty Wap…

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The Roundup

More ‘Leafs are already great’ articles, 5 things remain for Flames this summer, the best way to evaluate NHL players, ticket revenue’s, the CBA, Georges Laraque, Zack Kassian, Curtis Lazar  and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen

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Fun with the CBA! Minimum salaries and buried contracts

The dust has settled on free agent frenzy and the 2017-18 NHL season is just over the horizon. Albeit, a long horizon with plenty of sun filled days left to go. With that, there is some housekeeping that can be done in regards to salaries for the 2017-18 season. This isn’t new information but provides…

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WWYDW: Erik Gudbranson

  As far as content is concerned, we’ve reached the dog days of summer. That means I have to reach further and further for questions to ask our readers. So, unlike previous weeks, there was no impetus for today’s question other than my own idle curiosity. Expect this to be a theme for the next…

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Canucks Army Podcast – Episode 33 – 2017

After something of a break following the NHL Entry Draft and free agency, Satiar Shah and I went back into the studio to break down all the Canucks’ happenings in the last few weeks. We start with a conversation about the newest Canucks: Sam Gagner, Michael Del Zotto, Alexander Burmistrov, Patrick Wiercioch and Anders Nilsson….

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Mike Zalewski signs in Germany

Mike Zalewski has signed with the Straubing Tigers in the DEL today. His brother, Steve, will also play for the Tigers next season. The Canucks did not qualify Zalewski at the conclusion of the season, thus he was a UFA. The Canucks had signed Zalewski out of the NCAA near the end of the 2013-14…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: July 17th – Part Deux

@JDylanBurke Hey JD, can AHL contracts be terminated before their end dates? — Ole' Van Nuck Fan (@MyPavelsBured) July 16, 2017 I had to reach out to resident Collective Bargaining Agreement expert, Ryan Biech, to tackle this one. It’s his understanding that the team cannot buy out a standard player contract, but that they have…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: July 17th

Is the league going to un-retire 99 so Adam Gaudette can wear it? — Adam Laskaris (@adam_laskaris) July 16, 2017 Let’s be real — Adam Gaudette should be allowed to wear whatever number he wants. who is likely to announce a new contract first, @SatiarShah or @BoHorvat ? — Steven (@stevenfanfan) July 16, 2017 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯…

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Plays of the Week: July 9th-July 15th

It was another quiet week on the Canucks front, but one could certainly call it a week for the farm teams. With the Alaska Aces folding at the end of their season, the Canucks have gone back to familiarity in Kalamazoo, which is in Michigan if you weren’t aware. The Utica Comets’ Most Improved Player…