Voices of the Nation

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Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…

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No NHLers at the Olympics

The NHL announced this afternoon that they will not be participating in the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang. Surprised? We probably shouldn’t be.

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A New World is Coming

Much like with any home, there comes a time when you have to throw some paint on the walls, replace broken fixtures, pull up the carpet, Febreze the place and do whatever you can to upgrade your living space. Why am I talking about renovations on a sports website? Well… Because, today, I’m here to tell…

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There are a lot of former Canucks on Team Canada’s Olympic roster

Team Canada announced its Spengler Cup roster today for the Winter Olympics that are set to begin next month in PeyongChang, South Korea. Since NHL players aren’t allowed to play in the tournament, the roster is, uh, predictably loaded with names you wouldn’t expect to see representing Canada on the biggest stage.

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Around The Pacific: The, uh, Golden Knights are in first now

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. After a big week, the Vegas Golden Knights have taken control of first place in the Pacific Division. And they’re actually playing well! Elsewhere, the Flames welcomed in a new goalie, a Canucks rookie joined…

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McKenzie: Canucks set to hire Green as new head coach

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and barring set backs, the Vancouver Canucks are set to sign Travis Green as the team’s 19th head coach in franchise history. VAN close to finalizing contract with Travis Green to be new head coach. Assuming no last-minute hiccups, announcement in next day or two. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April…

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Canucks fire Desjardins

VAN has fired Willie Desjardins as head coach. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 10, 2017 According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Willie Desjardins has been fired as the Canucks head coach. The move comes one day after the Canucks finished with a lowly 30-43-9 record, which landed them as the second worst team in the NHL….

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Baerstchi to miss remaining two games with neck injury

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Sven Baertschi will miss the remaining two games of the season due to an upper body/neck injury. Willie Desjardins said he doesn’t believe surgery will be required. Sven Baertschi left Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes in the third period and was brought back to Vancouver for re-evaluation. The…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Loui Loui

Happy Loui Eriksson resurgence day, everyone! The Vancouver Canucks came into their Sunday night matchup with the hint of a turnaround in the air. The team had dropped five straight after trouncing the Corey Crawford-less Chicago Blackhawks on December 28th, but showed they were back in business on Friday with a heady 5-2 victory over…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Dowd they go in 4-3 loss to LA Kings

A mere two nights ago, the Canucks took heady advantage of a severely underperforming Chicago Blackhawks roster, coming out of the gate after the holiday break with a fun, goal-filled 5-2 win to shake off the rust. The good times can only last so long, though; despite some good moments here and there from the…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Canada 8 – 0 Denmark

Team Canada may have dropped a sloppy comeback loss to Team USA in their outdoor game yesterday – but who cares, when you’ve just clinched the top spot in Group A? Canada managed an absolute beatdown on Denmark on Saturday evening, pulling off a merciless 8-0 shutout win over the fringe hockey country with goals…

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The Nation Notebook: Roster Cuts, St. Louis Injuries, and PTOs.

‎The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The regular season is just a few days away. Some 2017 draftees, including Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, are on track to make their NHL rosters. Jaromir Jagr…