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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The flying skate jersey is back

It’ll be the Canucks 50th anniversary in 2019-20 and, to celebrate, the organization allowed fans to decide which jersey they should introduce as a throwback to be worn on select nights. They had three options — the Halloween V jersey, the flying skate, and the early 2000s Orca jersey — to choose from. The flying…

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CanucksArmy ‘Midterm’ Prospect Profiles #2: Thatcher Demko

Numbers Canucks fans have been antsy as they await Thatcher Demko for a few seasons now, hoping he’ll show up just in time to backstop the team through their revival as they enter the post-Sedin era. This past season, they finally got to see him in action, as he made his NHL debut to wind…

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CanucksArmy’s 2018 ‘Midterm’ Prospect Rankings: #8 Michael DiPietro

Numbers DiPietro surprised fans around the OHL when he split starts with Windsor’s veteran his first season for the Spitfires, but he’s transitioned seamlessly into the starting role full-time in the last two years. His numbers took a slight dip this year, moving from a .917 save percentage in all situations in 2016-17 to a…

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Year in Review: Anders Nilsson

The Vancouver Canucks took a gamble when they signed goaltender Anders Nilsson to a multi year deal this past summer, bringing him on board as a replacement for Ryan Miller alongside Jacob Markstrom. At best, he was expected to put up similar stats to his 2016-17 season with the Buffalo Sabres, where he was good…

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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…