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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A decade’s worth of NHL Draft picks selected at 7th overall

With the NHL draft going down in a week, I wanted to take a look at the No. 7 overall picks from the past decade to get an idea of what player we can expect (hope for?) the Canucks to end up with. Obviously, it isn’t as simple as this because each draft is different,…

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WWYDW: Sven Baertschi, Restricted Free Agent

The Sedins are retiring, meaning this is now Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat’s team. The baton has been passed from two franchise legends to two promising youngsters who have had excellent starts to their NHL careers. That much is known already, but there are some players sort of stuck in limbo right now. One of those…

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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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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…