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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 4 vs. Senators 3 (OT)

After picking up four of six possible points in California, the Canucks return home on Remembrance Day to face the Ottawa Senators. Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.

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Today I Read: About Ference, Foolishness, and Fancy Stats

The NHL suspended Edmonton Oilers captain, Andrew Ference, for 3 games following his headshot on Zack Kassian. On its own, that probably sounds fair. But as Kerry Fraser notes, this isn’t Ference’s first run-in with NHL DoPS. In fact, he’s been suspended twice recently for dangerous hits – in other words, he’s exactly the league’s definition of a repeat offender.

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You Be The Judge: Should Alex Burrows be suspended?

Burrows’ hit on Emelin had all the trademarks of the kind of hit the NHL is trying to eliminate. Emelin was admiring his pass, which placed him in a vulnerable position, Burrows’ point of contact was high, and there were a couple of steamboats from the point that Emelin got rid of the puck to the point that Burrows hit him – the hit was high, the hit was late, and the hit was to a guy in a vulnerable position.

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Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Habs Fans and PK Subban

I’m back with my new and improved Clay’s Canucks Commentary.  I will be producing these video podcasts every week or two and sharing my views, opinions, and insights on the Vancouver Canucks.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 at Avalanche 7

The Canucks played their third game in four nights on Friday against the Avalanche in Denver, coming off a solid 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues just the night before. They beat an NHL team not from Alberta – wooooo! Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.

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Week One of the NHL in Pictures

There were a lot of things that changed from the last week of the 2013-2014 NHL season to the first week of the 2014-2015 season. And there was a lot that didn’t. Here’s a before-and-after breakdown in pictures.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 4 at Flames 2

The NHL is back, and so is #TGATT. The Canucks start their season on the road in Calgary with a new coach, a revamped roster and some renewed optimism.

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Pre-Preseason Edition

While Arsenio Hall’s talk show comeback was short-lived – it only lasted a year – I’m pleased to write this Arsenio-inspired feature on CHB for the 5th year. Every week, I’ll take a look at elements of the Canucks – whether it be games, incidents, players, and/or management – that may make us wonder and ask questions.

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CHB Countdown: Top 5 Reasons Why the Canucks Will Not Make the Playoffs

It is truly hard to pinpoint one reason why the Canucks will be on the outside looking in this spring. It would be unfair to blame their failures on one key thing. So I’m going to go ahead and name five. It’s been an abysmal year for the Canucks and unless some youth is injected into the lineup next season, we may be in store for a few more. The core which seemed so indestructible just two short years ago is imploding and many of the veterans seem nonchalant and indifferent to the failures of this season. Injuries took their toll and the team’s plethora...

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You Be The Judge: Nino Niederreiter’s “Good, Open Ice Hit” to the Head of Alex Burrows

If you want to get your blood boiling early on a Thursday morning, watch the Minnesota feed of Nino Niederreiter’s elbow to the head of Alex Burrows. “Ridiculous call”, they say. “Good, open ice hit”, they say. In terms of homer announcers, this one tops the charts. For all the heightened sensitivity to head shots and concussions and all that, the NHL, of course, agrees with them, and Niederreiter is scot-free and has been cleared to play in the Wild’s game tonight in St. Louis. In other words, the NHL has deemed his 2-minute trip to the box as sufficient...

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