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Canucks Review and Preview: January 19 to January 27, 2013

Canucks Review and Preview: January 19 to January 27, 2013

Not many of us hockey fans thought we would see an NHL game this season, but thankfully, the NHL and NHLPA finally came to their senses, agreed on a new CBA, and we can finally get back to talking, complaining and chirping about our teams and rivalries.

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Canucks Release 2012/2013 Schedule and Five Must-See Games

Canucks Release 2012/2013 Schedule and Five Must-See Games

Because of the shortened season, Canucks fans, unfortunately, again won’t see the likes of Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos. Regardless, there are still some marquee match-ups on tap; here are 5 of them.

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Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot

Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot

Tom Wakefield gives his take on who should win some of the key NHL awards and takes a look at other issues around the league.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 Ducks 4 (SO)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 Ducks 4 (SO)

Elizabeth Moffat recaps the April 3 game between the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks in your tweets.

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Canucks Review and Preview: April 2 to April 8, 2012

Canucks Review and Preview: April 2 to April 8, 2012

Every week, Caylie King reviews the Canucks week that was and previews the Canucks week ahead.

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Out of Town Notebook: Dead Teams Walking

Out of Town Notebook: Dead Teams Walking

As we wind down the 2011-12 NHL season, it’s only fitting to take a moment and pay our respects to the “dearly departed” – those teams we know will be golfing in a couple of weeks. Here now is a quick look at each of the teams looking ahead to 2012-13 already,  in reverse order of today’s standings. Columbus Blue Jackets What went wrong: Pretty much everything. James Wisniewski’s 8-game suspension crippled the team out of the gate. Coach Scott Arniel tried switching his team’s approach from an aggressive to conservative style mid-season, but the results were too poor to save...

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Out of Town Notebook: They Paid Grabovski What?

Out of Town Notebook: They Paid Grabovski What?

It seems these days not a day goes by that there isn’t something about the mediocre Toronto Maple Leafs that’s making the headlines.  At first blush, the signing of Mikhail Grabovski to a five year, $27.5 million contract seems rather ludicrous. We’re talking about high-end salary for a streaky scorer that’s never put up 30-goals or 60 points.  But is the contract really that far out of whack? Let’s do this arbitration-style, and look at some comparables. Comparable #1: The 2004 NHL Entry Draft – Part 1 Grabovski was drafted 150th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2004 NHL...

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Out of Town Notebook: It’s Time Hitch Wins the Jack Adams

Out of Town Notebook: It’s Time Hitch Wins the Jack Adams

Ken Hitchcock has more than 500 wins, a .590 career winning percentange and a Stanley Cup to his credit. But he’s never won the Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year. With all due respect to the great work John Tortorella, Dan Bylsma, Kevin Dineen and Mike Babcock are doing with their respective teams, Hitchcock should win his first Jack Adams Award this year. The impact he’s had on the St. Louis Blues has been incredible. To illustrate this, let’s take a look at how each of this season’s coaching changes have played out. Ken Hitchcock Pre-hiring: St. Louis...

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Out of Town Notebook: The Four Worst Moves an NHL GM Can Make

Out of Town Notebook: The Four Worst Moves an NHL GM Can Make

With the NHL Trade deadline a little less than a month from now, speculation is heating up. Actually, that is a bit of an understatement. Speculation isn’t just heating up, it’s already reached a good rolling boil. We’ve entered the silly season of trade rumours people, where Ryan Getzlaf could be traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, you know, just ‘cuz. It’s not just fans or the media that can get swept up in the euphoria that is the trade talk. General Managers can too. With that in mind, here are the four worst trade decisions that could be made...

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Out of Town Notebook: The Real NHL Western Conference Standings Revisited

Out of Town Notebook: The Real NHL Western Conference Standings Revisited

At the end of the 20-game mark, I took a look at the “real” NHL standings in the East and West. Now that every team has played their 40th game, it’s time to even the playing field once again and see what’s really been going on in the NHL. Last time, I made special mention of a team’s special teams, goals for and goals against performance for the season. This time, to learn a bit more about an individual team’s strengths and weaknesses, each squad was ranked in six categories*: Goals for (GF) and shots-for (SHF) were chosen to evaluate...

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