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Shaping Up The Off-Season and 15 Canucks Thoughts

Shaping Up The Off-Season and 15 Canucks Thoughts

Matt Lee shapes up next season in his 15 Canucks thoughts.

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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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Out of Town Notebook: Patrick Roy vs. Ken Dryden and the Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Out of Town Notebook: Patrick Roy vs. Ken Dryden and the Eastern Conference Playoff Race

The Globe and Mail report that Patrick Roy is waiting in the wings to take over the Montreal Canadiens after this season is not unexpected. Rumours for months have made it seem like a Quebec-centric bidding war has developed between the Habs and prospective Nordiques franchise over the services of Mr. Roy. Interestingly though, yesterday’s news turned my inbox into a debate over the merits of Patrick Roy. Not necessarily his merits behind the bench or in the executive suite, but on the ice. The question was – who was a better goalie, Ken Dryden or Patrick Roy? It’s the type...

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 4 Coyotes 5

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 4 Coyotes 5

Elizabeth Moffat recaps the March 14 game between the Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes in your tweets.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 Jets 2

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 Jets 2

Elizabeth Moffat recaps the March 8 game between the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets in your tweets.

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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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Canucks Review and Preview: March 5 to March 11, 2012

Canucks Review and Preview: March 5 to March 11, 2012

[Every week, Caylie King reviews the Canucks week that was and previews the Canucks week ahead.  You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing).] Despite taking 3 of a possible 6 points last week, it was a somewhat mediocre week for the Canucks as they won just 1 of their 3 games (1-1-1). After losing in a shootout against the hot Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday, the Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, in a battle of the top two teams in the Western Conference, at Rogers Arena. The game had all the feel of a great, defensive, playoff battle,...

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Out of Town Notebook: Picking Contenders out of Deadline Mix

Out of Town Notebook: Picking Contenders out of Deadline Mix

Let’s get this out of the way first. I’m still not convinced Columbus’ interest in dealing Rick Nash wasn’t a creation of TSN and Sportsnet. The two networks needed a big name to speculate about to drive up ratings for their annual Trade Deadline TV marathons. Sadly for those networks, Nash remains a Blue Jacket at least until the draft, where the hype will be built up all over again. I am giddy with anticipation (and by giddy I mean hitting my head with a shoe to make the idea of 24 hour coverage of “The Rick Nash Trade –...

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

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

Yesterday we took at look at the “real” Western Conference standings after 40 games. Here now is a look at the East. Remember, 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 a team’s offense; Shots-against (SHA) and goals against (GA) were chosen to evaluate a team’s defensive play; Five-on-five (5-on-5) was chosen to evaluate a team’s even-strength/system play; Save percentage (SVPCT) was chosen to evaluate the team’s goaltending performance. Teams were ranked and then put into groups of five,...

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Out of Town Notebook: Boogaard, Fisticuffs and NHL Realignment

Out of Town Notebook: Boogaard, Fisticuffs and NHL Realignment

Some quick thoughts on two issues dominating NHL talk right now: Derek Boogaard and Fighting in the NHL For anyone who’s been living under a rock, here’s the original New York Times story about the study of Derek Boogaard’s brain. The results of the study shouldn’t surprise anyone. If you’re a fighter, and you get punched in the head a lot, it’s logical the impact of these blows will have an effect on your brain and brain function. The larger issue here is that, as scientists continue to show conclusive evidence that hockey fights endanger the health of those involved,...

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