Vancouver Canucks Potential Moves

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The Vancouver Canucks potential moves are going to be influenced this year, more than in any other, by cash. Teams all through the NHL are feeling the hit from the novel coronavirus, and it’s going to show in deals and signings big and small. Vancouver Canucks Potential Moves A Book Balancing Act NHL owners who […] READ MORE


Why the Vancouver Canucks Can Learn From the Mark Scheifele Signing

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On Friday evening, the Mark Scheifele signing was announced. Scheifele will receive $49 million over the next eight years from the Winnipeg Jets. While Scheifele, 23, isn’t yet a household name like a Nathan MacKinnon (who also signed a big extension), he is among the most dynamic young centres the NHL has to offer – maybe […] READ MORE


Canucks' Jake Virtanen Suspended Two Games

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The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety decided early Wednesday that Vancouver Canucks’ forward Jake Virtanen would be suspended, without pay, for two games for interference against San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak.  The incident occurred in-game between the Canucks and Sharks on Tuesday, March 29th. About two minutes into the second period, Sharks’ […] READ MORE


WJHC: Canada's Reign Ends

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Canada’s record of 17 consecutive trips to the WJHC semi-finals ended in near-tears today. Their 6-5 defeat to host team Finland sealed their fate despite a tremendous showing by Maple Leafs top prospect Mitch Marner, among others. WJHC: Canada’s Reign Ends Nine minor penalties versus the best powerplay in the tournament, many of the retaliatory […] READ MORE



OTPP: Bruce Boudreau Hotseat, Stars Climb, and NHL Schedule Rant

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. This week on OTPP, Ben and Dave look at the Anaheim […] READ MORE



TSP: Vancouver Canucks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2015 edition of Top Shelf NHL Prospects.  As the summer progresses, I will be featuring each NHL team’s top prospects, following the order of the first round of the 2015 NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) —you can find all the articles here. Because we already published an extensive NHL Draft preview, […] READ MORE


Brayden Point Leads Canada to Showcase Win

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The following is a press release from Hockey Canada Brayden Point Leads Canada to Showcase Win CALGARY, Alta. – 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medallists Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, B.C./Calgary, WHL) put on a show at the Markin MacPhail Centre on Tuesday, combining for eight points in a […] READ MORE


Bottom Six Key to Canadian Success at the World Juniors

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In the five years since Canada last won a Gold medal at the World Junior Championships, dynasty has been replaced by denunciation. The second Canada is eliminated the theories about why things went wrong float to the surface. After five years of disappointment almost nothing has gone uncriticised: the coaching, the goaltending and the construction of the […] READ MORE