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Rob The Hockey Guy has moved to Vancity Buzz!

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We’re getting called up to the big league! That’s right, Rob The Hockey Guy is closing up shop and moving this blog to Vancity Buzz. As part of the deal I will become their new hockey editor. Please update your bookmarks: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/category/hockey/.

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Canucks vs Flames Game Preview – January 18, 2014

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Image courtesy of flames.nhl.com

The Canucks limp back into Rogers Arena to face the Calgary Flames after a catastrophic road trip in California. Are the underwhelming Flames the cure for what ails the Canucks? Or will Vancouver continue their slide into mediocracy? I honestly don’t care as long as they score more than one goal in the process.

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Canucks vs Coyotes Game Preview – January 16, 2013

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Image Courtesy: www.vancouverticket.com

The Vancouver Canucks play the second of back to back games vs the Phoenix Coyotes with a 6:00pm PST Thursday night tilt at Jobing.com Arena. This game will very likely feel and sound like a home game with quite a few Canucks fans in the crowd. The Canucks need to start picking up points against Pacific Division teams, specifically against those divisional opponents that are slumping.

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We are all Tortorella

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Image courtesy: thestar.com

It was like watching a WWE Royal Rumble when the Kings and “Burrard Street Bullies” went at it on Monday. By now, you have seen, heard and debated all of the incidents that took place, so I won’t rehash each one in detail here.

Was the game a moral victory? What exactly constitutes a “moral victory” anyway? Do we care?

What I would like to focus on is the fact that the Canucks have now officially taken on the personality of their new coach, John Tortorella. And I love it.

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Canucks vs Ducks Game Preview – January 15, 2014

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Sun

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Sun

The Canucks are back in Anaheim and looking to build off of the street fight team effort they displayed against the Los Angeles Kings. Will the Canucks be continue their “us against the world” mentality with another fight filled affair? Or will they revert back to the skilled team that hasn’t been able to consistently produce this season? Based on Monday’s game, I can’t wait to find out.

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Canucks vs Kings Game Preview – January 13, 2013

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Image Courtesy: www.nwsportsbeat.com

The Vancouver Canucks play the Los Angeles Kings for the 2nd time in less than two weeks with a Monday night 7:30pm tilt at Staples Center.  All Pacific Division games are important, but the Canucks will be sure to want to avenge an embarrassing 3-1 loss on January 4th. The Canucks were thoroughly dominated in the last two periods of that game and Captain Dipshit (aka Dustin Brown) accidentally on-purpose ran Roberto Luongo.

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Canucks vs Blues Game Preview – January 10, 2014

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Things don’t get any easier for the Canucks as they continue their stroll down Murderers’ Row with a Friday night date with the big bad Blues. 

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Fantasy Hockey Ruins Everything

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June 15th, 2011. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. One of the lowest, most depressing days of my life (and that’s saying something, because I have had some doozies). I made plans to watch the game in my friend Jesse’s downtown apartment, so that we would be nearby to join in the victory festivities. At the end of the second, when Patrice Bergeron netted his second of the game to put the Bruins up 3-0, it became apparent that the game had just become out of reach.

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Prospect Roundup: Horvat, Shinkaruk, Eriksson and Fox

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How well do you know your Vancouver Canucks prospects? Not well you say? Great, because it’s time for another edition of our (soon to be) world famous prospect roundup!

In this edition I will update you on Bo Horvat, Hunter Shinkaruk, Joacim Eriksson and Dane Fox.

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Team Canada Snubs and Question Marks

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As many of us hockey obsessed people witnessed on Tuesday morning, Hockey Canada finally selected its roster for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Although the management team, led by Steve Yzerman, did their very best to make us lose interest with a series of speeches from people we have never heard of, most of Canada still eagerly tuned in to see if their favourite players were going to be selected. While about 75% of the picks were predictable, Team Canada still managed to shock us with a couple of picks that were not anticipated. Now that the team has been announced and the smoke has cleared, we can begin second guessing from now until well after the Olympics have ended just like we did in 2010 (Stamkos should have been on that team damn it! Canada would have won…uhh…MORE GOLD!). I won’t waste time talking about the obvious choices like Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews because we always knew they were going to be there. I’m going to focus on those who were snubbed and those who are question marks.

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