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Canucks vs Bruins Game Preview – December 14, 2013

Image Courtesy: thescore.com

Image Courtesy: thescore.com

The Vancouver Canucks look to make it 7 wins in a row with a 7pm PST Saturday night match-up versus the dreaded Boston Bruins. The players are publicly saying that this is just another game on the schedule, but everyone knows this is Game 9! Let’s face it, the last regular season game (Game 8) vs the Bruins was quite likely the greatest regular season game in Canucks history and the hype for Saturday night’s game is unprecedented.

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Canucks vs Oilers Game Preview – December 13, 2013

Image courtesy of the Edmonton Sun

Image courtesy of the Edmonton Sun

The Canucks are back to face the Edmonton Oilers following a couple of days off that was spent taking hilarious pictures. How will they do against the proverbial bottom-feeders of the West? And will we even give a crap considering who is in town on Saturday? Read on to find out.

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Why we hate: the Boston Bruins

Why we hate.  An ongoing series analyzing the teams, players, and things that piss Canucks fans off the most. First up: the Boston Bruins.

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Zack Kassian needs to play with Henrik and Daniel Sedin

Image Courtesy: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Image Courtesy: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Zack Kassian had an excellent start to his first season as an NHL regular in 2013, scoring 6 points in 8 games. He did that playing primarily with the Sedins before being taken off the line by Alain Vigneault. After being taken off the line and amid rumours that Kassian was spending a little too much time enjoying the Vancouver nightlife, his production dropped off a cliff. He ended the season with fans and the organization wanting more.

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It’s time to re-sign Mike Santorelli

Image Courtesy: National Post

Image Courtesy: National Post

Mike Santorelli had a heck of game again on Sunday night against the Avalanche. The 27 year old Burnaby boy was named the first star (more importantly, he was given the Haida Gwaii hat) after scoring two goals and an assist, leading the Canucks to a 3-1 win over the Avs. Santorelli’s strong game is just the latest reason why the Canucks need to think about re-signing him as soon as possible. 

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The Twitter Life of Jeff Paterson

Courtesy straight.com

Courtesy straight.com

A week ago I wrote a brilliant piece to show how the Vancouver Sports Media is overly negative.  I thought I had put this topic to bed, but I started noticing an interesting trend with the tweets of Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) before and during the Canucks game vs the Colorado Avalanche.

It is funny because Paterson seems like a pretty reasonable fellow and it is well known to those who follow Jeff on twitter that he was just on vacation. He should be in a positive place in his life, but obviously not. I’ll let Jeff write this article for me.

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Canucks vs Hurricanes Game Preview – December 9, 2013

Courtesy hurricanes.nhl.com

Courtesy hurricanes.nhl.com

The Vancouver Canucks look to make it 5 straight wins in a row with a 7pm PST Monday night match-up vs the Carolina Hurricanes. These home games vs Eastern Conference opponents are must wins with the Canucks needing every point possible to stay competitive in the Pacific Division (aka – the Division of Death).

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Canucks vs Avalanche Game Preview – December 8, 2013

Image courtesy of Canucks.com

Image courtesy of Canucks.com

Despite blowing another lead in the third period, the Canucks managed to knock off the Coyotes to run their win streak to three games. Can they keep it going against the Avalanche? And will a Patrick Roy vs John Tortorella rivalry develop? Read on to find out.

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“Dale Weise can’t find his helmet” – NHL Revealed is going to be awesome

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The Canucks and Senators will be playing in the Heritage Classic at BC Place on March 2nd, as part of the NHL’s “stadium series”. As with the Winter Classic, the best part of the game isn’t the game at all. It’s the TV Show that accompanies the game. HBO 24/7 has been must watch television in the past, and it looks like we will get at least a portion of that for the Canucks and Senators. This week, the Canucks official YouTube channel unveiled a sneak peek:

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Canucks Prospect Round-up: Gaunce, Corrado, Grenier & Tommernes

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Welcome to the second edition of RobTheHockeyGuys’ prospect roundup. In this second edition, featuring a indepth look at Brendan Gaunce, as well as some other players in Utica that are making strides.

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