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2013 Canucks Trade Deadline Preview – Third Line Centre

With just over one week before the NHL’s April 3rd trade deadline, now is as good a time as ever to look at potential players that Mike Gillis and the Canucks front office may be targeting. The Canucks are in the mix with a bunch of teams in the middle of the pack right now. […]

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I still don’t like the Cody Hodgson trade

It’s been over a year since the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade, and I’m still not happy about it. I have noticed that there’s an increasingly large faction on Twitter that is trying to re-write history, trying to dismiss Hodgson’s strong play from last season despite what we all saw. Nobody criticized his play […]

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What’s wrong with this team?

The Canucks are officially at the halfway mark of this lockout shortened season and something is clearly wrong with this team. This doesn’t resemble the team that won two straight President’s Trophies. Something is missing from the 2010-11 team that showed so much moxie, so much swagger, and more importantly, so much talent until it […]

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NHL division realignment sounds like a lot of fun

The NHL has proposed division realignment for next season and as long as the NHLPA doesn’t decide to block it (again), we will see a fresh new look to the league next season. The new plan is tweaked a bit from the plan we thought we were going to get when it was announced in […]

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AV’s Shootout Strategy Needs Some Help

Thanks to sweet moves of Zack Kassian in the shootout last night, the Canucks won their first game of the season. One question though, why did head coach Alain Vigneault wait until the fifth round to use Zack Kassian? This may sound like 20/20 hindsight, but there’s no way that Kassian should have been the […]

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GAME ON! Canucks 2013 season preview

We’ve waited a long time for this… The Canucks open their season tonight against the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena! So what can we expect this year? Thus far, predictions have been wide ranging. There are some still picking the Canucks to go to the Stanley Cup final, while others are predicting that they will […]

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Kesler and Booth injured to start season, local media overreact

The Canucks got some more bad news the other day, learning that David Booth has a pulled groin and will be out of the lineup for 4 to 6 weeks. That’s coupled with Ryan Kesler’s injury, to which we don’t know when he will be back. This news has sparked people to completely overreact, wondering […]

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Philadelphia Flyers interested in Roberto Luongo

The Roberto Luongo trade rumours are in full force. Previously I’ve looked at the possibility of Luongo heading to Toronto, Edmonton, Florida and Chicago. Until today, I have not thought about the possibility of Luongo in the orange and black of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Luongo to Philadelphia rumour heated up today after TSN’s James […]

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Roberto Luongo Trade Rumour – Toronto Maple Leafs Edition

It’s been a slow past few months here at RobTheHockeyGuy, but we are BACK! Though the season isn’t scheduled to start until January 19th, we have actual hockey news to talk about! And none more interesting than the news out of Toronto today: Brian Burke has been fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is […]

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Is Steve Pinizzotto the next Jason King? A lesson for locked out players

Remember Jason King? The unheralded 7th round pick from Corner Brook, Newfoundland was a pleasant surprise for the Vancouver Canucks in the early 2000s. After one and a half impressive seasons with the Manitoba Moose, King was solidifying a role in the NHL during the 2003-04 season. At age 22, he played 47 games for […]

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