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Canucks vs Islanders Game Preview – October 22, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in relatively unknown territory as they take on the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Canucks have not played in Long Island since early 2011 and will face a team that features one of the brightest young stars in the NHL, John Tavares. Last Game The Canucks […]

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Samuelsson Hurt, Grabner Re-called, and Everyone Hates Cooke

After calling the Canucks “Cup pretenders” last Friday, I must admit that I was starting to believe they were contenders with one of the most impressive outings of the season against the Senators on Saturday followed up by a 1st period knockout of the Calgary Flames the next day. But then came the Islanders game on Tuesday night. Now I’m not suggesting that Canucks fans should begin panicking about this team because of it, but it certainly didn’t help. Another thing that didn’t help was losing first star of the week, Mikael Samuelsson. He’ll be gone 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury or so we’re told (and we’ve been lied to before, see Dan Cloutier). With that said, here are a few random thoughts going through my head as the playoffs loom:

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