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Why We Hate: The Chicago Blackhawks

“Why we hate”: an ongoing series analyzing the teams, players, and things that piss Canucks fans off the most. Today’s edition is the Canucks opponent on Friday: the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Five ways to fix the Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks lost 3-2 in overtime on Monday night after outworking, out-shooting (39-22) and out-chancing the Kings. This was despite being the more desperate team, having home ice advantage and playing a backup goalie (albeit a capable backup who is red hot right now). After the most gut wrenching loss in recent memory last night […]

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Luongo is Superman/player of the game

After another undermanned, underwhelming, and only one power play chance (I am not counting those 13 seconds in OT, even if the NHL does), an interesting picture was posted by Dan Murphy on Twitter: Getting the feeling headband and superman shirt are for #canucks player of the game. http://twitter.yfrog.com/nyh6flpbj?sa=0 Looks to be the Canucks have […]

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Tortorella hates Twitter and I love that about him

So John Tortorella hates Twitter. Surprised? Of course not. Here’s what he had to say (courtesy of Ben Kuzma from the Province): It’s the most narcissistic thing I’ve ever seen. I’m not going to handcuff them and treat them like little kids. There’d better be no information come out of the locker room with that damn […]

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Can you handle the truth? Tony Gallagher is right about Roberto Luongo (minus the diva part)

    Tony Gallagher was the centre of a bit of controversy this week when he dropped the “diva” bomb on Roberto Luongo. His article titled “Gallagher: Time for Luongo to cut the diva routine” caused more than a little bit of anger towards Gallagher, who I’m sure is used to it by now. It […]

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Rob Predicts Team Canada Olympic Hockey Roster

With only 5 days remaining before 47 of Canada’s best hockey players convene in Calgary, I figured now would be a good time to give my thoughts to how Team Canada will look at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. This “camp” will not resemble a training camp by any means, but will […]

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Trading Roberto Luongo’s Contract

Roberto Luongo is a goalie. He gets paid a lot of money. The Canucks haven’t been able to trade him. Why? The answer to this question is far ranging, particularly if you don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of the NHL collective bargaining agreement. Luongo’s situation is a complex one, but lucky for you, […]

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Mike Gillis’ Big Money Contracts

It’s no secret that after two first round series exits, Mike Gillis is on the hot seat. He has fired his coach and any future failures will be on him. But lets not lose perspective here. The Canucks have undergone their most successful time (by a lot) in the time that Mike Gillis has been […]

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Playoff Time! Sharks vs Canucks 1st Round Preview

One year ago, the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings played each other in the final game of the regular season and the Sharks won 3-2, giving the Canucks the Kings in round 1. This year, the opposite happened. The Kings beat the Sharks in their final game (by the same 3-2 score) to […]

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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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