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BC Place to host a Canucks game in 2014

It appears the NHL doesn’t think you can have too much of a good thing. The annual Winter Classic held every year on New Year’s Day has been a huge success for the National Hockey League, and there have been rumblings for years that they want to add more outdoor games each year. If reports […]

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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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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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Three Steps to End the NHL Lockout

Just over a month ago I wrote about the NHL lockout, brimming with positivity, believing that it would end and we would get to see NHL hockey this season. Well, I’m still positive, but this time I’m also angry. I still believe there will be NHL hockey this season. The owners and players are simply […]

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Will there be an NHL season? Rob thinks so

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the NHL lockout. Almost two months in fact. But in case our loyal readership is wondering, yes, I’m keeping a close eye on the proceedings. And I’m feeling positive. Lets skip the whole outrage thing. Everyone’s mad that there’s no hockey and so am I. Lets just […]

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Dale Weise Signs Overseas

According to Jon Keen (@JonKeenNLSports) Vancouver Canucks winger and all-star twitter user Dale Weise has signed to play in Tilburg in the Dutch Pro League. In any event Weise is headed overseas, the first of the Canucks to do so. Hopefully his “hash and whores” mantra keeps him over there. This is as sad as […]

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The 2012 NHL Lockout Explained

For those of you looking for a bit of clarity on why a bunch of millionaires and billionaires are arguing over who gets the bigger piece of the NHL pie, listen up! For Rob the Hockey Guy is back (I’ll try not to refer to myself in the third person ever again). It’s been a […]

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Seattle could be getting a new arena… and an NHL Team in the near future

There is some interesting news this week concerning the NHL possibly moving the Phoenix Coyotes to Seattle this week. More from the Vancouver Sun: That was the puck chatter north and south of the border, after an article appeared in the Seattle Times over the weekend, stating talks between city staff and San Francisco multimillionaire […]

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Watch the Final Episode of HBO 24/7 Rangers-Flyers Right Here!

The final episode of 24/7 Rangers-Flyers is another beauty. The Winter Classic is played during this episode, which featured Ilya Bryzgalov sitting on the bench with his thermos full of tea, and Mike Rupp doing his best Jaromir Jagr impression. Enjoy!

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