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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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Vancouver Canucks: deal or no deal?

As the Vancouver Canucks offence has shriveled up and gone AWOL there has been mounting pressure on Mike Gillis to make a deal; from both the “pretend” and real media alike, and even more so from the fans. The preferred target of any deal would of course be an impact forward that could play in […]

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Rob’s Thoughts: Cory Schneider and the goaltending soap opera returns to Vancouver

This article was also posted on VanCity Buzz. In the most anticipated Tuesday night Devils-Canucks game in history, Cory Schneider will play his first game against his old team and his old friend Roberto Luongo. It’s been just over three months since the Canucks traded Schneider for the ninth overall pick (Bo Horvat), which elevated […]

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Don’t cry for Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo spoke publicly for the first time today, sitting down with TSN’s James Duthie from his home in Florida. Luongo spoke very candidly and backed up most of the facts that Jason Botchford from the Province has been reporting on Twitter for months. The take-home message is that Luongo is not happy to be […]

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Cory Schneider Traded… City of Vancouver Freaks Out

The Roberto Luongo saga ended Sunday afternoon at the NHL entry draft with… Cory Schneider being traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for their first round draft pick (9th overall). Bet you didn’t see that one coming. I think most people’s reaction to the trading of Cory Schneider was “that’s it?”. Fans of […]

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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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Arguments I Hate: Mike Gillis Inherited This Team

Every now and then I like to dip into one of the prevailing narratives that surrounds the Canucks and disprove it in a little something I like to call: arguments I hate. Today’s argument I hate is that the Canucks have been successful despite Mike Gillis, not because of him. Under Mike Gillis’ reign as […]

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2013 Canucks Trade Deadline Preview – Defencemen Edition

With days left before the trade deadline, it’s clear to most that if the Canucks have designs on bringing the first Stanley Cup in team history home to Vancouver, they will need to do something. They have a need for a centre, which I outlined three days ago. That’s their primary need, but that’s not […]

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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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