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Drawing the line for Vancouver's Canucks.

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Playing With Fire; Game Preview

As a Canucks fan, I find today’s matchup against the Calgary Flames a terrifying prospect. Both teams come into this northwest division undercard tilt as so-far disappointments – moreso Vancouver considering their (topical) two-term President’s trophies – that really need a win to salvage their reputations as television entertainment. Given a cage match between the two opponents, I see Vancouver as a bruised tactician on their stepping-stone, gimme fight against a schizophrenic swing-for-th

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2013 Season Preview

Hey guys, this is my first post of the season previewing my take on what'll happen before camp. You can read the full version with links and pictures on my blog @ Hash Mark Hax. Otherwise, here's simply the text. Had I been told last January I’d be preparing a season preview in the next, I wouldn’t have believed it. Or maybe I would’ve, who knows, the lockout’s ruined time and space for a lot of people. Thankfully, with the new CBA impending ratification (a word I assume means Gary Bettman

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End Of A Year-A

Forty-one years since the Vancouver Canucks’ conception, the franchise finds itself being asked the same question: what has to change for next year? Rabblerousers will look at this team’s early playoff exit as an end of an era beginning from the top to the very bottom, or metaphorically, from Mike Gillis to Roberto Luongo, of whom have both seen their Vancouver careers run from heralded saviour to social pariah. These people have the “what have you done for me lately” mentality, and while I

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Big Fish

The San Choké Sharks (wait for it, unbiased journalism) are rapidly becoming Vancouver’s arch-nemeses (according to everyone outside of St. Paul), largely in part because of resident Carcharodon carcharias Joe Thornton’s crazy antics. This is a welcome rivalry for Canucks fans for a number of less intrusive reasons. Read more @ Hash Mark Hax!

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Vancouver: 0, Vegas: 2

Thursday night saw the Vancouver Canucks lose their second straight contest to a team whose play has been so poor that they’ve earned “terrible pun moniker” status. How could this happen? A possible reason why the ‘nucks lost this game has to be because the NHL officials are obviously biased. They made that clear by allowing six Hurr-durr-icane man-advantages, otherwise making non-calls and swallowing their whistles (Vancouver had one 1:43-minute opportunity) throughout the contest.

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Haha, No Offence

As another west coast evening comes to an end, British Columbian hockey fans (AKA the 99% haha – wait, people are still talking about that, right?) retire to bed respited with their Canucks. The top unit forwards are connecting as they should, with Daniel Sedin and Alexandre Burrows tied for the team lead in goals scored at nine while brother Henrik has quietly amassed eight, himself. That sounds about right. The point of discussion that spurred this post is that Vancouver's t

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Ryan Kesler is an Altered Beast

During level two of the 2010-11 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ryan Kesler emerged as the “beast”, a moniker derived from his superhuman efforts against the Nashville Predators. Since returning to his roster spot after offseason hip surgery however, Kesler’s been anything but feral, posting only eight points in fifteen games (on pace for just over half of last season’s total) while going minus-3. His shooting percentage has gone down by a staggering 10.5% while the fans mumble slurs in shades o

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Here We Chicago Again

When the bronze statue of Roger Nielson – he of the white towel mock surrender – was revealed last spring at Rogers Arena, it was supposed to ensconce the determination and integrity of the team and organization into an identity which future generations of fans and renditions of teams could rally behind. On Wednesday, both the team and the fans missed that point entirely. With a 9-9-1 record nearly a quarter of the way through the 2011-12 campaign, it’s fair to say that last year

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Facin' Mason

Mason Raymond made some noise in Vancouver today by skating with the Canucks for the first time since game six of the Stanley Cup Finals. Raymond was projected to return to the roster for late November, but the news that he’s already skating with the team – in contact drills, no less – has the armchair Mike Gillises (Gillis’s? Gillii?) worked into a frenzy. Or as far as any creature on CDC can tell, just another day. While Raymond’s progress has come as surprising, don’t expect th

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