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Kassian rises to power, Canucks clutch first win

If Zack Kassian is still a 'young player learning the game' imagine how good he'll look in another few months or a year. If the 22-year old hadn't been on the ice last night against the Calgary...

Alain Vigneault's recipe for disaster

If there are silver linings perhaps the biggest one is this: There’s just enough time to fly Ryan Kesler to Lourdes and back before the Canucks next game on Wednesday night....

Canucks camp: second-line problems

Opening night against the Anaheim Ducks is less than four days away for the Canucks, and they’re already facing more question marks than fans during their abbreviated free-to-the-public on-ice...

Canucks and NHL face a gloriously chaotic half-season of extra pressure

Hockey Night in Canada announcer Bob Cole has never worked a game so dull or so meaningless that his natural excitability couldn't spruce it up a notch or two or twelve. But in a 2011 playoff series...

Worthless NHL lockout produces little change

It was always going to end this way, with cooperation and compromise begrudgingly conquering greed and bluster.  No one thought the process would take four months, or that the impetus for...

Despite dropping salary cap, Canucks have enviable options

News of gradual progress in the NHL collective bargaining talks continue to seep out, and one of the spicier nuggets this morning is the leagues proposal to grant two compliance buyouts per team...

Canucks could face sloppy shortened season when lockout ends

If and when the lockout ever ends, and teams race back to the ice with pulled hamstrings and exploding groins everywhere, it would be wise to temper expectations with regards to the local one....

The Pavel Bure collective memory has no clothes on

There comes a moment in the growth and maturity of something — person, sports franchise, anything — when idealism gives way to reality, and some degree of acceptance and understanding kicks in. Call...

Canucks' winger Kassian is a lockout 'winner'

As far as the Vancouver Canucks forward ranks go, Zack Kassian is clearly the principle up-and-comer—a young and plastering power forward with surprising quickness and gifted hands. At just 21 years...

NHL lockout is robbing Canucks fans of Sedins' finite superstardom

The mood around Vancouver with regard to the Canucks and how the NHL lockout effects them has been mixed, to say the least—the arguments full of caveat and asterisk and couched in maybes and what-ifs...
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