1. NHL Trade Deadline: Did Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis' Trades Fill the Needs?

    At the trade deadline Canucks GM Mike Gillis, as he has stated on many an occasion, that he would not trade away Nucks draft choices for rental players, filled at least a depth position at defense...

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  2. Vancouver Canucks: Two Trades GM Mike Gillis Needs To Make

    With the possibility that Canucks top shut down defenseman Willie Mitchell might not play again this season due to recurring concussion like symptoms, it’s time for GM Mike Gillis to be aggressive ...

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  3. 2010 Winter Olympics: It's Raining Gold, Hallelujah!

    And on the final day of these Vancouver Winter Olympics, the Hockey Gods looked down on the city, the clouds parted and the sun shone...

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  4. Canada Over Slovakia: Just By a Hair Of Their Chinny, Chin, Chin

      Due to the time restraints of these Olympics, my following report is more in note form. First period, the best player on the ice was the grinding, hard working Brendan Morrow. He had three scoring chances, scored on one...

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  5. Canadian Women's Hockey Strikes Gold!

    It’s late at night and I’m just getting back from the celebration of the Canada vs. USA Women’s Gold Medal Game, in which Canada defeated the US 2-0...

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  6. It's Roberto Luongo's Time To Shine for Team Canada

    Well, maybe it wasn’t so much of a shine as a warm glow. Germany was not supposed to supply much in the way of an opposition, having one of the lowest scoring teams in this event, and they didn’t disappoint...

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  7. 2010 Winter Olympics: My Discussion with Olympic Great Alberto Tomba

    Laureus World Sports Academy and AIPS (International Sports Press Association) held a special media reception on Tuesday evening to celebrate the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver...

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  8. USA Beats Canada: On Any Given Sunday

    The USA win did not surprise me, as I voiced my concern in my previous article. This time, though, it was not about the slowness of the defense or the line combinations. It was about the will and drive of the speedy U...

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  9. Is Team Canada Good Enough for Gold?

    Let’s not push the panic button yet just because Team Canada needed to go to the shoot-out to secure the win over the trap-e-zoid Swiss team...

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  10. The Emotionally Rollercoaster Through Three Days at the Vancouver Olympics

    You had better grab a coffee and set some time aside to read this one. Day One - It started with a very early rising on Friday to make sure that I got to see the Olympic torch relay as it was only a half a block from where I live...

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  11. And Finally, That Special Day Has Arrived...Welcome To the Olympics, World

    It seems like only yesterday that Vancouver was awarded the Winter Olympic Games and here they are, ready to start tomorrow...

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  12. Caps and Penguins, What a Hockey Game!

    Here it was: around noon time in Washington and the place was rockin'! I couldn’t believe the atmosphere. It was like a playoff game as the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins met to do battle...

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  13. Evaulatuing Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis

    Okay let’s take the emotion out of this and look at it from a purely analytical hockey point of view. GM Mike Gillis took over from Dave Nonis who succeeded Brian Burke...

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  14. With Kovalchuk Gone, Who Do the Canucks Look At?

    Yes I know the Canucks were never in the mix, but that doesn't mean they don't need some help! In my last article, I made reference to the third line of Kyle Wellwood, Pavol Demitra and Steve Bernier...

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  15. Vancouver Canucks: Three Keys To a Successful Road Trip

    1. Special Teams—With the opposition having the last change, it is going to be ultra important to have the penalty kill do better than 81.6 percent (15th in the NHL)...

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  16. You Knew This Day Would Come for the Vancouver Canucks

    It’s like knowing that you have to go get that tooth extracted or a root canal and finally the day arrives. I’ve talked about it in the past, this “Road Trip Extraordinaire” ...

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  17. Is it Time To Consider Canucks Henrik Sedin for the Hart Trophy?

    For those of you that may have forgotten what the Hart Trophy is, it’s awarded annually to the player most valuable to his team. You would definitely have to say that Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin is that to his team...

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  18. Vancouver Canucks – St. Louis Blues - Trade in the Works?

    There is a rumour circulating in Vancouver, first aired on TEAM 1040 that the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks are looking at a trade that would involve Blues David Backes for Canucks goalie prospect, Cory Schnieder...

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  19. The IceMan's Rant on Violence in Hockey

    I've been sitting here thinking about what has happened to hockey with the violent tendencies and disrespect for fellow players...

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  20. HNIC's Ron McLean's take on Canucks Alex Burrows

    I realize this is a couple of days after it was aired but I only got to view it today, as the pub that I was at did not show it, so I was not aware of this until Sunday...

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  21. Vancouver Canucks: View From Behind the Bench

    Roberto Luongo is now zero for five on breakaways/shootouts against Calgary, Nashville, and now Minnesota. This disturbing trend of allowing first shots in puts the team in a hole, which in this league is not easy to climb out of...

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  22. Canucks' Alex Burrows Targeted by Ref Stephane Auger?

    Written - Jan.12 - I just couldn’t let this one pass, it was just too juicy. By now you will have all read or heard about what happened last night in the Canucks-Predators game...

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  23. Things Percolating after the Canucks vs. Calgary game

    For some of the readers, this next comparison might be before your time, but if you get a chance to watch them on the Hockey Classics Channel, take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers, then known as the “Broad Street Bullies...

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  24. And Now For the Vancouver Canucks' Second Half

    Well here we are heading into the second half of the season and all looks promising. You have Louie playing at the top of his game, scoring coming from two lines and sometimes the third line, and Henrik Sedin making a push to win the scoring title...

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  25. The IceMan's Rant: What Happened to Defense in the NHL?

    Nucks and Philly Written by: Larry “The Nucks IceMan” Johnson O.K. I’ve stayed quiet long enough. Forty games – nothing, calm and controlled, but now I’ve got to rant! What’s with ...

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