1. 20 Bold Predictions for the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    The regular season is complete, and that means it's time for another epic quest for the Stanley Cup. Will the Los Angeles Kings pull through with another dominant run, or will this ...

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  2. Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks: 7 Keys for Canucks to Win Playoff Series

    The Canucks ' season is now complete, and once again they have topped the Northwest Division. Their first-round rivals are the San Jose Sharks , who the Canucks toppled in five games ...

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  3. What the Vancouver Canucks Must Do to Hit Their Stride Going into the Playoffs

    The Vancouver Canucks have clinched the playoffs and are a lock to win the Northeast Division, but that's only the first step in what is hopefully a long journey to come...

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  4. 3 Vancouver Canucks Who Need to Get Hot During the Final Stretch

    The Vancouver Canucks have been playing well of late. However, there are a few players on the roster who haven't pulled their weight this season—and as we all know, every player needs to be on their A-game to take home the Stanley Cup...

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  5. Predicting Each Conference's Final Standings

    With the trade deadline passed, we now can generally predict which teams are going all in and which are backing down. With the current standings so close, anything could happen between now and the final day...

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  6. Vancouver Canucks: Time for a Change

    There were a lot of surprises at this year's trade deadline, but one of the biggest was that the Vancouver Canucks did not trade a goalie. In a presser with Roberto Luongo following the deadline, Luongo stated the obvious "my contract sucks...

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  7. Ranking the Vancouver Canucks' Biggest Needs at the 2013 Trade Deadline

    After acquiring center Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars early Tuesday, the Vancouver Canucks are in an unfavorable position with a remaining goalie controversy and little cap room heading into the next season, hinting that larger things are to come...

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  8. Pressure on for Vancouver Canucks' Mike Gillis, Alain Vigneault

    Heading into the homestretch of this shortened NHL season, Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis and head coach Alain Vigneault could be in a do-or-die scenario...

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  9. Vancouver Canucks: The Time to Trade Roberto Luongo Is Now

    It's now coming up on 11 months since the Vancouver Canucks' goalie controversy really heated up after Cory Schneider overtook Roberto Luongo in the playoffs...

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  10. Most Important Stories of March for the Vancouver Canucks

    With the April 3 trade deadline looming, March will likely be the month stories are made, questions are answered and issues are addressed. For the Vancouver Canucks , this means a number of storylines and players will be under the microscope...

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  11. How Will Manny Malhotra Be Remembered If He Never Plays Again?

    Mike Gillis and the Vancouver Canucks ' management recently pulled Manny Malhotra and placed him on the long-term injured reserve list due to deteriorating peripheral vision...

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  12. How the Vancouver Canucks Can Return to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013

    With six straight wins, the Vancouver Canucks have been one of the strongest teams in the league early this season...

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  13. Chicago Wolves: Jan. 21-27 Weekly Update

    In light of the NHL returning, I decided to skip the Chicago Wolves weekly update last week, but now that the NHL is getting back into the flow of things, we're back. When we last left off on Jan...

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  14. Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Predictions for the 2013 NHL Season

    Over the opening weekend, the Bleacher Report NHL Featured Columnists (or most of them), sent in their predictions for the 2013 season...

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  15. Chicago Wolves: Jan. 7-13 Weekly Update

    After picking up just three points out of a possible six, the Chicago Wolves entered the week of Jan. 7 with just two games on the slate—both against the Abbotsford Heat ( Calgary Flames ' farm team)...

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  16. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Items the Vancouver Canucks Need to Address

    The NHL lockout is finally over, after Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr (or their employers) shockingly realized that their egos are not worth hundreds of millions of dollars...

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  17. Chicago Wolves: Dec. 31-Jan. 6 Weekly Update

    The NHL Lockout has finally been resolved, giving me a constant flow of Canucks stories to cover. Not to worry, however, I'll still provide your weekly Wolves updates...

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  18. Vancouver Canucks: How Alex Edler's Back Injury Affects Him and the Team

    According to The Province , Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler has been removed from the injured reserve list and cleared for play after spending the past three months rehabilitating from a back injury...

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  19. Vancouver Canucks: Why the Lockout Could Benefit the Team

    We are now three-and-a-half months into the NHL lockout, and it finally feels as though an end is in sight. Assuming a deal will be done in time for a 48-game season beginning Jan...

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  20. Chicago Wolves: December 24-30 Weekly Update

    As of Dec. 23, the Chicago Wolves were tied for 10th in the West after numerous two-game weeks put them with considerable games in hand against the rest of the conference...

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  21. Chicago Wolves: December 17-23 Weekly Update

    When we left off last week , the Chicago Wolves had won three straight games, with the hot play of Matt Climie leading the way...

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  22. Chicago Wolves: December 10-16 Week in Review

    When we left off last week in the first installment of the Chicago Wolves ' Weekly update, the Wolves had gone 1-1 on the week, finishing in 11th place in the West...

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  23. NHL Lockout: 8 Ways to Approach the Issue of Contract Length & Cap Circumvention

    Back when there was still a significant monetary gap between the NHL and the NHLPA , it was hard to imagine that something like contractual rights would be an issue. But alas, the negotiators have surprised us again...

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  24. Chicago Wolves: December 3-9 Week in Review

    In light of this NHL lockout—which seems like it may never end—I will start covering the Chicago Wolves on a weekly basis for the remainder of the season...

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  25. Vancouver Canucks: The Franchise's 5 Most Untouchable Prospects

    The Vancouver Canucks , like any professional sports team, have numerous prospects playing for either their AHL farm team, the Chicago Wolves, or elsewhere in the world...

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