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Bo Horvat and Valeri Nichushkin Interview Transcripts

  Q.  What was it like knowing that Vancouver traded to get you?  Did you know? BO HORVAT:  No, I had no idea, but anything can happen on Draft day. I’m over happy to be a part of the organization.  It’s an amazing organization, and I just can’t wait to get there and show them what I’ve got. […]

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Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks: The Saga Continues

By Ryan Kiray (@rkpitt406) The Roberto Luongo saga continues unabated in Vancouver, a full year after it first began. Despite flirtations with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers, at least, Canucks GM Mike Gillis has been unable to find a buyer for Luongo at his asking price. While Gillis has been (justifiably) berated for […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard on the Verge of Long-term Extension

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Earlier this week, MLive.com reported that the Detroit Red Wings and all-star goaltender Jimmy Howard are nearing a deal that would keep Howard in the winged wheel for six to seven years. The contract would average approximately $5 million per year. The story has since been picked up by several news […]

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Bobrovsky Traded to the Blue Jackets for Draft Picks

By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) In a deal confirmed by Darren Dreger of TSN, the Philadelphia Flyers have traded goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for draft picks. The Flyers acquired a second and fourth round pick (45th and 117th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft as well as a fourth […]

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Will Ryan Kesler’s injury and recovery time impact the Canucks offseason plan?

By Adam Graham (@adam_graham) Two weeks ago, the Vancouver Canucks were looking for answers to a disappointing early exit to the 2012 NHL playoffs and much of the negative spotlight was shining directly on Ryan Kesler. While Kesler was just one of many Canucks that didn’t live up to the expectations placed on them, when […]

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Vancouver Canucks: Why They Need to Win the Stanley Cup Now

  By Adam Graham (@adam_graham) Your time is now. It’s a common and somewhat overused phrase we hear a lot when it comes to our lives and the opportunities in front of us. Whether it comes from a song or a motivational speaker of some sort, it rings true in almost any aspect of life, […]

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Motor City: Replacing a Rival

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Last Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings and their fans celebrated the 15th anniversary of the team’s brawl with the Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena with a 7-2 drubbing of the Columbus Blue Jackets at home. That famous bloodbath pitted Igor Larionov against Peter Forsberg, Brendan Shanahan against Adam Foote, and […]

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Hodgson, Sulzer for Kassian, Gragnani: Where Does the Deadline Deal Leave the Canucks?

By Adam Graham (@adam_graham) On the most overhyped day of the year in the NHL, there were very few deals that raised even fewer eyebrows, except for in Vancouver. This is the home to the one and only deadline deal that shocked the hockey world in 2012. The Vancouver Canucks dealt their prized rookie Cody […]

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Detroit Red Wings: A Prospect Finally Makes the Team

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Thursday night, Detroit’s fourth round pick (132nd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft finally established himself on the big club. Kyle Quincey, who stands 6’2” and weighs 206 pounds, played in the winged wheel with Jonathan Ericsson at even strength and even saw some powerplay time. Quincey played with some jump as […]

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Streak Busters: Vancouver Canucks end Detroit Red Wings Home Winning Streak

(Getty images) By Adam Graham (@adam_graham) Last night’s matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings was circled on the calendar by many as the potential end to the Red Wings historic 23-game winning streak at home. Sure, the Red Wings also had to get past formidable opponents like their divisional rivals from […]

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