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Am I Excited For the 2013-2014 Canucks?  No, And Here’s Why

Am I Excited For the 2013-2014 Canucks? No, And Here’s Why

Leigh Ramsden September 16, 2013 21

Ward Perrin , PNG photoI’ve been wrestling with the dilemma of how to organize my thoughts on the upcoming Canucks season for a couple of weeks now.  Certainly there was some intrigue this offseason,

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Canucks Finally Pull The Plug On Vigneault, Gillis Plans Next Move

Canucks Finally Pull The Plug On Vigneault, Gillis Plans Next Move

Leigh Ramsden May 23, 2013 15

After a painstaking process where the end result was obvious to all observers of the Vancouver Canucks, finally GM Mike Gillis dropped the guillotine on longtime coach, Alain Vigneault.  Also removed from duty today

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Canucks Versus Sharks – First Round Playoff Preview

Canucks Versus Sharks – First Round Playoff Preview

Leigh Ramsden May 1, 2013 15

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images The Canucks finished off their regular season campaign last Saturday night, icing a shorthanded squad against the Edmonton Oilers.  A late third period collapse sealed the Canucks’ fate

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Canucks Pre-Playoff Musings

Canucks Pre-Playoff Musings

Leigh Ramsden April 30, 2013 9

As I’m sitting around tonight trying to sort out my thoughts on this Vancouver/San Jose series, I thought I’d comment on a few of the goings on around the Canucks as they head into

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Outlook – How The Canucks Stack Up In the Western Conference

Outlook – How The Canucks Stack Up In the Western Conference

Leigh Ramsden April 22, 2013 17

Last night, I attended what was possibly the most boring, uneventful Canucks game in my recent memory.  The Canucks took on their old-time nemesis, the Detroit Red Wings.  As I’m sure you know, the

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As The Luongo Turns – What Do The Canucks Do Now?

As The Luongo Turns – What Do The Canucks Do Now?

Leigh Ramsden April 4, 2013 4

We have discussed the role the Leafs have played in this Roberto Luongo saga since last spring, and since it appears the most logical dance partner has left the building (hopefully for good), the Canucks

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As The Luongo Turns – Gauging The Maple Leafs’ True Interest

As The Luongo Turns – Gauging The Maple Leafs’ True Interest

Leigh Ramsden April 4, 2013 11

The Vancouver Canucks had one major goal on NHL trade deadline day – move Roberto Luongo out in order to finally solve the goaltender conundrum they are in.  Unfortunately, for a myriad reasons, Canucks’

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The Canucks At The Halfway (plus one) Pole, Part II – The Recent Slump

The Canucks At The Halfway (plus one) Pole, Part II – The Recent Slump

Leigh Ramsden March 13, 2013 2

Yesterday, just prior to the Canucks beginning their second half, I wrote about how the Canucks’ power play woes were perhaps the biggest story from the first half of the season.  I noted that the

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The Canucks At The Halfway Pole, Part I – Power Play Woes

The Canucks At The Halfway Pole, Part I – Power Play Woes

Leigh Ramsden March 12, 2013 4

The Vancouver Canucks’ last game on Sunday night against the Minnesota Wild was the 24th game on the schedule, marking the halfway point in Gary Bettman’s abbreviated (2012)/2013 NHL season. Normally by the halfway point

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Canucks’ Gillis and Gilman Sighted in Washington – Smoke To This Fire?

Canucks’ Gillis and Gilman Sighted in Washington – Smoke To This Fire?

Leigh Ramsden February 3, 2013 6

During Sunday morning’s game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks’ GM Mike Gillis and Assistant GM Laurence Gilman were spotted at the rink (click link for video).  I won’t post sources

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