Are the Canucks Changing Their Trade Deadline Tune?

J.D. Burke
February 08 2017 11:00AM

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This deadline was shaping up to be one of the least compelling in recent memory for the Vancouver Canucks. That was the original game plan, anyways. 

Going as far back as December, Canucks General Manager Jim Benning indicated to The Province's Jason Botchford that he wanted the market aware he has no desire to ask players to waive their no-trade clauses to facilitate trades for the March 1st deadline. Taking Benning at his word (which we generally can), that indicated the Canucks would forego selling assets at this year's deadline.

The Canucks also made public their desire to not part with picks at this year's deadline, assuaging the concerns of a fan base biting their nails amidst the possibility of a mortgaged future for two home playoff games. If they're not trading draft picks, they haven't much else in their quiver to bring in secondary scoring for the home stretch.

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NHLN Notebook: The Bruins look lost, Claude Julien Fired, Islanders on the rise under Doug Weight

Cam Lewis
February 08 2017 07:30AM

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The Boston Bruins fired head coach Claude Julien and did so in a way that made the organization look as classless as possible. On the other side of that coin, the Islanders have gone on fire since firing Jack Capuano and replacing him with Doug Weight. 

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NHLN Power Rankings: Feb. 7, 2017

Scott Maxwell
February 07 2017 07:13PM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.

Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).

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Watch the Game Episode 25: Evaluating Royalty with Jesse Cohen

Watch The Game Podcast
February 07 2017 03:32PM

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Sam was joined by Jesse Cohen from All the Kings Men, the official podcast of the L.A. Kings to talk about Jeff Carter, Peter Budaj, Jonathan Quick, Daryl Sutter and Dean Lombardi. After that, Cam and Adam came on the line to banter about the Eastern Conference playoff picture after the Bruins dismissed Claude Julien. 

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#NationDubs - Episode 1

Nation World HQ
February 07 2017 07:00AM

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The pulse of hockey introduces the first episode of NationDubs.

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