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Coach Willie shuffles third, fourth lines heading into Big D

Canuck coach Willie Desjardins doesn’t plan to change his 12 forwards for the game Tuesday in Dallas but he is planning to shuffle his third and fourth lines. 268 more words


Zack Kassian Is NOT Todd Bertuzzi

Well the title is really all I need on this but for kicks, lets keep reading. Zack Kassian was brought in to Vancouver to be the beef. 519 more words


Despite limited ice time, Hansen lauds Desjardins the teacher over tough-love Tortorella

Labels have stuck like glue to Jannik Hansen during a roller-coaster career that has plummeted to the low of fourth-line anonymity. Confusing is one apt moniker. 880 more words

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Flames park Wideman after rough outing vs. Canucks

Dennis Wideman’s campaign isn’t off to a great start.

The Calgary blueliner — and the club’s highest-paid player — won’t play on Thursday night versus Edmonton after he had a tough go against Vancouver last night. 187 more words

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Canucks Hat Trick: Gallagher on Kassian's break, the fourth line and those wacky ref cams

It isn’t often that a coach will change his lineup after a victory, but Willie Desjardins may want to take a look at his fourth line and perhaps consider some alterations. 659 more words

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It wasn't pretty, but Canucks find a way to get Desjardins first win as NHL bench boss

CALGARY — Willie Desjardins could have got lost in the moment.

When the rookie NHL head coach was reminded Wednesday morning of his long ascent from being a centre and captain for Dave King at the University of Saskatchewan — winning a national championship and playing in the dungeon known as Rutherford Rink before it was upgraded — he didn’t drift back to the late 1970s. 468 more words

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Canucks Hat Trick: Three thoughts prior to the season opener in Calgary on Wednesday

1. Chris Tanev finally gets a shot on the Canucks power play. Some will guffaw at this idea, while others of us will wonder what took so long. 414 more words

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