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Thatcher Demko needs to show No. 1 potential for Canucks next season

There’s a number of storylines going into the 2019-20 season for the Vancouver Canucks; an anniversary celebration, a rebuilt supporting cast, and a draft pick bet placed on the team’s ability to make the postseason within the next two years. But one story flying under the radar heading into training camp in September surrounds the […]

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Fear the Fin

Cuda Corner: Wood, Suomela lead Worcester past Stockton in 2-1 victory

A lot has changed in the American Hockey League since the Worcester Sharks last took the ice, but there are three things that have remained the same: Roy Sommer, John McCarthy and on-ice success. The San Jose Barracuda, wearing the sweaters of the old Worcester Sharks franchise, pulled out a 2-1 win over the Stockton Heat yesterday […]

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Fear the Fin

Cuda Corner: Perron pots a pair as Barons shutdown Eagles 5-0

The Cleveland Barons had just one night to leave a lasting impression, and they sure made it count. On Sunday the San Jose Barracuda donned the sweaters of their predessors, the Cleveland Barons, and spanked the Colorado Eagles 5-0 in front of 5,000 strong in their first Affiliate Throwback Night at the SAP Center. Francis […]

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Barracuda at Roadrunners preview: To Helewka and Back

Luck is one of life’s strangest phenomenons. One day, everything is going right for you; the next day, you can’t even catch a single break. For the San Jose Barracuda, the bad luck finally hit last night, in the form of a 5-0 drubbing in Tucson at the hands (or…wings?) of the Roadrunners. Former Barracuda […]

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Fear the Fin

Heat at Barracuda preview: Red Hot

When the San Jose Barracuda and Stockton Heat meet for the fourth time this season at the SAP Center tonight, it’ll be a true litmus test for both teams. In the case of the ‘Cuda, it’s an opportunity to show their only regulation loss to this same Stockton squad two weeks ago was just an […]

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Cuda Corner: Weinger, Viel take charge as Barracuda trample Rampage 3-1

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The Sunday Crease

The Sunday Crease: Recapping (almost) every Canuck’s preseason

“Hey Lach, where was the Sunday Crease last week? I wanted immediate analysis on preseason hockey, something we all care very deeply about!” Yes, the Sunday Crease didn’t go up as planned last week, and that’s due to a couple different issues; a larger work schedule and poor time management on my own part led […]

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LITC Blog

Three Takeaways from Barracuda-Roadrunners Game 2

On Saturday I was one of the nearly 5,200 fans in attendance to watch the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda take down the Tucson Roadrunners 6-3 in Game 2 of their Pacific Division semifinal series. The minor league affiliates of the local San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes put on an intense back-and-forth affair, until the […]

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LITC Blog

Canucks signing of Thomas Vanek could be crucial to “Project Rebuild”

The Canucks signed veteran winger Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal worth $2 million yesterday, giving fans everywhere an existential crisis. “What are we? Are we rebuilding? Are we trying to compete for a Cup? Why are we here?” For what seems like a pretty straightforward signing at first glance, there’s lot to unpack considering […]

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LITC Blog

What if the Canucks moved their AHL team to Oakland?

As a Canucks fan living in California’s North Bay, my best chance to see the team is by making the two hour drive to San Jose. On my way down to the SAP Center, I always take the Richmond Bay Bridge and go through Oakland. The Oakland route isn’t nearly as scenic as going through […]