Headshots November 9th

Thomas Drance
November 09 2011 02:37PM

 
The above image is courtesy HFboards user Chairman Maouth via TheStanchion.

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Mason Raymond has returned to practice following a gruesome injury in last years finals, and Jim Jamieson writes that he's looking pretty good at practice he's even apparently "snapping pucks into the top corner like he wasn't missing a beat." Wait, "snapping pucks... top corner?" Are we really sure Jim is talking about Mason Raymond here?

The Windsor Star covered Raymond's return, and decided to go with this headline "Everybody Hugs Raymond!" You can show yourself out Windsor Star.

You know how the Canucks are gutless whiners while the Blackhawks have hearts of champions and such? Well check out what Patrick Kane had to say about his roughing penalty from Sunday night's game, "It was probably a stupid penalty there, but I felt they were kind of doing that to me, so I didn’t really expect to be called on that one, to be honest with you. Guys like Kesler are following you around the ice slashing you and cross-checking you for about a minute, and I get a penalty for that. So that was a little disappointing." Well there you have it, Patrick Kane, whining at length about the sort of treatment that I'd describe as "run of the mill" for the Sedin twins. How good is that?

Tour de force stuff from Daniel Wagner over at PiTB debunking the "Sedins are Soft" myth. Turns out when the going gets tough, the Sedins get more dangerous. 

GIF BREAK: Woah deja vu! Clearly there is a glitch in the old matrix. via taylorpyatt.tumblr.com

Poor Lyle Richardson had to spend two whole paragraphs debunking the stupidity that is a Luongo to the Florida Panthers trade rumour. Have to feel for the guy, I bet he needed a couple of extra strength Tylenol after that one. 

Alex Edler has been on a nice run, and Henrik Sedin is eager to sing his praises to Jim Jamieson. One thing that isn't mentioned in the article: Edler has been putting up much of his points this season while adjusting (somewhat poorly, in my view) to playing the opposite side on the point. Pretty impressive stuff from the still young defenseman. 

Former Nucksmisconduct contributor, and all around good dude Ryan Blight writes about selling out his Canucks fandom in order to root for his home town Jets. In all seriousness, couldn't be happier for fans like Ryan.

Speaking of Nucksmisconduct, go vote for your favorite fail - is it Darcy Hordichuk, or Daniel Carcillo? I voted Hordichuk.

Finally Botch points out that, since the massive glove save on Ovechkin against the Caps, Luongo is sporting a .933 save percentage. Has he finally found his game? I guess we'll find out more tomorrow when the Canucks play the Kings. 

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Thomas Drance lives in Toronto, eats spicy food and writes about hockey. He is an NHL News Editor at theScore, the ex-managing editor of CanucksArmy.com and an opinionated blowhard to boot. You can follow him on twitter @thomasdrance.
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#1 Cam Charron
November 09 2011, 03:00PM
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I praise botch for his cherry-picking of statistics.

"Since Luongo started playing really good, Luongo's been playing really good."

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#2 Mantastic
November 09 2011, 04:33PM
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kane whining about a call or gillis calling a media conference whining about calls, hmmm i can see how that's so very similar.

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#3 antro
November 09 2011, 05:52PM
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@mantastic:

You missed the point, didn't you? The Hawks aren't supposed to do that sort of thing, b/c they supposedly have "hearts of champions". Only the Canucks are whiners, you see. No one else, not once, has ever whined about officiating.

I guess Patrick Kane is trying to show he wants a trade to the Canucks.

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#4 Ambassador humantorch
November 10 2011, 08:10AM
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"Turns out when the going gets tough, the Sedins get more dangerous."

Except, you know, during the Stanley Cup finals.

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#5 Mantastic
November 10 2011, 09:47AM
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@antro

miss what point? everyone has whined about a call, no one holds a presser to complain about one, well no one besides the canucks.

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