Headshots August 23rd

Thomas Drance
August 23 2011 11:00AM

 

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Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up the freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

Ed Willes describes the scene at Rick Rypien's funeral, and talks to Mike Gillis about the teams opportunity to tell Rypien's story, and shed light on mental illness.

BarryMelroseRocks.com blogger "Loser Domi" bravely talks about Rypien's mental illness in the context of her own battles with depression. I'm very much convinced that our "closed" cultural attitude as regards depression is a major stumblingblock in the effort to treat the illness - so this is important stuff.

Lil' Wayne shouted out Rick Rypien at a recent concert in Montreal. Well played Weezy, well played. 

GIF BREAK: Here's Kesler hypnotically working out. Via sainthamhuis.tumblr.com:

Copper and Blue takes a look at the Futures Market for next years Cup Winner. The Canucks are favoured, but they're a terrible value bet at 6 to 1. I like the Sharks at 12-1, the Rangers at 40-1 and Buffalo at 30-1 (as value-bets, not as actual cup winners).

This five year old kid has memorized the call of the Canucks-Blackhawks game seven overtime... I'm impressed that he properly pronounced Hjalmarrsson and also, by how much better he is at this play-by-play thing than Jim Hughson:

 

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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
August 23 2011, 11:33AM
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Really? The Rangers and the Sabres? The best value bets would be in the cities that aren't traditional hockey powerhouses. A lot of Rangers and Sabres fans place bets on their teams regardless of the odds. I think St. Louis at 40/1 are better odds, and I think you'd get more value out of Tampa at 12/1.

Also, what are the futures odds for making the playoffs? I'd toss in $10 for Florida.

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#3 Marda
August 24 2011, 12:06AM
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I never thought that your blog would actually make me salivate.

Seeing that the Canucks are favored to win the cup makes me smile and anxious for the season to start. I believe it can happen.

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#4 Mantastic
August 24 2011, 10:41AM
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@Marda

the Canucks have been favoured to win the cup the past 3 seasons...

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#6 Mantastic
August 25 2011, 10:42AM
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@Thomas Drance

for some reason i included this season too, whoops! my bad but the past 2 seasons the canucks have been favoured by the odds to win the cup before the start of the season.

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