Headshots December 17th

Thomas Drance
January 17 2012 02:37PM

You can pick your friends...

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

Yesterday I wrote about the Canucks recent struggles, today Cam Charron fleshed the topic out more thoroughly over at Nucksmisconduct.

Daniel Wagner at Pass it to Bulis laments that the Kesler-Vigneault blood-feud never actually raised itself to the heated levels of a "spat."

Gordon Macintyre praises the newfound effectiveness of the second power-play unit. On a vaguely related note: one of my pet peeves is when teams use lumbering defenseman in net presence roles with the man-advantage. John Scott isn't going to become the next Luc Robitallie just because he's gigantic. It seems to me that using Burrows on the point is, to some extent, the inverse of that common tactical error. Burrows is one of the best net-presence players in the league, and I have to think that his talents are largely wasted on the point. Alain Vigneault knows what he's doing, but I can't help but think that if you're going to convert one Canucks forward to play the right side point on the power-play, doesn't the guy with the massive, accurate, right-handed slap-shot make more sense in that role than Burrows does?

GIF BREAK: Via Jannik-Hansen "A Wild Ballard Appears... Also you can see Gene Simmons' autograph on Hansen's stick"

Loved this Puck Daddy infographic of players who played more than one-thousand games for the same team. Trevor Linden is the only Canuck who makes the list for now, though both Sedin twins will join him at some point in the 2013-14 season (barring injury). Hopefully by the time they do, they'll have little red Stanley Cups beside their photos!

Roberto Luongo cuts a new public service announcement for Canuck Place. Please give if you're in a position to do so!

Finally, Harrison Mooney douses the dreams of the legions of Canucks fans who desperately hope that Shea Weber ends up in a Canucks jersey in the near future. Oh well, there's always Jason Garrison!

Thomas Drance lives in Toronto, eats spicy food and writes about hockey. He is the editor in chief of the Nation Network (a.k.a Overlord), and an opinionated blowhard to boot. You can follow him on twitter @thomasdrance.
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