Headshots September 26th

Patrick Johnston
September 26 2012 04:43PM

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, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

It's from a year and a half ago, and it was made to commemorate the twins' draft day, but here's a slide show from The Province to celebrate their 32nd birthday.

Also from last year, here's a fun rundown of sporting twins, led off by some Swedish redheads and blonds.

The Canucks didn't skate at UBC today. Kevin Bieksa went fishing instead.

Plenty of noise being made about the Canucks bringing back Dan Cloutier. Much of the reaction seems to centre around how Clouts made sure, personally, to injure the egos of Canucks fans by being not good enough. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating there, but it's safe to say that he was the 2nd most controversial Canuck of the WCE era. Even if he didn't lead the team to glory, and broke our hearts more than once, blogger Simon Wilson doesn't think that should mean the Canucks shouldn't find out if he could be a good coach.

Mr. Canuck-who-never-really-was Steve Reinprecht is off to Germany.

When I was a kid (yes, the late 80s and early 90s were so long ago), there were hockey cards. And then there was my Panini sticker books. Hockey '88, with THREE images of Mario Lemieux on the cover was probably my favourite book of all time, until I was, I dunno, ten.

Actually, I was pretty partial to Grant Fuhr's mask on the cover of Hockey '87 too.

Either way, hockey stickers were the hype.

Harrison Mooney at Pass It To Bulis gives us a run down on Panini's work with a Ryan Kesler stick.

Finally, Bob McKenzie updates us on Frank Corrado's training camp status should the lockout end. Mr. "don't call me Frank" Corrado is on a particular list of drafted CHL Junior players who the Canucks will be permitted to recall to tryout for the team should the lockout come to an abrupt end on, say, Friday. Corrado is the only guy on the Canucks' list, which, strikes me as a bit odd. I'd have thought the Canucks would have wanted Brendan Gaunce to at least experience an NHL training camp and preseason. 

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Patrick Johnston is a Vancouver journalist. In addition to regular contributions here at Canucks Army, his work has appeared in The Province, Hockey Now and on the CBC. Check out his blog and other writing at http://johnstonwrites.wordpress.com or follow him on twitter: @risingaction
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#1 Jeff Angus
September 26 2012, 06:55PM
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Debbie downer:

Only 10 players in NHL history have 100+ point seasons at the age of 32 or older.

Gretzky, Esposito, Howe, Dionne, Jagr, Francis, Bucyk, Ratelle, Sakic and Alfredsson.

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#2 Dimitri Filipovic
September 26 2012, 09:43PM
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"Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny don't exist, either" - Jeff Angus

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