Afternoon Headshots: February 12th

Thomas Drance
February 12 2013 03:47PM

 
Luongo and Schneider compete in the hardest shot competition at Superskills.
Image via Clay Imoo

Jordan Bowman wants Jordan Schroeder to get a new number to replace the #45 Canucks sweater he's been wearing so far this season. He suggests that Jordan Schroeder should wear the number 18, which is what the diminutive centreman has worn as a Chicago Wolves forward the past couple of years. In college and for Team USA at the World Junior Championships, however, Schroeder wore the number 19. He can't wear the #19 on the Canucks for obvious reasons, so I think he should wait to make the team on a full-time basis and then go with the reciprocal and sport the number 91. [Legion of Blog]

The Canucks have signed a ten year "multi-platform broadcast" extension with Rogers Sportsnet. [Sportsnet]

Dan Murphy talks to Canucks skaters about the ten-year extension with Rogers, and Roberto Luongo mocks his own life-time contract with a banger quip: "you have to be insane to sign someone to a deal that long!" [Youtube]

Speaking of @Strombone1, Mike Gillis had some good insight into Roberto Luongo's personal growth and his use of Twitter when he appeared on the Fan 590 with Doug MacLean and Nick Kypreos today. [Fan590]

Here are Gillis' comments about @strombone1 (transcription my own):

"You know it's funny because we've been talking about [the impact of @strombone1 on the public's perception of Luongo] a lot, and I think what's happened is that he's just got got more comfortable, and this is who he is. He's always been funny, he's always had a great sense of humour. I think he just resigned himself to be the way he is. It's fantastic. Everyone out here loves it. He's shown and exposed a side of himself that a lot of people probably didn't think he had, and you know, we're enjoying it too. He's got a great sense of humour, he's pretty funny, some of the stuff can push the limits a little bit, but nah he's just being himself." 

With Henrik Sedin poised to shatter Markus Naslund's franchise points record, the Modo General Manager talks to Jim Jamieson about Henrik Sedin's accomplishments. [The Province

Iain Macintyre also has a take about Henrik Sedin's upcoming milestone in the Vancouver Sun. The most interesting news from Macintyre's take is buried in the eighth paragraph, though Macintyre obviously knew that it was a newsy item since he tweeted out the direct quote from Henrik regarding the possibility of signing an extension with the Canucks (Henrik's contract expires following the '13-14 NHL season, so the two sides can begin to talk extension this summer):

I'll certainly be curious to see how those negotiations go, especially since the Sedins have been massively underpaid over the course of their current deals. All I'll say is that hopefully the Canucks don't "work to a deadline" again - I'm not sure my heart can take it - and instead sort out extensions for the twins this summer. [Vancouver Sun]

PitB chronicles one fan's parodic transformation into a true blue Canucks fan. [Pass it to Bulis]

Here's video of Alain Vigneault, during his player days, getting body slammed by Al Secord. [Youtube]

Love this Nucksmisconduct feature rounding up how the Canucks are viewed this week, in the assorted half-assed power-ranking posts that the mainstream media put together on a weekly basis. [Nucksmisconduct]

Finally, I missed this image over the weekend but it's awesome:

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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 Patrick Johnston
February 12 2013, 05:42PM
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Jordan Schroeder looks like he's aged a thousand years. Or he's wearing the same makeup they applied to the back of Darth Vader's unhelmeted head in The Empire Strikes Back.

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#2 Cale
February 12 2013, 07:07PM
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@Patrick: Nah man, he's just doing some really convincing Breaking Bad cosplay.

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#3 SteveNux
February 13 2013, 11:56AM
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How is #91 better than #45? Makes no sense.

I could see Schroeder going with #18 though.

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