August 09 2011 11:50AM
In today's episode of the CanucksArmy podcast - allhockey.ru writer Andrey Osadchenko joins me for some beers and some puck talk.
August 09 2011 01:11AM
Guns N' Roses released their first album, Appetite for Destruction, on July 21, 1987. It contained one of the greatest dressing room/warm up songs you've ever heard, Welcome To The Jungle. Since 1988, many teams have psyched themselves up listening to Axl and the Boys, but one player actually used the "Jungle" as a springboard to an NHL career.
August 08 2011 01:55PM
Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's 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 email@example.com.
August 08 2011 12:14PM
I realized last week that Luongo's EV save percentage in the postseason was virtually identical to what it had been in the regular season. As I often do when i realize such things, I decided that I'd tweet the numbers while ironically mocking those who believe that Luongo lacks a particular type of mental fortitude, and as a result habitually combusts in "career defining games." The reaction was decidedly mixed, one guy told me that my spin was so disingenuous that I should apply to be the next "Iraqi Information Minister." The Kurtenblog merely noted that "numbers never tell the whole story".
August 08 2011 09:57AM
(Andrey Osadchenko recently caught up with Brent Sopel. Here he talks to him about growing up on the prairies, playing for the Canucks winning the cup and signing in the KHL).
By: Andrey Osadchenko
- You were born in Calgary. What was it like growing up out there?
I was born in Calgary, indeed. But I lived there only for a couple years and moved to the prairies – to Saskatoon. That’s where I learned that I wanted to play hockey.