Who is Nathan Longpre?

Jeff Angus
October 19 2012 03:08PM

Winger Nathan Longpre is off to a terrific start with the Chicago Wolves, having scored two goals through the first three games (including a beautiful short-handed tally against Rockford this past weekend).

Is Longpre a player that the Canucks may have some interest in signing at some point in the near future?

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Alternative Reality: The $20 Million Man?

Jeff Angus
October 13 2012 10:59AM

What would have happened if Mats Sundin had agreed to the original two-year, $20 million contract offer from Mike Gillis and the Canucks back in July of 2008? A lot, apparently....

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Headshots October 12th

Jeff Angus
October 12 2012 07:12PM

Dale Weise is getting in the Halloween spirit a bit early...

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 that you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com

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Alternate Reality: Captain David Backes?

Jeff Angus
October 11 2012 02:36PM


Over the next few weeks, I am going to take a look at some alternate realities that could have come to fruition if things had played out differently for the Canucks over the past few seasons. The four situations I am going to analyze are:

The David Backes offer sheet (summer of 2008)

The Mats Sundin two-year, $20 million offer (summer of 2008)

The rumored trade offer for the 2nd overall pick in 2009 (summer of… 2009)

Trading for Brad Richards (2008 trade deadline)

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Did the Previous Lockout Help the Canucks?

Jeff Angus
October 07 2012 09:19AM

Many teams and players benefited from the lockout during the 2004-05 season. Chris Higgins was one of them. Kevin Bieksa, Alex Burrows, and Ryan Kesler were all others. Those three, in particular, were able to establish a relationship with each other and with Manitoba’s head coach that season – Alain Vigneault.

The Canucks are hoping for a similar chemistry to be developed between the likes of Zack Kassian, Eddie Lack, Jordan Schroeder, and Kevin Connauton. (And coach Scott Arniel too, perhaps?) It doesn’t sound like any of the veterans on the Canucks roster plan to sign in Europe until at least November or December.

The Canucks also had several other key players who developed much more rapidly thanks to the work stoppage of 2004-05.

Read on to find out who they are.

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