Henrik Sedin shows leadership, helps enhance tanking by missing 2 weeks

Dimitri Filipovic
March 24 2014 06:27PM

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That was from Sunday night via our GIF guy Schneider's Teeth, during the 2nd period of their 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres which in essence extended the "they're still alive!" discussion for another couple of days. 

Unfortunately, that belief - which was really being kept afloat by only the utmost of optimists to begin with - lasted for less than 24 hours. News broke this afternoon that Henrik Sedin will be put on the shelf for ~2 weeks, as per reported by Vancouver Canucks beat reporter TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie.

Nail, meet the coffin.. for the final time in 2013-14.

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CA Postgame: Kassquatch > CoHo

Dimitri Filipovic
March 23 2014 09:24PM

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There were a handful of topics to focus on heading into Sunday's game between the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres: Daniel Sedin was making his return to the lineup. As was teammate Ryan Kesler. Captain Henrik Sedin was being honoured with a pregame ceremony for reaching the 1000-game mark for his career a while back. 

But even with all of that in mind, we naturally couldn't help but be drawn back to the Zack Kassian v. Cody Hodgson discussion, which I figure will never stop being a thing. Not that one random regular season game in March means anything in the grand scheme of things, but let the record show that Kassian decidedly laid waste to his contemporary, much like the Canucks did to their (even more) beleaguered opposition. 

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Sabres @ Canucks - Gameday GIFs

Dimitri Filipovic
March 23 2014 06:51PM

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We're trying something new here at Canucks Army in an attempt to keep morale up in the closing weeks of the regular season. Just because the team we're covering is halfheartedly finishing off their remaining slate of games doesn't mean we can't try and make the most of them.

Thanks to @SchneidersTeeth's expertise we're going to try and keep a running thread going during Canucks games, as we highlight the more relevant moments that have taken place in GIF form.

Read on past the jump for more.

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Canucks Army GDT #73 - Sabres @ Canucks

Dimitri Filipovic
March 23 2014 12:36PM

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A few months back, I was surprised to find out that CoHo Apparel was a real thing. But by all accounts it appears to in no way be some sort of stunt or prank, which is definitely interesting; you figure that someone in the operation would've stopped and thought to themselves "hmm, maybe we should avoid referring to our star's female fans as 'CoHoes'. If we can avoid it we should stay away from that sort of unfortunate wordplay being associated with our brand." 

Nope. That obviously didn't happen, and as a result we've been blessed with the unintentional comedy that is Cody Hodgson's clothing line as the former Canuck's epic string of PR blunders continues to truck along.

I guess you could draw some parallels between that and Hodgson's team, the Buffalo Sabres, who themselves are also filled with unintentional comedy, while seeming that they shouldn't really be a thing even though they technically are.

They'll visit Vancouver to play the Canucks on Sunday night, and if you're leaning towards indulging in some March Madness action over this barnburner I wouldn't hold it against you. But for those of you loyal bunch that'll tune in, let's get to the preview..

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Afternoon Headshots: March 21st

Dimitri Filipovic
March 21 2014 01:28PM

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Nifty bit of "Gill-nalysis" by @NucksWatch

With the Canucks having a couple days off between games (they don't play again until Sunday afternoon v. Buffalo, and I'm not totally convinced that should actually even count), I figured I'd use this as an opportunity to dust off and bring back the ol' Afternoon Headshots. 

I've gone ahead and compiled a list of some of the more interesting nuggets of goodness I've come across on the interwebs recently, in the hopes that it'll spark some conversation and maybe even shed some light on a thing or two that you haven't come across yourself already. 

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