December 13 2012 04:23PM
The first cut at Team Canada's camp is: Frank Corrado#WJC2013— Sunaya Sapurji (@sunayas) December 13, 2012
This tweet from Sunaya Suparji of Yahoo! Canada was sent out just as Bob McKenzie was on a live-taping of Sportscentre discussing how Canucks prospect Frank Corrado was practically a sure bet to make the Canadian IIHF U-20 world championship team.
Unfortunately, it was not to be. McKenzie was just as shocked as everybody, but Corrado responded with class, and you'd expect from a media-trained Canadian hockey player:
December 11 2012 08:36AM
If there's anything we learned from the Cody Hodgson trade, it's that given the amount of experience and connections Tony Gallagher has forged over the last 50 or so years in the business, it's probably safe to trust him for some things.
Which makes me think that Alexander Edler may have played his last game as a Vancouver Canuck, particularly after Larry Brooks wrote a column this morning suggesting that the reason for the NHL's attempt to genetically engineer each team's salary structure to even the playing field.
In short, I don't think Laurence Gilman can talk his way out of this one.
December 04 2012 09:10AM
I've been repeatedly hammering the point that if Tyler Bozak were to come to Vancouver as the major piece in exchange for Roberto Luongo, the Canucks lose on the deal. There was my own surprise over at The Leafs Nation that Bozak even carries trade value, and I very much agreed with Dimitri's post here over at Canucks Army last month.
Vancouver has already flirted with the idea of acquiring a centre in a possible Roberto Luongo trade. One of them is Tyler Bozak, who Vancouver believes has been miscast in Toronto and, if acquired, could slot into the Canucks third-line centre hole, and do it nicely.
Jason Botchford, who has given Canucks Army writers the slogan "meticulous, number-crunching whizzes" continues to repeat that the Canucks have interest in Tyler Bozak. I can think of two reasons for this, a) the team is legitimately interested in Bozak, or b) it's the lockout, he's bored, and he's trolling us.
For the purposes of this post, let's assume it's a).
November 30 2012 07:11PM
Avangard and Barys go to overtime, but as you can tell by the above image, the real story out here is Karri Rämö's awesome mask.
Here are the rest of the highlights:
November 28 2012 07:22PM
This video comes courtesy of Youtube user SniklsonDX who we are very thankful for, but wish he didn't make us have to tilt our computers sideways to watch this tilt between Zack Kassian and Kyle Beach. Some of you may remember Beach as a local boy and WHLer that many fans wanted to see selected by the Canucks 10th overall in 2009.
The Canucks opted for Cody Hodgson instead, leaving Beach on the table to be taken by Chicago with the next pick. The Canucks traded Hodgson for Zack Kassian, so this fight seems almost destined. I never liked Beach, and remember him as the guy who made fun of Milan Lucic's Scheuermann's disease and got summarily pumped in the face several times.
Kassian also scored in this game, his sixth of the season, 1:16 into the first period from Andrew Ebbett and Darren Haydar.