Is Roberto Luongo's Contract Immovable?

Thomas Drance
December 05 2011 01:39PM

It's now week two of the Canucks goaltending controversy, and unsurprisingly Canucks Nation remains obsessed. Luongo played well and pitched a quality start at home against the Flames last night, but that is not going to the halt the growing momentum of Vancouver's "goaltending controversy gollum."

When Luongo allowed a vintage softy from behind the net late in the first period, Canucks fans went into their default corner: Luongo apologists to the right, Luongo haters to the left. While I've enjoyed the odd "goaltending controversy" argument and am generally bemused by the entire thing, I'd point out that the situation hasn't helped a habitually irrational fan-base to get a grip...

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Bieksa Unintentionally Explains the Impact of PDO

Thomas Drance
December 05 2011 09:39AM


Bieksa hasn't changed his game, he's just enjoying the bounces.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Kevin Bieksa took a fair bit of heat among Canucks fans when he got off to a slow start this season. Bieksa's performance through early November was panned like it was the summer of 2010, and fans rushed to criticize his porous defensive play, and his inability to make smart, safe decisions with the puck. The idea that Bieksa was a "contract year" player began to take hold, and  criticism really accelerated following the debacle against the Minnesota Wild in early November. This was the game when Bieksa was seen "swimming" on Latendresse's game-winning goal (a maneuver that provided the former Hab roughly forty-five minutes to walk in and pick his spot on Cory Schneider). Bieksa just wasn't the same guy, it was said, and his -9 number spoke to his "awful" play. The only silver lining: at least no one suggested Bieksa be traded for Nikita Filatov

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Headshots November 30th

Thomas Drance
November 30 2011 02:35PM


Kevin Bieksa reveals his true feelings in regards to Scott Oake's intellect via taylorpyatt.

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 or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Headshots November 29th

Thomas Drance
November 29 2011 02:48PM


Radioactive ginger sports-stars are decimating the downtown core.

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 or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Headshots: Goaltending Controversy Edition

Thomas Drance
November 28 2011 02:33PM

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 or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com. This afternoon, it's the very special all goaltending controversy, all the time edition:

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