Headshots October 12th

Thomas Drance
October 12 2011 01:48PM


Sami Salo isn't injury prone, he's just Mr. Freeze.
Sometimes he needs to run to Gotham and play the super-villain. Mystery solved.

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Headshots October 11th

Thomas Drance
October 11 2011 02:27PM


Don't have a cow, Alex! (I stand corrected - it is in fact a Dolly Lamby stress reliever thanks to Grainne on the catch).

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Waiting for McSorley.

Thomas Drance
October 11 2011 11:58AM

 

The Canucks have a problem, and it's not a pool-hall.

What observers will tell you plagues this team is its "softness". That "softness" was on full display last night when Marc Methot recklessly boarded Henrik Sedin, and the Canucks conspicuously failed to present Methot with his just-desserts. Apparently Bieksa and Volpatti both offered Methot an ice-cream cake of whoop-ass, but Methot wouldn't go, and the Canucks skaters let it go, rather than risk the instigator.

Henrik Sedin hobbled away from the hit, and today is not skating with the team. The incident and the team's reaction uncovered a sensitive emotional deposit in Canuckistan, and conjured up shades of playoff eliminations past. From Brad Marchand speed-bagging Daniel in June, to Bolland's happy-hacking on both twins (and Daniel's ill-considered response) in the Conference Semi-Final the season previous - many believe that it's open season on the Sedins because the Canucks don't "fight back" in the schoolyard sense of the term. 

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The Methot-Sedin Hit. Shanaban Worthy?

Thomas Drance
October 11 2011 08:49AM

Mid-way through the second period of Monday night's game between the Canucks and the BlueJackets - Mark Methot tagged Henrik Sedin, was called for boarding and it's possible he'll hear from the NHL's office of player safety as a result. The league has prioritized the enforcement of "a more stringent standard with respect to boarding," and boarding (rule 41) along with hits to the head (rule 48) were the two major rules that were altered this summer. Here's the Methot hit, courtesy The Score:

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Game #2 Preview: Canucks Attempt to Turn Down BJs

Thomas Drance
October 10 2011 12:54PM


Schneider gets the start for as the Canucks look for their first win of the season.

Game-Day Recon for Game #2 Canucks @ BlueJackets

The Canucks roll into Columbus having tied their first game of the year against Pittsburgh (and lost in the skill-contest). The team was great in the last twenty-five minutes on Thursday night, and will hopefully string together a solid effort for a full sixty on the road this afternoon. Columbus looks to avoid losing three games in a row to begin the season, so expect them to be a desperate squad (or, as desperate as a squad can be in the first week).

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