Bruins Pass on Free Shots from Famous Canucks Fan

Thomas Drance
September 21 2011 12:17PM

Deadspin by way of the Boston Herald, broke the big news today that the Boston Bruins refused to accept a round of 22 shots from "movie star" Ryan Reynolds. As the story goes, Reynolds and the Bruins engaged in some banter over the result of the finals, afterwards Ryan Reynolds bought the team shots as a peace offering. The Bruins "spitefully" refused the drinks and instead gave them to a bunch of ladies at a Bachelorette party who, I'm sure, would've rather had the opportunity to touch Reynolds' abs and hear stories about what it was like to hook up with Alanis Morisette. 

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Headshots September 20th

Thomas Drance
September 20 2011 02:32PM


Melanie really likes the Sedins. Via sedintwins.tumblr.com.

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 and would like it to be featured in our Headshots posts please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Local Sports Writer Makes Massive Issue out of Nothing

Thomas Drance
September 20 2011 01:32PM


Sam Pringle insisted on an alluring pose to accompany this interview.

With the preseason looming - interest in the launch of the 2011-12 NHL season is high in this particular hockey-crazed market. But in reality, the preseason is boring, and with no real hockey news to discuss – local newspaper writer Sam Pringle was at a loss. How can one produce content that will drive traffic, when there’s nothing of any consequence going on?

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Headshots September 19th

Thomas Drance
September 19 2011 01:35PM

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 and would like it to be featured in our Headshots posts please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

Now that twitter has got Juice. Doesn't Juice deserve some juice? How about lots of juice, in perpetuity, for as long as the internet exists? Done, thanks to taylorpyatt.tumblr.com.

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In The Scrum: Thoughts & Observations From the Opening of Main Camp

Thomas Drance
September 19 2011 08:14AM


Photograph by: Nick Procaylo, PNG

Editor's note: It's a rare day indeed when CanucksArmy is able to publish a piece with actual access. Today is that rare day. These observations from the opening of Canucks Main Camp were written by friend of the blog Justin Morissette, who is a broadcast journalism student at BCIT in Vancouver. He occasionally blogs about moviesmoonlights as a stand-up comedian and once sang the national anthems at a Canucks game. Follow him on Twitter: @JustinMoris.

Through an equal dose of luck and opportunity, I recently found myself covering the opening day of Canucks’ main camp for a local television station. As the older, more seasoned beat reporters waited around the narrow hallway impatiently as players were led out to face the press one by one, my enthusiasm could not be deterred. “Just wait,” said one veteran. “You’ll come to hate this in time.” As someone who would have otherwise been sitting bored in a classroom had I not been there, standing bored in a hallway waiting to interview hockey players seemed like a pretty great place to be.

The Canucks’ have gone with a different set-up so far in this training camp, in terms of media availability, leading players out by request instead of opening up the room to reporters. While it gives the team more control over what “the message” is, it sadly cuts down on the chance to get an exclusive. I would have liked to have broken off from the pack and struck up a conversation with one of the lesser names in the dressing room to see if I could get something worthwhile, but alas, the opportunities just weren’t there this year. Not yet anyway... Here then, are my impressions from inside the belly of the beast:

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