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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CanucksArmy Podcast

Thomas Drance
September 16 2011 01:23PM

Hey,

Today's podcast is a somber episode.

Podcast regular Andrey Osadchenko of allhockey.ru joins us to discuss the friends he lost in the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv plane crash. We also get into the reaction of the KHL to the tragedy in terms of whole sale changes in team travel policy, and of schedule changes. We also get into identifying the Russian Bob Mckenzie...

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