Prospects Tourney Game 1 Review

Thomas Drance
September 11 2011 11:35PM

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The game started out well enough, the gameplay was sloppy, but the Canucks looked to be holding their own against a much deeper Oilers prospects squad. When the wheels fell off in the second period, the Oil's prospects quickly scored six goals and outshot the Canucks prospects by an 18-5 mark in the frame. 

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Young Stars Tournament Preview

Thomas Drance
September 11 2011 03:41PM

There will be live hockey in about five hours time featuring several guys who are dark-horse candidates to make the Canucks main roster out of training camp. Hockey in some form is back - and this evening the Canucks hosted "Young Stars Tournament" will kick-off.

Two Canucks "young stars" games will be televised on Rogers Sportsnet - including tonight's tilt against Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Edmonton Oilers prospects. The games will also be live-streamed at Though the long, sad summer isn't over yet - and despite the fact that most reasonable people don't get all that excited about a Oilers-Canucks prospects game - hockey is gearing up, and that's a good thing. Here is a preview of the Canucks young-stars tourney roster, their opponents, the schedule, and what to look for.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Chris Tanev

Thomas Drance
September 09 2011 02:45PM

Last season, undrafted rookie Chris Tanev came out of nowhere, solidified himself as a stand-out on the blueline for the Manitoba Moose and ended up  playing 34 games with the Canucks. He even appeared, and played quite well in the last two games of the Western Conference Final, and the final three games of the Stanley Cup Final. He played some quality hockey for the Canucks, and there are high hopes for his development among close observers of the team. PassittoBulis picked him as one of their three potential "break-out" players for this upcoming season, and I projected him as a possible contender to play a top-4 role.

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CA Prospect Profile: Cody Hodgson

Thomas Drance
September 09 2011 12:57PM

To call Cody Hodgson a polarizing figure in the Vancouver sports landscape is probably an understatement. The highly regarded prospect has had a tumultuous start to his career, and has been criticized an absurd amount for a player with 20 total NHL games of experience. I've written about him at length previously, and tend to be pretty bullish on his skill-set and sensitive to the fact that I'd be frustrated as hell too if I was injured, had that injury misdiagnosed and was then criticized by my head coach in the press. But other smart people, whose opinions I very much respect - like Dobberhockey's Jeff Angus, or fellow CanucksArmy editor Cam Davie - have seen Hodgson in the past as bratty, churlish and "entitled."

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Evening Headshots September 8th

Thomas Drance
September 08 2011 05:38PM

A make-shift Demitra memorial has sprouted up outside Rogers Center.
Photo courtesy @riazmeghji

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

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