Headshots January 16th

Thomas Drance
January 16 2012 03:18PM

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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George Parros Wouldn't Fit With the Canucks

Thomas Drance
January 16 2012 02:16PM

Today Doug MacLean caused a stir when he said on the Fan 590 that the Canucks were close to acquiring tough guy George Parros from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. A few hours later, after people pestered him with questions about exactly how imminent this trade was, TSN's Bob McKenzie debunked the rumour saying that the Canucks and Ducks haven't had a single conversation about the Mustachioed pugilist. 

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Lets Hope The Canucks Are Just Tired

Thomas Drance
January 16 2012 12:48PM


DOH!

Though the Canucks have won three times in the past five games, including two wins over the Bruins and Blues (both among the best five-on-five teams in the NHL), the team has been playing by far their worst hockey of the season.

At Canucks Army, we pride ourselves on contextualizing results, and placing more emphasis on predictive signs like the way a team controls events, especially when the score is tied, than on transient ones, like wins and losses. In the first month of the season, this approach led us to point out how unlucky the team was, and to assure our readers that the team was poised to turn it around despite some frustrating losses and the club's .500 record. By that same logic, it's worth pointing out that the Canucks are trending in the wrong direction over the past week.

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Sedins, Edler and Hodgson To Represent the Canucks at All-Star Weekend.

Thomas Drance
January 12 2012 12:26PM


The Sedins are going back to the All-Star Game. Matthew Barnaby? Not so much.

The NHL's All-Stars were announced today, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, the Sedins will appear in the game at Scotiabank Place on January 29th. It will be Henrik's third trip to the NHL's sponsorship showcase, and Daniel's second. Cody Hodgson will also represent the Canucks at all-star weekend as a member of the "All-Star Rookies" team. The biggest surprise inclusion was Alex Edler, who will make his first career All-Star appearance in Ottawa.

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Canucks Get Thunderstruck, Survive

Thomas Drance
January 11 2012 10:01AM

It was the second game of a back-to-back and the team's 9th game in the last 16 days, and did it ever show. The Canucks needed a cheapish shootout goal to escape Tampa Bay with two points, despite the fact that the Lightning thoroughly dominated proceedings on Tuesday. The Canucks were pummeled at even-strength, and surrendered 25! total chances to last season's Eastern Conference bridesmaid.

Luckily for Vancouver, they had Cory Schneider in net and he had a terrific game despite the four goals allowed. In fact the play of Schneider, contrasted with the less than stellar performance of Dwayne Roloson for Tampa, allowed the Canucks to snatch two points from the jaws of defeat.

A more thorough recap, the statistical three stars and scoring chance data after the jump.

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