Luongo Regrets Post-Game 5 Comment Criticizing Thomas

Thomas Drance
August 16 2011 02:07PM

Jean-Francois Chaumont of Radio-Canada.ca caught up with Roberto Luongo at the goaltender's celebrity golf-tournament in Anjou recently. The original French version of the article can be found here.

The piece contains some interesting insights into how the goaltender is coping with the Canucks close-but-no-cigar run to the Stanley Cup Finals this summer. Luongo japes that - because he lives in Florida in the summer - he's somewhat immune to much of the flack he's been taking in the Canadian Press. The most interesting part to me, however, is his admission that he got "caught up in the moment" after game five, and that he regrets criticizing Tim Thomas' goaltending style on Maxim Lapierre's game-winner in the fifth game.

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Mid-Day Headshots August 16th

Thomas Drance
August 16 2011 01:33PM

Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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RIP #37

Thomas Drance
August 15 2011 07:42PM

James Mirtle tweeted the news this evening that Rick Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home today. The cause of death is not yet known, but we'll update this post as we get more information.

In his time with the Canucks, Rick Rypien was the definition of a warrior, and one of the best technical fighters I've ever seen on hockey-skates. His ability to fight larger guys (Rypien was a shade under 6 feet), and not just hold his own - but often win - won him a special place in the hearts of Vancouver Canucks fans. 

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Mid-Day Headshots August 15th

Thomas Drance
August 15 2011 01:28PM

Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Peter Andersson

Thomas Drance
August 15 2011 11:06AM

At Canucks training camp last year, the promising six-foot three Swedish defenseman Peter Andersson was the toast of camp. The team was comparing him to Alex Edler in the press and marvelling at his combination of size, speed and skill with the puck. Drafted in the 5th round of the 2009 NHL draft - Peter Andersson was hailed as another excellent find by the Canucks European scouting bureau. And why not? Andersson was bouncing around between the Frolunda U18s and 20s in his draft year, then as a nineteen year old made the Swedish World Jr. team, played well, earned a contract with the Canucks and broke in on Frolunda's third pairing by the end of the 2009/10 season. Coming into training camp this year, however, Andersson has lost a fair bit of his "exciting prospect" lustre - the large twenty-year old is coming off of a disappointing 2010/11 season, and his progress appears to have flatlined.

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