Sami Salo Returns to the Line-Up, Tanev Sent Down

Thomas Drance
January 23 2012 03:48PM

Well, it's now official: the much anticipated Tanev-Edler experiment lasted for one whole game!

With Canucks hardest-shot winner Sami Salo returning to the line-up for Tuesday's game against Edmonton, the Canucks have sent promising sophmore defenseman Chris Tanev back to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. But don't get too upset, Canucks fans, Tanev and his Wolves teammates will face off against the Abbotsford Heat on Wednesday and Thursday night in the lower-mainland. Here's the official team press release from canucks.nhl.com.

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Headshots January 23rd

Thomas Drance
January 23 2012 02:40PM


Keith Ballard always ends up in silly positions at practice.

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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Is It April Yet?

Thomas Drance
January 23 2012 10:58AM

After Tuesday night's game against the New York Islanders West, the Canucks will get a week off for All-Star break. While Hodgson, Edler and the twins fly to Ottawa to take part in the festivities, the rest of the team will rest up, fly to warmer climes for some sunshine, spend quality time with their families (or their goomahs), and prepare for the last 10 weeks of the regular season.

Fans should take this time to prepare mentally as well, because with only a few exceptions, there aren't a lot of "big games" to get excited before the start of the playoffs.

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Headshots January 19th

Thomas Drance
January 19 2012 03:04PM


I found this a couple of days ago but forget where. Anyway, some creep made a Canucks Voodoo doll.

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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Chris Tanev: Total Recalled

Thomas Drance
January 18 2012 05:59PM


Recently recalled Chris Tanev celebrates after scoring a goal this past Preseason.

News broke this evening that the Vancouver Canucks have recalled chain-smoking defenseman Chris Tanev from the Chicago Wolves. As the good folks at Pass it to Bulis noted on Twitter, the timing of the transaction is particularly interesting, and somewhat mirrors the look the team gave Cody Hodgson prior to the trade-deadline last season. Clearly, Gillis and co. are taking this opportunity to evaluate Tanev and to see whether or not he's ready to provide the team with quality top-4 depth. This is Tanev's shot to prove to the team that he can play a top-4 role, and to do so before Gillis is forced to pay a prohibitive price (likely a pound of flesh) for a defenseman at the deadline.

Here's the official press release from canucks.nhl.com. More analysis after the jump.

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