Vigneault's Defensive Shell

Thomas Drance
April 03 2012 01:06PM

It's hard to "lose the room" when you have sweet Ninja Skills.
Photoshop work courtesy sworn enemy Harrison Mooney.

Several weeks ago, Canucks fans were lamenting the hockey club's lack of effort. A hypothesis emerged that held that the team, content with a second place finish in the West, had activated "Operation Don't Get Hurt," and there was a fair bit of convincing evidence that this was, in fact, the case. Of course, the Canucks then showed up to play for real in Chicago, Daniel Sedin was knocked out of the lineup by probably the single dirtiest cheap-shot of this past NHL season, and though the Canucks went on to lose that game in overtime - a fire seemed to be lit under the respective posteriors of the team. Since then the Canucks have reeled off six straight wins on the back of stellar goaltending, and suffocating defense.

Read on past the jump!

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Headshots April 2nd

Thomas Drance
April 02 2012 03:53PM

Oh my goodness, it's the Bruins hat that caused 50k page views for Postmedia News today.

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 Thom at

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Why Canucks Army and The Fan Zoo are giving away a Chris Higgins autographed jersey

Thomas Drance
April 02 2012 02:02PM

Hey that's a pretty sweet jersey, right?

Do you think you've got a high adjusted Corsi number, and want to show it off to the world? What better way to do that then by wearing a Chris Higgins jersey, signed by the play driving ab-master himself. Courtesy of the good folks at The Fan Zoo, the Official Memorabilia Partner of the Vancouver Canucks, we're giving one away, and just in time for the postseason! 

Click past the jump to find out how to enter the draw, and why we're giving away a Chris Higgins jersey!

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Frank Corrado Joins the Wolves, is Nicklas Jensen Next?

Thomas Drance
April 02 2012 11:26AM

Canucks prospect Frank Corrado, saw his Ontario Hockey League season end when the Brampton Battalion completed the four game sweep of Corrado's Sudbury Wolves in double over-time on Wednesday. Yesterday, Mike Duco broke the news on Twitter that Corrado was joining the Chicago Wolves (the Canucks' AHL affiliate) as we expected he might when the Wolves set their clear day roster. Will Nicklas Jensen be joining him soon? Click past the jump for more!

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The Canucks Are Undisciplined

Thomas Drance
April 02 2012 09:52AM

Don't be fooled by the headline, we're not talking about the Canucks play of late. No, the subject of this post is the Canucks complete and total avoidance of any supplementary discipline this season. This year's Canucks team is un-disciplined in that, unlike most teams, with three games remaining this season, they've yet to incur the vengeful wrath of the Shannaban-hammer.

For all of the noise made during last years playoff run (and the strange snarls emanating out of Chicago the other week) about how "dirty" the Canucks are top-to-bottom, the team's supplementary discipline record under Shanahan's tenure is squeaky clean. So squeaky clean, in fact, that it's entirely unique in the league this season.

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