Headshots January 18th

Thomas Drance
January 18 2012 02:47PM


Luongo took a puck off his mask last night. Now that, my friends, is a head-shot.

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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Where it Might Make Sense to Increase Hodgson's Ice-Time

Thomas Drance
January 18 2012 01:11PM


Cody Hodgson is a beast on the power-play.

In the first pre-season game of the 2011-12 season, the Canucks iced two teams: a stronger squad at home against a weak Flames squad, and a bunch of cannon-fodder in Calgary against a stronger Flames team. When Alain Vigneault sent blue-chip rookie Cody Hodgson to the chopping block in Calgary with the likes of Steve Begin and Darren Archibald, the "Vigneault hates Hodgson" meme took off. This school of thinking has continued in earnest throughout the season, and has taken the form of obsessive critiquing of the way the Canucks head-coach deploys the rookie. The hand-wringing reared its head again last night when Hodgson didn't receive a single shift in over-time. 

For the most part, I've found this common obsession with Hodgson's ice-time to be a bit confusing. Under the tutelage of Alain Vigneault, Canucks fans have seen Henrik and Daniel go from point-per game players to regular Art Ross contenders. We've watched as fringe prospects like Bieksa, Hansen and Burrows became productive every day NHLers. All the while, Ryan Kesler morphed into a forty goal scorer, and Alex Edler became an All-Star. Yet we're insisting that Vigneault has lost the ability to develop young hockey players? It just doesn't pass the smell test.

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Headshots December 17th

Thomas Drance
January 17 2012 02:37PM


You can pick your friends...

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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Custom Canucks Chopper to Debut at Motorcycle Show

Thomas Drance
January 17 2012 11:23AM

 
Azzkikr Custom Motorcycles plan to debut their Canucks themed chopper at the 2012 Vancouver Motorcycle show.

You may think motorbikes and hockey have nothing in common, but the machine and the sport do have some subtle similarities. Think about it, both are fast, potentially dangerous and are idealized as "masculine." Also, Darren Dreger really likes both, and mothers often don't like to watch their children do either! Motorbikes, like hockey, are extremely sexy, and regardless of which one you decide to partake in: please wear a full cage.

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KB Radio Returns!

Thomas Drance
January 16 2012 07:55PM

 

Big blogosphere/Vancouver sports media news has been unofficially announced this evening. According to Team 1040 morning show host Jason Botchford, the old Kurtenbloggers and current Pro-Hockey Talkers: Mike Halford and Jason Brough, will make a triumphant return to the Vancouver airwaves beginning on February 25th on the Team 1040.

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