The Perception Problem

Thomas Drance
August 11 2011 01:02PM

I remember the sinking feeling I had walking out of the "Bertuzzi-punch" game when I was in high-school. I turned to my friend and said the words: "I'm embarrassed to be a Canucks fan." I was seventeen at the time, and it wasn't an experience I'd ever had before. I remember it vividly - it was a tough moment, and a dark one. 

I'm getting used to that embarrassment though, sad as it is to say. Yesterday evening - news surfaced about some harassment Milan Lucic has been enduring this summer from a handful of probably young, probably drunk young men. The Courier reports that the frosty reception from some lowest-common denominator Canucks fans has caused Lucic and his family to recalibrate their Cup celebration plans this weekend. The piece, it should be pointed out, doesn't cite a single official complaint or police report - but I don't think it requires a huge leap of faith to accept that most of what the Courier piece claims, sounds pretty likely to have occurred.

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Mid-Day Headshots August 10th

Thomas Drance
August 10 2011 03:27PM

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: Patrick McNally

Thomas Drance
August 10 2011 02:23PM

On the day of the 2010 NHL draft, the Canucks, already bereft of their 2nd and 3rd round picks - which, they'd used to acquire Steve Bernier and Andrew Alberts respectively - traded Michael Grabner, Steve Bernier, and their first round pick (Joey Hishon) for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich. As a result, the team didn't pick until the fourth round, when they used the 115th pick to select gifted offensive defenseman Patrick McNally from Milton - a prep-school in Massachusetts.

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Mid-Day Headshots August 9th

Thomas Drance
August 09 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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CanucksArmy Podcast Episode 8

Thomas Drance
August 09 2011 11:50AM

Hey everybody!

In today's episode of the CanucksArmy podcast - allhockey.ru writer Andrey Osadchenko joins me for some beers and some puck talk.

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