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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Mid-Day Headshots August 12th

Thomas Drance
August 12 2011 12:32PM

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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Canucks Army Podcast

Thomas Drance
August 11 2011 01:25PM

Pretty surreal to think that we've already recorded 9 CanucksArmy podcast episodes! 

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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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