The Canucks and Realignment

Thomas Drance
December 06 2011 09:06AM

The NHL's Four Realigned Conferences on Google Maps
Via @ByBrendan

We've now had a night to sleep on, and digest the four conference realignment plan that the NHL's Board of Governors approved yesterday evening. While there are some things I like, and a few that I don't in regards to the new alignment, I think Gary Bettman and the NHL deserve some credit for pushing through a plan that is admittedly ambitious, interesting and cogent. But how does the new plan impact the Canucks? I figured I'd take a quick look...

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Headshots December 5th

Thomas Drance
December 05 2011 04:56PM

Bought tickets today to see les boys play over the holidays. Can't wait to be back in this barn.
Via Theyslayedthedragon.

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

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Higgins Attacked by Zombies, is Now Infected

Thomas Drance
December 05 2011 02:51PM

It appears that Chris Higgins has suffered from a zombie ravaging to one of his feet (and his general torso area), and will miss a number of games as doctors desperately try to cure the infection before he succumbs to hopeless cravings for human flesh. He's listed as day-to-day.

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The Rioting Beauty Queen

Thomas Drance
December 05 2011 02:12PM

Today, news broke about another upstanding citizen who has been charged in connection with the game 7 riot. She's a twenty year old beauty queen, a Richmond resident and recent winner of the Miss Congeniality title at a Miss Coastal Vancouver pageant.

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Is Roberto Luongo's Contract Immovable?

Thomas Drance
December 05 2011 01:39PM

It's now week two of the Canucks goaltending controversy, and unsurprisingly Canucks Nation remains obsessed. Luongo played well and pitched a quality start at home against the Flames last night, but that is not going to the halt the growing momentum of Vancouver's "goaltending controversy gollum."

When Luongo allowed a vintage softy from behind the net late in the first period, Canucks fans went into their default corner: Luongo apologists to the right, Luongo haters to the left. While I've enjoyed the odd "goaltending controversy" argument and am generally bemused by the entire thing, I'd point out that the situation hasn't helped a habitually irrational fan-base to get a grip...

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