Canucks Shutout by Rangers, Luongo Blamed

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 11:45PM


Luongo's ugly night was compounded by an inverted Bicycle Kick from Alberts
Photo Credit: The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward

It was Rick Rypien Night at Rogers Arena and the Canucks, though absolutely dominant through forty minutes, were unable to beat Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers penalty-killers. In the third frame the ice tilted the other way, and the Rangers scored four goals, three of them on the rush and all of them from home-plate. Canucks fans jeered Luongo, at Rogers Arena and on Twitter, and Bieksa fought and taunted Brandon Dubinsky. When the final buzzer sounded, the Canucks record had slipped to 2-3-1 on the season.

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Headshots October 18th

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 02:23PM


Young Naslund.

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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More Than Just Another Game

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 11:38AM

Though his death was nearly two months ago, and his body has long since been laid to rest - for those of us who rooted for him, admired him and, yes, in the indirect way that sports fans embrace their heroes, came to love him - tonight Rick Rypien comes home.

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Headshots October 17th

Thomas Drance
October 17 2011 02:32PM


Chris Higgins' secret talent? He can fly.
Photo credit: The Canadian Press/John Ulan

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Chris Tanev Demoted

Thomas Drance
October 17 2011 12:53PM

All summer fanboys were excited about what Chris Tanev might be able to do with a full season of work. I suggested that he was a shoe-in for the top-six as recently as September. Cam Charron took the over on 5 goals for Tanev during the preseason...

Well today, Chris Tanev was assigned to the Canucks AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves. The move in part makes room for Ryan Kesler (who seems to be returning from injury) and also reflects the fact that Chris Tanev has looked less than his calm, composed, chain-smoking self through three games this season.

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