Headshots October 3rd

Patrick Johnston
October 03 2012 03:39PM

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, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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The NHL Lockout, and the possibility of the league using Replacement Players

Patrick Johnston
October 03 2012 12:27PM


Things got pretty extreme in 1987 (© Bettmann/CORBIS via mentalfloss)

(I should note that some credit for this piece should go to my brother, Rory Johnston, an aspiring sports lawyer, currently articling in Ontario. Follow him on twitter here. He helped to make sure my legal interpretations are correct.)

Bill Watters' recent rantings about replacement players being used as a bargaining tactic by the NHL's owners elicited a good question - would the NHL be allowed, legally, to use replacement players in Canada?

The NFL used replacement players in retaliation against a players' strike in 1987 and the players eventually capitulated. Watters has argued that should serve as a strong precedent for Gary Bettman & co. It's worked once in sports labour law, why not again?

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Be A Player: Spend your time during the lockout like the pros

Graphic Comments
October 02 2012 06:37PM

No such thing as a free lockout

Admit it: you're starting to get antsy.

It's October and you're starting to notice a gaping hole in your life where hockey used to be. Maybe you're like me and you just spent six hours of your Saturday sitting through 19 rounds of a meaningless hockey pool draft in an act of lockout denial. Sure, it's a 12-team keeper league with 8 protected players, so five of those six hours would be meaningless even if there wasn't a lockout. But I digress.

What I'm trying to say is that you're probably now finding yourself with a bunch of free time, and if you're lucky enough not to be a season ticket holder, maybe even extra money that you normally wouldn't have this time of year. Fear not, in today's Graphic Comments I'll show you how to deal with this just like the professionals.

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Headshots October 2nd

Dimitri Filipovic
October 02 2012 04:15PM

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, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Anson Carter and the Vancouver Canucks' covenant

Cam Charron
October 02 2012 06:43AM

Something this blog has yet to ever have, a genuine reflection of Anson Carter. Sure, there have been mentions, but there's a point to be made about Carter being the legitimate difference between the Dave Nonis and Mike Gillis iterations of the Vancouver Canucks organization.

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