Canucks Forward Favourably Compares Salo to Lidstrom

Thomas Drance
January 24 2012 09:36AM

Sami Salo is perhaps the Canucks most widely beloved current player. The mild-mannered, oft-injured Finnish defenseman has earned the perpetual admiration of the fan-base, and clearly his team-mates, with his understated demeanor and solid play. But can this admiration and respect go too far and morph into preposterous hyperbole?

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Sami Salo Returns to the Line-Up, Tanev Sent Down

Thomas Drance
January 23 2012 03:48PM

Well, it's now official: the much anticipated Tanev-Edler experiment lasted for one whole game!

With Canucks hardest-shot winner Sami Salo returning to the line-up for Tuesday's game against Edmonton, the Canucks have sent promising sophmore defenseman Chris Tanev back to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. But don't get too upset, Canucks fans, Tanev and his Wolves teammates will face off against the Abbotsford Heat on Wednesday and Thursday night in the lower-mainland. Here's the official team press release from canucks.nhl.com.

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Headshots January 23rd

Thomas Drance
January 23 2012 02:40PM


Keith Ballard always ends up in silly positions at practice.

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 thom.drance@gmail.com.

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You Know What I Hate?! - Jan 23

Cam Davie
January 23 2012 12:56PM


Barack Obama is angry today. And so am I. You'd be angry too if you had to see the Bruins up close.
Well, all the Bruins except Tim Thomas.
Photo courtesy greenwave.com

Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday, and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.

This week, I take a wooden spoon to the back side of kiboshed realignment, Timmay's political agenda, a week with no Canucks and the race to report news first.

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Is It April Yet?

Thomas Drance
January 23 2012 10:58AM

After Tuesday night's game against the New York Islanders West, the Canucks will get a week off for All-Star break. While Hodgson, Edler and the twins fly to Ottawa to take part in the festivities, the rest of the team will rest up, fly to warmer climes for some sunshine, spend quality time with their families (or their goomahs), and prepare for the last 10 weeks of the regular season.

Fans should take this time to prepare mentally as well, because with only a few exceptions, there aren't a lot of "big games" to get excited before the start of the playoffs.

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