Canucks Week in Tweets - Feb. 29th

John Cullen
February 29 2012 09:07PM

Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic!

Nevermind the Canucks, you pretended to like DANE COOK for someone?!?! That is unforgivable. Un. For. Giv. A. Ble. DO YOU HAVE NO SELF-RESPECT?!

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Headshots February 29th

Cam Davie
February 29 2012 03:53PM


Our friend Matt Henderson has launched his own hockey photo blog, Pucktures.
Here's just a sample. Amazing stuff.
(Photo via pucktures)

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 Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Top 10 Canuck Killers - Part 1

Cam Davie
February 29 2012 12:57PM


They've broken our hearts, game after game, year after year.
(Photo/graphic courtesy @mhenderson95)

This is the first of a two-part post where we chronicle and count down the top 10 Canuck Killers active in the NHL today.

The term "Canucks Killer" has been around for many years and Canucks fans are well aware of what it means. There's just a few players out there, who always seem to go for the jugular when they face Vancouver's club. A "Canuck Killer" scores frequently, tallies key disheartening goals, or just racks up points game after game. When you see a Canucks Killer, you know it. He's the player who can turn any Canucks fan briefly turn into Marlon Brando from Apocalypse Now, desperately whispering "the horror, the horror" at their television set.

I decided to track them all down, quantify them, rank them and share them all with you, because Canucks fans don't have enough to stress out about these days. Let's take a look at which active NHLers consistently use voice modulation software when calling the Canucks on their cell-phones in order to threaten them...

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The Commendable Boldness Of Mike Gillis

Jonathan Willis
February 29 2012 11:18AM

“We knew we’d have to give up a good young player to get something.” – Mike Gillis, commenting on the blockbuster trade that sent Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer to Buffalo in exchange for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani.

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The Five Stages of Grief, or a Mason Raymond Shootout Attempt

Thomas Drance
February 29 2012 10:14AM

 
You'll never guess what happened next... Well, that is unless you guessed "he didn't score and then fell down."

I remain convinced that Mason Raymond is a valuable forward for the Vancouver Canucks. Holding that opinon puts me in the extreme minority of Canucks fans, bloggers and observers, however. Basically for me to be correct on this one nearly everybody else who covers the team, and 98% of the team's fans have to be completely and totally wrong. Put another way, if Raymond is as valuable as I think he is, that would have to make him the most under-appreciated and misunderstood athlete in the history of the Canucks franchise.

Well, I am right about Raymond. Even though everybody hates the guy, he's a quality contributor and had a big game last night (despite his woeful shootout attempt and collection of pratfalls). Raymond consistently drive possession, helps the Canucks outshoot their opponents and plays stellar defense. What a bum. 

Anyway, I'm not going to do what you think I'm going to do - I'm not going to use objective data to prove that Raymond is a valuable contributor to the team. Instead I'm going to explore the psychological damage Raymond's mere presence on the team and in the shootout is causing Canucks fans. Click past the jump to find out more!

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