Headshots September 5th

Thomas Drance
September 05 2012 03:27PM

 
With the NFL season opening tonight, I'm not too worried about an NHL lockout.
I'll miss watching these two exchange no look backhand saucer passes though...

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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Vintage Look Back: October 5th, 2006

Dimitri Filipovic
September 05 2012 10:53AM

I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but the Vancouver Canucks aren’t currently playing any games and it’s a sad time. Personally, I’m in the midst of some rough hockey withdrawal these days.

And that’s why I have decided to start re-watching old Canucks games from the (relatively) recent past. For this edition of the "Vintage Look Back," I watched the Canucks invade the Joe Louis Arena in early October 2006, to take on the Red Wings.

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NHL Fans: Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

Graphic Comments
September 04 2012 05:41PM

Don't go away mad, just go away

You're an NHL fan. You spend your hard-earned money every year going to games. You buy merchandise. You subscribe to Centre Ice. You've been through one, maybe two lockouts, and even a strike if you're really old. And now they're threatening to make you go through yet another lockout.

This makes you mad.

So mad, in fact, that you're willing to take action and show the world just how angry you are. And maybe, just maybe, your action combined with the actions of thousands of other outraged fans might even have an impact and a lockout will be avoided or at least shortened.

Well, you have every right to be outraged. But make no mistake, the angrier you get and the more you show it, the more you ensure the lockout goes on.

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Headshots September 4th

Dimitri Filipovic
September 04 2012 03:22PM

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.

In what some people are choosing to classify as “news”, Roberto Luongo participated in a video interview from a practice rink in Florida, that was beyond bizarre.

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Strombabble: Much Ado About Luu

Thomas Drance
September 04 2012 12:38PM


Look ma, no photoshop!

What's up with the never ending story that is the Roberto Luongo trade situation?

Well, Harvey Fialkov of the Florida Sun Sentinel has a double punch combo of "Luongo wants to be traded to the Panthers" content today. First he wrote a column about Luongo practicing at the Panther's practice facility, the "saveology.com iceplex" in Coral Springs Florida. Per Fialkov:

In a bizarre, slightly uncomfortable scene at Saveology.com Iceplex Tuesday morning, current Panthers goalie tandem Scott Clemmensen and Jose Theodore were beginning an informal practice with several teammates just moments after estranged Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo had finished his own skate.

Luongo has made it clear that since Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis promoted goalie Cory Schneider to starter with a three-year, $12 million contract extension, that he wants to be traded to the Panthers, the franchise he established his All-Star credentials with from 2001-06 and back to an area he still maintains an offseason residence with his wife and two young children...

[The Panthers] makes sense for myself, for my career and my family,'' added Luongo, who still has 10 years at $5.33 million per remaining on his deal. "That being said. There's obvious other options as well. This is a preferred location for obvious reasons but I'm not shutting the door on other possibilities if it comes up.''

Read on past the jump.

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