Canucks Week in Tweets: Feb. 22nd

John Cullen
February 22 2012 08:43PM

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!

Well it's been a while so let's start with... Oh, threatening fights over Twitter. Yep I’ve missed you guys.

It’s even better when you threaten to beat fandom of teams you don’t like into other people. It really lets them know that you are not just a LITTLE bit serious about fighting them over the internet, but a LOT serious. Good for you.

More tweets after the break!

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Headshots February 22nd

Thomas Drance
February 22 2012 03:18PM


As Burrows' life, flashed before his eyes.
This image comes from the bane of hockeyy insiderrs everywhere: ontheforecheck.com

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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The Canucks at the Deadline: Yesterday and Today

Cam Charron
February 22 2012 01:53PM

In the eight seasons since the Vancouver Canucks have been buyers at the trading deadline, the most notable asset the team let go was the draft pick that became Wayne Simmonds.

Now, before we go out saying that the Canucks traded Wayne SImmonds for Brent Sopel, keep in mind the Canucks never lost their 2nd round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft, this was a pick awarded to Vancouver for allowing Randy Carlyle to join the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks passed on Simmonds twice over, selecting Minnesota high schooler Patrick White and Everett Silvertip Taylor Ellington over many more notable names.

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John Garrett is a Burger

Thomas Drance
February 22 2012 09:54AM

During last night's Canucks game in Nashville, Canucks broadcaster and colour guy John Garrett made a startling on-air confession. It was clear that he was burdened, that he had some sort of dark secret festering just under the surface. I like to imagine that Garrett turned to John Shorthouse, took a deep breath to gather himself, then mustering the courage admitted to his broadcast partner and the world: "I am a burger, you know."

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Canucks Regulation Unbeaten Streak Snapped in Smashville: Recap and Chance Data

Thomas Drance
February 21 2012 10:33PM


Luongo robs Shea Weber on a breakaway in a losing effort.
Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Coming into tonight's game, the Canucks were on a 13 game point streak dating back to mid-January. Tonight, they controlled the game for forty minutes, but were unable to beat all-universe goaltender Pekka Rinne and saw their point streak snapped.

For much of their recent streak, the Canucks played uninspired hockey yet repeatedly managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. In tonight's contest, the Predators built their lead over a forty minute stretch in which the Canucks dominated possession and comfortably out-chanced their opponents. In the third, with the Canucks requiring a goal to even proceedings - the Predators completely took over and suffocated the Canucks. Nashville's club eventually sealed the win on a late David Legwand goal, which, put the Predators up by two with just under three minutes remaining in the game.

Click past the jump for a thorough recap, chance data and your statistical three stars and goats!

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