Someone may have actually taken Manny Malhotra's job

Cam Charron
March 16 2012 02:24PM

You remember back in late January when it was presumed that Manny Malhotra had lost his job to then-Canuck Cody Hodgson due to an outbreak in scoring by the rookie accompanied by a marginal increase in ice time. Our friend Jonathan Willis had some fun with this notion, reinforcing that nothing had changed with the way that Malhotra was deployed, or the quality of his play, at any point during the run.

Well, now it has. Malhotra sat out the last game against the Phoenix Coyotes. While he wasn't a healthy scratch, there's reason to believe that, in the near future he could be.

Read past the jump to find out who may have taken Manny's job!

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Headshots March 15th

Cam Davie
March 15 2012 03:54PM


Booth: "When I lift weights, I like to wear my sweet, sweet gloves!
It's SO GOOD when doing curls. Dude, don't you do that too?"
Kesler: "Buds, you are so weird. Now let me get back to playing Air Standup Bass."
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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 Good The Bad And Dear Crosby

Marda Miller
March 15 2012 02:42PM

It's Sidney Crosby Day! (Alan Diaz/Associated Press)

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Has Sean Avery actually retired? Will Sidney Crosby make it to the end of the season without an injury? Will the Canucks ever win a hockey game again? Hockey makes the world go round.

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Who The Heck is Justin Schultz?

Jeff Angus
March 15 2012 09:53AM

If you have somehow managed to avoid hearing Justin Schultz’s name in recent days, don’t expect it to continue. The top defenseman in the entire NCAA (and currently property of the Anaheim Ducks) is weighing his options for next season. Why is this news to Canucks fans? Well, Schultz played a year of junior hockey (in the BCHL) after being drafted, and there is a loophole in the current NHL CBA that allows him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer (with a limit on how much he could earn on his first professional contract).

Read past the jump for more!

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Coyotes drop Canucks 5-4 - Recap and scoring chances

Cam Charron
March 15 2012 12:50AM


(Image via CP)

The Vancouver Canucks got off to a terrific start, scoring a little under three minutes in against a potential playoff opponent in the Phoenix Coyotes, before Henrik Sedin broke his scoring slump on a Ryan Kesler powerplay goal a few minutes later. But the Coyotes clawed their way back, and, with the benefit of a bounce or two, eluded poor five-on-five play and a brutal penalty killing performance to win this game 5-4.

This was a fun game to watch, but probably not the result that you're looking for if you're a reader of this blog. For more analysis, the Statisical Three Stars, Statistical Three Goats, and scoring chance numbers you can't get anywhere else, click past the jump...

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