Headshots March 14th

Thomas Drance
March 14 2012 02:39PM

Maybe Mason Raymond really IS evil.
Now I understand why Canucks fans greet his appearance with jeers, like he's the bad guy in a pantomime.

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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Canucks Week in Tweets - March. 14th

John Cullen
March 14 2012 01:19PM

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!

Didn’t your parents ever tell you not to tell anyone you’ll be home alone? THIS IS SO DANGEROUS, JASMINE!

Though to be fair, watching the Canucks play lately might be more scary than anything else that could possibly happen.

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Game #70 Preview - Ashes to Ashes, Funk to Funky

Cam Davie
March 14 2012 11:39AM

Last time out, it was the Booth Show.
Booth and the Canucks, much like Stella, need to get their groove back.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #70 - Coyotes @ Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are stuck in a funk - a middling, down-tempo ungroovy funk. Coach Vigneault took to his blender again during Tuesday's practice to mix up the lines, in hopes of shaking the funk out of his star players and getting them back to being funky on the ice. Despite the moderate amount of success the Canucks have had lately, it is clear to everyone around the team that they've hit a wall. At this point, they need to try anything to awake from their slumber, which is quickly reaching a coma-like state.

Tonight against Phoenix, the club, its coaches and its fans hope to see the likes of the Sedins, Luongo, Burrows, Hansen, Raymond, Edler and others rise from the smouldering ashes and soar once again.

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Infographic: The Final 13 Games

Matthew Henderson
March 14 2012 09:41AM

Today's infographic takes a visual look at the Canucks’ final 13 games of the season. As you can see, the Canucks have an easy schedule. They host a majority of the remaining games, and they play opponents like Columbus and Edmonton, who are miles out of contention. This is good news for the worry warts, as the Canucks should manage some easy wins down the stretch. The outcome of the final 13 games can influence who the Canucks face when the playoffs roll around, and hopefully the team will manage to somehow stay motivated, and pile up some easy wins!

Click on the image to enlarge! 


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Hodgson's Sabres Struggles

Thomas Drance
March 14 2012 08:09AM


Since the Canucks granted Cody Hodgson's trade request, the talented rookie pivot has played in 8 games with the Buffalo Sabres. During that stretch Buffalo's club has been extremely successful, going on a 6-2-0 run that has them squarely in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

Despite the team's success: Cody Hodgson has been struggling to produce offense, generate opportunities and drive play. In 8 games with Buffalo, Hodgson has generated only 12 shots on goal (four of them in his first game), and he's been held pointless while averaging slightly more than 15:15 of ice-time per game. To contextualize how much the rookie's ice-time has increased since he was freed from the iron tutelage of Alain Vigneault - the Canucks bench boss only doled out in excess of 15:15 minutes to Hodgson five times total, in fifty-five games in Vancouver this season.

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