Depleted Second Line No Reason to Sweatt

Thomas Drance
December 07 2011 10:19AM


Bieksa and Henrik help David Booth off the ice following a knee-on-knee collision in last night's game.

Just as he was "heating up," David Booth looks like he'll be out of the lineup for a while following a careless, and scary knee-on-knee hit from Kevin Porter. The power-forward was just starting to enjoy some puck-luck, and was coming off of a three point game against Calgary. Booth will  have an MRI today and be re-evaluated, but the sight of him unable to skate off the ice under his own weight, leads me to suspect that it's a fairly serious injury. 

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Canucks 6-0 Avalanche | Scoring chances and recap

Cam Charron
December 06 2011 11:02PM


As his percentages continue to normalize, Bieksa's dental PDO took a hit tonight.

A shaky start to a Tuesday night game, but the Vancouver Canucks took advantage of a porous Russian goaltender and pulled away with this game late. The Canucks beat their division (and soon to be Conference) rival Colorado Avalanche 6-0, giving them their second shutout win. This shutout, however, was split, as Roberto Luongo after a strong start, took a puck off the throat and had to leave the game. In came Schneider in a 1-0 game, and he was strong in mop-up duty.

For a full chance recap, click past the jump...

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Headshots December 6th

Thomas Drance
December 06 2011 02:48PM


Last time the Canucks played the Avs, Rome Narrowly Beat Alberts in a Silly Face Competition.

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 me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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The Canucks and Realignment

Thomas Drance
December 06 2011 09:06AM


The NHL's Four Realigned Conferences on Google Maps
Via @ByBrendan

We've now had a night to sleep on, and digest the four conference realignment plan that the NHL's Board of Governors approved yesterday evening. While there are some things I like, and a few that I don't in regards to the new alignment, I think Gary Bettman and the NHL deserve some credit for pushing through a plan that is admittedly ambitious, interesting and cogent. But how does the new plan impact the Canucks? I figured I'd take a quick look...

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NHL Realignment Approved

Jonathan Willis
December 05 2011 10:02PM

The NHL announced last night that its Board of Governors were able to come to an agreement on a realignment of the league, one that will abolish the current East/West system and instead create four different conferences.

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