FRIDAY THE 13th: NHL PLAYS LOW-BALL

Robin Brownlee
July 14 2012 12:46AM

Multiple media outlets are reporting the NHL has tabled its first CBA proposal to the NHLPA. Based on what's being reported, it's a proposal that can only be characterized as a swift kick in the nuts low-ball offer to the NHLPA and the first volley in what stands to be a protracted and likely ugly negotiation.

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Cheers and Jeers - July 13th

Cam Davie
July 13 2012 01:35PM

It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"

This week, we fold on Janssen, Hasek and Jets fans, while we give an Ace on the river to Luongo, Selanne and Shane Doan's agent.

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Cam Janssen, YCP's Balancing Act and Grace

Thomas Drance
July 13 2012 09:30AM

On a radio show earlier this week, Cam Janssen got himself into a spot of hot water by saying a whole whack of stupid crap. He made comments that implied that he intends to injure opposing players, and worse, he said that he'd beat the crap out of a fellow player who he knew to be sucking dick. Twitter took umbrage with his bigoted comments, obviously, and bloggers like Ryan Lambert and Bryan Reynolds took Janssen to task with guns blazing this morning.

Today, Patrick Burke - the fearless leader of the You Can Play team - went to bat for the "enforcer," who mentioned his support for YCP in a statement issued through the New Jersey Devils website.

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Kevin Connauton - Next in Line

Jeff Angus
July 12 2012 09:46AM


Kevin Connauton (left) protects the puck during a practice session.

Kevin Connauton is arguably the top defensive prospect in Vancouver’s system. He was profiled back in January, and at the time he was halfway into a very solid season with the Chicago Wolves. His defensive partner, Chris Tanev, had just been recalled to the Canucks. Connauton continued his solid play without Tanev, as the Wolves qualified for the AHL postseason.

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Samuelsson on Canucks: "I didn't think highly of management"

Cam Charron
July 12 2012 07:25AM

Thought this might be of interest. Mikael Samuelsson recently had an interview with Ronnie Johansson of HockeySvierge.Se. The full interview can be found here, but it is unfortunately in Swedish. We reached out to a Swedish friend of Canucks Army who was happily willing to translate the interview for us.

Samuelsson discusses some of his past issues with the Canucks, including his role, his feelings when he was traded away from the club last season, and finds a way to blame Alex Burrows for the Canucks losing the Stanley Cup Finals to Boston.

Click past the jump for the full text.

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