Headshots October 26th

Thomas Drance
October 26 2011 02:45PM


Cody Hodgson imitates the face I make when I read yet another "Canucks goaltending controversy" take.

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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The rivalry that never was

Cam Charron
October 26 2011 02:11PM

The Vancouver Canucks play the St. Louis Blues tonight for the first of four regular season meetings. There is otherwise nothing special about this hockey game: It's a mid-week game, will be a rare Wednesday night match-up that isnt broadcast nationally, and the hype going into the game has nothing to do with the opponent.

Why?

We all remember the 7-game series that the two team's played in 1995, highlighted by Canuck captain Trevor Linden checking Jeff Norton through the glass—and punctuated by Kirk McLean's 41-save performance in Game Seven.

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Vigneault's Pairings

Thomas Drance
October 26 2011 01:11PM


 

At the 24 minute mark of last night's 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, with the game beginning to get out of hand, Alain Vigneault juggled the team's defensive pairings. To start the season Alain Vigneault deployed his defense the way we all expected, but over the last week, the Canucks head-coach changed-up and radically altered his handling of the team's blueliners. Let's take a closer look at the likely reasons behind this, how effective these pairings have been, and whether or not we can expect last week's deployment-pattern to continue.

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Game #10 Preview: Arch-Nemesis

Cam Davie
October 26 2011 11:58AM


Hey, Daniel. Could you tell you the res of the team that tonight's home game starts at 7 o'clock.
No. SEVEN. Yeah, I know. Weird, eh?
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #10 - Blues @ Canucks

The Canucks don't get much of an opportunity to sulk and wallow about their loss last night, as they face the St. Louis 24.5 hours after the start of their last game.

The Canucks have already have one set of back-to-back games this year. In game 1, they lost by one goal, then got shellacked in game 2 (the score line was not representative of the tilt in play). Vancouver is looking to seal a different fate tonight and maybe a return to Rogers Arena is what they need.

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Wolf Prowl - October 26th, 2011

Patrick Johnston
October 26 2011 09:49AM

The Wolves played a triple-header over the weekend, sorted out their captaincy and got good news at centre ice. Read all about in this week's edition of Wolf Prowl

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