Canucks Mail in Two Thirds of Game, Narrowly Lose to Children

Thomas Drance
October 26 2011 12:20AM


All higlights courtesy @CanucksHD

Despite his looking somewhat foolish on this goal, the Edmonton Oilers relied on Nikolai Khabibulin tonight, and the much mocked goaltender came through. He made 33 stops on the evening, and was only beaten on one shot for which, he was in the net. On this particular piece of Sedinery, however, Khabibulin is in Tim Thomas land by the time Alex Burrows taps it into a nearly wide-open cage. There aren't many things in hockey that get me quite as pumped up as a masterfully completed Sedin rush.  

It wasn't just Khabibulin who defeated the Canucks, however, the Oilers also enjoyed some puck-luck, and some opportunistic finishing from their emerging young stars, to topple the revamped Canucks machine on Tuesday night. The season is now progressing rapidly, but we've still only seen the Canucks play one road game. Sure the locations change, but it's the same script every time: Luongo plays poorly or gets chased, the defense is mediocre, the Sedins don't show up until the third (if at all) and the team puts in a sloppy first forty minutes, then goes on a "too-little-too-late" push in the third. People like to mock Vancouver's hockey team, and the team's starting goaltender, for being "unable to perform in April or June," but the Canucks are really just lucky that the playoffs aren't held in October.

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Headshots October 25th

Thomas Drance
October 25 2011 05:53PM


The American Express Line debuts tonight. Kudos to my man @Mhenderson95 for this slick visual.

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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Occupy Luongo Explained... I Guess

Thomas Drance
October 25 2011 12:42PM


Photo uploaded to the Occupy Luongo Facebook Page.

You probably noticed the dudes holding the Occupy Luongo signs at Rogers Arena last week, certainly Greg Wyshynski and Bruce Arthur did. Following up on his rocky performance in the Stanley Cup Finals, Luongo has struggled in the early going this season and Canucks fans have reacted with their own particular brand of impatience. All of this tension came to a boil during a rough third period against the New York Rangers on Tuesday. Towards the end of the game, Luongo was jeered by many of the fans in attendance, and his shaky play led the Vancouver Province to publish an editorial suggesting that Gillis trade Luongo to Tampa for Lecavalier…

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Game #9 Preview: Stranglehold

Cam Davie
October 25 2011 11:25AM


I like to imagine that Henrik Sedin just chopped off Ryan Smyth's legs with a scythe.
But Smitty just fell. And that's probably more funny.
(Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #9 - Canucks @ Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks play at Rexall Place for the second time in 10 days, where they'll face Ryan Nugent-Hopkins... and some other guys in copper and blue with whom Mark Lee is completely unfamiliar. Just kidding, Mark Lee knows who all the Oilers are. He just straight-up doesn't care. All Nuge, all the time, right Mark?

Luckily for Canucks fans, tonight we are spared the indecency of a Mark Lee broadcast. Instead, we get the terrific insight and in-depth analysis of John "I like hot wings and smooth peanut butter" Garrett.

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The Night Shift With Justin Morissette

Thomas Drance
October 24 2011 10:08PM

The Following is a Special Report from Justin Morissette

Our friend Justin Morissetteis a freelance journalist in the Broadcast program at BCIT. Previously, he's been able to take CanucksArmy somewhere that we're rarely able go: into the bowels of the Rogers Arena. Yes, Justin Morissette has access, and tonight he brings us a CanucksArmy special report.

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