Headshots October 17th

Thomas Drance
October 17 2011 02:32PM


Chris Higgins' secret talent? He can fly.
Photo credit: The Canadian Press/John Ulan

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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Chris Tanev Demoted

Thomas Drance
October 17 2011 12:53PM

All summer fanboys were excited about what Chris Tanev might be able to do with a full season of work. I suggested that he was a shoe-in for the top-six as recently as September. Cam Charron took the over on 5 goals for Tanev during the preseason...

Well today, Chris Tanev was assigned to the Canucks AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves. The move in part makes room for Ryan Kesler (who seems to be returning from injury) and also reflects the fact that Chris Tanev has looked less than his calm, composed, chain-smoking self through three games this season.

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How I Met Your Mother (While She Was Dressed as Roberto Luongo).

Thomas Drance
October 17 2011 11:28AM

In a post about how Katie Holmes will guest star on this weeks Halloween episode of How I Met Your Mother - Perez Hilton has unwittingly unveiled some curious Canucks news.

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Q&A with Ted Gruber, The Chicago Wolves Blog Guy

Patrick Johnston
October 17 2011 11:07AM


Ted Gruber is passionate about Chicago Wolves championships.
(Photo courtesy Ted Gruber)

Last Thursday Ted Gruber took a few minutes to answer some questions about the Chicago Wolves via the miracle of Skype. What follows is Ted's view of the Chicago Wolves.

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Catching up with Nicklas Jensen

Thomas Drance
October 17 2011 09:31AM

Nicklas Jensen, the Canucks first round selection in the 2011 NHL entry draft is skilled, and rather massive. Standing 6,3 and possessing advanced puck-skills for his age, Jensen was impressive at prospects camp and at training camp last month. The 18 year old Danish national managed to hang-around right until the final cuts were made, and many were speculating that he might become the first 18 year old since Petr Nedved to crack the opening day roster. Though he was eventually sent back to Oshawa, few would have anticipated heading into camp that Jensen would have made such an impression.

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