Rick Nash and the Vancouver Canucks: Not a Good Fit

Cam Charron
February 15 2012 10:19AM

 

Look at Vancouver. On the surface, the Canucks are a perfect match. Nash is the kind of player Vancouver would consider trading Cory Schneider for. Add Cody Hodgson, Chris Tanev, maybe another piece and voila, you've got what looks like a pretty fair trade.

This comes from CBC's Elliotte Friedmann this morning in a column discussing the rumours regarding Rick Nash's trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Yesterday, a report surfaced that the team would be willing to discuss a trade for their franchise captain, the only man you could possibly associate with the Blue Jackets. Is Vancouver, like Elliotte suggests, a possible landing spot?

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Valentines Day Headshots

Thomas Drance
February 14 2012 03:52PM


Topless Samuelsson wishes you a happy Valentines Day! (via Chloe Ezra)

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 Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Booth's Slings and Arrows

Thomas Drance
February 14 2012 11:38AM

David Booth has been extraordinarily unlucky over the past couple of seasons, both in terms of his health and in terms of the bounces. Sometimes, however, the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune can in fact work in one's favour. Booth's slow-start in Miami this October was driven by the percentages, and were partly what caused him to be shipped off to Vancouver in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. Upon his arrival in the Northwest, Booth's luck didn't change: it took him seven games, twenty-two shots and one hell of a second effort to tally his first goal as a member of the Canucks.

Read on past the jump!

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You Know What I Hate?! - Feb 14

Cam Davie
February 14 2012 10:40AM


Wayne Gretzky is angry. And so am I.
But at least he's wearing a suit in this photo and not a traitorous sweater.
Photo courtesy Norm Hall/NHLI/Getty Images

Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday (this week, Tuesday!), and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.

This week, I throw an egregious elbow to the head of Mike Milbury, bleach baths and Linsanity.

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Labarbera-shop quartet, Canucks beat 'Yotes in shootout; Recap and chance data

Cam Charron
February 13 2012 11:44PM


(This photo can't be from this game, because it assumes there was some sort of action going on)

The title is in vague reference to the four goals that former Vancouver Canuck backup Jason Labarbera allowed in the shootout, beaten on all corners of the map: a shot five-hole, a deke stick side, a deke glove side and a shot stick side. His opposite Roberto Luongo fared only slightly better, who looked good on both of his shootout saves and terribly out of place on the three he allowed along with one that fell off the stick of (former Kamloops Blazer) Shane Doan.

Anyway, we care about more than the shootout. Canucks Army readers care about process, not results. Click past the jump for analysis, the Statistical Three Stars, Three Goats, and Scoring Chance data...

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