December 05 2016 01:00PM
Photo Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig
Now that we're over a quarter of the way through the CHL season, we now have a large enough sample size that we can begin to make inferences about how players are performing and how coaches deploy them. We're also far enough into the season that narratives and concerns can start to take form.
With Friday's tilt between the OHL's Owen Sound Attack and London Knights televised on the west coast, many Canucks fans got their first look at Juolevi this season. But to their surprise, Juolevi was skating predominantly on the Knights' second pair, behind 19-year-old Brandon Crawley and Montreal Canadiens 2016 pick Victor Mete.
@JDylanBurke why do you think that is? Reason for concern..?— Sank the Ship (@BlueAidanGreen) December 3, 2016
December 05 2016 11:00AM
Hey, what a week, eh? The Canucks won games! Hell, they've won two of them since we last met. Of course, the Anaheim Ducks trounced the Canucks on Thursday too, but nobody bats a thousand, right?
If it makes you feel any better, the Ducks were also dragged by the Flames last night. So there's that!
Best of all, though, is Saturday night's victory over the Leafs. Don't get me wrong -- I'm #TeamTank a thousand times over. By that same token, Nazem Kadri and the Leafs had that coming. Props to Ryan Miller for pretty much singlehandedly pulling that off.
December 05 2016 09:00AM
It's December, which means the holidays are fast approaching and it's the season of giving. This week, I'm extra generous with the Canucks, giving them props for trying their hardest, for not killing anyone, and for not being Tom Sestito.
December 04 2016 03:15PM
We've reached December, which means the holiday season is in full swing. Now, I know some of you may think we deserve coal this Christmas season, but we think you deserve a treat for your phone. With that in mind, try one of our Holiday Sweater wallpapers for your iPhone lock screen! I have tested these on many devices and they seem to work on all of them, I apologize if it doesn't fit just right for your phone, there are too many sizes to make work nowadays!
Regardless, without further ado, here they are!
December 04 2016 09:00AM
Stick Taps is a Canucks Army feature where we link to the top news from the Canucks and across the NHL. If you've written a blog post, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space or anything else - please tweet or DM us at CanucksArmy on Twitter!
This is the first edition of Stick Taps, a trip around the hockey world with an emphasis on some of the posts circulating around the Smylosphere. Now, I know what you're thinking. Yes, it's very similar to the old Headshots led by many including the legend of Artem Chubarov. Headshots have taken a turn for the cringe-worthy though, so we decided to change it up and give credit in the only way hockey players know how. Stick taps.
With that being said, let's dive in!