Canucks Claim Weise off of Waivers

Thomas Drance
October 04 2011 10:48AM


Did you expect Sean Avery or something?

Okay that headline is more than just a little bit misleading, but whatever, the Canucks have claimed 6,2 grinder Dale Weise off of waivers from the New York Rangers. Weise will add another big body to the Canucks fourth line and at a glance seems like a promising addition - he's a young pugilist with some potential upside. Here's the press release from Canucks.nhl.com.

UPDATE: According to Ben Kuzma - the Canucks have also waived Oreskovich, so it looks like Weise will find himself in Vancouver's opening night line-up.

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NW Division Preview by Position - Forwards

Cam Davie
October 04 2011 08:07AM


Will the Canucks lead the league in offence again this year?
If this guy has a dominant season  - they may.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images North America)

CanucksArmy rolls out a short series where we preview the Northwest Division by position. Today we start up front and look at the forwards from each team:

The Vancouver Canucks were the league's highest scoring team last season, thanks to a potent power play and a career year from Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin. The Oilers boast some young, exciting talent but were unable to score enough last year, especially on home ice. The Calgary Flames and their veteran lineup led the league in goals at home and were a potent force offensively all year. The Avalanche used to be able score with anybody, but continuing to do so this season after the incredible amount of turnover their roster has gone through could be an issue. As for the Wild.... Sorry, I passed out from boredom for a second, but yeah, as for the Wild - they've renovated their forward group entirely - could they be an offensive force this season? *suppresses laughter*

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Evening Headshots October 3rd 2011

Thomas Drance
October 03 2011 06:12PM


Kudos to @MHenderson95 on this wicked Jurassic Park 90's skate logo Mash-up.

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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Fearless Forecast: Five Predictions for the 2011-12 season

Herbert Vasiljevs
October 03 2011 08:46AM

                        

As we're now achingly close to the start of real hockey, I’ve decided to lay out five things I expect to see out of the 2011-12 edition of the Vancouver Canucks.

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No Suspensions Coming for Edler, Sturm

Thomas Drance
October 02 2011 09:34PM


Edler Takes a hit from Josh Green in Saturday Night's Pre-Season Game Against the Oilers
Photo Credit: Ric Ernst PNG

According to TSN's Bob Mckenzie - the most reliable name in hockey news - Marco Sturm and Alex Edler will not suffer the wrath of Shanaban for their violations of Rule 48 in Saturday night's game against Edmonton. Again according to McKenzie, there is insufficient "evidence of "targeting" on either hit," and as a result both Edler and Sturm will be in the Canucks opening night line-up on Thursday.

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