Tunnel vision from a member of the Edmonton media

Cam Charron
October 05 2012 12:29PM

I was doing some reading today and came across this quote from one Mark Spector:

For example, you'll never have come to an agreement with a member of the Vancouver Canucks organization about that team's propensity for diving or referee baiting.

For familiar Canucks Army readers, you may recall that that doesn't seem quite right. There is at least one published example of at least one member of the Vancouver Canucks calling out his team for diving and referee baiting:

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The Top 10 Transactions Of The Mike Gillis Era: Part 1

Dimitri Filipovic
October 05 2012 10:20AM

 

Flash back to April of 2008, which saw the Vancouver Canucks miss out on the postseason for the second time in three years. There were strong assets in place, but changes needed to be made. The team replaced then general manager Dave Nonis, with Mike Gillis - a player agent, with no prior managing experience.

What ensued has been a glorious, and beautiful partnership that no Canucks fan can complain about. The team is currently in the midst of the greatest run in franchise history. Have there been some hiccups along the way? Sure. And maybe there's a list that encompasses those blunders coming next week (that's what we in the industry call a tease, folks).

But today, I'll be counting down the Top-10 transactions - which includes signings, draft picks, trades, and even choosing to employ certain personnel as part of the management team - of the Mike Gillis era, starting with numbers 10-6.

Click Past the Jump to Read More.

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Headshots October 4th

Dimitri Filipovic
October 04 2012 02:58PM

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, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Jordan Schroeder: Knocking on the Door

Jeff Angus
October 04 2012 10:41AM

Jordan Schroeder has received a lot of coverage at CanucksArmy over the past year or so. He is one of the top prospects in the organization, and with Kesler out of the lineup until December, would have been given every opportunity to earn a roster spot at Canucks training camp this year.

He slipped a bit in his draft year amid concerns over size (or lack thereof) and attitude (apparently a few of his pre-draft interviews didn’t go all that well).

Fast forward three years and Schroeder is now entering his third year of pro hockey, and is being counted on to play big minutes for the Chicago Wolves. I spoke to Minnesota Wild strength and conditioning coach Kirk Olson earlier this week, and Schroeder is one of a handful of pro hockey players that Olson works with each summer (others include Zach Parise, Drew Stafford, Derek Stepan, and Kyle Okposo).

Olson gave me some really good insights on Schroeder’s development both on and off the ice.

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Headshots October 3rd

Patrick Johnston
October 03 2012 03:39PM

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, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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