Wade Belak Found Dead

Kent Wilson
August 31 2011 03:43PM

 

 

Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey.

Belak's death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever it is, this has truly been one of the saddest offseasons in NHL memory.

More to come as details emerge. For now, sincere condolences to Belak's friends and family.

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Headshots August 31st

Thomas Drance
August 31 2011 02:35PM

Dan Hamhuis reals in a big one via @canucksfin.

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 and would like it to be featured in our Headshots posts please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Bill Sweatt

Thomas Drance
August 31 2011 01:44PM

Anytime you read about Canucks forward prospect Bill Sweatt, you'll hear some cliche about his one clear-cut, NHL-level skill - his speed. Though his defensive instincts, offensive skill and shot velocity are occasionally called out as "suspect" - no one debates the fact that Sweatt the younger can flat out fly. Now that I've met my "cliche about Bill Sweatt's skating ability quota," we can move on!

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Headshots August 30th

Thomas Drance
August 30 2011 01:10PM

Image courtesy keepcalmcanucks.tumblr.com.

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 and would like it to be featured in our Headshots posts please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Player types: "High Event" and "Low Event"

Cam Charron
August 29 2011 02:44PM

 

 

Let's start this with Phil Kessel. Or Eric Staal. Or somebody with a less impressive name, such as Jim Slater or Cory Stillman or Gregory Campbell. These players have a lot more in common than you might think. But we'll use Kessel as an example because he's the star player in the world's largest hockey market and a frequent earner of criticism and praise from all ranges.

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