Mid-Day Headshots August 16th

Thomas Drance
August 16 2011 01:33PM

Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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CA Prospect Profiles: Adam Polasek

Cam Davie
August 16 2011 10:12AM


Adam Polasek scored 20 goals in 2 seasons with PEI. And he scored an entry-level contract in April.
But is he NHL material?
(Photo courtesy PEI Rocket/QMJHL)

Adam Polasek is a big, physical defenseman who put up some impressive-looking numbers in the QMJHL.

In fact, he did enough to impress the Canucks brass to earn himself a three-year, entry-level contract, signed this past April.

But is Adam Polasek big enough and physical enough to be an NHL defenseman?

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RIP #37

Thomas Drance
August 15 2011 07:42PM

James Mirtle tweeted the news this evening that Rick Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home today. The cause of death is not yet known, but we'll update this post as we get more information.

In his time with the Canucks, Rick Rypien was the definition of a warrior, and one of the best technical fighters I've ever seen on hockey-skates. His ability to fight larger guys (Rypien was a shade under 6 feet), and not just hold his own - but often win - won him a special place in the hearts of Vancouver Canucks fans. 

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Mid-Day Headshots August 15th

Thomas Drance
August 15 2011 01:28PM

Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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WINNIPEG PIMPIN

Wanye
August 15 2011 11:33AM

 

 

Since ganking the Atlanta Thrashers, renaming them the Jets and releasing a spiffy new logo, Winnipeg is squarely on the National stage as they get ready to bring NHL hockey to Manitoba for the first time in 15 years. The City is hotter than the Keegan Bradley fan club and they are getting ready for one hell of a party.

With that in mind we fired up the imaginary WanyeJet and visited friendly Manitoba for the past several days. What we found was pretty bloody awesome.

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