The overrated value of a faceoff

Cam Charron
August 01 2011 09:23AM

 

Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a "three star" nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a tangible value.

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Mid-Day Headshots July 29th

Thomas Drance
July 29 2011 01:40PM

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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THE NATION COMES TO EDMONTON

Jason Gregor
July 29 2011 11:39AM

Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year's camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won't be available to help Canada try and regain the gold medal after back-to-back silver medals.

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Cheers and Jeers - Vol. 3

Cam Davie
July 29 2011 10:05AM


The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. We close out the Week That Was with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.

We start off with a BIG CHEERS to your favourite hockey club, the Vancouver Canucks.

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Trade Deadline Delight.....in July

Kavi Lehdar
July 28 2011 04:59PM

            

                                          "At least we made it out before the season started"

                                                  (photo courtesy of thehockeywriters.com) 

You know how the lockout came and went, stealing all the juicy trades away from us rabid hockey fans? Well I’ve got some good news for you....

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