September 14 2012 07:55PM


With all the hoopla surrounding the lockout on the horizon and the Economics of the arena dominating the news, the Sports Section looks more like the Business Section these days. Who doesn't love a riveting cost analysis diagram where there should be a breakdown of the Oilers training camp line up? And we would rather see an interview with Fehr and Bettman wearing rumpled suits and rumplier faces than the Nuge all sweaty and talking about skating any day.


Anywhoo, we thought we would pose a question as it relates to a conundrum for the Nation if this is how things are going to be. An entire article surrounding the economics of the Nation Network. On a Friday night with no hockey in sight. Bleak huh?

You're welcome.

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Headshots September 14th

Jeff Angus
September 14 2012 04:39PM

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

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Doan look back in anger - Shane chooses Phoenix

Cam Charron
September 14 2012 02:57PM

Maybe some things just aren't to be.

The mythical beast that is Shane Doan will not be coming to the Vancouver Canucks at the start of next hockey season, the Internet has learned:

Canucks Army soldiers, naturally, are shocked and saddened by the recent developments, but maybe it's for the best.

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Canucks Extend Burrows

Thomas Drance
September 14 2012 01:17PM

Photo via @VanCanucks

The day started with Burrows' agent posturing to Jason Botchford about how Alex Burrows deserved Patrick Sharp money and a five or six year term. That was followed up by the News1130Sports Twitter account predicting that Burrows was on his way out of Vancouver if the team managed to sign Shane Doan.

All of the handwringing was for naught, as Alex Burrows and the team have agreed to terms on a four year, 18 million dollar deal (cap hit: 4.5 million). Here's the official press release from

More analysis after the jump.

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The Doan Side of Winning The Derby

Dimitri Filipovic
September 14 2012 11:11AM

Let's get one thing straight. I'm not doing this because I necessarily care about you, nor am I doing it because I have a heart of gold. This is solely being done to fill my quota for charitable acts in 2013. Some people live really busy lives, and resort to giving money. Some people, take a more hands-on approach and help out at local shelters.

I guess you could say I'm stuck somewhere smack dab in-between those two. I'm leaving my - climate controlled, may I add - mom's basement, to help out. For those interested, I'll be volunteering at the local YMCA over the weekend, operating the cold showers. Don't try to be a hero, and get through this on your own. Let me in. And let me ease that 'Doaner' of yours with some cold water, and some cold, hard facts.

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