September 09 2011 02:45PM
Last season, undrafted rookie Chris Tanev came out of nowhere, solidified himself as a stand-out on the blueline for the Manitoba Moose and ended up playing 34 games with the Canucks. He even appeared, and played quite well in the last two games of the Western Conference Final, and the final three games of the Stanley Cup Final. He played some quality hockey for the Canucks, and there are high hopes for his development among close observers of the team. PassittoBulis picked him as one of their three potential "break-out" players for this upcoming season, and I projected him as a possible contender to play a top-4 role.
September 09 2011 01:11PM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.
This week's entry starts with a hat tip to a Bruins Blog. WHAT THE HELL AM I THINKING?!
September 09 2011 12:57PM
To call Cody Hodgson a polarizing figure in the Vancouver sports landscape is probably an understatement. The highly regarded prospect has had a tumultuous start to his career, and has been criticized an absurd amount for a player with 20 total NHL games of experience. I've written about him at length previously, and tend to be pretty bullish on his skill-set and sensitive to the fact that I'd be frustrated as hell too if I was injured, had that injury misdiagnosed and was then criticized by my head coach in the press. But other smart people, whose opinions I very much respect - like Dobberhockey's Jeff Angus, or fellow CanucksArmy editor Cam Davie - have seen Hodgson in the past as bratty, churlish and "entitled."
September 09 2011 11:16AM
The crew at the TEAM1040 has changed, starting with the guy on the right.
(Photo by Morten Rand-Hendriksen vis Flickr)
Reports began filtering down yesterday that the Team1040 and long-time on-air host David Pratt permanently broke off contract negotiations, meaning Pratt is effectively gone from the Vancouver radio station.
With the station stalwart gone, Team1040 will certainly be in a position to shake up or rotate its on-air line-up.
As a rotation of hosts passed through their airwaves this summer, one thing became clear - a shake-up is long overdue.
September 09 2011 12:40AM
Credit -Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images
The fifth in a special summer series, CanucksArmy.com author Patrick Johnston will write whatever comes to mind about a random Canucks hero. What is a hero? Patrick's criteria is super secret, but maybe, just maybe, if you pay close attention, you'll figure it out.
The news spread like wildfire...a plane had crashed...some of the members of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl may have been on board...all of the team was on board...wait a second, who plays for Yaroslavl...oh my goodness...