August 04 2011 09:20PM
A principle problem of mainstream hockey talk revolves around finding the right value for a defensive player. Evaluating a player's defensive attributes, unfortunately, falls into some pitfalls on the surface. It is absolutely impossible to watch every game and judge each player well defensively, which causes some problems when it comes to handing out individual awards at the end of the season.
August 04 2011 01:13PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 04 2011 12:38PM
The Vancouver Canucks today announced the signing of Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk to pro-tryout offers, which work as an invite to training camp. These offers do not guarantee that the players make the team, but with the Canucks banged up a little to start the season, there's a chance that one of these players may make the team out of training camp and play for a few games in lieu of a rookie. PTO's do not count against the teams alotted fifty contracts. Here's the official press release from Canucks.com.
It's early August, so let's analyze these "transactions".
August 04 2011 12:24PM
Episode 7 of the CanucksArmy podcast is here!
In this episode Sean Gentille from the Sporting News joins me to breakdown the Weber arbitration decision, the Sharp extension and the battle for Western Conference Supremacy this upcoming season!
August 03 2011 02:25PM
Yesterday the Canucks 2nd line center, Selke winner and team MVP Ryan Kesler had successful surgery to repair his hip labrum, which, he ruptured in game five of the Western Conference Final. He's due to be out for 10-12 weeks, meaning he's likely to miss the first week of the season and possibly a bit more.