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...
September 08 2011 05:38PM
A make-shift Demitra memorial has sprouted up outside Rogers Center.
Photo courtesy @riazmeghji
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September 08 2011 04:46PM
Pavol Demitra and the rest of his Lokomotiv Yaroslavl teammates were lost to the hockey world
in a horrific plane crash. Yet another tragedy this summer.
(Photo Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
On Tuesday, another unimaginable tragedy shocked the hockey world.
A plane carrying almost the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club crashed after takeoff, killing nearly everyone on board. It was a devastating and horrific accident, taking from us dozens of talented, vibrant souls looking only to start another hockey season, playing the sport they loved.
Stanley Cup champions... Former NHL superstars... Young, budding talent... Coaches and managers... Fathers... Sons... Flight crew and support staff... Russians, Czechs, Slovaks, Canadians... all lost forever.
It is the latest in a seemingly continuous string of catastrophes to hit the hockey fraternity in this, the Summer of Sadness.