January 19 2012 10:10AM
As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.
Today, we consider the third and final set of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Calder, Jack Adams, and Lady Byng trophies.
January 19 2012 07:53AM
Keith Ballard thinks Luongo is a table, while Vigneault thinks Ballard is a towel.
This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Will a Bruin and a Canuck play on the same All Star team? Will Pierre Gauthier make a hasty, emotional decision before the trade deadline? Will Sidney Crosby ever play hockey again? Hockey: sports would be boring with it.
January 18 2012 05:59PM
Recently recalled Chris Tanev celebrates after scoring a goal this past Preseason.
News broke this evening that the Vancouver Canucks have recalled chain-smoking defenseman Chris Tanev from the Chicago Wolves. As the good folks at Pass it to Bulis noted on Twitter, the timing of the transaction is particularly interesting, and somewhat mirrors the look the team gave Cody Hodgson prior to the trade-deadline last season. Clearly, Gillis and co. are taking this opportunity to evaluate Tanev and to see whether or not he's ready to provide the team with quality top-4 depth. This is Tanev's shot to prove to the team that he can play a top-4 role, and to do so before Gillis is forced to pay a prohibitive price (likely a pound of flesh) for a defenseman at the deadline.
Here's the official press release from canucks.nhl.com. More analysis after the jump.
January 18 2012 02:47PM
Luongo took a puck off his mask last night. Now that, my friends, is a head-shot.
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 or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 18 2012 02:06PM
Every so often, I will think of topics for a blog post that never quite get enough fleshing out. When that happens, I’ll compile them all into this little feature, “Quick Thoughts with Cullen”. Enjoy.