CanucksArmy Podcast: Season Preview

Thomas Drance
October 05 2011 01:40PM

It's a very special "Season Preview" edition of the CanucksArmy podcast!

Today is our most ambitious episode yet - it's a massive round table season preview. Joining me on this episode of the CA Podcast are three big name guests: Jeff Angus (DobberHockey), Cam Charron (The Score) and Harrison Mooney (Puck Daddy/PassittoBulis).

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Thomas Drance
October 04 2011 09:50PM


Well there you have it - Ryan Kesler in the buff.

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Headshots October 4th

Thomas Drance
October 04 2011 02:41PM

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at

Above is the helmet sticker the Canucks will wear in commemoration of Rick Rypien. Many thanks to @mhenderson95 for the image. The Canucks also announced that the team will honour Rypien's memory on October 18th against the New York Rangers. 

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NW Division Preview by Position - Defence

Cam Davie
October 04 2011 01:21PM

Canucks fans are expecting big things from these two guys.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images North America)

CanucksArmy continues its short series where we preview the Northwest Division by position. Today we go to the blue line and look at the defencemen from each team.

Is it just me or did every defensive group in the Northwest Division get a little bit weaker over the summer? The Avs, Canucks and Wild have all lost key members of their defence in the last 6 months, the Oilers start the season with huge injury concerns, and the Flames blue-line has lost another core component. How will these five teams cope with their blue-line losses? In my estimation, only one will weather the storm. For the rest, it will be a rough ride this year...

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Canucks Claim Weise off of Waivers

Thomas Drance
October 04 2011 10:48AM

Did you expect Sean Avery or something?

Okay that headline is more than just a little bit misleading, but whatever, the Canucks have claimed 6,2 grinder Dale Weise off of waivers from the New York Rangers. Weise will add another big body to the Canucks fourth line and at a glance seems like a promising addition - he's a young pugilist with some potential upside. Here's the press release from

UPDATE: According to Ben Kuzma - the Canucks have also waived Oreskovich, so it looks like Weise will find himself in Vancouver's opening night line-up.

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