Evaluating The Vancouver Canucks' Farm System

Dimitri Filipovic
September 20 2012 01:52PM

How does an organization accrue high-end prospect talent in its system? Obviously the first thing that comes to mind is circumstance; naturally, the Edmonton Oilers have been able to accumulate top notch prospects in recent years. Thus is the life of a team that truly bottoms out. 

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You Can't Out-skate a Bad Reputation

Thomas Drance
September 20 2012 12:01PM

Since he made his NHL debut, and probably well before that, Ryan Kesler has played the game of hockey on the edge. More precisely, he's always played hockey with an edge: he's surly on the ice, he plays a style that is "unimpeded" by any regard for his own physical well being, and occassionally, he'll do his utmost to sell a call.

That latter bit, in my observation, has become a bigger part Kesler's game over the past season. During the playoffs it resulted in him being roundly mocked on the interwebs, but now, there's a chance that it could result in some officially sanctioned public embarrassment as well.

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What to Watch During the Lockout: Vancouver Giants

Jeff Angus
September 20 2012 10:45AM

The Vancouver Giants are once again looking to capitalize on the NHL work stoppage. They saw an increase in fan support and attendance during the lockout of 2004-05, and the club enjoyed on ice success for the next few seasons, as well.

Why should you watch the Giants this season? There are quite a few reasons. Read on to find out what they are.

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Frank Corrado Named Sudbury Wolves Captain

Thomas Drance
September 20 2012 10:10AM

Over the past 15 months, Frank Corrado has some turned heads in the hockey world.

First the Canucks recognized his potential, drafted him, and  rewarded his stellar play at training cap last September with an entry level deal. This past season, more scouts and OHL coaches began to take notice of Corrado's smooth, effective two-way game, and named him a finalist for the Max Kaminsky trophy awarded to the OHL's defenseman of the year. Now the Sudbury Wolves coaching staff has publicly acknowledged Corrado's inter-personal skills, this depth of his on-ice responsibility and his leadership ability, by naming Frank Corrado their new team captain.

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Headshots September 19th

Patrick Johnston
September 19 2012 04:45PM


Apparently ESPN has some sort of sports fan hall of fame? Well some locals you may have heard of are in the inaugural class.

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, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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