August 21 2011 07:19PM


OMG OMG OMG OMG. Ryan Smyth is on NationRadio this week. Robin Brownlee hosts for the second week in a row and quite honestly we could kiss him for getting this to happen*

Cam Barker is on the show too - and you may recall he now plays with a Mr. Ryan Smyth. David Staples from the Edmonton Journal stops by too, ostensibly to discuss Ryan Smyth. Finally Ben Kuzma from the Vancouver Provence swings through. Perhaps he has some information regarding Ryan Smyth?

This is NationRadio. Enjoy!

*That's what she said

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Headshots August 19th

Thomas Drance
August 19 2011 02:05PM

Image by friend of the blog @alexbreadler's fantastic tumblr:

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

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CA Prospect Profiles: Alex Friesen

Cam Davie
August 19 2011 01:26PM

Alex Friesen is the one in the middle. Yeah... the short one.
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The Vancouver Canucks have really enjoyed drafting smallish centers recently. Cody Hodgson, Jordan Schroeder and Alex Friesen are all in the Canucks system, all possess great skill, and all are under six feet tall and 200 pounds. The problem for all three of them, is that the Canucks have an incredible stable of centers ahead of them. Forgive the pun, but Alex Friesen has drawn the short straw in the Canucks depth chart, coming up seventh.

Does Alex Friesen have the tools to move his way up the Canucks ladder at center? Or is he going come up short? (**Ed.note - I could make short jokes all day long)

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Cheers and Jeers - Vol. 5

Cam Davie
August 19 2011 08:25AM

The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. We close out the Week That Was with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.

We start this week with a humble cheers to the local boys who won the Cup and brought it home this past weekend.

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CA Prospect Profiles: David Honzik

Thomas Drance
August 18 2011 02:30PM

When it comes to goaltenders, the Canucks are stacked. The organization boasts Roberto Luongo - signed through the rest of this century, Cory Schneider - a bluechip young NHLer, and Eddie Lack - perhaps the best goalie in the AHL. So when Mike Gillis used his second draft pick at the 2010-11 NHL Draft to select 6,3 Czech netminder David Honzik, some fans were confused.

Last season, David Honzik was a QMJHL rookie with the Victoriaville Tigers. He struggled mightily with the transition and put up subar regular season stats. By seasons end, however, he'd won the starting job from veteran goaltender Antonio Masopietro and posted spectacular numbers in the QMJHL playoffs. 

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