Mid-Day Headshots August 4th

Thomas Drance
August 04 2011 01:13PM

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 thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Canucks ink Nolan, Fedoruk to PTOs

Cam Charron
August 04 2011 12:38PM

The Vancouver Canucks today announced the signing of Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk to pro-tryout offers, which work as an invite to training camp. These offers do not guarantee that the players make the team, but with the Canucks banged up a little to start the season, there's a chance that one of these players may make the team out of training camp and play for a few games in lieu of a rookie. PTO's do not count against the teams alotted fifty contracts. Here's the official press release from Canucks.com.

It's early August, so let's analyze these "transactions".

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CanucksArmy Podcast Episode 7

Thomas Drance
August 04 2011 12:24PM


Episode 7 of the CanucksArmy podcast is here!

In this episode Sean Gentille from the Sporting News joins me to breakdown the Weber arbitration decision, the Sharp extension and the battle for Western Conference Supremacy this upcoming season!

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Filling in for Ryan Kesler

Thomas Drance
August 03 2011 02:25PM

Yesterday the Canucks 2nd line center, Selke winner and team MVP Ryan Kesler had successful surgery to repair his hip labrum, which, he ruptured in game five of the Western Conference Final. He's due to be out for 10-12 weeks, meaning he's likely to miss the first week of the season and possibly a bit more.

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Shea Weber awarded $7.5M in arbitration.

Cam Charron
August 03 2011 01:28PM

The month of July forced many Canuck fans to lean forward a tiny bit in their chairs whenever any discussion of Shea Weber took place.The BC-born defenseman aroused the interest of many a fan, across all teams, of course, but he is very near and dear to those of us in British Columbia. He's from here, he played against Vancouver in the 2nd round playoff series, and, of course, we all remember that legendary time he broke the net in the Olympics.

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