Booth's Slings and Arrows

Thomas Drance
February 14 2012 11:38AM

David Booth has been extraordinarily unlucky over the past couple of seasons, both in terms of his health and in terms of the bounces. Sometimes, however, the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune can in fact work in one's favour. Booth's slow-start in Miami this October was driven by the percentages, and were partly what caused him to be shipped off to Vancouver in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. Upon his arrival in the Northwest, Booth's luck didn't change: it took him seven games, twenty-two shots and one hell of a second effort to tally his first goal as a member of the Canucks.

Read on past the jump!

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You Know What I Hate?! - Feb 14

Cam Davie
February 14 2012 10:40AM

Wayne Gretzky is angry. And so am I.
But at least he's wearing a suit in this photo and not a traitorous sweater.
Photo courtesy Norm Hall/NHLI/Getty Images

Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday (this week, Tuesday!), and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.

This week, I throw an egregious elbow to the head of Mike Milbury, bleach baths and Linsanity.

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Labarbera-shop quartet, Canucks beat 'Yotes in shootout; Recap and chance data

Cam Charron
February 13 2012 11:44PM

(This photo can't be from this game, because it assumes there was some sort of action going on)

The title is in vague reference to the four goals that former Vancouver Canuck backup Jason Labarbera allowed in the shootout, beaten on all corners of the map: a shot five-hole, a deke stick side, a deke glove side and a shot stick side. His opposite Roberto Luongo fared only slightly better, who looked good on both of his shootout saves and terribly out of place on the three he allowed along with one that fell off the stick of (former Kamloops Blazer) Shane Doan.

Anyway, we care about more than the shootout. Canucks Army readers care about process, not results. Click past the jump for analysis, the Statistical Three Stars, Three Goats, and Scoring Chance data...

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Headshots February 13th

Thomas Drance
February 13 2012 03:13PM

Mats and the twins sporting the sweaters that made them icons.

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 Thom at

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The Jerk-Puck Puzzle: So, Duco?

Thomas Drance
February 13 2012 02:07PM


Mike Duco had a controversial start to his Canucks tenure, but since, he's done nothing but impress. He looks like he's straight out of the 19th Century with that villainous facial hair; and his penchant for targeting the opposition's stars (or those players taking liberties with Canucks skaters) has earned him praise from the team's closest observers. As was pointed out today on Twitter: Mike Duco plays hockey like a guided ballistic missile

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