Evening Headshots: November 12th

November 12 2013 09:43PM

Turn that frown upside down, big fella. You'll be back. Sestito probably can't do too much more.

Good evening, Ladies and Gents. It's time for another edition of Headshots. It was a slow news day, but it could be worse. This could be a Buffalo Sabres blog, right? Lets get at it right past the jump!

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David Booth added to active roster, Darren Archibald sent down

Cam Charron
November 12 2013 12:33PM

David Booth's initial plan was to play on the team's four-game road trip that just ended. He just overshot it by a day, and I can buy why the team wouldn't want to make any big roster changes on the road. I don't think it's something that's done often except in case of injury.

Anyway, Booth is back from his conditioning stint in Utica. He recorded one assist in three games, was a minus-one, and the team won its first two games on the season and why the heck are we pointing this out it's only three games.

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The Second Line's Play, And Chris Higgins' Bounce-Back Season

Dimitri Filipovic
November 12 2013 09:06AM

The Higgins-Santorelli-Burrows line has been money since being put together.

Sunday night's loss to the Ducks marked a league-high 20th game of the season for the Vancouver Canucks, meaning that for all intents and purposes they've reached the quarter mark of the 2013-14 campaign (24.4% to be exact, for you sticklers out there).

Since the beginning of the year there have been relative highs, and on the other end of the spectrum, relative lows; some games that the team won even though they had no business doing so, and some games that the team lost even though they did everything but actually score more goals than their opposition. You know, all of the things you'd expect to see when you follow a team as closely as we do over a long enough period of time.

The power play's inability to find the back of the net (which has only been exacerbated by the team's struggles in actually getting on the man advantage in the first place), the play of their $9.6 million pairing, and the bottom-6 as is currently constructed are all legitimate concerns for the Canucks at the moment. 

It's not all bad, though, as John Tortorella and Co. may've inadvertently stumbled into a gold mine - and given the team something they desperately needed - when the moved Ryan Kesler to Henrik Sedin's right wing. The trickle-down effect of the move was the unit of Chris Higgins-Mike Santorelli-Alex Burrows being thrown together as Vancouver's makeshift 2nd line. The result has been money for a team that couldn't buy any secondary scoring to save their collective lives last season.

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The Sea-to-Sky Boner Report: Nov 11th 2013

Rhys Jessop
November 11 2013 12:16PM

Jackson Houck has been heating up of late, but has come under fire for off-ice issues.

Due to some gremlins in the CanucksArmy blogware, this week's Giants report is a bit abbreviated. Read on past the jump for news involving criminal charges against leading scorers Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck, as well as a look ahead to one of the marquee weekends of the Giants' season.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Canucks win Corsi Cup, Lose Game

Dimitri Filipovic
November 10 2013 10:57PM

Smile, Tom, you silly man.

I kind of like the idea of a 'Corsi Cup', now that I actually think about it. Maybe we should've made coming up with what that would entail/look like the task for our contest (you still have time to participate, and potentially win a pair of sweet tickets against the Blackhawks!).

But I'm sure the fact that the Canucks controlled the majority of the game against the Anaheim Ducks will do nothing to appease the fans of this blog, after their team lost for the second time in two nights to finish off a road trip that saw them go 1-2-1. It's a long season, though - this particular game accounts for 1.2195122% of the season - and there were definitely some positives to take away from the performance, regardless of the result.

Read on past the jump for a look at what some of those were, if you'd like a little pick-me-up.

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