Sedin Twins Honoured By Princess Victoria

Thomas Drance
July 14 2011 08:35PM

The Sedins accept the Victoriastipendiet from Princess Victoria on the occasion of her 34th birthday.
(Photo by Paul Madej / SCANPIX)

Today Daniel and Henrik Sedin became the first ice-hockey players since Peter Forsberg in 1994 to be honoured with the "Victoriastipendiet." The award, which, roughly translates to the "Crown Princess Victoria Scholarship" (thanks to CHB for the translation) is functionally the "athlete of the year" award. It has been shared by two athletes in the same year on four different occasions since the scholarship was first awarded in 1979. Every year it is awarded on July 14th, which, is the date of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's birthday.

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Controversial Tweeter Signed

Thomas Drance
July 14 2011 05:16PM

A young Mike Duco takes a shot while playing for the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL.

The Canucks management team likes to get their work done on Thursday.

Last week Gillis and co. completed minor deals with Defenseman Alexander Sulzer and Goaltender Matt Climie. This afternoon, they inked potential fourth line winger Mike Duco to a contract. As of this writing, the terms of the deal were unavailable, but here's the media release from

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Second line candidates: Mikael Samuelsson

Herbert Vasiljevs
July 14 2011 01:29PM



In the aftermath of the 2011 playoffs one of the most widely held opinions, from fans and media alike, was that the Vancouver Canucks' brass needed to upgrade the team’s second line during the off-season with the acquisition of a legitimate top-six forward to play alongside Ryan Kesler. 

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Canucks Army Podcast: Episode 3

Thomas Drance
July 14 2011 11:24AM

Episode Three of the Canucks Army Podcast features a veritable buffet of topics!

The Third Episode of the Canucks Army Podcast is here!

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Mid-Day Head Shots July 14th

Thomas Drance
July 14 2011 10:43AM

Canucks Prospects pose at the top of Grouse Mountain on Monday afternoon, after completing the Grind at the Development Camp.
(Photo courtesy @VanCanucks)


Mid-Day Head-shots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up the 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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