The Good The Bad and It's Miller Prime Time

Marda Miller
January 19 2012 07:53AM

Keith Ballard thinks Luongo is a table, while Vigneault thinks Ballard is a towel.

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Will a Bruin and a Canuck play on the same All Star team? Will Pierre Gauthier make a hasty, emotional decision before the trade deadline? Will Sidney Crosby ever play hockey again? Hockey: sports would be boring with it.

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Chris Tanev: Total Recalled

Thomas Drance
January 18 2012 05:59PM

Recently recalled Chris Tanev celebrates after scoring a goal this past Preseason.

News broke this evening that the Vancouver Canucks have recalled chain-smoking defenseman Chris Tanev from the Chicago Wolves. As the good folks at Pass it to Bulis noted on Twitter, the timing of the transaction is particularly interesting, and somewhat mirrors the look the team gave Cody Hodgson prior to the trade-deadline last season. Clearly, Gillis and co. are taking this opportunity to evaluate Tanev and to see whether or not he's ready to provide the team with quality top-4 depth. This is Tanev's shot to prove to the team that he can play a top-4 role, and to do so before Gillis is forced to pay a prohibitive price (likely a pound of flesh) for a defenseman at the deadline.

Here's the official press release from More analysis after the jump.

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Headshots January 18th

Thomas Drance
January 18 2012 02:47PM

Luongo took a puck off his mask last night. Now that, my friends, is a head-shot.

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 me at

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Quick Thoughts With Cullen

John Cullen
January 18 2012 02:06PM

Every so often, I will think of topics for a blog post that never quite get enough fleshing out. When that happens, I’ll compile them all into this little feature, “Quick Thoughts with Cullen”. Enjoy.

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Midseason Awards, Part II: The Norris and the Selke

Jonathan Willis
January 18 2012 01:13PM

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.

Today, we look at the second set of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Norris and Selke trophies.

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