January 26 2012 02:59PM
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. Does Christian Ehrhoff miss playing for a good hockey team? Will the Minnesota Wild make it to the playoffs? When will Alex Burrows finally breakdown and decide to start a twitter account? Or why is hockey so wonderful, and yet becomes totally insufferable when it's mixed in with politics? All this and more, after the jump!
January 26 2012 02:40PM
Connauton and his partner Chris Tanev celebrate a Chicago Wolves goal via Chris Jerina.
Sorry I didn't have any fresh content last week, I was half way through a take on Chris Tanev's long-term upside when some persona issues came up and I never got the time to finish it.
Tanev’s recall from Chicago came after I had started my piece, and there were quickly numerous other bloggers and writers who offered their thoughts, and insights on him. Thomas Drance wrote a really good piece on Tanev (and at the same time referenced my favourite Schwarzenegger movie - Total Recalled), and I wouldn’t disagree with any of his opinions on Tanev’s short term upside with the club. This week, I’ve decided to shift my focus across the rink to Tanev’s defensive partner with Chicago, the dynamic Kevin Connauton. Connauton has gone from borderline NHL prospect (even after his dominant season with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants) to a legitimate top-four defenseman prospect. Let's take a look at Connauton's big step forward this season...
January 26 2012 11:53AM
Hey everyone, welcome to the newest feature at Canucks Army, This week in Canucks tweets! Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous! (okay, mostly ridiculous) If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me @cullenthecomic!
Congratulations on your womanhood, Meg! If going to a Canucks game is what makes you a woman, then that explains what happened to Thomas Drance that one time...
January 25 2012 04:59PM
With the Wolves boxing out like this, it's no surprise the Heat had a such a struggle getting to the net
(Photo: Jesse Winter)
Switching up the lines in an old coaching tactic, and sometimes it actually works. Tuesday night in Abbotsford was one of those nights, as Wolves coach Craig MacTavish split up groupings of players he'd been leaning on all season. The new combinations he found worked to great effect in a 3-2 win for the Chicago Wolves over the hometown Abbotsford Heat.
January 25 2012 02:50PM
Oh, God. It's like a car accident. I can't not look at it.
Photo "courtesy" @mattthemascot
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