Wolf Prowl - December 16th, 2011

Patrick Johnston
December 16 2011 12:00PM

Darren Haydar picked up his 700th career point this week

The Wolves re-found their scoring touch over the past week but the goalies still had to be spectacular. It's the same refrain: if the Wolves score, they tend to win, even if they are struggling in their own end. If they could ever sort things out defensively they'd be the dominant force many were predicting before the season.

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December 16 2011 11:45AM

In the first part of a special feature to the Nation Network, we are proud to introduce a guest columnist -  WJC Team Canada alumni Brian Sutherby. As a member of the 2002 Silver Medal winning Canadian team, he knows a thing or two about a thing or two. And throughout the 2012 WJC he will be sharing his thoughts on the tournament and memories from his run to the Finals. - WG

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Canucks, Ballard Whiff Againt Canes: Recap and Chance Data

Thomas Drance
December 15 2011 09:06PM

Bieksa Score! Bieksa MAD!

The Canucks again failed to show up for a first period on the road, and even when they did turn it on they played poorly by their standard Thursday. So the result was predictable: another loss on the road to one of the NHL's premiere cellar dwellers. With Daniel Sedin scratched late, the team called up Mark Mancari from the Wolves, and threw Raymond onto the top line, where he was excellent. The Canucks controlled possession, and were the better team at even-strength, however, they couldn't buy a whistle, got mediocre goaltending from Cory Schneider and whiffed on some glorious chances late. 

The team better shape up as they roll into their former GM's barn in the center of the Universe on Saturday evening. For a game in mid-December, it's a big one. After all, it's the early game on Hockey Night in Canada, and your author will be in attendance. A more detailed recap, and scoring chance data after the jump.

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Headshots December 15th

Cam Davie
December 15 2011 02:32PM

Oh, silly AV. IQ is a number, not a measure of volume or mass.
But, hey, we'll give you a pass because you stuck up for your guys.
(Photo from TSN.ca via screen capture)

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 our fearless leader Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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The Good, The Bad and The 24/7

Marda Miller
December 15 2011 02:07PM

It's the Holidays, which means 24/7 has Returned!

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. Did Ovechkin catch up to Kessel in points? Did Roberto Luongo overcome his shootout-phobia? Did a Blackhawk have anything enlightening and insightful to say? When it comes to hockey, anything is possible.

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