September 10 2013 11:41AM
"Oh, they finally revealed their individual lists?"
Image via Justin K. Aller/Getty Images.
One of my biggest pet peeves in sports is the fact that the voting for awards isn't made public after the fact. I don't know about you, but I'd take it much more seriously if I knew who was voting for what. If you're going to have the right to vote, you should disclose it, own up to it, and face the music (which sounds an awful lot like the inevitable wrath of fans that don't agree with you). So, for the sake of transparency, we're releasing our individual rankings for all to see.
I know, I know, it's long overdue. After all, our series concluded nearly two weeks ago. The plan was to actually hold off on disclosing them until Corey Pronman released his Top 10 for the Canucks. But we couldn't wait any longer. Without further ado, they're being presented to you on the other side of the jump.
September 10 2013 09:15AM
This is a guest post by Joe Pelletier , who runs GreatestHockeyLegends [dot] com . He was in attendance for when the Canucks visited the town of Prince Rupert, and he not only shared the story with us, but snapped up some quality pictures of the event.
The Vancouver Canucks stopped in Prince Rupert, British Columbia for a brief visit on Saturday. The team's veterans - including Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, the Sedin twins, new coach John Tortorella and owner Francesco Aquillini - were en route to an exclusive fishing lodge on Haida Gwaii. The trip is a team building exercise prior to the on-set of training camp.
September 09 2013 12:37PM
As the Nation Network prepares for the 2013-14 season, it is with great excitement that we can finally announce that Brian Sutherby has joined the company as the VP of Beatdowns, Gaming and general law enforcement.
September 09 2013 12:30PM
After a long and controversial campaign, the writers at Canucks Army ranked Brendan Gaunce No. 1 among prospects in the Vancouver system. Our lobbying efforts directed at ESPN's prospect guru Corey Pronman failed to land Gaunce onto Pronman's list of Top 100 NHL prospects, which went up earlier today [Insiders Only].
The highest ranked Canuck instead went to Hunter Shinkaruk, a player full of offensive potential but is still a ways away from producing in the NHL. Shinkaruk was rated at 22 overall, below Teuvo Teravainen of the Chicago Blackhawks and Darnell Nurse of the Edmonton Oilers.
September 09 2013 12:01PM
Nicklas Jensen has Canucks fans licking their lips with his play in Penticton.
Image via Larry Wong/Postmedia News.
So what happens when a writer for JetsNation watches a game between two teams he neither likes nor has full knowledge of? This was my question. You see, as a dyed-in-the-wool Jets and Flames fan, the Oilers and Canucks represent two of the most hideous, vile rivals I can name. As a fan, in a game like this, I'd typically hope for a litany of (non-serious and totally recoverable) injuries, thus increasing the chances of my teams' success down the line. But I wasn't in Penticton to break out the voodoo dolls.
I was there to work. So, JetsNation editor Kevin McCartney and I tackled the task of scouting a game featuring bitter rivals. To make things easier, he'd watch the Oilers, and I, the Canucks. What follows is my earnest attempt at relaying to you, dear deluded members of Canucks Army, what went down in Penticton.