Postgame Review: CGY @ VAN

Cam Davie
September 21 2011 08:11AM

Marco Sturm - A Goal and an Assist.
Nice debut, kid.
(Photo courtesy

The Canucks and Flames played almost simultaneous split-squad games last night, one in Calgary and one in Vancouver. Here's the CanucksArmy recap of the game from Vancouver, as the Canucks came back to down the Flames 4-3 at Rogers Arena.

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Headshots September 20th

Thomas Drance
September 20 2011 02:32PM

Melanie really likes the Sedins. Via

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost and would like it to be featured in our Headshots posts please e-mail me at

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Local Sports Writer Makes Massive Issue out of Nothing

Thomas Drance
September 20 2011 01:32PM

Sam Pringle insisted on an alluring pose to accompany this interview.

With the preseason looming - interest in the launch of the 2011-12 NHL season is high in this particular hockey-crazed market. But in reality, the preseason is boring, and with no real hockey news to discuss – local newspaper writer Sam Pringle was at a loss. How can one produce content that will drive traffic, when there’s nothing of any consequence going on?

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Roberto Luongo and postseason breakdowns

Cam Charron
September 20 2011 08:12AM

We are just three days into training camp, and already the 9-5 media is filling time on sports talk radio with a made up Vancouver Canucks goaltending controversy. The Kurtenbloggers, fresh in the noontime spot on Vancouver's TEAM 1040 radio, discussed at length whether Roberto Luongo was capable of winning a Stanley Cup, and whether or not Cory Schneider should be given a chance to compete for the starting job.

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Player types: The no-way forward

Cam Charron
September 19 2011 02:51PM


Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.

This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.

(Previous: The two-way forward the defensive forward, and the offensive liability)

While players in some of the other player categories may cause one to blink an eye, I think there will be a little more consensus agreement in this section of the series dealing with the "No-Way Forward".

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