Changes Coming at TEAM1040

Cam Davie
September 09 2011 11:16AM

The crew at the TEAM1040 has changed, starting with the guy on the right.
(Photo by Morten Rand-Hendriksen vis Flickr)

Reports began filtering down yesterday that the Team1040 and long-time on-air host David Pratt permanently broke off contract negotiations, meaning Pratt is effectively gone from the Vancouver radio station.

With the station stalwart gone, Team1040 will certainly be in a position to shake up or rotate its on-air line-up.

As a rotation of hosts passed through their airwaves this summer, one thing became clear - a shake-up is long overdue.

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The Canuck I Remember...Pavol Demitra

Patrick Johnston
September 09 2011 12:40AM

Credit -Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

The fifth in a special summer series, author Patrick Johnston will write whatever comes to mind about a random Canucks hero. What is a hero? Patrick's criteria is super secret, but maybe, just maybe, if you pay close attention, you'll figure it out.

The news spread like wildfire...a plane had crashed...some of the members of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl may have been on board...all of the team was on board...wait a second, who plays for Yaroslavl...oh my goodness...

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Evening Headshots September 8th

Thomas Drance
September 08 2011 05:38PM

A make-shift Demitra memorial has sprouted up outside Rogers Center.
Photo courtesy @riazmeghji

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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The Summer of Sadness

Cam Davie
September 08 2011 04:46PM

Pavol Demitra and the rest of his Lokomotiv Yaroslavl teammates were lost to the hockey world
in a horrific plane crash. Yet another tragedy this summer.
(Photo Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, another unimaginable tragedy shocked the hockey world.

A plane carrying almost the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club crashed after takeoff, killing nearly everyone on board. It was a devastating and horrific accident, taking from us dozens of talented, vibrant souls looking only to start another hockey season, playing the sport they loved.

Stanley Cup champions... Former NHL superstars... Young, budding talent... Coaches and managers... Fathers... Sons... Flight crew and support staff... Russians, Czechs, Slovaks, Canadians... all lost forever.

It is the latest in a seemingly continuous string of catastrophes to hit the hockey fraternity in this, the Summer of Sadness.

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Player types: The defensive forward

Cam Charron
September 08 2011 03:13PM



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.

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