On the road with Dan and Patrick

Cam Charron
November 10 2011 08:23AM

(Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

The scene: Fresh off a 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues, a few members of the Chicago Blackhawks go out for some beers. Daniel Carcillo and Patrick Kane have a few too many and are left to find their own way back to the hotel. Missing wakeup call, the team accidently leaves without them, leaving Carcillo and Kane to find their own way to Columbus...

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Can Teams Win By Taking Higher Quality Shots?

Jonathan Willis
November 09 2011 11:05PM

Shot quality is a hot-button issue among people who spend time trying to learn about the game of hockey through statistical analysis.

Intuitively, we all know that shot quality exists. A quick blast from center ice immediately prior to a line change is far less likely to score than a superstar taking a shot on a breakaway. The question, then, isn’t whether shot quality exists – we know it does – but whether teams can use it to help them win games.

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Headshots November 9th

Thomas Drance
November 09 2011 02:37PM

The above image is courtesy HFboards user Chairman Maouth via TheStanchion.

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 me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Countdown to Launch: The Russian Rocket's Top 10 Canucks Moments.

Jeff Angus
November 09 2011 01:01PM

The 20th anniversary of Pavel Bure’s first game as a Canuck was this past Saturday. Trevor Linden may be the greatest Canuck of all time, but Pavel was the best. At his peak, he made you want to catch every second of Canucks games (sure would be nice to have him on the team nowadays for those Minnesota divisional games…). Throughout his career, he was the fastest and most powerful skater in the league. He had Sidney Crosby’s strength and Marian Gaborik’s acceleration (and then some), combined with Alex Ovechkin’s hunger for scoring goals.

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Mike Duco Is A Vampire

Cam Davie
November 09 2011 10:20AM

Even dating back to his days with the Panthers, the pain and anguish in Mike Duco's eyes was obvious.
He had a secret but just couldn't reveal it. UNTIL NOW. Also the fangs were a dead giveaway.
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It started out as a curious observation. It grew into a fact-finding mission that shook the very fabric of the hockey world with a startling admission. What we discovered yesterday was not just one of the greatest revelations in the history of hackneyed, part-time Canucks blogging - it was one of the greatest revelations in all of history.

Vampires exist, and Vancouver Canucks farm-hand Mike Duco is one.

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