Wolf Prowl - January 20th, 2012

Patrick Johnston
January 20 2012 04:30PM

Can you imagine what Matt Clackson and Zach Stortini might be talking about?
Probably what are good places to eat near the Allstate Arena.
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)

The Wolves' system is finally showing consistency, but a couple hiccups this week. They'll be hoping to get back on track this weekend before heading out west to show their stuff in front of the Vancouver faithful.

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Headshots January 19th

Thomas Drance
January 19 2012 03:04PM

I found this a couple of days ago but forget where. Anyway, some creep made a Canucks Voodoo doll.

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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Midseason Awards Part III: The Calder, Jack Adams, and Lady Byng

Jonathan Willis
January 19 2012 10:10AM

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.

Today, we consider the third and final set of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Calder, Jack Adams, and Lady Byng trophies.

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The Good The Bad and It's Miller Prime Time

Marda Miller
January 19 2012 07:53AM

Keith Ballard thinks Luongo is a table, while Vigneault thinks Ballard is a towel.

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. Will a Bruin and a Canuck play on the same All Star team? Will Pierre Gauthier make a hasty, emotional decision before the trade deadline? Will Sidney Crosby ever play hockey again? Hockey: sports would be boring with it.

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Chris Tanev: Total Recalled

Thomas Drance
January 18 2012 05:59PM

Recently recalled Chris Tanev celebrates after scoring a goal this past Preseason.

News broke this evening that the Vancouver Canucks have recalled chain-smoking defenseman Chris Tanev from the Chicago Wolves. As the good folks at Pass it to Bulis noted on Twitter, the timing of the transaction is particularly interesting, and somewhat mirrors the look the team gave Cody Hodgson prior to the trade-deadline last season. Clearly, Gillis and co. are taking this opportunity to evaluate Tanev and to see whether or not he's ready to provide the team with quality top-4 depth. This is Tanev's shot to prove to the team that he can play a top-4 role, and to do so before Gillis is forced to pay a prohibitive price (likely a pound of flesh) for a defenseman at the deadline.

Here's the official press release from canucks.nhl.com. More analysis after the jump.

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