MacTavish is the new Wolves Head Coach

Cam Davie
August 01 2011 10:53AM

I know, right? You're as surprised as we are that the Canucks and Wolves dragged this out so long.
(Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks officially announced today that Craig MacTavish will be the new head coach of the team's AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

This has likely been the worst kept secret in the NHL this off-season, but the Canucks and Wolves finally made it official today.

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The overrated value of a faceoff

Cam Charron
August 01 2011 09:23AM


Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a "three star" nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a tangible value.

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Mid-Day Headshots July 29th

Thomas Drance
July 29 2011 01:40PM

Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at

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Jason Gregor
July 29 2011 11:39AM

Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year's camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won't be available to help Canada try and regain the gold medal after back-to-back silver medals.

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Cheers and Jeers - Vol. 3

Cam Davie
July 29 2011 10:05AM

The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. We close out the Week That Was with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.

We start off with a BIG CHEERS to your favourite hockey club, the Vancouver Canucks.

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