Way, way outside the organizational philosophy

Patrick Johnston
February 15 2012 01:03PM

Eric Staal can't decide who he likes best, Rick Nash or Corey Perry. We're pretty sure the Canucks do.
(Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Twitter is...all..a-twitter...about Rick Nash being on the move. Coming after much recent speculation about Corey Perry, how can Canucks fans stand it all?

Some, like our very own Jeff Angus, are predicting the Canucks will make a major shakeup at the trade deadline. My own feeling is they need a defenceman but, what the heck, if there's a high-quality scoring winger out there - even if the Canucks have already picked up the underappreciated David Booth - it's worth considering.

Let's take a look at the two names that have been batted about recently as possible targets for the Canucks: Rick Nash, as mentioned, and Corey Perry. Even disregarding who would have to move out the other way, let's assess both players on the principle you acquire the player first and sort out the rest second.

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Game #57 Preview - Set It Up Again, Bartender

Cam Davie
February 15 2012 11:35AM

Oh, man, I bet Daniel is gonna score that goal.
Sorry, Shane. Must have been a long night at the Roxy the night before.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Image)

Game Day Recon: Game #57 - Avalanche @ Canucks

The last time that the Colorado Avalanche played in Vancouver, it didn't go well for the Rocky Mountain Men. The Canucks administered a 6-0 walloping, and the Sedins were on fire. That's probably the last truly dominant game that the Sedins have had this season. Since then, and certainly in the last month, the Sedins have been mired in a slump - at least by their standards, anyway.

In three previous meetings this season, the Canucks are undefeated against the Avalanche, and a game against the Avs at home is exactly what the Sedins need to get back onto their usual dominant track.

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Rick Nash and the Vancouver Canucks: Not a Good Fit

Cam Charron
February 15 2012 10:19AM


Look at Vancouver. On the surface, the Canucks are a perfect match. Nash is the kind of player Vancouver would consider trading Cory Schneider for. Add Cody Hodgson, Chris Tanev, maybe another piece and voila, you've got what looks like a pretty fair trade.

This comes from CBC's Elliotte Friedmann this morning in a column discussing the rumours regarding Rick Nash's trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Yesterday, a report surfaced that the team would be willing to discuss a trade for their franchise captain, the only man you could possibly associate with the Blue Jackets. Is Vancouver, like Elliotte suggests, a possible landing spot?

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Valentines Day Headshots

Thomas Drance
February 14 2012 03:52PM

Topless Samuelsson wishes you a happy Valentines Day! (via Chloe Ezra)

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 Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Booth's Slings and Arrows

Thomas Drance
February 14 2012 11:38AM

David Booth has been extraordinarily unlucky over the past couple of seasons, both in terms of his health and in terms of the bounces. Sometimes, however, the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune can in fact work in one's favour. Booth's slow-start in Miami this October was driven by the percentages, and were partly what caused him to be shipped off to Vancouver in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. Upon his arrival in the Northwest, Booth's luck didn't change: it took him seven games, twenty-two shots and one hell of a second effort to tally his first goal as a member of the Canucks.

Read on past the jump!

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