Canucks Shutout by Rangers, Luongo Blamed

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 11:45PM

Luongo's ugly night was compounded by an inverted Bicycle Kick from Alberts
Photo Credit: The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward

It was Rick Rypien Night at Rogers Arena and the Canucks, though absolutely dominant through forty minutes, were unable to beat Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers penalty-killers. In the third frame the ice tilted the other way, and the Rangers scored four goals, three of them on the rush and all of them from home-plate. Canucks fans jeered Luongo, at Rogers Arena and on Twitter, and Bieksa fought and taunted Brandon Dubinsky. When the final buzzer sounded, the Canucks record had slipped to 2-3-1 on the season.

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Headshots October 18th

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 02:23PM

Young Naslund.

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, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at

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Game #6 Preview: (St)Rangers

Cam Davie
October 18 2011 01:20PM

Ballard and his hips are taking their talents into Rexall Place tonight to face the Oilers.
He'll probably get a penalty for that hit, though.
(Photo by by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #6 - Rangers @ Canucks

The Rangers don't visit Vancouver often, but when they do, you can expect the start of the game to be pre-empted by baseball. Or CFL. Or poker. Or a repeat of the 2007 X Games. Or a spelling bee.

Keep up the good work, TSN. Your ability to plan a game schedule rivals that of an unconscious Daschund.

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More Than Just Another Game

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 11:38AM

Though his death was nearly two months ago, and his body has long since been laid to rest - for those of us who rooted for him, admired him and, yes, in the indirect way that sports fans embrace their heroes, came to love him - tonight Rick Rypien comes home.

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New Feature - To The Ombudsman

Cam Davie
October 18 2011 10:48AM

I'll fight for you!
(Photo by this crazy japanese luchador lawyer)

CanucksArmy readers - listen up!

Do you feel like you need a voice? Do you need a watchdog on your side?
Do you need an outlet to express your concerns?
Is our site terrible?
Are our writers so woefully misinformed that you don't understand why you continue to return?

Well now, you can have your say! Write a letter TO THE OMBUDSMAN (That's me!) and I'll fight for you!

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