Mid-Day Headshots July 28th

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Well, TSN reported that the Canucks will indeed hire Craig MacTavish – here’s my take on the hiring, and here’s Jason Botchford with a level-headed answer to the "will MacTavish replace Vigneault?" question.

Jannik Hansen is looking to double his salary in his arbitration hearing tomorrow. Hopefully Gillis can complete a deal with the great dane before it comes to that. Here’s James O’Brien with a take on this situation.

UPDATE: Kypreos is reporting that Jannik Hansen has avoided arbitration and signed a three year extension. I think I speak for all of Canucks Nation when I say: WOOOOOO!

More from Botchford – on the rumoured Brad Winchester signing. Not sure I’d call Sturm inconsistent – he’s a reliable twenty goal scorer when healthy – but when is Sturm healthy, really?

Passittobulis posts the every goal scored series for Mikael Samuelsson