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Cheers and Jeers – Sep 30

The Good and the Bad of this past week. It’s Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers. This week’s entry features lots of talk of boobs and bodies and nakedness.

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Manny Malhotra, Aaron Rome, and Moneypuck

Confused as to why Aaron Rome gets so many minutes? Check your spread-sheet. In the summer of 2010, Mike Gillis and the Vancouver Canucks had a big decision to make. After finishing tied for 11th in the National Hockey League in goals against, the Canucks needed to find away to improve that aspect of their…

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Undermanned Canucks Squad Loses Another Meaningless Game

Photo Credit: Robert Galbraith, REUTERS The Canucks dressed their third line, their third pairing, Cody Hodgson, Mikael Samuelsson and a bunch of empty sweaters on Thursday evening against the majority of the San Jose Sharks opening night line-up. Predictably they were trounced and shut-out by a score of 3-0. Pavelski, Boyle and McGinn tallied for…

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Q & A With Jason Shaver: The Chicago Wolves Play-By-Play Guy

As part of the expansion of our coverage of all things Canuck for the 2011-12 season – we are going to be checking in with the Chicago Wolves at least once a week. To kick things off, this week the Army spoke with Jason Shaver, who since 2008 has been the play-by-play commentator of the…

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Reasons To Get Excited (Part I of II)

Is Alex Burrows poised for a career year? I’d like to extend my thanks to Thom for the invite to the CanucksArmy writing team. I have been writing and managing the DobberHockey website for the past few years. My writing over there tends to focus more on the numbers and statistics. That isn’t to say…

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CHERISH YOUR FATHER

     Eleven has been my favourite number since I can remember. I had short affairs with some higher ups like 17, 19 and 23, but 11 has always been the number that made me feel the most confident. It is strange how a lucky number can impact our psyche or our minds, yet today…

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Patrick Kane’s First Hour on Twitter

Last night, Blackhawks sniper and Luongo nemesis Patrick Kane joined twitter. As the Blackhawks best offensive player – Patrick Kane is generally hated in these parts – but objectively he’s pretty awesome. Consider that he’s got super elite puck control skills, he scores a lot (goals and woman) and generally seems to live a hilarious,…

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Canucks Dress Legitimate NHL Lineup, Fall to Ducks 3-2

This photo rules because it looks like Burrows and Getzlaf are combining to hold one super long stick. Photo Credit: Mike Blake REUTERS The Canucks fell behind early to the Ducks in preseason action this evening, eventually losing by a score of 3-2. It was the first game of the preseason in which the Canucks…

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Evening Headshots September 28th

The Canucks can’t seem to get into the Winners Only Party. Ryan Reynolds can, but no one accepts his free drink offers. 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…

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Pre-Season Roster Battles

Will Keith Ballard start the season in the Canucks Top-Six? Great news – the Canucks are dressing an NHL quality line-up this evening against Anaheim, and will probably do so again tomorrow against the Sharks. Tonight the Canucks will go with what many expect to be their opening day top-6 forward group (The twins, and…

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Headshots September 27th

Need something good to read? Why you’re just like Ryan Kesler – except way worse at hockey! 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…

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Season Preview: Goats and Stars

It’s become a tradition: every year at the Nations Network, our writers and commenters pick their stars — that one player who they will praise without end no matter what — and their goats — their yearly whipping-boy; he who can do no good for the season. And this season is no exception. CanucksArmy has…