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Headshots February 29th

Our friend Matt Henderson has launched his own hockey photo blog, Pucktures. Here’s just a sample. Amazing stuff. (Photo via pucktures) 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…

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Top 10 Canuck Killers – Part 1

They’ve broken our hearts, game after game, year after year. (Photo/graphic courtesy @mhenderson95) This is the first of a two-part post where we chronicle and count down the top 10 Canuck Killers active in the NHL today. The term "Canucks Killer" has been around for many years and Canucks fans are well aware of what it…

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The Commendable Boldness Of Mike Gillis

“We knew we’d have to give up a good young player to get something.” – Mike Gillis, commenting on the blockbuster trade that sent Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer to Buffalo in exchange for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani.

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The Five Stages of Grief, or a Mason Raymond Shootout Attempt

  You’ll never guess what happened next… Well, that is unless you guessed "he didn’t score and then fell down." I remain convinced that Mason Raymond is a valuable forward for the Vancouver Canucks. Holding that opinon puts me in the extreme minority of Canucks fans, bloggers and observers, however. Basically for me to be…

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DEADLINE ANALYSIS

"Friend of the Nation Network – and two time Angler Cup Champion – Brian Sutherby has shared his thoughts about the Trade Deadline for the second time in less than a week. In this installment he takes a look at the difficulties of making a big move at the deadline and the impact new arrivals…

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Headshots February 28th

  Kassian is an old timey hockey player, hence the black-and-white image. Via theyslayedthedragon. 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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Sober Second Thoughts on the Hodgson Trade

Unlike the dudes pictured above, these thoughts are sober. Yesterday’s trade deadline was an unusually emotional one for Canucks fans. Canucks fans had become extremely attached to traded rookie Cody Hodgson over the course of this season, which made the buzzer-beating blockbuster that shipped Hodgson (and depth defenseman Alexander Sulzer) to Bufalo in exchange for…

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Game #64 Preview – A Dandy Desert Duel

Kesler, Hamhuis and the Canucks trounced the Coyotes in their first visit to Glendale this year. Tonight, the Canucks play their first game with new teammates Pahlsson, Gragnani and Pahlsson. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Image) Game Day Recon: Game #64 – Canucks @ Coyotes Did the Vancouver Canucks become a tougher playoff team…

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Don’t Doubt The G-Man.

To his credit Tony Gallagher, pictured right, was months ahead of the Hodgson trade story. I haven’t written about it at length like some of my Smylosphere colleagues have, but I’ll admit it: I thought the Tony Gallagher led fan-base obsession with Cody Hodgson’s ice-time this season was silly. Hodgson’s deployment made sense to me…

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The Canucks At the Deadline: Reaction Round Up

New Canucks defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani makes a funny face. Generally speaking the writers here at Canucks Army seem to think the Canucks did well at the trade-deadline. Adding Sami Pahlsson for two fourths and ECHLer Taylor Ellington was a fabulous deal. The Hodgson/Kassian trade is a bit more complicated – it’s clearly a massive gamble,…

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Gillis’ Gamble

Well, at least newly acquired Zack Kassian looks like a hockey player! Mike Gillis loves to work to a deadline, and he proved that again with a blockbuster trade that only broke about thirty minutes after the deadline expired. What a ballsy deal this was for the Canucks General Manager, who has been the model…