Valentines Day Headshots

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

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In time for Valentines Day, Jordan Bowman brings you some Canucks player themed valentines day cards.

Daniel Wagner takes a look at the tender moment shared by Kevin Bieksa and linesman Mark Wheeler in last night’s game.

This take by Elliot Pap contains an extremely interesting quote where Vigneault describes, at length, his ideal deployment strategy. Of course, the take is then completely ruined by an inexcusably lazy reliance on plus/minus, as if those numbers indicate anything at all about individual defensive performance. So frustrating.

GIF BREAK: The Canucks React to David Booth’s Shootout Goal last night (via Markus Naslund). 

I could probably write a whole post on this .gif. First of all, check out Jannik Hansen and Manny Malhotra (to the right of Henrik Sedin) who both absolutely freak out over the goal. It looks like Manny screams in Jannik’s face out of giddiness! Secondly, on the far left of the bench is Cody Franchise, who seems totally unfazed by what’s going on. I’m not a big intangibles guy, but I’ll admit: I dig the ice-water in those veins.

Chris Higgins is sufficiently recovered from his gross infection and will play on Thursday against the Avalanche.

Tony Gallagher says the Canucks can’t win the cup if they continue to win ugly. While many smart folks will see this, write it off and make cracks about unreasonable expectations in Vancouver – Gallagher is absolutely correct on this one.

Finally Cam Charron uses his fancy-stats to demonstrate just how important Chris Higgins is to the Canucks. Thank the hockey gods, for Higgins has returned!