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Headshots February 20th

A Boba Fett Canucks mask?! Uh….. AWESOME! Sorry, nerds, the bidding has ended. It sold for $150! (Photo via ebay) 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…

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Manny Malhotra centres the “first checking line”

  For the last couple of weeks, I have been very interested in Alain Vigneault’s utilization of fourth line centreman Manny Malhotra. The hope is that eventually the mainstream writers and reporters in this town will hop on to the fact that he starts shifts in the defensive zone at a higher rate than any…

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Alex Burrows’ 500th NHL Game

Tuesday night in Nashville, Alex Burrows will play his 500th National Hockey League game. It’s a remarkable achievement for a guy many felt would never get the chance to play that first one. His story of perseverance is well-documented and doesn’t need to be retraced in this space. Just know that seven seasons ago, Burrows…

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You Know What I Hate?! – Feb 20

Alain Vigneault is angry. And so am I. We don’t understand the kicking rule. Actually we’re both just confused. But I’m calmer than him. And he gets to yell at the refs. Photo courtesy Jeff Vinnick/NHLI/Getty Images Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks,…

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Twinsanity – Canucks beat Oilers 5-2; Recap and Scoring Chances

After a 6-2 victory against Toronto Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks travelled to Edmonton to lay a whipping on the hometown Oilers the next night. The Sedin twins, after a slow stretch, combined for 8 points in the Saturday win and again stepped it up production-wise, scoring 53 seconds into the game and combining for…