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Headshots February 21st

  Beloved former Canuck Matthias Ohlund (pictured above with Naslund and the Sedins) will go under the knife on Thursday. 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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Small, But Not Insignificant

Alain Vigneault’s extreme situational deployment strategies have been a hot topic among hockey stats nerds this season. The topic even went mainstream this weekend when Malhotra’s O-zone start rate was mentioned by Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada during Saturday evening’s game. I’m of the opinion that zone-starts have a major impact on a…

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Trade Deadline Preview: Inventory

More lopsided trades please (image via thestanchion). Show me the hockey fan who doesn’t love hockey-trades – and I’ll show you a liar. With that in mind, Canucks Army will be bringing you an exhaustive trade deadline preview from now through Friday. We’ll look into Canucks deadline history, drool over unicorns, and circle menacingly over…

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Game #60 Preview – Clashville of the Titans

Super dreamy Alex Edler scores the shootout winner against Pekka Rinne in their last game in Nashville. It’s safe to say that Canucks fans have had enough of the shootout though. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Game Day Recon: Game #60 – Canucks @ Predators I’m sure the stat-nerds would love to tell…

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A Mystery Solved

In the summer of 2001, the Vancouver Canucks were a team on the rise. They’d made the playoffs in 2000-01 for the first time since the mid-1990’s, and things were looking up. The team’s major question mark was in net, where Dan Cloutier was unproven as a starting goaltender and no backup goalie was in…