Afternoon Headshots: February 5th

Chris Tanev is razzed by his teammates while trying to give an interview following his OT winner on Monday night. Over at the White Towel, Tony Gallagher winds up for today’s "Hat Trick" blogumn and makes a really cogent point about how – contrary to popular belief – Cory Schneider’s interests align with Mike Gillis’ on…

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Chris Tanev scored his first NHL goal, and I cheered

Photo Credit: Vancouver Canucks Facebook page I’m not ashamed to admit that when Chris Tanev scored the overtime winner against the Edmonton what’s-its last night, I cheered a little bit. It’s not something I do often, as writing about a handful of teams and watching all 30 teams regularly hinders having a rooting interest in…

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McKenzie: Canucks Scouting Yale’s Antoine Lagani√®re

Photo Credit: Mara Lavitt/New Haven Register Over the weekend Mike Gillis and Laurence Gilman caused quite the stir by attending a Washington Capitals home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Super Bowl Sunday. The ensuing speculation led Gillis to ultimately apologize to to Washington Capital’s General Manager McPhee (or if you prefer: GMMG apologized to GMGM),…

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Dispatches from a Goaltending Controversy: Mike Liut Edition

Photo Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck On Monday, Cory Schneider’s agent Mike Liut spoke with Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun about the endlessly controversial situation in Vancouver’s crease. To these eyes, Liut’s comments come across as restrained, though it’s clear that Cory Schneider (and his agent) would prefer that the twenty-seven year old American…

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Canucks Light That Doobie Right Up: Recap and Chance Data

  Photo Credit: Andy Devlin/Getty Images. In his post on player usage this afternoon, Thomas Drance alluded to #trapitup, which has become a staple on Twitter during Canucks games this season. Fans of the team have complained about how the team has been playing a boring brand of hockey; as a result, Alain Vigneault’s head…