Here’s your 2012-13 Canucks official team photo.
Busy day at your second (or maybe even your third) favorite Canucks blog. We looked at how the potential deal to bring Vancouver’s newly acquired AHL affiliate to Abbotsford has failed and what other options the Canucks might pursue, we noted that Modo’s new coaching staff has some curious Canucks ties, we reacted to the news of Cory Schneider’s injury, applauded Mike Gillis’s willingness to burn Frank Corrado’s entry-level contract, and updated the myriad of injury statuses for a variety of Canucks mainstays.
Read past the jump for other Canucks news, a sick Canucks .gif and other links.
Roberto Luongo, hero and all around awesome team guy, had this to say to Jim Jamieson regarding Cory Schneider’s excellence: "He doesn’t have any flaws, there is not one way I can see that teams can find a way to beat him. He’s probably one of the best technical goalies in the league. If you’re going to beat him, you’re going to need a lucky bounce." Luongo the best. [The Province]
If you missed this yesterday I wrote about the defensive dominance of the Sedin twins this season. It’s weird, we were debating whether or not the twins had lost a step before the season (I was sure they hadn’t and was totally write while Cam Charron and Dimitri were way wrong) but I don’t think anyone saw this type of two-way improvement coming from the first and second leading scorers in Canucks franchise history. A cool side note, I’ll be writing math-y type takes on a weekly basis for the Canucks.com mothership every week during the postseason, so look for those pieces. [Canucks.com]
Daniel Wagner gets all ontological on our relatively uneducated asses, breaking down the philisophical impliactions of Cory Schneider’s extraordinarily vague "body injury." [Pass it to Bulis]
Cam Cole thinks Canucks fans need to get over their beef with Duncan Keith which, you know what, I’m totally not prepared to do because he’s pretty much the worst. [The Vancouver Sun]
Speaking of which here’s Duncan Keith’s apology for the way he conducted himself post game on Tuesday. [CP via The Province]
Frank Corrado’s parents are going to fly out to Vancouver to take in their son’s second NHL game. Here’s hoping it’s as impressive as his first. [White Towel]
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Finally let’s finish this post off with this .gif of Daniel Sedin’s lovely breakaway finish against Corey Crawford and the 2013 President’s Trophy champions the Blackhawks (via HSedin):