Dale Weise is first Canuck heading to Europe, according to his Facebook page

According to a report from Jon Keen, long-time WHL play-by-play man, Dale Weise is the first Canucks heading overseas during the lockout. He’s not heading to any of the usual suspects, like Russia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, or Switzerland. Instead, he’s heading to the Netherlands to play for the Tilburg Trappers of the Eredivisie.

Weise wouldn’t be the first NHL player to commit to the Dutch league during the lockout, but he would be the first to actually play. The Trappers previously signed Pittsburgh Penguins forward Dustin Jeffrey, only to see him bail on his commitment and head to Austria to play for Medvescak Zagreb. The Trappers manager indicated that the club would be looking for a replacement for Jeffrey and appear to have found that replacement in Weise.

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Guest post: ranking Canucks jerseys from worst to first

John Van Der Woude is a B.C.-based graphic designer whose work is familiar to you, whether you know it or not. He’s the architect of the much-needed Pass it to Bulis site redesign that occurred midway through last year. (Do you remember what this place used to look like? We’ve blocked it out.)

John is also the man behind the excellent hockey blog, Hockey By Design, which breaks down the aesthetic appeal of hockey equipment and apparel from a designer’s perspective. He’s kindly agreed to bring his discerning eye to Pass it to Bulis today in order to give us his opinions on the Canucks’ vast jersey history (and finally tell us what font the Canucks’ current jersey employs! Yay!).

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