Frank Corrado, despite not being terrible, gets cut from Team Canada

Not long ago, Frank Corrado would have been a long shot to even get invited to Team Canada’s World Junior selection camp, let alone be in the running for a spot on the squad. A stellar season, as well as a fine showing for Team OHL versus Russia in the Subway Super Series, earned him the invite. After that, he let his play do the talking, scoring twice in exhibition while exhibiting his usual strong defence and physicality.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to earn a spot on a very deep blueline for Canada, as he was the first player cut on Thursday.

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Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Roberto Luongo, handsome person’ vs. ‘Luongo’s oh face’

Introducing the Unreal Canucks GIF Tournament, a quest to determine which Canucks GIF is the greatest in existence. We’ve narrowed it down to 32 candidates, divided into four divisions then seeded, one through eight. Now we need your help. An important note: this isn’t just something to do while the players and the owners waste time bickering over who should get what’s left of the money they’re burning — it’s also a super-important initiative. After all, if we don’t do this, how else will we know? AND WE MUST KNOW.

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Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: First Round Results

The first round of PITB’s first ever Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament has drawn to a close and it was everything we hoped it would be: fun, dramatic, and exciting, but most of all, a welcome respite from the doom and gloom of the ongoing NHL lockout.

There were a number of close battles and tight races, as well as a fair share of upsets. A few of our favourite gifs got eliminated. I swear, Harrison wept when “Luongo gives birth to Bieksa” got knocked out by “Good Night Detroit.” I was distraught to see “Maxim Lapierre’s Low-Five” brought low by the humble simplicity of “Woo!” But that is the beauty of this contest: what the people want, the people get.

Below, you will find complete results of the first round of voting, as well as match-ups for the second round, which is when things will really get interesting. Will any of our powerhouse number one seeds go down in the second round? Can any gif beat “Jarkko Ruutu, huge jerk”? Stay tuned.

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