As mentioned last week, Roberto Luongo was battling a groin injury that resulted in Joacim Eriksson being recalled.
It looks like Luongo will be back with the Canucks this weekend on their California trip.
Team USA unveiled their roster for the Sochi 2014 Olympics after the Winter Classic today. There were a few surprises, including Keith Yandle not making the team. Former Canuck Cory Schneider was passed over in favour of Jimmy Howard (wrongfully so in my opinion).
The Vancouver Canucks are looking to kick off 2014 on a positive note with a New Year’s Day tilt against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Will the Canucks be suffering from the same hangover as everyone else? Will I be able to finish this preview before succumbing to New Years Eve celebrations? And will this post contain a picture of Martin St. Louis in his underwear? Read on to find out.
Ok, so this is a bit of a random article today. But perhaps you’re like me and have always wondered who that guy is at all the Team Canada hockey games? You know the guy. He was at seemingly every hockey game at the Olympics in 2010 (I saw him at a curling match too). He was also the guy that provided the giant flag for the gold medal winning team to wave on the ice after Crosby’s golden goal. Since then, I have seen him periodically at big events, and even a couple of Canucks games.
- The Vancouver Canucks play the 2nd of back-to-back games Monday night @ 7pm PST at Rogers Arena vs the Philadelphia Flyers. The Canucks will be looking to build on their tough road win vs the Calgary Flames the night before and are once again not getting any breaks from the schedule maker as the Flyers were sitting in Vancouver waiting for the Canucks.
After a lengthy Christmas break, the Canucks are back in action to face the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome. How will the Canucks fare against their former Northwest Division rivals? And will the Canucks be as rusty as this game preview? Hopefully not.
Another episode of HBO’s 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic aired last night. I haven’t seen it yet, but I have found a link to the uncensored version. The censored version airs on Sportsnet after the Canucks game tonight.
The Canucks announced that they have signed free agent center Dane Fox to a contract today. Before you dismiss this as insignificant news because you’ve never heard of him, take a look at his numbers.
As originally feared, Luongos injury on Sunday during the game against Winnipeg, has resulted in him being unable to dress for the upcoming games against Calgary and Philadelphia. With that being said, the Canucks have summoned Joacim Eriksson from Utica, which was announced by the Vancouver Canucks on Twitter.
We are almost halfway through the 2013-14 NHL season and it’s time for media outlets to come out with their midway report cards. David Ebner from the Globe and Mail wrote one where he wasn’t completely complimentary of Zack Kassian’s season thus far.