The Vancouver Canucks play the Los Angeles Kings for the 2nd time in less than two weeks with a Monday night 7:30pm tilt at Staples Center. All Pacific Division games are important, but the Canucks will be sure to want to avenge an embarrassing 3-1 loss on January 4th. The Canucks were thoroughly dominated in […]
The Vancouver Canucks look to begin a new winning streak at 5:30 PST Thursday night vs the Dallas Stars. Games like this used to be pretty vanilla, but the new conference alignment and playoff format has made intra-conference games ultra-important. It also gives us a chance to check out the Stars new jerseys (they are […]
The Vancouver Canucks look to build on another successful road trip with a 7:00 PM PST inter-division tilt vs the Phoenix Coyotes at Rogers Arena. Last Game The Canucks topped off a successful 4 game road trip with a gutsy 3-1 win vs the Nashville Predators. Ryan Kesler took the Canucks on his back with […]
Sweden enters the 2014 Olympic hockey tournament with high hopes and a new leadership core. This is no longer a group led by the likes of Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg and Niklas Lidstrom. This team will need to be led by Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg and Erik Karlsson.
On Saturday night, The Canucks will be looking to rebound from yet another tough loss against their aquatic rivals from Northern California and will apparently have to do so without the services of Alex Edler. When the Montreal Canadiens are in town, there is always a buzz around the Lower Mainland. Here is how I […]
It wasn’t a picture perfect win, but it was a win nonetheless Monday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Canucks limited the Predators chances, en route to a gritty 2-1 win. Usually I’m not a big fan of sitting on a one goal lead for long periods of time, but if there ever was a time to do it, it was game 6 in Nashville. The ice surface was so poor that it was very difficult to make complete passes and hold pucks in the offensive zone. The puck looked like a bouncy ball out there, hopping and skipping around all over the place.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Henrik Sedin has 1 goal (an empty netter) in his last 18 games. Daniel Sedin has not scored since the Chicago series. Their plus-minus is a combined -14 in the postseason. Mason Raymond has zero goals.
Head coach Alain Vigneault tipped his hand on a few key adjustments at practice designed to improve the Canucks chances for a victory in game 3. Scoring two goals in 8 periods of hockey will do lend itself to that.
The Vancouver Canucks will play tonight’s game in Nashville without Alex Edler, Dan Hamhuis, Keith Ballard, Andrew Alberts and, as we found out this morning, Kevin Bieksa. That’s 5 of their top 7 defencemen out of the lineup. To make matters worse, minor leaguer Lee Sweatt broke his foot in practice. Even the Manitoba Moose have injury troubles on the blueline, with Nolan Baumgartner suffering an injury last week. He might have been one of the recent call-ups.
One of the most exciting days on the NHL calendar is just around the corner. That day is trade deadline day, and it’s less than two weeks away. We have already gotten a taste of deadline day in recent days, with the Leafs and Senators beginning to offload players.