John Tortorella

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Canucks vs Flames Game Preview – January 18, 2014

The Canucks limp back into Rogers Arena to face the Calgary Flames after a catastrophic road trip in California. Are the underwhelming Flames the cure for what ails the Canucks? Or will Vancouver continue their slide into mediocracy? I honestly don’t care as long as they score more than one goal in the process.

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Canucks vs Penguins Game Preview – January 7, 2014

The Vancouver Canucks play the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Tuesday night 7:00pm PST game at Rogers Arena. The game will mark the first time Sidney Crosby has played on Vancouver ice since the 2010 Olympics. The Canucks will be looking to avenge an October 19, 2013 4-3 shootout loss vs the Penguins and, more importantly, […]

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Canucks vs Jets Game Preview – December 22, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks finish off a 3 games in 4 nights stretch with a 5:00 PM PST Sunday night tilt vs the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena. The Canucks will look to grab another 2 points against a Jets team they should beat, but the game before the Christmas break is often one best played […]

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Canucks vs Stars Game Preview – December 19, 2013

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 […]

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Canucks vs Rangers Game Preview – November 30, 2013

The Canucks are back and looking to continue their roll against the Eastern Conference. Will Alain Vigneault and the Rangers have anything to say about that? Or will they just keep reminding us of that time they ruined our dreams? Read on to find out.

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Canucks vs Senators Game Preview – November 28, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks probably could not get out of town quick enough as Rogers Arena has turned into Heartbreak Ridge. The Canucks will look to erase a dismal 6 game home stand  and get back to their road winning form in a game vs the Ottawa Senators on Thursday at 4:30 PM PST. Last Game […]

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Canucks vs Blue Jackets Game Preview – November 22, 2013

The Canucks are back at Rogers Arena Friday night for their second and thankfully final tilt of the season against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Will the Canucks suck again? Or will John Tortorella have scared the living hell out of them?

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Canucks vs Panthers Game Preview – November 19, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks look to get back into the win column with a Tuesday night tilt vs the Florida Panthers at Rogers Arena. The game against the Panthers marks the return of our old friend, Tim Thomas. Thomas has been mediocre at best in his return to the NHL and the Canucks would be more […]

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Myth busting John Tortorella

We are now more than a quarter of the way through the 2013-14 season and I think it’s an appropriate time to do a bit of myth busting with regards to John Tortorella. Fans, media and players all seem generally impressed by what Tortorella has done thus far, which is a far cry from the […]

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Canucks fans boo Mike Gillis, ignore reality

During the Pavel Bure jersey retirement on Saturday, a smattering of boos was reserved for Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis (most had the good sense not to boo, but the booing was noticeable). Booing the most successful general manager in Canucks history (while giving a standing ovation to a much less successful former general manager, […]

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