Is it just me, or is everyone else just as scared to watch the Canucks go into the playoffs?
It has been nothing but record breaking all year for the Vancouver Canucks. A team and City that is hungry to advance to the cup final once again but differently. This time we don't want to see a riot but glory. Glory of the great cup to show itself down the streets of Downtown. However, is it to good to be true? Can this great team finally win? Thats what worries me. Is Luongo really ready, was rest
Some musings on the Vancouver Canucks, and what it would mean if the Stanley Cup Playoffs were to start today.
Kesler: "Hank, did you really just squeeze that backhander top shelf? Of course you did!"
Though they have six games remaining, the Canucks would face their playoff nemesis of the last two seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks They would still have set a franchise record for most wins in a season, with 50 Vancouver would already be guaranteed one trophy, the President's trophy (f
Hanhuis hurt. Second line stars. Better late than never
Where does Cody fit in?
The culture of excellence in the organization.
How will the Canucks deal with the loss of Manny Maholtra?
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"I'm going to go out on a limb here and I'm going to say that the Vancouver Canucks will not make it out of the first round... no matter who they play," says Theo Fleury.
Soon after Fleury made those comments, he was lambasted on Twitter (@TheoFleury14) and accused of being a misinformed troll. Ah, the beauty of social media and the Internet. Now, before everyone here starts getting their pitchforks and lanterns in a city-wide manhunt, let's step back and discuss this.
First, while I disa
Certain Canucks players and fans may not be so quick to make bold statements, but here's mine: write it down, the Vancouver Canucks are your 2011 President's Trophy winners. No other team in the NHL has cracked the century mark and the Canucks are already 5 points over. Now that's settled, I want to shift you attention to the big March tournament. No, not the one where Mike Krzyzewski's helmet-hair and Kansas' Morris twins are the prime time feature. The OTHER NCAA tournament, the one with Canuc
Wrote this for the SFU paper before Manny's fatal accident; however it some weird twisted extremely confident thought, The Canucks may play better. I actually think the Canucks are less likely to be upset in the first two rounds of the playoffs now that they know that they have a significant hole...and know that they all have to pick up their games and contribute each night.
Check out the positive article, something different from the consistent negativity.
In a season of remarkable
Max Friberg, LW, 5’11, 185, Skövde IK
34 Games, 13 Goals, 27Assists, 40 Points, 6 Pim
Currently playing in Swedish Division 1 with Skövde IK
By Ian Esplen
If you could pick one word to describe Max Friberg, that word would be “hustle”. If you wanted to use two words, those words would be “work ethic”. He lists his father as his biggest influence in his hockey career, and the reason behind these two characteristics, “He taught me all about hard work, and that even if you’re not scoring and
After defeating their nearest Western Conference competition, the Vancouver Canucks appear to be in the driver's seat with eight games remaining.
Canuck fans have voiced their concern this week over the team's chances heading into the post-season without Manny Malhotra. Signed in the off season to a healthy, though well-deserved contract, the uber-checking line center instantly brought a number of intangibles to the club. Widely considered one of the best face-off players in the game, Mal
As we all know, head shots has been the topic of the NHL for the past two years, but is the league expecting changes too soon? After all, hockey has always been known to be a physical sport and players know what they are signing up for. Canuck fans are all familiar with the play of Matt Cooke who just got suspended for the fourth time in his career, but he wasn't always a "dirty" player. Some regarded him as "gritty" when he was here playing for us. Since the 09 season, Cooke has been handed 3 s
For this CCC, I take a more mellow and serious approach and reflect on the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the fluke eye injury suffered by Canucks center Manny Malhotra.
As exciting as this season has been and as much as we are looking forward a long playoff run, it's important to keep things in proper perspective, especially when it comes to someone's health and well-being.
Music is "Hockey Night in Canada" recorded by Naturally 7 on their CD "VocalPlay." (www.naturallyseven.
Daniel Catenacci, C, 5’9, 180, Sault St. Marie
Drafted 1st overall in the 2009 OHL Draft
65 games, 26 goals, 45 assists 71 points, -3 +/-, 113 pim
By Ian Esplen
Some will say Daniel Catenacci has been a disappointment so far in his OHL career. That is what happens when you go 1st overall in the draft, and fail to live up to the standards that Stamkos and Tavares have set for going 1st. Catenacci is a different type of player then those two, and should not be labeled a disappointment, in an
Mason Raymond, the 25 year old speedy winger as we know him coming off a career year . But theres a reason why they it call a career year after all he is no where near reaching the stats he once performed. This year he is flanked by Ryan Kesler who he himself is coming off HIS own career year scoring 36 goals and 28 assists for a total of 64 points, and Mikael Sammuelson who is also not performing to last years standards. That however is not the question on hand. It is no doubt canuck fans such
Early this morning the canucks Biggest Fan entered Heaven. My mother and I have been Season ticket holders since 1976.My mother was the biggest Canucks fan ever. She and my father originally got season tickets with the Vancouver blazer's of the WHA in 1975 and when the Blazer's left town in 1976 we got season tickets with the canucks.Their original seats were just below the organist at the pacific Coliseum. I sat in section X Row WC (Wheel Chair) In case I haven't mentioned it before I am a para
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....GO CANUCKS GO
Vancouver and Colorado may have started the season both atop the Western Conference standings, but my, how things have changed.
The Vancouver Canucks enter tonights match-up with the Avalanche with 101 points, 11 more than second place Detroit (who hold 2 games in hand). Winners of six straight, even without their full defensive corps. Alternately, the Avalanche have lost 8 in a row, one win in their last 19, and only managed three points in February. I know, February is a short month and al
Last nights game has convinced me we could go deep into the playoffs but, do have enough to win it all? According to fans who commented on my last blog posting we still need a power forward. My response to that is,"what do you call Ryan Kesler chopped liver? Now don't get me wrong, for the longest time I thought kesler was never going to turn into a hockey player never mind a power forward and , might I add, a very good power forward. How did he do it you might ask. First, since Mike Gillis has
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Sorry to say but, the success of the canuck's is making me uneasy. I have been a season ticket holder since 1976 and have too often had my hopes dashed by the canucks. Having said that, there are things that are different about this team than any other team in canuck history:
1) Every line has scoring ability.
2) Their defense (when healthy) is the most mobile defensive group in team history.
3) They have two goaltenders of equal talent.
The one thing I am not sure weather they have
With the uncertainty surrounding the Phoenix Coyotes and their ownership group, it almost seems like whatever happens on the ice for them is second page news.
In one of the oddest spectacles in pro sports, the Phoenix Coyotes fans in attendance (approx. 5000) Tuesday night in Glendale, Arizona, were seemingly matched in number by visiting Vancouver Canucks fans. The Jobbing.com arena had swaths of blue and teal jerseys sprinkled amidst the the maroon colored empty seats and Coyotes fans.
Like Trevor Gillies and his antics in the Penguins brouhaha, the league's negative headlines have far outweighed the good. Case in point - Sidney Crosby has now missed two months with a concussion and is now unlikely to return this season, and while that topic has dominated Maclean's covers and sparked talk of amending the rulebook in this week's GM meetings, the best story this season has been the playoff race. Never before do I remember such a close race in the West and two such intriguing sto