One thing that's been clear this season, is the Canucks are not a bumping and bruising team. Fifteen games into the season they've faced teams that have taken the body to them and they've been horribly out done. With the Canucks looking like an episode of The Biggest Loser coming into the season, a lot of the Canucks forwards lost weight like the new look Wellwood and Bernier, but some of the wrong Canucks also lost weight. The Canucks don't have a lot of grit, but when your grit players are sli
Justine Galo: CanucksCorner.com
November 3, 2009 marked for me, and for many out there, the coming out party of Ryan Kesler.
That game against the New York Rangers at GM Place solidifies the letter on this man's chest. Question is: Is it the 'right' letter?
We've been seeing the improvement in Ryan's game over the last few years, especially after the Canucks matched a qualifying offer the Philadelphia Flyers made to him in 2006. Ryan Kesler is, as they say in Toronto, "The Straig
Nothing says best day ever that spending your whole paycheck in one day. The whole day started after i just got my mark back from last weeks psychology mid-term, B-. not too shabby! to celebrate, I decided i would buy a Canucks away jersey at my local Edmonton jersey city. When i got there however, I, like most canuck fans would, jizzed in my pants. On the rack of jerseys lay only three white skate jerseys, the most rare in all of hockey! I bought one without thinking and i am still wearing it a
In this two part comprehensive article, Aaron Davis explores the depth of your Vancouver Canucks. In this second installment Aaron looks at the future of the team, the young draftees that are just beginning their dreams of playing in the blue, green and white. In part one of "Going Deep" we took at look at the immediate depth of the Canucks and those players that we may see on the ice this season. Part two centers on those other names that we may not yet know. Players that have their destinies e
In this comprehensive two part article, Aaron Davis explores the depth of your Vancouver Canucks. Part one of this piece looks at those players that we could see on the ice in a Canucks jersey this season.
It stands to reason that in an 82 game season, every NHL team will have to deal with top players experiencing a slump or injury. Hockey is a contact sport and arguably the fastest major sport there is so eventually, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, stuff happens. It's in those mome
Just a quick intro note to say that Game Time is in roughly half an hour for the Rangers game tonight, and I am not feeling this one...
Sorry faithful, I do believe in our players, and our depth, but as the old war movie title says, this ones a bridge too far. I really hope they can prove me wrong tonight, that would be amazing, and I intend to watch every moment live. Which is why my introductory blog entry is a short one, I am off to watch and be amazed by my Nucks Resilience as they over
If there was one player the Canucks need to rediscover his offensive game in a big way, especially in light of all the injuries to their forwards, it would be none other than Alex Burrows.
The 28-year old, who last season had a breakout campaign with a career-high in goals (28), assists (23), and points (51), isn't off to a terrible start by any means with eight points (3-5-8) in 15 games. However, for a player who last season finished second behind only Daniel Sedin on the team in goal sc
Nice new forum - clean and sleek.
Top Injured Canucks missed:
1. Grabner - The surprise of the Canuck rookie crop. Whenever he and his linemates - Kesler and Raymond are on the ice, I feel excited watching them zip around chasing pucks and getting scoring chances. I think Burrows would be the ideal replacement but then who will go chase pucks for Henrik's line?
2. Daniel Sedin - Never ceases to amaze me every time he and his twin uncannily pass the puck to each other to get a good scori
<table border=0 width=1000 align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/10/oct0209_optimist_blog.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">If you're a nerd like I am, you love Mythbusters.
If you're a nerd like I am, you love Mythbusters and you know that it's possible to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI.
With all the injuries the Vancouver Canucks are being forced to play through right now, finding the silver
<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/10/garrett_sm.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">If the playoffs started today... How many times have you heard this already?
If the playoffs started today Vancouver, San Jose, and Detroit would all miss. Are you kidding me?
The most games any team has played is seven and Atlanta has only played three. Colorado and the Rangers are off to great starts but they have played less than one tenth of their seaso
<p><img style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/09/schneider_blog.jpg" alt="" border="0">Now that we've had a good couple months in Vancouver, we're all settled into life here and surprisingly, the transition has been very smooth. The whole family loves the city and the kids love the school so everything's been great so far.</p><br>
<p>With the busy schedule it's been a little difficult to really see the city but
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/09/schneider_blog.jpg" alt="" border="0">After years of reading about it in news articles, I have finally come to the mercy of the blogging world, thanks to Canucks.com. I don't know a lot about it but what I do know is just from things I have read so bear with me if it takes me a couple tries to get the hang of it.<br><br> I remember when the internet was just starting to get popula
<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/10/garrett_sm.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">The Canucks are coming off a very successful 3-0-1 road trip. They have put themselves in a playoff position and have strung together a dozen games where they got 19 of a possible 24 points.
They have beaten elite teams like the Washington Capitals and have beaten some struggling teams like the St. Louis Blues and the Edmonton Oilers without playing down to thei
CANUCKS 0 @ BLUE JACKETS 0
Nationwide Arena is the place to be tonight as the Vancouver Canucks are in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. It hasn't been roses for either team as of late, both have lost three of their last four games. Someone's slump has to end tonight and should Vancouver bring their A-game to Columbus, they'll certainly come out on top. That is much, much easier said than done, especially with Pavol Demitra, Sami Salo, Darcy Hordichuk and Rick Rypien all out of
<table border=0 align=center width=80%><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/macri_headshot.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>Hold on a minute while I stretch my writing fingers, it’s been a while. Every year around this time I get extremely busy, and inventing ways to get out of prior engagements in or-der to watch hockey consumes most, if not all, of the free time I have. The Canucks are my drug of choice (unless Phil Collins’ “Sussud
CANUCKS 2 @ BLACKHAWKS 4
The end is near for the Vancouver Canucks. Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks (1-2-2) is Vancouver's (3-2-0) second last on their six-game road trip and in order to get back into the swing of things away from GM Place, they'll need a good effort against the Hawks.
After starting the season with back-to-back wins against Calgary, Vancouver has lost two of three, most recently to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. The good news for the Canucks
CANUCKS 2 @ SABRES 5
The road weary Vancouver Canucks continue their six-game, 11-day road trip tonight at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo as they try to spear the red-hot Sabres. The Canucks (3-1-0) are coming off another impassioned win as they came from behind to upend the Detroit Red Wings last night, 4-3 in overtime, while the Sabres (3-0-0) have yet to allow their opposition to score more than once in a game and are undefeated early on. Buffalo is looking a lot like the 2006-07 edi
CANUCKS 4 @ RED WINGS 3 (OT)
The Vancouver Canucks opened the 2008-09 regular season with two consecutive wins, but their third game of the season, a 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals last Monday night, quickly erased the memory of those opening wins. The Canucks (2-1-0) look to bounce back tonight as they visit Joe Louis Arena to play the defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. The Wings (2-1-0) are coming off two straight road wins after starting the season with a 3-2
<table border=0 align=center width=80%><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/mikeblog.gif border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>Four plus hours, one Amtrak train, one NY subway, two Metro jaunts, two cups of shockingly bad coffee and one viewing of Factotum (Oh Matt Dillon, you crazy drunk) and I finally see the Mecca of my journey: the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. The majority of the country is preoccupied this evening with the
CANUCKS 1 @ CAPITALS 5
The upstart Vancouver Canucks (2-0-0) are looking for their third consecutive win to begin the 2008-09 season as they visit the Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals (1-1-0). The Canucks are gunning for their first 3-0 start in nine years, the 1999-2000 season was the last time Vancouver got off to such an impressive start. They're in deep today against the reigning league MVP in Alex Ovechkin and the defending Southeast Division Champion Capitals th
CANUCKS 5 @ FLAMES 4 (OT)
The Vancouver Canucks (1-0-0) can string together their first winning streak of the season tonight as they face the Calgary Flames (0-1-0) in the back end of a home-and-home series. It won't be easy though, despite skating circles around the Flames two nights ago in an embarrassing 6-0 win in their home opener, the Canucks are up against a very talented Flames team, one that is looking for a little redemption. A good start to this game is a must for both t