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After last nights awful loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the sentiment running rampant around the Avs was "fire coach Joe Sacco." It got me thinking: what kind of coach do the Avs need. Every coach is as unique as the team he coaches but for the most part, there are three basic types: passive, motivational, strategic. (If I'm missing one, please tell me) Joe Sacco is definitely in the "pass...
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A look at the rook
Just thought I would check in and take a quick look at Canucks rookie Jordan Schroeder. Schroeder was called up to the Canucks almost as fast as he was sent down.
After two disappointing games with Andrew Ebbett as the second line center, master juggler and lozenge enthusiast, Alain Vigneault did a little line juggling.
Included in that juggling was the call up...
That Can’t Be Good
Vancouver Canucks goalie in the wings, Eddie Lack, has had successful hip surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Lack, who signed a two-year, two-way deal this summer with the Canucks, has been out since November with hip related issues.
Mike Gillis said in a statement on the Canucks website today:
“After consultation with our team physicians, it...
Here we go again…
Really? Do you want to talk about something else around the water cooler today?
The Canucks won, so you have most, if not all of your hair; and it was only a Wednesday, so you’re probably not droopy eyed and clinging to that fifth cup of coffee.
I just wanted to take a second to touch on the goalie issues the Canucks are currently having, or not currently having...
The Nucks +/-
Well, we’re all done the month of January and I thought it would be alright to go through which Canucks players have stuck out and which have maybe stunk out.
This is the first and certainly not the last, the Plus/Minus of the month.
Whodda thunk it?
Zack Kassian in seven games is leading the team in goals with five. One could attribute his...
Best & Worst Nucks
It may be an unusual season in terms of length in this post-lockout world, but aside from that it’s yet another year and yet another slow start for the Vancouver Canucks.
However, unless the uncertain tangle the team is in gets unravelled mighty quick this year could be done and dusted. The middling start for the team matches the indifferent performance of...
Roberto Luongo made 24 saves for his first win of the season and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Luongo, who has been on the trading block since Cory Schneider replaced him as Vancouver's No. 1 goaltender, was rarely tested but still made some big saves in his 61st career shutout.
With the Canucks leading 2-0 in the third, Luongo stopped...
Here we go… time to renew hostilities
The Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight. They close out this two game home stand against their bitter rivals from the Central division, the Chicago Blackhawks. Tonight has a little something else going for it than most Canucks and Blackhawks games do.
It will be the first time the two teams have played since Duncan Keith ended Daniel...
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All eyes will be on Kassian tonight for two reasons. One, can he continue his incredible offensive play. And two, how will he affect the Hawks much used, ârough up and cheap shot the twinsâ routine. My guess is he plays a role in both by notching one on the power-play...
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Headline: Heated and Hated Rivalry Continues – Canucks Host Blackhawks Friday Night
One of the best rivalry’s in the NHL writes another chapter Friday night when the Chicago Blackhawks, fresh of their first loss of the season (albeit a shootout loss) pays visit to the Vancouver Canucks who climbed over .500 with a 3-0 win over Colorado on Wednesday night...
It seemed a near certainty Roberto Luongo had played his final game in a Vancouver Canucks sweater after Cory Schneider supplanted him as the team's No. 1 goaltender during last season's playoffs.
Now, he's proving to be an asset.
Luongo will make his third straight start Friday night as Vancouver hosts the rival Chicago Blackhawks, who have earned 13 of a possible...
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The rivalry is over.
Sure, the Vancouver Canucks still have their share of rankling "characters" like Alex Burrows, Kevin Bieksa, Alain Vigneault, and the Sedins (who some call the Swedish National Diving Team). And...
Roberto Luongo turned in a 24-save shutout over the Colorado Avalanche last night as the Canucks improved to 3-2-2 this season. Zack Kassian had his fifth goal of the year in the win.
Let’s take a look at the rest of a short night on ice.
Chicago lost its first game of the season in a shootout 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild. The notable happening in that game was that goaltender Nicklas...
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
Less than two weeks into this exceptional season and already the wolves are circling.
In Pittsburgh, Dan Bylsma is being pilloried for his in-game management. In Colorado, Joe Sacco’s toughness is questioned. In Dallas, fans are grumbling about Glen Gulutzan’s lack of bench presence. In Florida…in Carolina…