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from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, The coach said it and the general manager confirmed it. In their minds, there’s no doubt that Roberto Luongo is the starting goaltender.
The only problem with the proclamation is when doubt starts to cloud the picture as the playoffs approach. In a solid season where the Vancouver Canucks stopper had just three regulation losses in January and February, his own version of March Madness is making the masses mad and clamouring for Cory Schneider — who’s on an 8-0-1 roll — to play a more prominent role. Luongo allowed five goals on 33 shots Wednesday in a 5-4 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at Rogers Arena and it wasn’t the amount of goals — which now number 16 in his last four appearances — it was the nature of them that will have goalie coach Rollie Melanson scratching his head.
You can also argue that a lack of support in suspect backchecking after bad reads in the offensive zone didn’t help, but in what could be a possible postseason preview,...
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I love him…I can’t stand him
The Canucks approach the end of their sixth season under Head Coach Alain Vigneault, marking the fifth year the team will graduate to the post-season during his time as Vancouver’s bench boss.
Over this span players and fans have come to learn the intricacies of AV, embracing a calm but confident coach who understands how to get the most out of...
This week….oh I probably shouldn’t get started
But here goes.
Being stuck in second gear - Ugly, ugly hockey these past two weeks. Several tragic losses to inferior teams, and only barely scraping out a win against the feel-good Jets.
It’s not all the Canucks who are playing badly, just Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Mason Raymond and Alex Burrows...
Is This Game… the Breakout Game?
Josh is out sick today. Taking over his preview for tonight.
March Madness has hit Vancouver but we’re not talking about basketball. Instead, the Canucks rough patches that have persisted throughout 2012 have put the city on high alert.
They aren’t dominating opponents anymore, they’re losing on Hockey Night in Canada, and most troubling...
Unless you were off hiding under a rock yesterday you've probably heard about Alain Vigneault's most recent line juggling, resulting in winger Mason Raymond landing alongside the Sedin twins. The switch is meant to motivate the slumping Sedins, giving notice to the rest of the lineup that the team's play of late has been unacceptable. What do you think of AV's newest...
Coyotes vs Canucks Game Recap
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Just Lose It
This limerick brought to you by Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks on St. Patrick’s Day.
The disparity is vast with the Jackets and Nucks,
Be it a story of sticks, or helmets, or pucks,
The playoffs are near, the Canucks all but clinched,
For the Canucks, Rick Nash would have been a good pinch,
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, When the game started, they made more noise than the Canucks’ faithful — and this did not escape the notice of at least one of the Canucks’ players.
“I love the Jets and their fan-base,” Kevin Bieksa said before last night’s meeting with the Phoenix Coyotes.
“To see them come in here and out-cheer our fans is great from their...
Playoffs: So Close; So Far
Last night, the Canucks ________ and they did so _________!
You fill in the blanks.
Now let’s get down to business; you have some reading to do as I have put together a fantastic list of Canucks articles/blogs/posts/stories from across the entire interwebzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Sorry, I’m falling asleep already just thinking of Saturday’s game against Columbus...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Antoine Vermette had a goal and added two assists as the Phoenix Coyotes held on for a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
The Coyotes won for the second time in eight games (2-4-2) after overcoming an early 2-0 deficit against a rejuvenated Canucks squad that featured several different forward and defense combinations....
The Vancouver Canucks may be inching closer to clinching their fourth straight Northwest Division title, but they're enduring their worst stretch of the season.
Hosting the NHL-worst Columbus Blue Jackets, who haven't beaten them in regulation in more than two years, could help the Canucks start to turn things around.
They look to avoid their first three-game losing streak...
When the Vancouver Canucks came to Boston for their first match-up against the Boston Bruins since falling to the Black-and-Gold in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, there was no doubting the notion that the Canucks were a mere hunk of particleboard positioned towards an eight-spoked buzzsaw. Boston entered that matinee affair a staggering 8-1-0 in their previous nine, outscoring...
You missed me. Come on, admit it. You were just a little bit sad.
We're you as happy as I was when Colorado scored with 1.9 seconds left then beat Buffalo in the shootout?
We're you as happy as I was when Phoenix went into Vancouver and put up a 5 spot on Roberto Luongo?
Did you smash your radio with a Louisville slugger like I did?
Live from the Ted Darling Memorial Press Box...
We've got a dandy percolating here in Buffalo.
My focus tonight will be on the two Calder Trophy candidates:
Buffalo's Cody Hodgson vs. Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog.
Each were OHL snipers who have transitioned nicely to the NHL.
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PHO are 3-7 in their last 10 Wed. games...