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After a loss in Game 1, coach Alain Vigneault is looking for more offense from the Canucks.
''I need more from the whole team,'' Vigneault said after a short practice Thursday. ''There's no doubt there. All our players understand we have to get better and we're going to get better.''
Vancouver's only goal in Wednesday's 3-1 series-opening loss came after Sharks winger Raffi Torres inadvertently put the puck in San Jose's net.
Game 2 of the series is Friday night.
Vigneault is looking for his team to put more pressure on Sharks goalie Antti Niemi. Vancouver's best chances came mainly from outside in Game 1, and the coach wants his players to move the puck up ice and crash the net.
''Our players, in my mind, are battled tested, they're pressure tested,'' Vigneault said. ''At the end of the day, it's about making plays. We need to make more plays. We need to make more plays out of our end to ge...
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The Vancouver Canucks green men have gained a healthy slice of notoriety over the years for their antics in mocking opposing players visiting the penalty box. Drew Remenda is not a fan. The Sharks announcer threw in a “40-year-old virgins” potshot when they greeted Marc-Edouard Vlasic to the box Wednesday night in Game 1. Moments later Randy Hahn joined in on the green man bashing...
Roberto Luongo will start Game 1 for the Canucks
We just out via Sportsnet Pacific's twitter feed that Roberto Luongo will get the start for the Canucks in game 1 vs. the Sharks.
He said "It was good for me to get a couple starts in before the playoffs"
What do you think Vancouver? It appears Schneider isn't ready to return just yet. Schneider, who played...
It Is Gameday Vancouver! Game 1 Sharks vs. Canucks
Are we ready Canucks fans? Jump on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride.
The Canucks played their final two contests without Cory Schneider, who is sidelined with an undisclosed injury. Will they get him back tonight? He's practicing so most will assume...yes!
Chris Tanev remains out indefinitely with a leg injury, while...
After watching goaltender Cory Schneider handle a full practice workload, Vancouver media types assumed he would regain his starting role for the playoffs.
Schneider looked fully recovered from his undisclosed injury. Former starter Roberto Luongo got shelled at the end of the regular season.That was one of the ugliest games of his career.
All this added up to a Game 1 start for...
Canucks lose game 1 to the Sharks 3-1.
Raffi on Corrado. SMACK. It was that kind of night.
It started out well, but went downhill fast in the third. The Canucks struck first, but gave up three straight goals in a 3-1 loss Wednesday night in Game 1.
After a scoreless first period in which San Jose outshot Vancouver 15-9, the Canucks got on the board at 12:26 of the second...
The Vancouver Canucks Green Men have become staples of the Stanley Cup Playoffs but the announcers for Comcast Sportsnet in San Jose weren’t having any of it. During the broadcast of the Cancuks-Sharks game one, the announcers Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn effectively called the Green Men 40-year-old virgins that live in their moms basement and collect snow globes. It was a...
from Mike Hager of the Vancouver Sun,
On the eve of the Vancouver Canucks first home playoff game, hundreds of below-face-value tickets were still available online and the team was offering lower-bowl seats at half price to its employees and select corporate partners.
The discount code emailed to team and stadium staff offered lower-bowl seats for the first two home games...
The Vancouver Canucks Green Guys decided to up the intensity by performing a magic trick recently. (Badly.) And we wrote, "'A' for effort but...that's enough." -- Last night San Jose CNS announcers...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
There are few NHL fans more recognized than the Vancouver Canucks "Green Men" and while they are a joy to watch for many, some people aren't exactly the biggest fans.
During last night's Canucks/Sharks game 1, Sharks announcers Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn decided to mock the duo multiple times during their broadcast:
I suppose in today's world someone will take offense to this and probably will complain. To be honest with you, I hate the Vancouver Canucks, I think their a bunch of divers cry babies and frauds, so I am inclined to cut Wes Walz some slack. Plus, he's a former Bruins and Wild player.
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
There are no secrets why the Vancouver Canucks are behind the San Jose Sharks 2-0 in this series, why their season hangs by a thread heading into the toughest building in the National Hockey League this season.
It’s production — or a lack thereof.
It is, first and foremost, the waning Sedin twins. It’s Alex Burrows.
Thank the officials for putting away the whistles and letting the Sharks and Canucks take it to each other for the first two periods of play Wednesday night. The first 40 minutes of hockey were thrilling, gritty, physical hockey, and neither team disappointed.
Neither team was able to score in the first period, with the Sharks out-shooting the Canucks 15-9. In the second period,...