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Dan Hamhuis won the lottery. But it’s the Vancouver Canucks’ power play that needs to cash in.
With a rare man-advantage goal in Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Canucks will stick for now with coach John Tortorella’s new power-play formation. It looks a lot like one of old coach Alain Vigneault’s power-play formations: four forwards and a lone defenceman, set up in middle of the blue-line, who tries to load one-timers for Ryan Kesler.
The key difference — in fact, the only one — from last season’s version of this formation is that the blueliner is Hamhuis.
Best known in the National Hockey League for his shutdown role as a reliable defender, Hamhuis possesses, arguably, only the third- or fourth-hardest slapshot among Canuck defencemen.
Alex Edler, last season’s power-play ace, shoots it harder than Hamhuis. So does Jason Garrison, whose spectacular debut on the first unit a month ago was believed by some to be the sure-fire launch of a dominant season fo...
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With Roberto Luongo’s mustache mask celebrating Movember, I started my internal hamster on the internal wheel to light my internal light bulb. And, as those Beatles guys said once, this list got by “with a little help from my friends.” I present to you the best 20 hockey goalie masks in the history of hockey goalie masks. John Vanbiesbrouck Florida Panthers Doug Pensinger...
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During the Pavel Bure jersey retirement on Saturday, a smattering of boos was reserved for Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis (most had the good sense not to boo, but the booing was noticeable). Booing the most successful general manager in Canucks history (while giving a standing ovation to a much less successful former general manager, Pat Quinn...
Players all around the NHL are wearing mustaches this month as they partake in Movember, an initiative in which men wear mustaches to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues. Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is joining the effort, but he’s doing so in a little different way.
While Luongo isn’t growing a mustache of his own, the Canucks netminder is going to...
The Vancouver Canucks played a perfectly reasonable road game against the Coyotes on Nov. 5 – it was slow, boring and mostly safe.
It’s hard to assess blame in a 3-2 shootout loss on the road but the game came down to a few minor errors.
Despite the loss, there were quite a few positive to come from the trip the desert. Ryan Kesler scored one of the nicest...
Even the pros are getting into no-shave-November as Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo goalie has plans to wear this mask featuring Johnny Canuck with a rockin’ stache, NESN reports.
You can get in on the action too, by donating to the Next Impulse Sports Movember team. And yes, photo upodates of our mustaches will emerge in the near future.
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Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction
The Vancouver Canucks take on the Sharks for the third time this season tonight at the SAP Center in San Jose. The Sharks have lost three straight heading into tonight’s action but have dominated the Canucks so far this season.
With the odds stacked against the visitors, below are five keys to tonight’s...
Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 22 saves to help the Vancouver Canucks snap a nine-game losing streak to the San Jose Sharks with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night.
Brad Richardson, Mike Santorelli and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who had lost all five regular season meetings between the teams the past two seasons and were swept by San Jose...
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The Vancouver Canucks played one of their best games of the season on Thursday, taking down the San Jose Sharks for the first time in ten games.
The Sharks also carried a seven-game unbeaten streak into Thursday’s matchup, but couldn’t capitalize on a lucky bounce to keep the streak alive.
Love ‘em and hate ‘em the following...
Rivalry? Says who?
It’s not a rivalry until the other teams goon rips off a jersey, shreds an under shirt and a little bit of hair is pulled. That’s right, for those of you who missed the obvious reference; it was a game in Chicago in 2009 that really started the Canucks and Blackhawks rivalry.
4 years later and not quite the playoff history the Canucks and Blackhawks have,...
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The Vancouver Canucks California swing starts Thursday night vs the dreaded San Jose Sharks. The Canucks have not won in San Jose for what feels like decades and will have to be at the top of their game against the dominant Sharks.
The Canucks managed to salvage a point out of Phoenix with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. After a sleepy...
John Tortorella looked like a New York City traffic cop Wednesday.
Standing at centre ice while waving his hands and then pointing in different directions with his stick, the vocal Vancouver Canucks coach was giving a new-look power play some new practice options.
With Alex Burrows joining the first unit with Ryan Kesler, Henrik and Daniel Sedin while Dan Hamhuis manned the point...
Tuesday November 5 Phoenix Coyotes 3 - Vancouver Canucks 2 (S/O)
The word "highlights" might be a bit of a stretch, but here's a recap of last night's Canucks game against Phoenix:
At first, it looked like Vancouver was going to badly fail its first test of the week against the Pacific Division. The Coyotes opened the scoring at 1:15, on their first shot...
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Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks â Thursday November 7 - 7:30 pm - Sportsnet Vancouver, Comcast Sports California
Vancouver Canucks 10-5-2 fourth in Pacific Division
San Jose Sharks 10-1-4 second in Pacific Division
The San Jose Sharks have cooled off slightly, but the Vancouver Canucks will still have a formidable task ahead at the...
The Coyotes extended their win streak to 5 games with a shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks. It took 6 shooters to decide who would take home the skills competition and in those situations you really feel for the goalies. Not as much as you feel for football goalies, but it's a similar principle, you need to remain perfect or hope your opponent messes up just to get a measly...
Once in a while, as if to show us that no game is gravely important, the hockey gods take over and have some fun.
The Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks were powerless to stop their folly Thursday in a game that featured goals bizarre, grotesque and comical. The Canucks, at least, could laugh along with the gods as they beat the Sharks 4-2 to end a nine-game losing streak against...