Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/8/13

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks plays during the preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on September 17, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Love ‘Em & Hate ‘em Boxscore | Recap Definitely wouldn’t want to be a Wild fan right now. Their two big off-season acquisitions haven’t changed anything in Minnesota. It’s the same old bland brand of hockey. The Canucks meanwhile are now off to their best start in eight years, so there’s that. Love ‘Em 1. Stellar Schneider It’s been a long time since Cory Schneider was between the pipes for the Vancouver Canucks, but he stole the show with his performance. That Schneider can be so brilliant after so many days off speaks to his talent. He is this good. 2. Shreddin’ Schroeder Jordan Schroeder didn’t get a point in front of friends and family, but his hard work on Mason Raymond‘s goal set the entire thing up. He’s looking like he belongs on the roster full-time and his emergence allows for intriguing line-ups when Ryan Kesler gets back. 3. Suddenly Sedin The Sedins have taken some flack for their slow start, so it was nice to see Daniel open the scoring. The Sedins have looked better with Alex Burrows back on their side, and Zack Kassian isn’t hurting without them, so look for that line to keep rolling out. The Sedins have taken some flack for their slow start Hate ‘Em 1. Krazy Konokpa Zenon Konokpa is a big man, bigger than Dale Weise. That Konokpa had to convince Weise twice to fight spoke about the Wild’s performance in front of their home crowd. Besides, he’s now drawn the ire of every Dutch hockey fan. 2. Chill For everyone using the most recent game to stir the goaltending pot, you should probably stop. The Canucks are in no hurry to solve this issue. On Saturday, they roll into Calgary to face a Flames team with no Miika Kiprusoff. Scary times for Flames fans. Especially with Lack out, for the Canucks to make a move on Luongo simply to get the whole thing over with only for Schneider to go down a week later is the worst-case scenario. Why wouldn’t you wait until you got what you wanted? 3. Aren’t the Wild just irrelevant? I can’t even get excited about beating the Wild anymore. Dany Heatley is a ghost, Parise and Suter are in danger of turning the summer of their lifetimes into a series of ninth place finishes. You have to think Mike Yeo is on the chopping block if he can’t use the shiny new toys to win some games. Thankfully, it seems like the league will roll ahead with its four conference plan next season, meaning Wild games are on the outs. CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY ON NWSB!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Malcolm Butler daring Brady to throw his way in practice

Geno Smith confident worst is behind him and the Jets

Ronda Rousey knocks out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds

Von Miller earns dismissal from NFL’s drug program

Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before start


Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to stop getting ejected

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox CEO

Las Vegas Mob Museum to open FIFA corruption exhibit

Does NFL have a motive to settle with Tom Brady?

Big Ten coaches opposed to 9-game conference schedule

Lolo Jones: I could last at least a minute against Rousey

Bears have very strict rules for media during training camp

Jamaal Charles: I feel like I'm the LeBron James of football

Ronda Rousey: I'll fight Cyborg if she stops taking steroids

Danny Garcia beats Paulie Malignaggi, remains undefeated

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks agree to contract extension

Blount won't talk about reported failed conditioning test

Greg Hardy helps pay Cowboys fans to fly anti-Eagles banner

Report: 7-foot Aussie center to join Kentucky's 2015 class

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

Browns owner: ‘We haven’t given up on Johnny Manziel’

Junior Seau’s daughter will speak at Hall of Fame induction

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker