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Rob The Hockey Guy:
The Canucks and Senators will be playing in the Heritage Classic at BC Place on March 2nd, as part of the NHL’s “stadium series”. As with the Winter Classic, the best part of the game isn’t the game at all. It’s the TV Show that accompanies the game. HBO 24/7 has been must watch television in the past, and it looks like we will get at least a portion of that for the Canucks and Senators. This week, the Canucks official YouTube channel unveiled a sneak peek:
When I heard the series would be aired on CBC in Canada, I figured it wouldn’t be nearly as good as the HBO version. It still probably won’t (unlike HBO, they’ll bleep the swear words I’m sure), but this preview was pretty cool. It appears that the people at HBO are in charge of the Canucks-Senators series as well. It’s a glimpse into the world of an NHL player that we don’t usually get to see behind the cliché answers and “family friendly” marketing.
Somehow, the HBO game presentation is immune to this, and I love it.
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Growing up, one of the best parts of watching the game, sometimes even more so than the game itself, wasn’t always Don Cherry’s suit, but rather trying to figure out which three players were going to be honored with the post-game skate after being nominated one of the “3 Stars” of the night.
Over their last ten games the Vancouver Canucks barely have a winning...
An Ode to Disillusionment
This was supposed to be Zack Kassian‘s year. Out with Alain Vigneault and his decidedly bad reputation – earned fairly or otherwise – for developing youngsters, and in with John Tortorella; he of the excellent track record with prospects.
All signs pointed to Kassian’s role increasing with the club. Over the course of the summer the media and fans...
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Mike Santorelli had a heck of game again on Sunday night against the Avalanche. The 27 year old Burnaby boy was named the first star (more importantly, he was given the Haida Gwaii hat) after scoring two goals and an assist, leading the Canucks to a 3-1 win over the Avs. Santorelli’s strong game is just the latest reason why the Canucks need to think...
The team’s advertising slogan tells us that We Are All Canucks.
Well, Andrew Alberts is a Canuck, but acknowledges that at times during this highly frustrating season, he hasn’t always felt like one.
It’s not that his teammates or coaches have treated him badly. It’s just that it’s hard when you almost never get to play.
“Yeah, the guys try to do a good job of trying...
Mike Santorelli scored two goals and added an assist in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.
The Canucks (17-10-5) earned their fifth win in sixth games and moved within a point of the Avalanche (20-8) in the tight Western Conference standings.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere lost for the first time in eight decisions this season. The Avalanche...
Chris Higgins called it a lesson.
But a lesson infers learning, and when it comes to third period meltdowns, the Canucks haven’t learned a thing.
For the fifth time in the past seven home games, the Canucks blew a third-period lead, this time coughing up two goals in a 2:21-minute span midway through the third.
The first was a 60-foot Antoine Vermette shot Robert Luongo said...
The Vancouver Canucks were leaden at the start, outchanced throughout, sloppy with the puck, and struggled to string together passes and extend their shifts in the offensive zone.
If they'd played any worse Sunday, they'd have won by a touchdown.
Instead, they had to settle for a 3-1 National Hockey League win against the Colorado Avalanche because Canuck forward Mike Santorelli...
With a few weeks to go before Ol’ Saint Nick takes a ride around the globe for his latest edition of Call of Duty: Chimney Sweep, he has been looking at the NHL standings and despite Buddy the Elf’s comments, the big Claus has the Nucks hoisting Lord Stanleys Chalice.
Sure, Vancouver is 9th in the West, but sit a point back of 8th and they are looking to build on their ever so...
Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.
Vancouver squeaked out the win after squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes of regulation
The Canucks earned their fourth win in five games while the Coyotes suffered their third loss in four outings.
Higgins scored after he kicked the puck away...
Friday December 6: Vancouver Canucks 3 Phoenix Coyotes 2 (OT)
The Vancouver Canucks have started December on a three-game winning streak, though Friday's victory over Phoenix was no work of art. Here are your highlights:
Much like several games from their their last homestand, Vancouver squandered a lead in the third period, allowing the Coyotes to earn a point and...
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Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks - Sunday December 8 - 5:00 pm - Sportsnet Pacific, Altitude Sports
Vancouver Canucks: 16-10-5 fifth in Pacific Division
Colorado Avalanche: 20-7-0 third in Central Division
Apologies for the lateness of the post today. It has been a very busy weekend, and it ain't over yet!
I'm excited to be...
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Despite blowing another lead in the third period, the Canucks managed to knock off the Coyotes to run their win streak to three games. Can they keep it going against the Avalanche? And will a Patrick Roy vs John Tortorella rivalry develop? Read on to find out.
The end result looked promising for Vancouver as they led the Coyotes 2-0 after...
The Vancouver Canucks look to make it 5 straight wins in a row with a 7pm PST Monday night match-up vs the Carolina Hurricanes. These home games vs Eastern Conference opponents are must wins with the Canucks needing every point possible to stay competitive in the Pacific Division (aka – the Division of Death).
The Canucks played a solid...
Last year Henrik Sedin ranked 42nd among forwards in average ice time with 19:20 per game, with Daniel 54th at 19:01 and Ryan Kesler 57th at 18:57, while the previous season, Kesler ranked 27th at 20:05, Henrik 59th at 19:05 and Daniel Sedin 73rd at 18:48 playing for Alain Vigneault in Vancouver.
This year, with John Tortorella behind the Canucks’ bench, Kesler is second among...
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Phoenix Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks - Friday December 6 - 7:00 - Sportsnet Pacific, Fox Sports Arizona Plus
Vancouver Canucks: 15-10-5 fifth in Pacific Division
Phoenix Coyotes: 16-8-4 fourth in Pacific Division
After several weeks on the outside looking in, the Vancouver Canucks have a chance to climb back into the playoff picture when they...