Found February 12, 2012 on
Rob The Hockey Guy:
It goes without saying that finishing first in the conference is very important, but it’s likely going to be a lot more advantageous this year than last. Last year, the reward for finishing in first place was a date with the Chicago Blackhawks. I don’t think I need to remind anyone how hard that turned out to be.
Taking a look at the Western Conference standings as it looks today, the 8th place team is likely to be one of Phoenix, Calgary or Dallas. Colorado and Minnesota are also in the mix, but I don’t think they have what it takes to ultimately secure the final playoff spot. It’s also possible that Chicago or Los Angeles could slip up and finish in 8th, but I think that’s unlikely.
With a 14 point cushion on Calgary in the Northwest Division, the Canucks look like a sure bet to win their division. That ensures them a top 3 finish in the conference, but settling for 2nd or 3rd in the conference isn’t a wise state of mind.
Playing a weaker opponent in the first round is very impo...
BEST OF MAXIM
Mats Sundin’s #13 banner was raised to the rafters of the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday night, and it made me think back to his time in Vancouver. Sundin, as you might remember, spent half a season in blue and green during the 2008-09 season. The Mats Sundin that Canucks fans got to see, at age 38, wasn’t of hall of fame caliber but he wasn’t a bust either.
Get with it, Seattle!
In recent weeks, a money manager from San Francisco named Christopher Hansen has apparently taken a much more serious look at a privately funded multi-purpose arena for the Seattle sports market. The main concern is to attract an NBA franchise back to the North West.
Since arenas are such expensive ventures, there would be a need to fill the proposed venue as...
One of the players who is rumored to be on the trade block at this year`s deadline is Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver has two strong goalies in Schneider and Roberto Luongo and both would like to be the team`s clear number one goalie. Luongo is signed until 2022 with a $5.33 million salary cap hit. That contract is prohibitive to move. Schneider is signed...
Are You That Canucks DJ?
When attending a Canucks home game, one of the smaller pleasures, in addition to abusing the supporters of other team especially Leafs fans, is in hearing the choice of music played by the in-house DJ (Dave) at different points in the game.
In-House DJ Dave Levinson has some competition, or some new songs to play.
As with most things in this world,...
Oh-Oh…First Game After A Road Trip
The Vancouver Canucks return home after a productive road trip to take on the suddenly streaking Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.
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Phoenix Coyotes (27-21-8) at Vancouver Canucks (34-15-6)
When: 10:00 PM ET, Monday, February 13, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia...
The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames battled in a classic Northwest Division matchup featuring two fights and extra time as the Flames beat the Canucks 3-2 in the shootout.
Mason Raymond and Alex Edler were stopped in the skills competition and Jarome Iginla had his revenge on Roberto Luongo to seal it in the third round, keeping the Canucks from collecting...
It was a bit of a let-down last night in Cowtown for the Canucks but please allow me to brighten your morning.
Below is a collection of Canucks related stories from around the interwebz for you and your loved ones to feast your eyes on.
So without further ado, I present the greatest list OF ALL TIME.
What are the NWSB Staff saying?
Well to answer that question, just...
With former captain Mats Sundin on hand to have his number 13 raised to the rafters, the former Maple Leaf captain's scoring touch would have come in handy on Saturday as the Montreal Canadiens shutout Toronto 5-0 at the Air Canada Centre.
The Leafs outshot the Habs by a 32-18 margin, but were unable to finish as Carey Price stopped every shot he saw to earn his fourth shutout...
It was if we were transported back in time. Seeing Mats Sundin standing at center ice at the Air Canada Center receiving the plaudits and admiration of over 19,000 grateful Toronto fans for his great career.....a nice moment for a classy gentlemanâ¦â¦ and then the game began.
Apparently the current edition of the Blue-And-White decided to honor the former captain not only...
There’s that shootout again…
There was a time when a Vancouver Canucks/Flames game was appointment viewing. If games against the Oilers over the past decade have been defined by speed and skill displays, contests against the Flames have traditionally been trench wars.
The rivalry has waned in recent years as the Flames and Canucks have chased completely different trajectories...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Ryan Kesler scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout, leading the Vancouver Canucks
to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.
Ryan Kesler scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.
Ryan Kessler scored the game-winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks edged the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-1, at Rogers Arena.