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Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 10 matchup between the St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks. A 3-0 Vancouver loss. Along with Kevin Bieksa, David Booth and the American Express line, (Ryan Kesler, Christopher Higgins) struggled through some early growing pains versus the Blues.
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Not many people would welcome a trade from the sun and warmth of South Beach to the Pacific Northwest. David Booth is thrilled to be moving three time zones west.
On Saturday, the Florida Panthers dealt Booth, center Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft pick in 2013 to the Vancouver Canucks for forwards Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm.
For Booth, it is a trade from an NHL...
Roberto Luongo needs a tire pump. Fast. The Canucks' netminder had an ugly night on Tuesday, allowing three goals on just 14 shots and getting yanked from the game just 6:55 into the second period of what turned out to be a 3-2 loss to Edmonton. On his way to the bench (a path Bruins fans have seem him travel several times), Luongo slammed his stick against the boards in frustration...
Given all the fuss about goaltending around these parts, Bodog is glad to make some money off the argument. Here are their odds on what has apparently become the Annual October Debate in this province:
Who will start more games in the month of November 2011?
Roberto Luongo (VAN) -500
Cory Schneider (VAN) +300
Who will have more wins during...
Who is facing the most pressure in the NHL right now? Is it Roberto Luongo? What about Canadiens coach Jaques Martin? Or is it the entire Boston Bruins team? It's Luongo, according to the USA Today's "Pressure Rankings," but the Bruins aren't that far behind. The B's currently sit third in the rankings, trailing only Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson...
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the St. Louis Blues 3-0 win over the Canucks. The Canucks offense was shut out for the third time this year by Brian Elliot. Ryan Kesler, Christopher Higgins, and David Booth were nowhere to be found.
Have you heard? Roberto Luongo is not off to a good start. With some Canucks fans calling for his head (or at least his starting job) we're using this week's Fantasy Hockey Faceoff to examine Luongo from a poolie's perspective and try to figure out whether he'll turn things around.
The Vancouver Canucks are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. Or, rather who will show up for games. The Blues went into Rogers Arena last night and out played, out worked, and out muscled a team that should have been somewhat fresh, given their effort in Edmonton the night before. The Blues systematically dictated the pace of the game, and imposed...
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It's been a fairly underreported story, but apparently Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo was replaced in Tuesday night's loss to the Edmonton Oilers by backup Cory Schneider and apparently Schneider will make a scheduled start against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night with Luongo on the bench.
(Which means he'll probably pitch a shutout, and give his coach...
Not long after David Booth was traded to Vancouver on Saturday night, general manager Dale Tallon walked into a conference room at BankAtlantic Center with a scowl on his face.
Scoring the first goal was key to the Canucks' success a season ago. They are quickly learning this year how hard it is to play from behind.
By Bill Whitehead
“Playoffs?…You kidding me? Playoffs!” Those, of course, are the immortal words of an astounded Jim Mora during a legendary NFL press conference in 2001, but with a strong start to the season, many in Pantherland are thinking about the postseason. And the actions of Florida general manager Dale Tallon, like last Saturday afternoon when he made a major alteration...