Found March 14, 2012 on
Live from the Ted Darling Memorial Press Box...
We've got a dandy percolating here in Buffalo.
My focus tonight will be on the two Calder Trophy candidates:
Buffalo's Cody Hodgson vs. Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog.
Each were OHL snipers who have transitioned nicely to the NHL.
BEST OF MAXIM
This week….oh I probably shouldn’t get started
But here goes.
Being stuck in second gear - Ugly, ugly hockey these past two weeks. Several tragic losses to inferior teams, and only barely scraping out a win against the feel-good Jets.
It’s not all the Canucks who are playing badly, just Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Mason Raymond and Alex Burrows...
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, The coach said it and the general manager confirmed it. In their minds, there’s no doubt that Roberto Luongo is the starting goaltender.
The only problem with the proclamation is when doubt starts to cloud the picture as the playoffs approach. In a solid season where the Vancouver Canucks stopper had just three regulation losses in January...
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, Nine months ago, give or take, in the hot-and-heavy days following their Stanley Cup meltdown, the Vancouver Canucks’ blueprint for rebounding was conceived.
To recap, the plan was pretty much as follows:
Stay healthy next time, punish the opponent when it commits fouls of intimidation by scoring on the power play, and don’t deviate from...
Is This Game… the Breakout Game?
Josh is out sick today. Taking over his preview for tonight.
March Madness has hit Vancouver but we’re not talking about basketball. Instead, the Canucks rough patches that have persisted throughout 2012 have put the city on high alert.
They aren’t dominating opponents anymore, they’re losing on Hockey Night in Canada, and most troubling...
Playoffs: So Close; So Far
Last night, the Canucks ________ and they did so _________!
You fill in the blanks.
Now let’s get down to business; you have some reading to do as I have put together a fantastic list of Canucks articles/blogs/posts/stories from across the entire interwebzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Sorry, I’m falling asleep already just thinking of Saturday’s game against Columbus...
Unless you were off hiding under a rock yesterday you've probably heard about Alain Vigneault's most recent line juggling, resulting in winger Mason Raymond landing alongside the Sedin twins. The switch is meant to motivate the slumping Sedins, giving notice to the rest of the lineup that the team's play of late has been unacceptable. What do you think of AV's newest...
Just Lose It
This limerick brought to you by Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks on St. Patrick’s Day.
The disparity is vast with the Jackets and Nucks,
Be it a story of sticks, or helmets, or pucks,
The playoffs are near, the Canucks all but clinched,
For the Canucks, Rick Nash would have been a good pinch,
Coyotes vs Canucks Game Recap
Did you miss the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night on Sportsnet Pacific?
Boxscore | My Post Game Recap
We’ve got the highlights for you.
Coyotes vs. Canucks highlights courtesy NHL.com.
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from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, When the game started, they made more noise than the Canucks’ faithful — and this did not escape the notice of at least one of the Canucks’ players.
“I love the Jets and their fan-base,” Kevin Bieksa said before last night’s meeting with the Phoenix Coyotes.
“To see them come in here and out-cheer our fans is great from their...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Antoine Vermette had a goal and added two assists as the Phoenix Coyotes held on for a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
The Coyotes won for the second time in eight games (2-4-2) after overcoming an early 2-0 deficit against a rejuvenated Canucks squad that featured several different forward and defense combinations....
The story was that Gabriel Landeskog wasn't supposed to play. He was sick, sick enough to miss the morning skate before tonight's Avs-Ducks game.
Landeskog had other ideas. Despite being a little slower to the pucks, Landeskog still had enough to deliver three shots and four very big hits. Oh and did I mention that one of his shots went in... in overtime?
First it was the fallout over the Cody Hodgson trade, then it was Luongo's shaky start against Buffalo; a week later, the furor expressed over the airwaves of Vancouver sports talk radio has shifted to the latest whipping boys – the Sedin twins – as the reason this team seems doomed to another year of failure.Many of you will know that Canucks fans, on aggregate, are a sceptical...
Gabriel Landeskog scored at 1:52 of overtime, Semyon Varlamov stopped 38 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the banged-up Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Monday night to remain in the thick of a tightly congested Western Conference playoff chase.
Jamie McGinn and Kevin Porter also scored for the surging Avalanche, who have won four of five to move into the eighth and final playoff spot...
DENVER (AP) -- Gabriel Landeskog scored at 1:52 of overtime, Semyon Varlamov stopped 38 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the banged-up Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Monday night to remain in the thick of a tightly congested Western Conference playoff chase.
Jamie McGinn and Kevin Porter also scored for the surging Avalanche, who have won four of five to move into the eighth and final...
After playing so well last month, very little has gone right in March for the Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes.
While the Canucks don't have to worry about missing the playoffs like the Coyotes, they have bigger problems. The Sedin twins are slumping mightily and Vancouver, which hosts Phoenix on Wednesday night, needs them to return to All-Star form to have a chance of...