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Fox - The Hockey Guy:
After watching goaltender Cory Schneider handle a full practice workload, Vancouver media types assumed he would regain his starting role for the playoffs.
Schneider looked fully recovered from his undisclosed injury. Former starter Roberto Luongo got shelled at the end of the regular season.That was one of the ugliest games of his career.
All this added up to a Game 1 start for Schneider.
And then Luongo told reporters that he, in fact, was starting. It turns out that Schneider isn't so healthy after all -- even though he participated in the morning skate.
"Schneider just isn't ready or healthy yet," coach Alain Vigneault told reporters.
Rookie Joe Cannata will back up Luongo against the Sharks. As for Roberto, this is his chance to write a much happier ending to what has been a most difficult season.
BEST OF MAXIM
Roberto Luongo will start Game 1 for the Canucks
We just out via Sportsnet Pacific's twitter feed that Roberto Luongo will get the start for the Canucks in game 1 vs. the Sharks.
He said "It was good for me to get a couple starts in before the playoffs"
What do you think Vancouver? It appears Schneider isn't ready to return just yet. Schneider, who played...
The Vancouver Canucks green men have gained a healthy slice of notoriety over the years for their antics in mocking opposing players visiting the penalty box. Drew Remenda is not a fan. The Sharks announcer threw in a “40-year-old virgins” potshot when they greeted Marc-Edouard Vlasic to the box Wednesday night in Game 1. Moments later Randy Hahn joined in on the green man bashing...
The word in Vancouver is that Roberto Luongo will get the start in game one of the Western Conference quarter finals against the San Jose Sharks.
Cory Schneider has been the number one goalie for the Canucks starting thirty games this year. Schneider missed the last two games of the season with a lower body injury.
Luongo was shelled for seven goals in the final game of the season again...
It Is Gameday Vancouver! Game 1 Sharks vs. Canucks
Are we ready Canucks fans? Jump on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride.
The Canucks played their final two contests without Cory Schneider, who is sidelined with an undisclosed injury. Will they get him back tonight? He's practicing so most will assume...yes!
Chris Tanev remains out indefinitely with a leg injury, while...
After a loss in Game 1, coach Alain Vigneault is looking for more offense from the Canucks.
''I need more from the whole team,'' Vigneault said after a short practice Thursday. ''There's no doubt there. All our players understand we have to get better and we're going to get better.''
Vancouver's only goal in Wednesday's 3-1 series...
The Vancouver Canucks Green Men have become staples of the Stanley Cup Playoffs but the announcers for Comcast Sportsnet in San Jose weren’t having any of it. During the broadcast of the Cancuks-Sharks game one, the announcers Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn effectively called the Green Men 40-year-old virgins that live in their moms basement and collect snow globes. It was a...
Canucks lose game 1 to the Sharks 3-1.
Raffi on Corrado. SMACK. It was that kind of night.
It started out well, but went downhill fast in the third. The Canucks struck first, but gave up three straight goals in a 3-1 loss Wednesday night in Game 1.
After a scoreless first period in which San Jose outshot Vancouver 15-9, the Canucks got on the board at 12:26 of the second...
from Mike Hager of the Vancouver Sun,
On the eve of the Vancouver Canucks first home playoff game, hundreds of below-face-value tickets were still available online and the team was offering lower-bowl seats at half price to its employees and select corporate partners.
The discount code emailed to team and stadium staff offered lower-bowl seats for the first two home games...
It’s in the air!
Smell that? No, not that, keep smelling.
The smell I’m talking about is that of the playoffs. While it may not seem like it around the city of Vancouver or anywhere you may live, it is most certainly here. The Canucks are fresh off of their fifth straight Northwest Division title win which has secured them home ice for at least this round of the playoffs.
For The Playoff Gamblers!
The Vancouver Canucks have been waiting for this moment for a long time – the moment that they can start to erase the disappointment that was last year’s first round playoff exit. Their first round opponent this year – the San Jose Sharks, a team that like themselves looked just OK down the stretch and also have more to lose than to gain during the...
The Vancouver Canucks Green Guys decided to up the intensity by performing a magic trick recently. (Badly.) And we wrote, "'A' for effort but...that's enough." -- Last night San Jose CNS announcers...
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There are few NHL fans more recognized than the Vancouver Canucks "Green Men" and while they are a joy to watch for many, some people aren't exactly the biggest fans.
During last night's Canucks/Sharks game 1, Sharks announcers Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn decided to mock the duo multiple times during their broadcast:
Thank the officials for putting away the whistles and letting the Sharks and Canucks take it to each other for the first two periods of play Wednesday night. The first 40 minutes of hockey were thrilling, gritty, physical hockey, and neither team disappointed.
Neither team was able to score in the first period, with the Sharks out-shooting the Canucks 15-9. In the second period,...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
The best trade that was never made. Yup. Roberto Luongo. Otherwise, Joe Cannata (yah, I don't know either) would have been in the blue paint tonight. Bobby Lou has something to prove and he'll carry this series. He'll also take the end of his composite and stick it up Alain Vignault's ...
OK, so the green men...
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After having a day of to lick their wounds and discuss as a team that they need to be better, Vancouver gets to try and put it all together tonight and earn a split. Roughly 87 per cent of the time going down two zip means you're done, so this is pretty much a must win game for Vancouver.