Found February 07, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, Chris Higgins’ latest illness is the result of a reaction to medication the Vancouver Canucks winger had been prescribed to help battle recurring staph infections. Higgins remains in Vancouver and Canucks coach Alain Vigneault does not know exactly when he will return to the lineup. “We got the results from the exams that they did and it is a reaction to the anti-biotics he was taking for the staph infection,” Vigneault said Monday. “Now they have got him on new medication. I didn’t talk to Bernie (trainer Mike Burnstein) after practice, but they were texting back and forth before practice and he was starting to be able to hold some food in. So we are hoping that as soon as he gets his strength back he’ll be able to join us.” Higgins was said to be suffering flu-like symptoms and was left behind in Vancouver when the Canucks departed Friday on their current four-game road trip. Vigneault acknowledged there is concern about Higgins’ health. ...

Canucks C Henrik Sedin to have ankle scan

Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin was scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his ankle Wednesday. Sedin was hit in the ankle by a shot in Tuesday's game at Nashville. He did return to the game and collected two assists to extend his points streak to four games. The All-Star center, who did not practice Wednesday, has 11 goals and an NHL-best 46 assists in 53 games this season...

Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

Gettin it off my chest! This week, things that bother me about the Canucks. You know what I hate? I hate that the Canucks are winning. I hate that they’re winning ugly. Why can’t they just look beautiful again? I prefer beautiful losses to ugly wins. Honestly, I just want to watch the Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin play a passing drill for 60 minutes. They don’t even need...

Vancouver Returns to Music City With Much On the Line

Tonight's game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Nashville Predators is one that Predator fans have had marked on their calendar since the schedule was released last summer. It marks the Nucks first visit to the Bridgestone Arena since they clinched their second round series with the Predators in a 2-1 win in game six on May 9. 2011.Even the most optimistic member of the...

Nolan formally announces retirement

Owen Nolan formally announced his retirement on Tuesday after 18 seasons in the NHL. Nolan, who last played with the Minnesota Wild in 2009-10, was visibly emotional while announcing his decision at a news conference at San Jose's HP Pavilion. "When your body won't do what your mind and your heart is willing to do, it's time to move on," the 39-year-old Nolan...

It’s time for your Preds and Canucks LEFTGOVERS…

Vancouver Canucks 4, Nashville Predators 3 (shootout) Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tennessee February 7, 2012 *** LEFTOVER THOUGHTS: * Coming into the night, Vancouver has got to overtime seven times in their last nine. Now they’ve gone eight out of 10. * This was Vancouver’s first trip to Music City since they won Game 6 in last year’s Western Conference Semi-final. * It...

Canucks vs. Nashville Predators blog: Love’ em & Hate’ em

Yet Another Shootout If you’ve been watching the Vancouver Canucks in 2012, you would agree that the team is slumping. The Sedins are off, the the second periods have been appalling, and in a throwback to the Dave Nonis era, the goaltenders have been keeping the Canucks in games. So how do you explain that the Canucks are the league’s hottest team right now, 7-1-2 in their last...

Wednesday links: Vancouver Canucks morning java

Canucks News FILL IN THE BLANK After last night’s Canucks game, I’m feeling _________! Post it in the comments section below. Now regardless of how you feel, the fact will remain you need a little boost this morning. So without further ado, here is a mighty fine selection of Canucks stories from across the interwebs. They are sure to give you that buzz you are surely looking...

Canucks defeat Predators in shootout

In their fifth consecutive overtime game, the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Nashville Predators 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night. Alexander Edler hit the game-winning goal for Vancouver, while Colin Wilson was unable to extend the game with a shot for the Predators. The first period was full of missed opportunities for the Predators. Less than two minutes into the game, the Predators...

Game 53: Canucks vs. Predators: Fellowship of the Puck

Music City Mayhem In Honour of Sean Astin co-starring on NCIS Tuesday night… Just when you thought the schedule might get a little easier for the Vancouver Canucks, that idea turned into a fantasy worthy of Tolkien. The same can be said about the Central Division and how it’s shaped up to this point in the season. Attempting to reach “Mordor,” Van City will have to get by...

Poll: Owen Nolan officially retires

Owen Nolan officially announced his retirement after 18 NHL seasons on Tuesday afternoon in San Jose. Nolan, who turns 40 on Sunday, last played a full season in the league with Minnesota in 2009-10. Henrik Sedin in walking boot

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Canucks end Rinne's streak in SO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vancouver Canucks keep finding ways to win no matter how long it takes.

Edler Ruins Fun: Vancouver Bests Nashville in the Shootout 4-3

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images It wasn’t meant to be and it felt a little like the last time Vancouver played in Nashville except in this case, for fans of the Fang, there is another game to be played. Vancouver would jump out to a two-goal lead towards the end of the first on some hard charging and sloppy line changes by the Predators. The Bitz goal was incredibly...

Ex-Sharks captain Nolan announces retirement

Owen Nolan, who hasn't played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season, announced his retirement Tuesday at the San Jose Sharks' home rink.
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