Found May 09, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Follow me on twitter @IanEsplen to chat hockey, sports and life in general anytime Okay, First things first. The Vancouver Canucks have called a press conference for Noon today. Early rumblings are that not much is going to be coming out of this. It's very likely Mike Gillis will take to the podium, tippy toe around the issues, thank fans, apologize that this wasn't how he'd hoped the seaso...

Sedins to play for Sweden at worlds

Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alex Edler will play for Sweden at the world hockey championships. J.P. Barry, the Sedins' agent, confirmed Wednesday the twins will play for their homeland at the tournament. They will leave Vancouver for Stockholm on Friday after attending a media availability to discuss the disappointing end of the Canucks...

Canucks GM: Luongo return 'unlikely'

Roberto Luongo may finally get his wish. The veteran goalie has wanted out of Vancouver since Cory Schneider usurped him as the primary starter late last season, and he didn't change his mind after both goalies looked shaky in an opening-round sweep at the hands of the Sharks. "I feel like I am in a stage of my life where I want to play," Luongo said during his exit...

They’re just not good enough: Canucks get swept by San Jose

It was one of the most disappointing first round series in Canucks history and not just for obvious reasons. The Canucks didn’t lose to the Sharks because of a bad bounce (of which there were a few) or bad penalties (of which there were lots). No, they lost because they weren’t good enough. This was not an aberration, it was a revelation. The Canucks aren’t as good as many...

Major changes loom for Canucks

Major changes loom after the Vancouver Canucks, who came within a victory of winning the Stanley Cup two years ago, bowed out early for the second consecutive spring. Management is trying to figure out what went wrong in the playoffs for a team that viewed itself as a strong contender, but never approached its target. Instead, the Canucks were swept by San Jose in the opening round...

In sin bin, Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa ridiculed by Sharks fans (video)

The San Jose Sharks mercifully ended the season for the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, completing the series sweep courtesy of a 4-3 overtime victory in front of the hometown fans at HP Pavilion. And while the game was not without controversy — a controversial boarding penalty called on Daniel Sedin (his brother Henrik called the penalty “bulls**t”) led to Patrick Marleau’s...

Time For A Coaching Change In Vancouver

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, When Mike Gillis said all those good things about Alain Vigneault at his Thursday press conference, there is absolutely no question he meant every one of them, and when the coach is fired, it won’t mean there’s been any change to those feelings — it just means it’s time for a change. In fact, it’s long, long overdue...

Being A Bruins Fan: Celebrating The Demise Of The Canucks In Pictures (PHOTOS)

Ever since the Vancouver Canucks and their fans christened themselves Stanley Cup champions after Game TWO, Bruins fans (and most of the hockey loving world) revel annually in their demise. Looks like the Canucks have been psychologically damaged by the Bruins in 2011. Vancouver has only won TWO playoff game since going up 2-0 in the Cup Final. They lost to the Bruins 4 games to...

Keep Luongo, Trade Schneider

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Agree whole-heartedly with the under-current around the Vancouver Canucks’ shocking playoff ouster to the San Jose Sharks in four games: trade goalie Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo in net, and try to rebuild on the fly. You’ll get stocking stuffers for Luongo with the $40.6 million left on his contract; you’ll get a couple...

Vancouver heads home, has numerous questions to address

The Vancouver Canucks were swept out of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, earning the unfortunate distinction of being the first team sent home from the 2013 postseason. The Sharks completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in OT on Tuesday night, earning the squad a spot in the second round. Vancouver's season ends almost exactly as it began with fans questioning the team'...

Dan Hamhuis To Join Canada At The Worlds by   Steven Ellis

Team Canada announced today that they have added Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis to their blue line core for the remainder of the tournament. The Canucks were swept in the first round of NHL playoffs by the San Jose Sharks earlier this week, prompting Sweden to bring on The Sedin Twins and Alex Edler, as well [...]

Vancouver Canucks new logo

“@thegemlife: Canucks new logo…” @knuter7 — Tyler Lindstrom (@TylerLindstrom_) May 9, 2013 So sue, I hate the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver Canucks grow old vs. San Jose Sharks

The Vancouver Canucks finished the job. They bowed out of the NHL playoffs in four games, allowing the San Jose Sharks to complete their sweep.Questionable officiating gave them a nudge out the door, but the Canucks deserved to lose that series. “We put ourselves in the situation where one bad call costs you a game,” Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa told the Vancouver Sun. ...

Down go the Canucks

Since the NHL playoffs are always a special time of the year I am going to try and keep our followers updated with out of town hockey news as well as the Bruins.If you haven't been watching the other playoff series, you are missing some great hockey. In the East, The Montreal Canadiens fall 3-1 in their series with Ottawa after blowing a 2-0 lead late in third to eventually...
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