This was the goal that sent the Vancouver Canucks to the golf course and sent the L.A. Kings to the second round of the NHL playoffs to play the St Louis Blue. Its only fitting that on the game winning goal by Kings forward Jarrett Stoll that there is a Vancouver Canuck defenseman Dan Hamhuis flopping around on the ice as the game winning goal was being scored.
The Canucks got great news on Tuesday, as Roberto Luongo revealed that he is willing to waive his no trade clause. Now don’t get me wrong, Roberto Luongo is an excellent goalie and I believe in him, but having the ability to trade him as well as Cory Schneider is huge for the Canucks.
Luongo has handled the goalie controversy with a lot of class. He has often been criticized for...
So much for home ice advantage. The Vancouver Canucks spent 82 games amassing the best record in the NHL, guaranteeing them the No. 1 seed and home ice throughout the playoffs. But the LA Kings had other plans, bouncing the President's Trophy winners from the postseason in five games and beating the Canucks in every game at Rogers Arena.
In Game 5, the Kings earned a 2-1 comeback...
Vancouver Canucks center Maxim Lapierre during a game against the Colorado Avalanche on March 16, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I couldn't resist with this one. The most unlikable team in the NHL has told a few of their players to quit yapping. You can't make this stuff up. I guess the coaching staff for the Vancouver Canucks figured out that the rest of the NHL was tired...
Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks are out of the playoffs, so the offseason drama around the team is sure to commence. With Cory Schneider playing the final three games of the Canucks-Kings playoff series, Luongo's future is sure to be a contentious point of discussion in Vancouver while the team figures out what to do with their goaltending surplus. Luongo spoke with...
Jarret Stoll beat Cory Schneider with a wrist shot at 4:27 of overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on Sunday night, knocking out the top-seeded Canucks in five games in the Western Conference first-round series.
Stoll scored from the left wing after a turnover at Vancouver blue line. The forward skated in on a 2-on-1, but took the shot himself, picking...
Not sure if this is unusual or not, but the Vancouver Canucks just sent out a notice of media availability tomorrow for both GM Mike Gillis and the players.
No mention of Alain Vigneault.
added 6:39pm, via Mark Spector tweet, If no Vigneault at Canucks avail tmw, he’s done. Coaches ALWAYS talk post season, unless they’ve been fired. We’re hoping not.
Trade rumors have swirled around Roberto Luongo for the bulk of the 2011-12 season. These rumors culminated in the playoffs when the Canucks opted to use goaltender Cory Schneider over Luongo as soon as the team found themselves in an 0-2 hole. This move all but assured a fact most fans have known for quite some time - Cory Schneider is the goalie of the future for Vancouver.
Winning the Presidents Trophy multiple times is nice. First round failures suck.
How do the Canucks rationalize going from competing in Game 7in the Stanley Cup Finals to screwing the pooch and losing to the Kings in five games in the first round of the playoffs?
The Vancouver Canucks were never in the series with The LA Kings. Ever.
Alain Vigneault's team was so defensive...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, “Nobody envisioned this.”
Despite which club you thought might win this series, or whether you reckoned these Vancouver Canucks were made of stern enough stuff in Year 2 of their Presidents’ Trophy reign, head coach Alain Vigneault’s words summed up well what happened to the Western Conference champions in Round 1 this spring.
Lose to the...
This video pretty much sums up how we here at NESR we feel about the Vancouver Canucks! Winning the President’s cup doesn’t mean everything! PLAYOFFS 2012!!!!
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