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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 of the Canucks antics.
Mark Spector, Sports Net --- "Ryan and Alex rarely at any point have shown that aspect -- they toned it down last year and that’s externally driven," said head coach Alain Vigneault.
Translation: "We told them to quit yapping and they have complied."
On the other hand ...
"Max has done it on a couple of occasions and has been told to shut up and play. And that's what we expect from him," said Vigneault.
Vigneault’s count of "a couple of times" is generous. Lapierre is truly the mouth that roared, seemingly unable to skate to the bench at shifts end without jabbering at an opponent.
Why this line combo, at this point in the series?
BEST OF MAXIM
After Game 4 between the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings was in the record books Wednesday, Canadian Mike aka Mike Dunsmore of FOX Sports Radio did a radio interview with Ryan Kesler.
Or so he thought.
Listen to the interview and you can figure out who it was.
Dunsmore (@CanadianMike101) tweeted this at 2:16pm pacific time on Saturday afternoon:
Kevin Bieksa is a beauty...
After a second straight President’s Trophy, not many predicted the Canucks would be gone in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Even fewer would have predicted that they would be gone in only 5 games. So where did they go wrong? Lets investigate.
To start off with, this upset is probably not as big of an upset as you might think. To start off, the Kings finished the year...
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...
If you’re going to lose, do it with your best.
That’s how Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault approached the series after going down in the series 0-2.
Cory Schneider, shown here in this file photo, could be the Vancouver Canucks No. 1 next year. Or, quite possibly, another team's starting goalie. Either way, his playoffs performance, despite a lack of wins...
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.
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.
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...
5 pm start. (7 pm if you're a King...)
We got this.
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!!!!
The Vancouver Canucks will have a new second line Sunday when they attempt to stay alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings.
Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler and Max Lapierre - dubbed by one pundit as the Three Mouthketeers because of their outspoken ways on the ice - want their actions to speak louder than words in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series...