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from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
Ten months after the fact, the hit still looks every bit as calculated, every bit as cynical and every bit as dangerous as the night it was delivered.
Henrik Sedin sends an aerial pass in the vicinity of his brother near centre ice. Daniel pirouettes, and, when his back is turned, Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith takes one stride, leaves his feet and launches his right elbow at the point of Sedin’s chin. Sedin crumples, concussed. The puck is 20 feet away. Keith, incredibly, is given a minor on the play.
As for the aftermath, you’re likely aware Sedin didn’t return to the Canucks lineup until Game 4 of their playoff series with the L.A. Kings, when they were already down three games to none. Sedin’s absence wasn’t the only reason the Canucks lost to the Kings. But it was indisputably a reason and, tonight, the Blackhawks and the Canucks meet for the first time since Keith’s elbow on Sedin.
“It’s just another game,” the Can...
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Here we go again…
Really? Do you want to talk about something else around the water cooler today?
The Canucks won, so you have most, if not all of your hair; and it was only a Wednesday, so you’re probably not droopy eyed and clinging to that fifth cup of coffee.
I just wanted to take a second to touch on the goalie issues the Canucks are currently having, or not currently having...
The Nucks +/-
Well, we’re all done the month of January and I thought it would be alright to go through which Canucks players have stuck out and which have maybe stunk out.
This is the first and certainly not the last, the Plus/Minus of the month.
Whodda thunk it?
Zack Kassian in seven games is leading the team in goals with five. One could attribute his...
Here we go… time to renew hostilities
The Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight. They close out this two game home stand against their bitter rivals from the Central division, the Chicago Blackhawks. Tonight has a little something else going for it than most Canucks and Blackhawks games do.
It will be the first time the two teams have played since Duncan Keith ended Daniel...
Roberto Luongo made 24 saves for his first win of the season and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Luongo, who has been on the trading block since Cory Schneider replaced him as Vancouver's No. 1 goaltender, was rarely tested but still made some big saves in his 61st career shutout.
With the Canucks leading 2-0 in the third, Luongo stopped...
Jordan Schroeder scored in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Schroeder, who hasn't scored a traditional goal in the regular season, fired a low, hard shot that squeaked through the pads of goalie Corey Crawford.
Alex Edler scored in regulation for the Canucks (4-2-2).
Patrick Kane had the lone goal for the Blackhawks...
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All eyes will be on Kassian tonight for two reasons. One, can he continue his incredible offensive play. And two, how will he affect the Hawks much used, ârough up and cheap shot the twinsâ routine. My guess is he plays a role in both by notching one on the power-play...
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Headline: Heated and Hated Rivalry Continues – Canucks Host Blackhawks Friday Night
One of the best rivalry’s in the NHL writes another chapter Friday night when the Chicago Blackhawks, fresh of their first loss of the season (albeit a shootout loss) pays visit to the Vancouver Canucks who climbed over .500 with a 3-0 win over Colorado on Wednesday night...
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For all the hype, this was probably the tamest edition of the Canucks/Blackhawks rivalry. There was absolutely no rough stuff aside from Sheldon Brookbank chasing after Alex Burrows after he cheekily slipped the puck in the net on an offside call.
Both teams came into the game saying all the right things about just wanting to get the...
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
Following Friday night’s game, Luongo sat fifth in the NHL with a 1.46 goals-against average and fourth with a .944 save percentage which, considering his Canucks career, isn’t that unusual. But unless you’ve been on a probe in deep space for the last 10 months, you may be aware the circumstances around those numbers have been...
It seemed a near certainty Roberto Luongo had played his final game in a Vancouver Canucks sweater after Cory Schneider supplanted him as the team's No. 1 goaltender during last season's playoffs.
Now, he's proving to be an asset.
Luongo will make his third straight start Friday night as Vancouver hosts the rival Chicago Blackhawks, who have earned 13 of a possible...
After last nights awful loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the sentiment running rampant around the Avs was "fire coach Joe Sacco." It got me thinking: what kind of coach do the Avs need. Every coach is as unique as the team he coaches but for the most part, there are three basic types: passive, motivational, strategic. (If I'm missing one, please tell me) Joe Sacco...
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The rivalry is over.
Sure, the Vancouver Canucks still have their share of rankling "characters" like Alex Burrows, Kevin Bieksa, Alain Vigneault, and the Sedins (who some call the Swedish National Diving Team). And...
Roberto Luongo turned in a 24-save shutout over the Colorado Avalanche last night as the Canucks improved to 3-2-2 this season. Zack Kassian had his fifth goal of the year in the win.
Let’s take a look at the rest of a short night on ice.
Chicago lost its first game of the season in a shootout 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild. The notable happening in that game was that goaltender Nicklas...