Big game tonight versus the Buffalo Sabres. Let’s get you ready with the past week’s Canucks 3 stars.
FIRST STAR: Corey Schneider
Cory Schneider was the first star in the Canucks game against New Jersey, where he made 30 saves and helped the Canucks win against one of the hottest teams in he second half of the seasons so far.
Against Phoenix he made 34 saves and would have been the player of the game if not for the phenomenal performance of Mike Smith.
In an ideal world, Schneider would help the Canucks to a Stanley Cup and then leave as a RFA in the summer, allowing the Canucks to earn a few draft picks and giving him the chance to be a starting goalie for another team.
He’s earned it, and the Canucks shouldn’t keep him around as a back up any longer after this year.
SECOND STAR: Cody Hodgson
In honor of the season he had. He’s a natural goal scorer, a hard worker, and has a good attitude.
There is no doubt in my mind that he will be a great contributor to the Sabres or any other team that he signs with during his career. If the Canucks don’t win a Cup in the next few seasons, the words “Cam Neely” might come into play, and then people will lose their jobs.
So long Coho. You'll be missed.
I hope he’s a star, but I’ll be bitter if he is. So long Cody Hodgson
THIRD STAR: Zack Kassian
For the potential he holds. No pressure, but his standing in Canuck eyes is totally dependent on whether or not he lifts a cup while wearing their uniform. It’s not fair and its not right, but its the truth. Right Zack Kassian?
But the upside is big. HUGE. Much like Kassian.
He’s big, he skates well, and he’s not afraid to fight.
Alongside a few talented Canucks forwards, he might even have an impact on the score sheet. And he looked good in the first game against St. Louis.
There is a lot to look forward to in the next few months.
Goal of the Week
A beautiful snipe by a guy who hasn’t scored as much this year. We need more goals like this from Ryan Kesler!
In case you haven’t noticed, Max Lapierre is having one heck of a season. Lapierre, who was picked up a year ago at the trade deadline, has brought an element needed to the Canucks. Early on this season, Lapierre filled-in nicely centering the third line while Ryan Kesler was injured and Manny Malhotra was struggling to get his game back. After Kesler got back, Hodgson established...
from Tara Carman of the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly had tried almost every weight-loss plan in the book — Atkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and even the grapefruit diet — before he hit upon the one that enabled him to drop 172 pounds over the last year and a half.
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The ‘Hoff is Big in Germany
When the expansion cousin Buffalo Sabres come to town on Saturday, they’ll feature on their roster an ex-Canuck that recently left the team under controversial terms who chased the ice time and glory over a shot at the Cup.
Clearly the two parties had different goals, but to hear some fans talk letting this player go would kill the Canucks‘ chances...
Canucks host Sabres Saturday Night
The Vancouver Canucks will welcome Cody Hodgson back to Vancouver on Saturday night – this time in an enemy uniform. One of the more curious trade deadline moves will get a chance to prove its worth when Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer attempt to make the Canuck rue the day that the Canucks moved them to Buffalo for Zach Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani...
“Cody was something special…”
The conversation has been divided; as it usually is about anything in Canucks Nation.
Resistance is Futile, so why do I resist?
Would you cheer if Cody Hodgson scored Saturday night? The guys on TEAM1040 kicked it around this morning with Jason Botchford saying you aren’t a true fan if you cheer for a Hodgson goal.
I have nothing against Jason...
Alex Burrows' early third-period goal gave Vancouver the lead, and the Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Thursday night in a showdown for first place in the NHL.
Chris Higgins added an empty-net goal in the final minute for the Canucks (41-16-8), who with 90 points have a three-point lead over St. Louis (40-18-7) and Detroit in the Western Conference.
I Got The Blues
Oh thank god this game didn’t go to overtime.
The St Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks locked horns in a must-see Thursday game if you had to get up really early Friday morning and were having trouble falling asleep so early in the evening.
The game was less of a playoff preview and more of a playoff warning that if you thought a series against Nashville was boring...
Ville Leino scored twice in the first 3:44 and Ryan Miller made 32 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Saturday night, spoiling Zack Kassian's first games against his former teammates.
Kassian, dealt to Vancouver along with Marc-Andre Gragnani in exchange for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer at the trade deadline Monday, scored his...
What is up all you sexy Canucks fans?
Are you over my COHO article yet?
May I be freed from purgatory?
Okay, okay, I get it. You just want a huge buttload of Canucks blog posts from across the interwebz.
Done like dinner folks.
Did you miss the Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada?
Boxscore | Our Managing Editor “Q”‘s Post Game Recap...
Vancouver's Roberto Luongo has been outstanding between the pipes lately at Rogers Arena.
Buffalo's Ryan Miller has been exceptional in goal regardless of the venue.
Luongo and Miller will likely be in net Saturday night in Vancouver as the Western Conference-leading Canucks go for a fifth straight home win in a matchup with a Sabres team coming off back-to-back shutout...
A recap of last night's thrilling 5-3 Sabres win is aside, but for now, the players themselves
share their thoughts on the game.
Roberto Luongo was ejected from his net just 5:10 into the game after surrendering three goals on seven shots.
Zack Kassian was voted the game's first star. and rightly so. He scored a goal...
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