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from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
When next season begins, the Vancouver Canucks will once again be a strong contender to make the playoffs — and if things go well, perhaps even challenge for the lead at times in their newly realigned environment.
They’ll still have outstanding goaltending, and a decent back end, and general manager Mike Gillis will have done something, anything, to improve this popgun offence which has literally choked the life out of what was once a promising shortened 2013 season.
They’ll still have Ryan Kesler — although who knows in what condition — the deteriorating Sedins, David Booth, Alex Burrows, etc., which is fine for the regular season, and perhaps it might even be refreshing for next year’s team to be free of the weighty illusion that they are Cup contenders.
But really, for management, next year is not the issue.
What they should be trying to do is position this team such that in the very near future it doesn’t become...
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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...
The Vancouver Canucks have already put themselves on the brink of elimination with a blowout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. They are currently trailing 3-0 in the series, but things didn’t always look so grim.
During Game 2 on Friday night, Vancouver fans briefly had their spirits lifted when Ryan Kesler scored in the third period to tie the game. Prior to that, the...
Friday night was a tough one for one pizza-loving Vancouver Canucks fan, whose pick-up order for a rally snack during the Canucks' Game 2 meeting with San Jose quickly became a pie that called for delivery, before ultimately arriving at his door as a somber reminder of another game gone wrong.
The story starts with this tweet of a receipt reportedly showing the details of what...
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...
Barring a miraculous comeback, the Vancouver Canucks will exit the NHL playoffs during the first round.That could trigger serious changes in the Pacific Northwest. The Canucks sent off warning flares while losing their first three games to the San Jose Sharks, including a 5-2 debacle Sunday. Could a move or two vault this squad back to Stanley Cup contention? Or has the time come...
The one thing that I do know about sports fans is that when the games are going on, there are very few things that will prevent them for turning away from the action.
Check out this receipt from a Vancouver, Canada pizza place that had an order changed from a pick-up to a delivery because of Canucks/Sharks playoff game:
(Courtesy of Deadspin)
The Vancouver Canucks are one game from being eliminated in the first round for the second consecutive year. Apparently, frustration is starting to set in.
Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin, who has a reputation of being a squeaky-clean player, may have crossed a line in Game 3 on Sunday night against San Jose. The Canucks forward appeared to catch Sharks forward Logan Couture with...
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...
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
Cory Schneider's "body injury" has healed. His other wounds, apparently not.
And worst of all, his goal-scoring drought continues.
Schneider, re-inserted as the starting goalie for Game 3 by coach Alain Vigneault for no other reason than because he thought it was the right thing to do, was lit up for three early third...
"Whether you think we’re embellishers or not doesn’t take away the fact those 2 guys are doing it as well. Forget about the past." - Bieksa
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) May 6, 2013
This is funny stuff, apparently, Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Kevin Bieksa is accusing the San Jose Sharks of embellishing and head snapping. You can't make this stuff up...
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'...
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice to spoil Cory Schneider's return to the nets for Vancouver and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game to open the playoffs, beating the Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night.
Pavelski scored the first two goals and Couture and Patrick Marleau added scores 9 seconds apart to break the game open early in the third period and give...
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After last night's disappointing loss, I can't even begin to try and put a positive spin on things.
Vancouver was simple not even close to being good enough to beat San Jose. However, I did like what both Lu and Ryan Kesler had to say after the game. Both...