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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) Cory Schneider has waited much longer than a 113-day lockout for this chance.
For the first time in his pro career, the goaltender entered a Vancouver Canucks training camp as the go-to guy in goal, a role he has coveted since he entered the organization.
''It's the culmination of my development,'' the 26-year-old Schneider said Sunday. ''This is where I need to be at my best. All this training - it's about eight years now since I've been drafted - it's all coming to fruition.
''Hopefully, it will all turn out the way I hope it will, and everything I've done to prepare for this moment will be worth it.''
Schneider displaced Roberto Luongo as Vancouver's starter in training camp last year and is slotted for permanent No. 1 duty. Luongo, who said after the season that he would waive his no-trade clause, is attending camp amid an uncertain future.
He is expected to be traded, with the T...
BEST OF MAXIM
Now that Canucks camp is underway, we can finally talk about hockey matters again.
Namely, that Ryan Kesler is still injured and can’t move his arm above his surgically reconstructed shoulder.
His absence leaves a giant void in the middle of the second line that the Canucks will scramble to find an answer for during this shortened training camp.
Maxim Lapierre is...
The Vancouver Canucks are once again find themselves on the short list of Stanley Cup contenders, and a shortened season may favor a highly skilled, battle-tested team like the reigning Presidents’ Trophy winners. The Canucks also continue to have one of the most outspoken fan bases, which is fun because it often leads to some entertaining hijinks thanks to the wonder of the Internet...
How’s the shap today?
We’re days away from the start of the NHL & our Vancouver Canucks regular season and I can already smell the throw up on the sky train, that strange looking guy who has one eye on you and one on the door, the many other commuters warm breath on my neck; and most importantly the anticipation to get this damn thing going.
While it’s been fun to talk...
Not the G-R-O-I-N!
Well, if you were worried about the Canucks second line before David Booth tweeked his groin, you’re going to be $hitting bricks today. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault confirmed today that Canucks winger will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a groin strain.
According to the Canucks coach, the strain occurred Sunday morning during fitness testing. Vigneault also stated...
Chances are that like the Regular Season of the NHL season, you are scrambling to get your Hockey Pools together before puck drop on January 19. If this is the case, there is not much time to strategize, to predict and to realize which players will help you gain bragging rights in your pool.
I recommend looking at which teams will score a ton, which teams have...
Here we go!
Looking for a website with different opinions on how the Vancouver Canucks are going to do in 2013? We’ve got your back.
NWSB Senior Editor “Q” polled asked us Canucks bloggers to get some predictions to him this week, he sent us a nice little questionnaire.
Below, I’ll provide you with their Canucks projections and picks.
With this being the second season...
Start Your Engines VanCity
Vancouver is known as a rather laid-back typically West Coast city, where often the biggest concern is whether the coffee shop clerk remembered to properly decorate the top of your mocha latte.
Things move at a ponderous pace here much of the time, and life is not to be rushed.
This dedication to the lethargic lifestyle is unfortunately often mirrored as...
Sweet Glorious Hockey
It hasn’t fully sunken in yet that Canucks hockey is coming back, and is soon to consume this country in what promises to be a very entertaining 48 game dash to the playoffs.
It’s going to be a silly season. After going so long without the game, it’s returning at double time with a very short training camp and no exhibition games.
We’ve seen the playoff...
In Vancouver’s Way on March to Cup
Finally the ridiculous lockout is over and now we can start talking about battles on the ice and not battles that took place in board rooms! The Vancouver Canucks will enter the 2013 season as one of the legitimate favorites to win it all… again.
They are stacked in all aspects of the game – anything less than a Cup would be a disappointment...
The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Cam Barker to a one-year deal.
Barker was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks third overall in the 2004 draft, behind Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin.
Barker missed most of last season with an ankle injury that required surgery.
''I had a tough year last year,'' Barker said...
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Jim Vandermeer.
Vandermeer, 32, has played in 461 NHL games, recording 105 points (25-80-105) and 664 penalty minutes. The 6’1”, 208 lbs. defenceman split the 2011.12 season with the Edmonton Oilers (2-12-14 in 62 games played) and San Jose...
"I have the same 'mindset' that at the Vancouver Olympics. I was number two behind Martin Brodeur at the start of the tournament and I wanted to have fun. This is the same approach now. There are 5 or 6 years, I would not have approached things the same way. But it's no use sulking. "
It's no use sulking is true, but is willing to reconsider its...