Found November 10, 2011 on
A little over a week ago I picked Maxim Lapierre as the Selke Trophy leader. Being early in the season, we do not expect that to last very long. With Ryan Kesler back from injury, Lapierre is no longer playing against as tough competition. He is no longer in as strong a roll that would help him to win the award.
My current pick is a defensive forward who is somewhat “off the radar” because he is not a top scorer. I think the best defensive forward in the league so far this year has been Boyd Gordon of the Phoenix Coyotes. Gordon has six points in thirteen games. He has a +8 +/- rating that leads the Phoenix forwards. He has done this playing in a tough defensive situation. Gordon plays against very tough competition and he starts a large percentage of his shifts in the defensive zone. He plays well over three minutes a game on the penalty kill on Phoenix’s solid penalty kill. He has a 58.6% faceoff percentage, which is fifth best in the league. Gordon is a prime Selke...
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Vancouver Canucks hockey blogger looks indepth at the play of defenseman Alexander Edler. The early reviews look good. Following the road game in LA, Edler has scored an impressive 16 points in 16 games and is currently tied for first place in NHL defensemen scoring alongside Marc-Andre Bergeron of the Lightning.
The Grey Cup is coming to Vancouver, and there's no fanfare. Steve Lee is up in arms. Face it Vancouverites, despite the successes of the Lions, Canadians and at some point hopefully the Whitecaps, the sports circus in the Lower Mainland is nothing but a one trick pony, the Vancouver Canucks.
Not much going on in Canuck world right now. The boys are relaxing in lovely Los Angles while preparing to play the Kings tomorrow night. Mason Raymond skated for the first time with the team the other day and looked pretty good. I'm expecting he'll be back in 2-3 weeks.
In my opinion, the mental part of the comeback will be harder than the physical. It...
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Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings Thursday matchup. The Canucks are +104 road underdogs. The over/under is set at 5.5. Henrik Sedin has 2 goals and 5 assists over his last five games and Daniel Sedin is matching him point for point.
The Vancouver Canucks face one of the stingiest teams in the NHL tonight. The Canucks are flying high and well rested, after a 6-2 beat down of their archrivals the Chicago Blackhawks and three days off. The Kings are struggling right now and despite collecting points in three of their last six games, they only have one win to show for it. It will be key for Vancouver to get a quick...
Sami Salo and Andrew Ebbett scored power-play goals in the opening minutes, and Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Midway through the second period, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome laid this hit on Anaheim Ducks rookie Devante Smith-Pelly:
Rome was given five minutes for elbowing and a 10-minute game misconduct. Smith-Pelly went to the locker room, but returned a short while later.
The hit did something for the Ducks as they would score three times in the following 10 minutes as part...
Aaron Rome capped a three-goal first period outburst by Vancouver and his tally proved to be the difference, as the Canucks held on to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, at Staples Center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Sami Salo and Andrew Ebbett scored power-play goals in the opening minutes, and Roberto Luongo made 28 saves
in the Vancouver Canucks ' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Sami Salo and Andrew Ebbett scored power-play goals in the opening minutes, and Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Aaron Rome also scored in the first period of the defending Western Conference champion Canucks' fifth stop on a six-game road trip that ends Friday night in Anaheim.