Found November 18, 2011 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
Something that hasn’t received enough attention until only recently is how poor the Canucks have been at 5-on-5 play. Sure their power play is fantastic at a league best 26.7% and their penalty killing is respectable, ranking 12th in the league at 84.4%. But it is their play at even strength that is concerning. Currently Vancouver ranks 22nd in 5-on-5 play, not good enough for a team that prides itself on its skill level and depth. This was not the case last regular season, when the Canucks finished the regular season second best in 5-on-5 play, behind those f***ing the Boston Bruins. But in the playoffs, the Canucks struggled at 5-on-5 play, and ran into trouble in the final when the referees whistles went missing. Poor play at 5-on-5 is an indication to me that the team isn’t working hard enough. Scoring on the power play isn’t easy, but it doesn’t take nearly enough grit to do as scoring 5-on-5. Looking at their roster, there’s no reason that they ought to be poor at even streng...

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | November 17

Our man Kevin V. has his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat. He’s back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Injuries are adding up. First its Mason Raymond, now Roberto Luongo, and last night Keith Ballard tweaked his back in the loss to the Blackhawks and will be re-evaluated by team doctors Thursday.

Mark Recchi Calls Vancouver Canucks 'Most Arrogant Team' He Ever Played Against

Not only do the guys on the ice talk trash, but the retired ones do, too. Mark Recchi joined Gresh & Zo on 98.5 The Sports Hub on Thursday to talk about last year's Stanley Cup championship. However, Recchi didn't only talk about winning the Cup, he also talked about how much he dislikes the Vancouver Canucks. "Twenty-two years, they are the most arrogant team I...

Social Media Report: Canucks on Twitter Edition Part 2

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Why Aren’t the Bruins the Most Hated Team in the NHL?

I’m not sure when exactly this began, but it’s pretty clear that the Vancouver Canucks are the most hated team in the NHL. We got more evidence of this when the recently retired Mark Recchi decided to offer this up: (In) 22 years they are the most arrogant team I played against and the most hated team I’ve ever played against. I couldn’t believe their antics, their falling...

Canucks re-assign Eddie Lack to Chicago

Lack Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that goaltender Eddie Lack has been reassigned to the Chicag...

Senators vs. Canucks Betting Odds & Handicapping Preview – Nov. 20

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks Sunday matchup. The Canucks are -185 home favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. The game will feature two young defensive talents, Erik Karlsson leads defensemen in scoring with 18 points in 20 games while Alexander Edler has 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 19 games.

Game 19 Wrap-Up: Vancouver Canucks embarrassed by Blackhawks 5-1

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