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Few hockey teams dislike each other as much as the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins, a hatred that grew out of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. But, with the events of the past week fresh on everyone's mind, we're reminded of an interesting dichotomy. Sports help us heal after tragedies, but at the same time we're reminded that sports are just that: sports. In the grand scheme of things the hatred and rivalries don't matter.
Maybe that's what helps the most. Who knows. S/t to /r/hockey for this image of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider before their game against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night:
What is maybe the most moving thing about this photograph is that in no way, shape, or form did this game have a thing to do with the Boston Bruins. That's how enormous the outpouring of goodwill to the city has been from not just the United States, but also from our Canadian friends.
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Frank Corrado is moving on up to Vancouver
We've learned this AM via a Canucks.com press release that the Vancouver Canucks announced today that they recalled defenceman Frank Corrado from their AHL farm team the Chicago Wolves.
The top defensive prospect left on the club's farm team is moving up to the big leagues. With Kevin Connauton now with the Stars Corrado is...
Blackhawks vs. Canucks Monday Preview
Chicago have a chance to capture the second Presidents' Trophy in franchise history, when they visit the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver, which clinched a postseason berth with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, can wrap up its fifth consecutive Northwest title by earning one point...
Canucks clinch 5th straight Northwest division title, defeat Blackhawks 3-1
Vancouver came out flying tonight and Daniel Sedin recorded a goal and an assist to become the second-leading scorer in franchise history as host Vancouver clinched another division title. The Canucks won the season series (2-0-1).
Vancouver D Frank Corrado made his NHL debut, registering one blocked...
Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Schneider stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who won their seventh straight at home and prevented the Red Wings from breaking the playoff threshold. Vancouver...
Mats Sundin retired from the NHL in 2009, but he still has the most career NHL goals out of any player with 564.
Sundin was initially drafted first overall in the 1989 NHL entry draft and played his first four seasons in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques.
The Swedish-born player played most of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and excluding his rookie season, the shortened lockout...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Schneider stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who won their seventh straight at home and prevented the Red Wings from breaking...
Canucks Nation knows full well that their team has had more costume changes over the years than Justin Timberlake as host of Saturday Night Live, but could there be one final changing of the guard?
We’re talking something permanent; something that will last 100 years like the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs world-wide recognized brands. It may not be a popular...
Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks lock up their fifth straight Northwest Division title with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
Jannik Hansen and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who won their eighth in a row at home and are guaranteed of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Henrik Sedin added...
The Detroit Red Wings suffered another setback Saturday night, 2-1 in a shootout against the Vancouver Canucks. But forward Justin Abdelkader scored his own personal victory, taking down Vancouver’s Keith Ballard with a vicious right hook during a second period fight.
The Wings had been applying heavy pressure in the Canucks’ zone prior to the incident — Ballard was also called...
Red Wings vs. Canucks Saturday night preview
The Red Wings have won five of their last seven visits to Vancouver, and have captured the first two meetings of the season by a combined score of 13-5.
The Canucks hope to have Kevin Bieksa back in the lineup as the defenseman has missed the last two games with a groin injury.
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from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
Let's pretend for a moment this is a normal hockey season and we didn't spend three months trying to make sense of the make-whole provision.
By the time we get to April in a normal season, you generally have an idea about a team's state of preparedness as it readies for the playoffs. You know if they're hot or cold...
Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun with an article regarding the pressure the Wings are feeling...
“Mike,” a reporter ventured, when the Wings practised Friday at Rogers Arena in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, “your team has gone 20 seasons without missing the playoffs ...”
“21,” Babcock corrected him.
But who’s counting, right...
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Chicago Blackhawks @ Vancouver Canucks
9:00 PM Central/7PM Pacific
NHLN-US, CSN-CH, SNET-P/WGN Radio
Remember these guys? Sure you do.
And just when you thought the Hawks were playing a few meaningless games at the end of an incredibly successful season, this game could be very important from a purely psychological standpoint. The Canucks...