Found April 11, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
The NHL Playoffs have arrived. The CS staff is pleased to present you with a preview , a couple of keys to the series, and Sean Keenan’s prediction of the winner and MVP of each series.   Nucks v Kings matchup as the 1 v 8 seeds in the Western Conference. The Kings got really hot toward the end of the season, winning 6 in a row, and scoring like a normal team after trading for Jeff Carter. Then Carter gets hurt, and all of a sudden the Kings lose their lead on the division, and lose the last game of the year against rival San Jose. Carter had six goals and nine points in 16 games for the Kings after his arrival. Nothing spectacular, but apparently he taught the Kings how to score again, so that’s nice. It’s amazing how that works, isn’t it? Take a good blue line and a vezina candidate and throw in some scoring and it equals wins. Who knew? Click here to view the embedded video. Vancoufire knew, that’s who. They did it around Reboundo Louongo and have Cory Schneider to come in when ...

Penner able to contribute when it matters most

Without having been on Southern California soil for eight hours after a 10-day roadtrip, Dustin Penner arose early on the morning of Feburary 13, a scheduled off day, to take part in a blogger-sponsored charity event at a local IHOP. A healthy scratch the two games in two nights prior, he was freshly removed from the American Airlines Arena roadtrip finale in which a pair of rookie...

Kings sorry for Twitter crack about Canucks

The Los Angeles Kings say they're sorry. One day after opening their playoff against the Vancouver Cancuks with a 4-2 victory, the Kings found themselves backtracking from a playful jab on Twitter. The team's official account posted a message saying: ''To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you're welcome.'' That didn't sit well with senior members...

Playoff Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

In last year's playoffs, the Canucks drew one of the toughest first round opponents they could have asked for in the Chicago Blackhawks and barely made it out of that series alive. Unfortunately, the same thing happened to them this season as they will be taking on the Los Angeles Kings in what should be one of the most anticipated matchups of the first round. Now, the Kings...

Sedin ruled out for Game 1

Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin has been ruled out for Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings. Sedin, who leads the Canucks with 30 goals, missed the last nine games of the regular season after suffering a concussion in late March. "There is nothing new to report. Obviously he's not going to play tonight," Vancouver coach...

Daniel Sedin back on ice before Game 2

Daniel Sedin skated on his own Friday, though the Vancouver Canucks continued to say little about the injured winger's status. Sedin resumed skating after staying off the ice for two days. He went out in full gear in a separate group before the morning skate involving players expected to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Los Angeles Kings...

Diver Down - Vancouver Canucks.

This is a perfect example why the Vancouver Canucks are one of the most hated teams in the NHL. I mean this is pathetic, there is no reason a North American Hockey player should be playing the game this way. This is not the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation, this is the NHL, the best hockey league in the world. I want to be clear, diving in hockey to draw a penalty is poor sportsmanship...

Vancouver Canucks: Why They Need to Win the Stanley Cup Now

(Harry How/Getty Images)   By Adam Graham (@adam_graham) Your time is now. It’s a common and somewhat overused phrase we hear a lot when it comes to our lives and the opportunities in front of us. Whether it comes from a song or a motivational speaker of some sort, it rings true in almost any aspect of life, and it couldn’t ring any truer when it comes to the opportunity that...

Canucks Chance at Glory Begins Tomorrow – Canucks vs Kings 1st Round Series Preview

The Canucks start what they hope will be a long and memorable Stanley Cup run tomorrow. This is the 42nd chance for the Canucks to win the ultimate prize, and one of the best chances to actually get it done. But wait, before we get too ahead of ourselves, there’s a team by the name of the Los Angeles Kings standing in their way. There has never been a team that has finished first...

Daniel Sedin Does Not Practice Today

from the CP at TSN,  Daniel Sedin was a no-show at the Vancouver Canucks practice Tuesday morning. Sedin, out with a concussion since March 21, was expected to take part in his second practice before Wednesday’s first-round playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Kings. continued

Vancouver Canucks 2011/12 final season player grades

C-Mac’s Report Card I teach…therefore I grade. Gear up for the playoff ride Vancouver Canucks fans. The Vancouver Canucks were rather Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde this season (as we discussed way back at the quarter season mark). They started quite slowly, then went on a tear before Christmas through February, dropped off considerably in early March, then went on a terrific 8...

For the Canucks Sedins to be truly great they must….

Twin Powers Activate! The Vancouver Canucks ended their second straight season with a Presidents’ Trophy yet the feeling before the playoffs this year is dramatically different from the unwavering confidence of last spring. Last year the Canucks dominated the regular season, placed top 5 in nearly every team stat, and had a number of players win major trophies. Not so much this...

Bryon Bitz faces hearing with Shanny and the Department of Player Safety

Former Cornell Big Red forward Bryon Bitz was given a five minute major and a game misconduct for this dirty elbow on Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford. This is an unnecessary and dangerous hit and needs to be taken from the game of hockey. I predict that since Bitz who is a third or fourth line player he will end up serving a suspension or a game or two for this hit because...
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