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from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, His team is looking more vulnerable than venerable, but Mike Gillis knows the way the game is officiated—especially in the postseason—could determine how far the Vancouver Canucks progress this spring. And when asked how he can best address the hot topic without sounding like a whiner when NHL general managers meet Monday and Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla., his response was understandable.
“I’m not sure,” said the Canucks general manager. “It seems to be an odd circumstance but I’m sure it will be discussed and I’m not sure how many people feel the same way about it. I guess I’ll find out.”
What was odd last spring was that the Canucks often lamented the officiating in the Stanley Cup final, yet had more power-play opportunities than the Boston Bruins. The champions went 3-for-25 in the final and the Canucks 2-for-31. What continues to be odd is that the only consistency has been inconsistency. Just ask Henrik Sedin, who knows—despite a curre...
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Canucks: It's all about offence as Gillis heads to GM meetings
"I think they have slowed the game down enough with the way the referees are maybe calling it the last couple of months," Sedin said. "But I think that's why you see a lot of injuries because the game is so fast and guys are flying through the neutral zone and no one can...
The Canucks may have been beaten up by the Habs last night, but Zack Kassian did make his fighting debut in an impressive effort, standing up for his team midway through the second period. Check out Kassian's decent debut with his fists here.
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, Perhaps now the Vancouver Canucks are disintegrating before their eyes, those so utterly determined to make excuses for these guys will give it a rest.
When you lose to the worst team in the Eastern Conference in your own rink in the middle of a homestand and get the crap kicked out of your alleged stars in the bargain, it doesn’t...
I can say from first-hand experience that retail sales is a tough gig. Convincing people to sell products sucks. Yet the Canucks and Manny Malhotra decided to have some fun with the experience at Sport Check, setting up Manny as "Alex" the salesmen for some unsuspecting fans. Check it out here via Canucks.com.
First it was the fallout over the Cody Hodgson trade, then it was Luongo's shaky start against Buffalo; a week later, the furor expressed over the airwaves of Vancouver sports talk radio has shifted to the latest whipping boys – the Sedin twins – as the reason this team seems doomed to another year of failure.Many of you will know that Canucks fans, on aggregate, are a sceptical...
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The Vancouver Canucks jumped out to an early lead but were blasted by the Canadiens on Saturday in a 4-1 loss at Rogers Arena. Carey Price kept the Habs in the game during a busy first period allowing Blake Geoffrion to respond in the second, deflecting his first as a Canadien past Roberto Luongo.
The Hat Trick
Ryan Kesler had another strong game from Vancouver’s...
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, Nine months ago, give or take, in the hot-and-heavy days following their Stanley Cup meltdown, the Vancouver Canucks’ blueprint for rebounding was conceived.
To recap, the plan was pretty much as follows:
Stay healthy next time, punish the opponent when it commits fouls of intimidation by scoring on the power play, and don’t deviate from...
Canadiens vs Canucks Game Recap
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NHL Hockey: Stan Smyl
Name: Stan Smyl
Born: January 28, 1958 (age 54), Glendon, AB, CAN
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Played for: Vancouver Canucks
National team: Canada
NHL Draft: 40th overall, 1978, Vancouver Canucks
Playing career: 1978–1991
The Original Retiree
Has there been a more iconic Vancouver Canuck...
The dog days of March are here. The Vancouver Canucks have nothing left to play for in a division long since wrapped up, and the prospect of another long, punishing playoff run as seen the effort levels lately drop to a more manageable peak.
It’s a tad disappointing to see these losses, but who will really remember these games once the playoffs start?
On to the Love...
The good people of Icethetics have been working hard Photoshopping some new Canucks jerseys for fans to drool over. Check out the crazy creations here. The blue and green Flying V sweater is an awesome concept, but could use a little punch-up relative to the others. What do you think, Canucks fans?
After playing so well last month, very little has gone right in March for the Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes.
While the Canucks don't have to worry about missing the playoffs like the Coyotes, they have bigger problems. The Sedin twins are slumping mightily and Vancouver, which hosts Phoenix on Wednesday night, needs them to return to All-Star form to have a chance of...
Whatever's going on, the general assumption is that the Canucks are dogging it and saving a little extra for the playoffs with the division and a top two seed locked up.
But...is that easy to just flip the switch? Is it easier when you have the experience of 15 playoff wins?
I'm not sure what happens this Spring, I could easily see this team going out in any round...