Flaws In Vancouver’s Game

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, While the television folks pontificating from Toronto were all exercised over the selection of Eddie Lack over Ryan Miller as the starting goalie for coach Willie Desjardins, this first kick in the stones from the reality of life in the real NHL illustrated a number of real issues with which the Canucks must deal. First and...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos scores twice, Lightning take down Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Steven Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and hand the Canucks their first loss of the season. Ryan Callahan added a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay (3-1-1), and Alex Killhorn also scored. Ondrej Palat had two assists. Chris Higgins and Alexander...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Night 2014/2015: The Vancouver Canucks

Opening Night 2014/2015: The Vancouver Canucks “Change Is Coming” Taking a page from my colleague Josh Hudson (and his damn Calgary Flames) Let’s take a look at the Vancouver Canucks opening night roster! Ladies and Gentlemen, your Vancouver Canucks! In Goal 30 – Ryan Miller 31 – Eddie Lack With the addition of Ryan Miller […] The post Opening Night 2014/2015: The Vancouver...
Via Two Pad Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Additions In Pacific Division

With the regular season starting in a few days, there are going to be several new faces in new places in the Pacific Division. There was significant movement both through trades and the free agent market over the course of the offseason. However, when taking a closer look at the more impactful moves that were made, most players ended up in very familiar locations. That’s because...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks at a glance

VANCOUVER CANUCKS LAST SEASON: 36-35-11, finished 12th in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs. COACH: Willie Desjardins, first season with the Canucks. ADDED: C Nick Bonino, LW Derek Dorsett, G Ryan Miller, D Luca Sbisa, RW Radim Vrbata. LOST: RW Zac Dalpe, D Jason Garrison, C Ryan Kesler, C Mike Santorelli, C Jordan Schroeder. PLAYER TO WATCH: Ryan Miller. On June 29...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey thoughts: The offseason part two

This year’s offseason was so important that I decided to break my thoughts up into separate articles. - There is now a clear power divide in the NHL. The West is far stronger than the East. Judging by this year’s Stanley Cup Final, it was evident that the Chicago Blackhawks, who lost to the champion Kings in the Western Conference Finals, were the second best in the league. Heading...
Via Total Sports Live
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack Nominates Roberto Luongo For Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Goalies, generally speaking, are weird dudes. So, it’s only fitting that a goalie would come up up with one of the more bizarrely hilarious editions of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge we’ve seen yet. Eddie Lack and Roberto Luongo were tight while the two were sharing the net in Vancouver. Luongo’s trade to the Florida Panthers last season broke up the duo, but it was not enough...
Via NESN.com
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack’s proposed goalie pads are incredible

Vancouver’s Eddie Lack took to Twitter to gauge fan reaction to a proposed new set of pads. The response was overwhelming positive. Here’s to hoping we see these bad boys in 2014-15. Yes or no? pic.twitter.com/yFC8oJy9UQ — Eddie Lack (@eddielack) July 27, 2014
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack’s proposed goalie pads are incredible

Vancouver’s Eddie Lack took to Twitter to gauge fan reaction to a proposed new set of pads. The response was overwhelming positive. Here’s to hoping we see these bad boys in 2014-15. Yes or no? pic.twitter.com/yFC8oJy9UQ — Eddie Lack (@eddielack) July 27, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack Tweets Dinner Request To Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo Chimes In

The Vancouver Canucks acquired free agent Ryan Miller on Tuesday, giving the goalie a three-year deal worth a reported $18 million. The Canucks haven’t had much success with goalies since trading away Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, and Miller is a consistently good netminder and was the best goalie on the market. Needless to say, that made a lot of Canucks happy. Goalie Eddie...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Why sign Miller? Benning wanted ‘a goalie with experience’

When Canucks general manager Jim Benning was chief scout of the Buffalo Sabres, he was instrumental in the team’s drafting of a skinny goalie out of Michigan State. Today, 15 years later, Benning was reunited with that skinny goalie, as Vancouver signed Ryan Miller to a three-year, $18 million contract. “I know Ryan. I know him as a person,” said Benning. “He’s going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Canucks Select Boston College Goalie Thatcher Demko In Round 2

The Vancouver Canucks used their first second-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft to select Boston College goaltender Thatcher Demko. The San Diego native posted a 16-5-3 record with a .919 save percentage as a freshman for the Eagles in 2013-14. He played a key role in BC’s Beanpot title and Hockey East regular-season championship. Demko was ranked at the top goaltender available...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Benning open to upgrading in goal

One year ago the Vancouver Canucks’ most publicized problem was having too many No. 1 goaltenders. Now we’re not certain they have any. That’s no slight to the team’s other Swedish duo, goaltenders Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom. But Lack, 26, and Markstrom, 24, have just 28 wins combined at the NHL level (Roberto Luongo has more than 13 times that many himself). Though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Eddie Lack Heads To EA Sports

EA Sports creates some of the biggest video games around especially with the soon to be released NHL15. Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack will be featured in the game and had to head down to the EA Sports’ Capture Lab to get his head shots this week.
Via Beyond The Benches
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Worlds Update; Some NHL Playoffs and Awards Talk

A SMALL UPDATE ON THE CANUCKS AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: It was announced yesterday that Eddie Lack will not be participating at the World Hockey Championships in Belarus.  According to the Canucks Twitter Feed, it looks like he needs some maintenance done before off-season training workouts begin. News1130 Sports broke some more interesting news today.  Swedish GM Tommy Boustedt...
Via Puckrant.com
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Changing goalies won't do anything for Canucks' lack of scoring

Everywhere you go in this town the prevailing wisdom among fans seems to be that the Vancouver Canucks must find a free agent goalie in the offseason. Somehow, all of the mayhem brought about by the long losing streak just before the Olympic break and everything afterward seems to be getting hung on the head of Eddie Lack. People are drawing the conclusion that he isn't good...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks fire GM Mike Gillis

The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Mike Gillis has been relieved of his duties as president and general manager. “On behalf of my entire family, I would like to sincerely thank Mike Gillis for his hard work and the many contributions he made on and off the ice during his tenure,” said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The Vancouver...
Via Sports-Glory
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators blanked by Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia  -- Eddie Lack made 30 saves, and Nicklas Jensen and Alex Edler scored 1:13 apart in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night. The Canucks posted their fourth win in seven games but remained in 10th place in the Western Conference while pulling within three points of eighth-place Phoenix...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks shut out Predators, 2-0

Nicklas Jensen and Eddie Lack to the rescue. Tell us you saw those knights in shining armor when this season began. The Vancouver Canucks halted, for at least a day, the doomsday clock ticking on their National Hockey League season, beating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a checkfest at Rogers Arena. Jensen, the minor-league callup who has re-energized the stagnant Canucks, broke...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lack makes 30 saves, Canucks beat Predators 2-0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Eddie Lack made 30 saves, and Nicklas Jensen and Alex Edler scored 1:13 apart in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.
Via FOXSports.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Bieksa bails goalie out with kick save

Roberto Luongo and Eddie Lack squared off between the pipes Sunday afternoon, but it was Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa who came away with the best save of the game. The former Canucks netminder, who was recently dealt to the Panthers, faced Lack and his former team in Florida and Bieksa reminded his ex-teammate of the defense he’s missing out on. With the Canucks clinging...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Are players buying in or tuning Torts out?

Leave it to Eddie Lack to provide some needed levity amid the seriousness of the situation. With vultures circling and ready to pick at the carcass of the decaying Canucks — whether John Tortorella survives for now in Vancouver, or falls on his coaching sword and is replaced at some point — the last line of defence is now the first concern if the Canucks hope to defy long odds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks will stick with goalie Eddie Lack

“I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am.” — Batman VANCOUVER - What Eddie Lack is now is the Vancouver Canucks’ new No. 1 goalie and when your resumé includes only 29 National Hockey League games that brings with it some added pressure. Canucks coach John Tortorella perhaps described it best: “It’s Batman and Robin. It...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Eddie Lack Lets In Brian McGrattan’s Shot From Center Ice (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks might have ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, but they also left with an embarrassing story. Flames right winger Brian McGrattan scored his team’s first and only goal in the second period, when he fired a hard slap shot from center ice. The puck skipped and lifted a few inches into the air, but...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canucks’ Eddie Lack gives up center-ice goal

Well, it seems like Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack is getting all the ugly stuff out of the way. Lack was pulled from Vancouver’s first contest after the trade deadline, giving up five goals on 17 shots against Dallas through two periods. As if it couldn’t get any worse, the 26-year-old Swede had this happen to him. Calgary Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan dumped the puck from...
Via Around The Rink
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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