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When a new head coach arrives at a club it’s not just coaching staffs that tend to follow. Players who have built relationships often do the same, and with Maxim Lapierre approaching free agency, the opportunity to join the Rangers seems a logical one for all concerned.
Lapierre is a hard working hockey player that adds depth to the bottom six and is...
Known around the league as "The Dive Team", "Divers", "P*ssies", "Panzies" and any other name you could call them, this is the Vancouver Canucks. Whenever the team in blue and green steps on the ice, you can guarantee a few dives here and there throughout the game.
The most infamous Canucks' forwards are Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows, Maxim...
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...
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...
Third period outburst nets another win for the Canucks
It didn't start out as a great night tonight in Calgary. First Cory Schneider, who had started 11 consecutive games for Vancouver, was scratched with the flu. Then we witnessed 30 minutes of really dull and boring hockey, then all of a sudden we had some life.
Maxim Lapierre snapped a tie at 12:37 of the 3rd period...
Roberto Luongo, in a surprise start, made 40 saves and Maxim Lapierre scored the go-ahead goal as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Andrew Ebbett centered a pass that Lapierre swatted behind Miikka Kiprusoff from the top of the crease, breaking a 1-1 tie with 9:23 left in regulation.
Up until that goal, most of the play in the third period was...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013
Cory Schneider stopped 17 shots and Maxim Lapierre scored the only goal in a shootout and the Vancouver Canucks won their fifth straight by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Tuesday.
Schneider only saw two shots in the first period, but stopped 15 in the final 45 minutes for his seventh career shutout, and third this season.
He stopped all three Columbus attempts in the...
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March 27, 2013
Early struggles in a truncated season
There is a slight chance you grimaced at the title of this article, and I guess you have the right to do so, but the Canucks are in an interesting position right now. Though they sit third in the Western Conference as of now, they’re only three points up on the Minnesota Wild.
I know it’s hard and seems rather ridiculous to harp on a team...
Love ‘Em & Hate ‘Em
Well that was ugly wasn’t it Canucks fans?
The reality of the NHL schedule, even at 48 games, is that there are times when the wheels will fall completely off.
You’re never as good as your best game quite like you’re never as bad as your worst.
So the Canucks, and their fans, would be well served to throw this game away completely and forget about...
After a shaky first period, the Red Wings all but destroy the Vancouver Canucks in an 8 - 3 victory, leading into two days off.
Jimmy Howard got his confidence boosted early with a spectacular save on Maxim Lapierre’s early breakaway. Vancouver then opened the scoring at 5:45 on a wrist shot from Daniel Sedin. The Red...
The Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars gave fans their money’s worth, and then some on Friday night. During a three second spurt during the second period, three different fights broke out and each were pretty great. The first players to dance were Ryan Garbutt and Aaron Volpatti, followed by Vernon Fiddler and Maxim Lapierre, lastly it was Eric Nystrom and Dale Weise dropping...
Just under a week ago, the Anaheim Ducks strolled into Rogers Arena and stole the Vancouver Canucks sunshine. The ageless wonder Teemu Selanne had a four point night and Daniel Winnik of all people had another two goals. It wasn’t pretty. Tonight, the Canucks get to spoil Anaheim’s home opener.
Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (1-1-1) v Anaheim Ducks (2-0-0)
Time for another Canucks gameday team & opponent scouting report.
The Vancouver Canucks are in California for their first road trip of the shortened season. The first stop for the boys is in Anaheim tonight. Vancouver will be looking for a little revenge on the Ducks who spanked them 7-3 during the season opener at Rogers Arena on the 19th.
Cory Schneider is getting...
Now that Canucks camp is underway, we can finally talk about hockey matters again.
Namely, that Ryan Kesler is still injured and can’t move his arm above his surgically reconstructed shoulder.
His absence leaves a giant void in the middle of the second line that the Canucks will scramble to find an answer for during this shortened training camp.
Maxim Lapierre is...
I Feel Like Gary Cheevers (Stitch Marks on my Heart)
…And we’re back.
After staring into the abyss of a long cold winter with no hockey, we finally have something to live for again.
Canucks Hockey is here again, a mere eight months after the Los Angeles Kings lifted the Stanley Cup.
And now it gets interesting.
Rosters that were configured a lifetime ago now have under two weeks...
I find it funny if not ironic that the Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa would be on a committee of NHL players to look at diving and divers, when he's on a team that employs three of the biggest divers in the National Hockey League, Ryan Kessler, Maxim Lapierre, Alex Burrows, and lets not forget the Sedin Sisters who are also the kings of the...
OK I’m Reloaded!!
In a couple of weeks the NHL will convene in Pittsburgh for the NHL Entry Draft, the official start of the offseason. (Pro-tip: If you’re ever unsure of the exact date, just ask an Oilers fan.)
For the Vancouver Canucks it’s been a bit of a change of pace this year, going from having just a week to prep for the draft to close to two months.
While the panic...
The Jeeves of Peeves
There is absolutely no doubt with regards to how much I and many fans like myself adore the Vancouver Canucks but you know what they say:
Call me fickle and you may be right. Call me a realist and you would be even more right. There are flaws on this beauty of a squad and no I’m not talking about the mole on Ryan Kesler’s upper left...
The Pros and Consistency
When Mike Gillis was brought in as the 10th General Manager in franchise history back in 2008, there was much speculation on whether or not a former player agent could take on all the duties expected of an NHL GM.
People have vexingly repeated the names of all the players Gillis inherited from the likes of Brian Burke and Dave Nonis, but with today’s announcement...
Vancouver Canucks center Maxim Lapierre during a game against the Colorado Avalanche on March 16, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I couldn't resist with this one. The most unlikable team in the NHL has told a few of their players to quit yapping. You can't make this stuff up. I guess the coaching staff for the Vancouver Canucks figured out that the rest of the NHL was tired...
These are dark days. The Vancouver Canucks are on the brink of getting swept in the first round less than two weeks after winning the Presidents’ Trophy and they’re doing it under the spotlight of the nation.
As hinted by the ‘controversial’ tweet sent out after Game 1, there isn’t a lot of love for the Vancouver Canucks outside of British Columbia.
It exists because...
I’m not entirely sure what’s going on right now but we might be standing on the edge of a long long summer. After rattling off a bunch of wins to take first spot in the league, the Canucks were supposed to be on top of their game heading into the playoffs. Instead, they’ve regressed to that team that had everyone in fits during March.
To everyone who voiced concern...
All The Kings’ Men
It took 10 long months but the Canucks were finally back in the playoffs Wednesday night and yet neither the fans nor the Canucks seemed quite ready. With tickets sold for less than face value both online and outside Rogers’ Arena prior to puck drop, the Canucks themselves turned in a performance that was also less than face value.
The Canucks simply never...
The Vancouver Canucks don't appear to need much help in their drive for another top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, but their schedule may have provided some.
The red-hot Canucks will face two more eliminated teams in their final two games, the first of those against the Flames at Calgary on Thursday night.
Vancouver has surged to the top of the conference standings...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2012
Quack Quack Mr Ducksworth
Yes, the switch can be flipped.
All the way back in March the Canucks were making some people hit the panic button for the simple fact that the Canucks weren’t hitting it themselves as the team took the most laissez-faire approach to hockey since Vincent de Gournay last fielded a team all the way back in 1755.
Now they’ve won seven in a row. This is...