February 06 2016 11:00PM
The Canucks met the Calgary Flames on Hockey Day in Canada and welcomed back Dan Hamhuis, whose face is finally okay again! Division rivals and playoff foes, this game was poised to be a thriller. It was not, but here's a recap anyway!
February 06 2016 05:14PM
(Image courtesy graphic design star, Matthew Henderson - @mhenderson95 )
I started the Prospects Three Stars of the Month back in late November - covering both October and November - with the intention of making it a monthly feature. However, things in real life got so overwhelmingly busy that my December edition was out on hiatus. So here we are, once again doing a two-for-one article, this time for December and January.
The last couple months has been a little quieter for Canucks prospects than the previous two were. The season started off with the with the organization’s three best non-NHL prospects lighting their respective leagues on fire for two months straight. Since then, Thatcher Demko has come back to Earth a little and though Hunter Shinkaruk has continued to pile up assists, his goal scoring rate has diminished a fair bit. Brock Boeser, on the other hand, continues to improve.
Let’s check out which Canucks prospects demanded the spotlight in December and January.
February 06 2016 12:54PM
If you're a diehard hockey fan, you may have watched the rest of the games today with Ron Maclean telling you about stories of the Kamloops Blazers and I mean, who cares about Kamloops? The Canucks face their rivals, the Calgary Flames and will be looking to bounce back from a shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. The Flames lost to them as well last night so we have something in common. A shameful connection indeed.
TV: CBC (HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA)
RADIO: TSN 1040
PUCK DROP: 7:00 PM
February 05 2016 01:00PM
They're back! The Canucks returned from the All Star break last night and lost to Tortorella and his Blue Jackets, who are bad at hockey but great at Twitter! Read their best from Thursday night, look at some liquified turkey, and find out which Canuck is trying to look like a handsome nerd - all past the jump!
February 05 2016 11:00AM
As the season trudges forward towards the trade deadline, my neutral zone data set increases in kind. Yesterday I was able to synthesize the Vancouver Canucks zone entry data through the month of November, to show the impact made by each player through the neutral zone.
Today I'm going to look at the data as a whole, on the team level, to see the sum of all Vancouver's parts. I also hope to gain some insight into the Canucks systems, although, a limited leaguewide data set makes this a difficult exercise.