February 13 2016 03:30PM
Photo credit: Canucks twitter (@VanCanucks)
Tonight, Canucks captain and all-time leading scorer Henrik Sedin will play his 1141st game, passing Trevor Linden on the list of most games played in a Canucks uniform.
Perhaps the most amusing and serendipitous aspect of this milestone is the following: Henrik Sedin will set the new record wearing a jersey he's never worn, a jersey which just so happens to be the one in which the man he's passing, Trevor Linden, is most fondly remembered, though Linden himself actually finished his own career wearing not that jersey, but the blue and green orca jersey that Henrik wore more than any other jersey.
Henrik Sedin’s path to get to this point has had its fair share of bumps in the road, but as he etches his name onto yet another franchise record, it is clear that his career accomplishments are becoming the stuff of legend.
Let's take a quick look at what he's managed to accomplish in his first 1140 games as a Canuck.
February 13 2016 02:08PM
It's finally back!
Crystal Clear Pepsi The skate has returned and what better way to show it off than against the lowly Leafs and their Phaneuf-less defense. We've all seen the duds leading up to today and we approve 100%. Trevor Linden will not be lacing them up tonight to play alongside the Sedins but he'll surely cherish this one.
Let's do this for real, again.
ROBSON AND LARSCHEID'S CORNER
TV: CBC (HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA)
RADIO: TSN 1040
PUCK DROP: 4PM (HONESTLY, LET'S STOP THIS)
February 12 2016 04:19PM
It turns out that when it comes to the Canucks' playoff hopes, sighs
does do matter.
This is not a playoff team. Even if they stumble into the playoffs, they are not a playoff team.
You know it. I know it. And yes, even Benning knows it. No matter how many times he has to blatantly lie about it on the radio.
February 12 2016 03:00PM
Craig Button of TSN released his Top 50 NHL-affiliated prospects with Thatcher Demko and Brock Boeser making an appearance in the Top 20. That isn't overly surprising. Both have had very good seasons in the NCAA and look to be well on track to developing into NHL talent - albeit, at different stages in their development.
Button also included the Top 5 prospects for each of the Canadian teams with Tate Olson making a somewhat surprising appearance above players with a higher draft pedigree.
February 12 2016 01:00PM
The Canucks had a good week both on and off the ice! The team was dabbing, playing with condoms, and kissing helmets, but the show was stolen by their adorable, chatty mothers.