The Canucks Tame The Wild 3-2 in Minnesota

Matthew Henderson
November 25 2015 07:55PM

Don't let the scoreline confuse you, in between the five goals in this game was a whole lot of boring hockey. But what happened on the scoreboard is a good thing for Canucks fans. Of course, the 3-2 win is enough to warm your heart on this cold Wednesday night, but Radim Vrbata notched two goals for the Canucks, finally breaking out of his slump and showing glimpses of the form he possessed for the majority of the 2014-15 campaign. 

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November 25 2015 01:23PM

Canucks are FOURFIVESECONDS from wildin and they play one more game on Friday, they gonna faceoff against Kesler on Monday....boring...I swear all I want is a win in regulation. You ready? The Minnesotas took it to the Canucks last year and even with some hiccups in the season, the Canucks are on the cusp of turning it around. Did you see Bo Horvat's dangleitis, the Sedins wizardry or how bout Jannik Hansen honey badgerin that puck all day? Changes are coming, sorry Minny.

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A Kzoo Look: November 21st

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 25 2015 10:07AM


This is a guest post from AHL/ECHL Photographer Sarah Hobday, whose pictures you may have seen previously on this site and on other platforms. Sarah has been harvesting notes on the Kalamazoo Wings throughout the season. The Wings have multiple Canucks prospects on their roster, who are the focus of these bullet points below. Let Sarah know what you think in the comments; this could become a regular series!

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Utica Week in Review: November 23rd

Jeremy Davis
November 24 2015 06:48PM

Comets vs Sound Tigers (21-Nov-15)

Photo Credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets

The Comets played another three-in-three last weekend and finally managed to break up their losing streak in the final game, halting it at four games. Offense continues to be a bit of an issue for the Canucks' affiliate, who have scored just 11 goals in their past five games, while allowing 17 in the same span.

On the bright side, the prospects are still contributing to what success Utica can muster as Hunter Shinkaruk, Brendan Gaunce and Alex Grenier all lit the lamp at least once on the weekend while Jordan Subban had three primary assists.

I'm taking over the Comets Weekly Report from Jeff from this point on; given that I already watch all the games and obsess over the stats, it just makes sense. Let's take a look at last week's games and who stood out.

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Waiver Abuse and the Future of Frank Corrado

Jeremy Davis
November 24 2015 02:25PM

By now you’re probably sick of the story of Frank Corrado. Well, that's too bad because I have more to say about it.

Going into this season, the expectation was for him to be among the Canucks top seven - if not top six - defencemen. That expectation may have led to some pre-season complacency and before you knew it, Corrado had lost his spot to rookie Ben Hutton and found himself on the waiver wire, where he was promptly claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Maybe decried the poor asset management on behalf of the Canucks and vowed that we hadn’t heard the last of Frank Corrado. Indeed, just under two months later, Corrado is regularly making headlines. Of course, it’s for all the wrong reasons.

20 games into the Maple Leafs season, Corrado still has yet to suit up for a single game. Many, including myself and other bloggers, have wondered why the Leafs would claim Corrado if they didn’t intend to play him. I would argue that the entire situation is an abuse of the waiver process, and of Corrado's future as an NHLer.

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