October 12 2015 11:39PM
Adam "Ovechkin" Cracknell, everyone pic.twitter.com/m73MzdovyD— CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) October 13, 2015
The Canucks entered tonight's contest an upbeat 1-0-1 after a home and home with the Calgary Flames.
It may be early, but it's looking as though the reports of Vancouver's death have been greatly exaggerated. Vancouver looks faster, is younger and perhaps most importantly, are receiving goaltending the likes of which we haven't seen since Roberto Luongo's hay-days.
While the circumstances may vary, this isn't the first such surge out of the gates by a supposedly declining Canucks lineup. If memory serves, we've taken this ride the two seasons prior. Similarly to these years past, the Canucks mettle has been tested early with a daunting California road trip. These serve to either validate the Canucks status in the present or reaffirm their investment in the future - annually, it seems.
With that in mind, the Canucks entered the Honda Center to face off with the Anaheim Ducks. In sticking with their Canadian roots, they gave us plenty to be thankful for as we embark on the working week.
October 12 2015 10:57PM
♫ Hello Muddah Hello Fatha Here I Am At Camp Vrbata ♫ pic.twitter.com/hWrqYiwrwj— CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) October 13, 2015
The Vancouver Canucks have defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in a shootout thriller! We've got a recap coming for you in just a few minutes, but in the meantime, scroll past the jump for a quick look at how things came to be.
October 12 2015 03:26PM
The Anaheim Ducks will host the Canucks in their home opener this evening and wouldn't ya know it, some bloke named Kevin Bieksa will be in the lineup. "Juice" joins former Canuck Ryan Kesler in what will most likely be a spirited affair. Now I'm Jim Hughson all of a sudden! Its no secret that the Ducks/Canucks rivalry has a history, but with Bieksa on the other side now, a new chapter will be written. Don't pass on this one, something Kesler knows all too well.
October 12 2015 12:13PM
Alex Edler gained a fair bit of notoriety in 2013-14, earning the league's "green jacket", by posting the league's worst plus-minus: a dreadful minus-39. Even detractors of the plus-minus stat would have to admit that being on the ice for so many more goals against than goals for is a terrible way to hockey. A bounce back season in 2014-15 was cited as a necessity if the Canucks were to return to any level of success.
Well, bounce back he did. Paired with the calm and cool Chris Tanev, the Robin to Edler's Batman, Alex Edler returned to form as a top pairing defender last season. While the Canucks have always lacked a true stud defenceman, Alex Edler has his place in the top tier of Vancouver blueliners.
October 12 2015 10:00AM
The regular season is here and with it comes another installment of our player power rankings! We've got youth! We've got vintage Sedins! We've got a lot of guys with more points than Connor McDavid!