November 30 2015 11:37AM
After Pavel Bure left in a huff and before the Sedin twins rose to prominence, the West Coast Express line captured the imagination of left coast hockey fans.
Though the West Coast Express-era Canucks never achieved a level of playoff success to match their artistry and dominance in the regular season, and were involved in perhaps the darkest chapter in Vancouver Canucks history, they're still remembered fondly in the lower mainland. And next Monday they'll be honoured at Rogers Arena when the Canucks host the Buffalo Sabres.
November 30 2015 10:00AM
The final Power Rankings of November are here and they are full of surprises. The Sedins see their top spot usurped by the most talked about third-pairing defenseman in recent memory, Chris Tanev's manners come into question, and Alex Burrows says something wholesome!
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 30 2015 01:21AM
It's hard to know what to think of this team at times. One night you feel like saying that things will turn out alright, the next you'll want to burn down Rogers Arena and start from scratch. This week? The Canucks didn't give any opportunity to have strong opinions. Every single game ended up with the lamest final score in hockey; where teams can't be seen as good or bad at any side of the game. It's practically standings purgatory, a situation that leaves you craving a definitive answer one way or another sooner than later.
In the meantime, though, it made for some interesting content. Let's take a look back at some of the best posts on Canucks Army this week!
November 28 2015 06:16PM
Whether you like it or not, the Vancouver Canucks are committed to Ryan Miller until the end of eternity. Or, you know, until the end of next season. It feels like the same thing whenever you pay a non-elite goaltender $6 million in 2015; but at the end of the day, it doesn't matter very much if they win games.
That's the issue, though; Miller's 0.913 puts him close enough to the league average to declare margin of error. Which would be okay, if it wasn't for the fact that goalies that have been percieved to be "worse" by the numbers weren't getting it done better than him. Take a look at this:
Alain Vigneault is the ultimate Canucks fan: criticizes referees, bashes Marchand and still isn't over 2011
November 28 2015 11:23AM
Photo Credit: Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports
New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault, formerly the best and most successful coach in Vancouver Canucks franchise history bar none, doesn't seem to have completely exorcised the ghosts from the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
In the wake of his team's controversial loss in Boston on Friday afternoon, the Rangers bench boss has invoked the memory of 2011 often and unintentionally. He's also been critical of the NHL's officiating standards and the Department of Player Safety. And he's taken some amusing shots at Brad 'persona non grata' Marchand. The evidence is mounting that perhaps Vigneault is still a Canuck at heart.