January 08 2017 11:00AM
This week, the Canucks continued to turn heads as they extended their win streak to six games. Their recent success led them to momentarily hold a golden wild-card playoff spot, only to be overtaken by Los Angeles the next day. Nonetheless, it was another encouraging week for the Canucks as they won three of four games, with 21 year-old Bo Horvat leading leading the way.
Monday: Player Power Rankings (Grainne Downey)
- Monday Mailbag (Jackson McDonald)
- What Would You Do Wednesday (Jackson McDonald)
- Thursday: Blackfish: Weekly Prospect Report (Ryan Biech)
- Friday: Babych Please (Grainne Downey)
- Friday: Roundtable (Matthew Henderson)
- Friday: Utica Comets Week in Review (Jeremy Davis)
Canucks Army This Week
"If the Canucks want to make good on their stated goal to make the playoffs, it's now or never. Unrealistic as that may have seemed even a week or two ago, it's not an impossibility. In fact, there are a few reasons to believe it might even be plausible. They're three points out, a distance they can cover in two games."
"The Canucks can field a first line. Hell, they can field one of the better first lines in the NHL. They can't do it with the Sedins dragging spare parts, though. That's a luxury they just can't afford at this stage in the Sedins' respective careers."
"It's hard to argue with the results -- tonight's, at the very least. Vancouver was far and away the better team at even strength, especially when one considers they had the lead for much of the game."
Overall, coach was pretty pleased with the team's performance tonight. pic.twitter.com/KEzHmkIrj9— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) January 3, 2017
When Willie puts Baertschi with good linemates pic.twitter.com/fvwN03G7QZ— CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) January 3, 2017
"They were successful, thanks to a shutout performance from the team, with comfortable goaltending from Ryan Miller. Plus, a kid got a puppy (hopefully)."
"The Canucks got manhandled tonight by the Flames, getting outshot 46-13. This was a game that had all the hallmarks of a 2012-13 leafs performance: get a little lucky, score a few quick goals, collapse, and hope your goalie bails you out. Luckily for them, that's exactly what Ryan Miller did tonight."
John Garrett had no idea there was a promotion night, he was just crushing dawgs as per his usual intermission tradition pic.twitter.com/sE06EWJ4u3— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) January 7, 2017
"In spite of a much-improved effort compared to their dreadful winning performance the night prior, Vancouver fell 3-1 in a close and physical affair, ending its six-game win streak. Vancouver probably deserved a better fate on the evening, much as Calgary did 24 hours ago, but were unable to tie the game late."
Henrik Sedin thinks the team played better tonight, but just didn't get the result they wanted in Calgary. pic.twitter.com/a29OHixIvb— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) January 8, 2017
Rodin on the Canucks bench right now pic.twitter.com/ahusRvnKW1— Gráinne (@wholegrainne) January 8, 2017
handling of Rodin this week is odd. Made him take pregame warm-up Wednesday even though he wasn't going to play. Now dressed and not playing— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) January 8, 2017
Canucks News This Week
- Canucks Assign Andrey Pedan to Utica (Ryan Biech)
- Canucks Claim Reid Boucher on Waivers (Ryan Biech)
- Carl Neill Traded to Charlottetown in the QMJHL (Ryan Biech)
- Jordan Subben Named to AHL All-Star Classic Roster (Jeremy Davis)
- Chris Tanev Leaves Friday Game with Injury (Vanessa Jang)
- Ben Hutton Not Available for Saturday Game - Upper Body Injury (Vanessa Jang)