December 03 2014 03:00PM
If there is a hockey god, my prayer to him or her would be for November to never end. Make no mistake about it, I want to live in a world where Jannik Hansen can score a hat trick and Luca Sbisa can run through Patrick Kane like bad food court sushi. I want to live in a world where Ryan Miller is better than Cory Schneider, where Bo Horvat is the best Canucks rookie since Trevor Linden, and the Canucks are better than the Sharks and Blackhawks. November was fun. Long live November.
Of course, it was not all sunshine, rainbows, and puppy dogs. Find out what I thought about the Canucks November after the jump.
December 03 2014 12:23PM
It is now December, and for many of the Vancouver Canucks prospects their teams are close to reaching the halfway point on their season. With December that means the World Junior Championships are just around the corner and we start our yearly Prospect Invitee Watch, though it looks like there will only be four prospects, at most, invited to various teams.
To see how Vancouver's prospects have performed this week, continue past the jump.
December 02 2014 10:35PM
In a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday the Vancouver Canucks scored enough to bail out a shaky goaltending performance from Ryan Miller, who requested the game specifically from head coach Willie Desjardins.
Miller's shaky outings have been all-too common this season, but at least the "out-scoring iffy goatlending" thing is a huge relief for those of us who watched the Canucks stagger through the 2013-14 season. So don't look a gift win in the mouth, I say!
Read on past the jump for more.
December 02 2014 03:59PM
Your Vancouver Canucks are on the road again, this time heading to the U.S. Capital to face D.C.'s aptly named hockey team. It's the second meeting between these two clubs this season and barring a Stanley Cup Finals match, the last. In the first showdown between these two teams it was the unlikeliest of players who stole the show, with Luca Sbisa playing the role of hero by notching the game-winner.
The final score was 4-2 for Vancouver, who out-shot Washington 34-22 in the process.
Both teams will enter tomorrow night reeling from weekend losses. For Vancouver, it was a closely contested loss to the Red Wings that's carried them over. Washington, however, was dismantled by the lowly Maple Leafs to the tune of a 6-2 shellacking.
With both clubs looking to get past emotional letdowns, lets take a look at what we can expect on the other side of that fabled jump.
December 02 2014 12:00PM
The Vancouver Canucks sit 3rd in the NHL and 1st in their division with a 16-7-1 record going into December. But who do we attribute this early success to? Fortunately, season-to-date player report cards are in, so read past the jump to find out!