April 27 2015 01:26AM
Photo Credit: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports
Though the Vancouver Canucks have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs prior to the beginning of the tournament, star first-line forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin won't be heading over to Europe to dominate on the international ice surface at the World Championships.
"Both me and Henrik (have) declined World Championship (invites) due to injury," Daniel is quoted as telling Expressen (via google translate). "We have informed (Team Sweden's head coach) Pär Mårts."
That the twins were battling through injury should come as a surprise to anyone who watched them play with the puck on a string in Vancouver's ill-fated first round series against the Calgary Flames.
April 25 2015 11:21PM
Well, that was it. In the most important game of the season, the Canucks blew a 3-0 lead, allowed 7 goals, and lost to the Calgary Flames. I hope you all forgive me for a bit of a rambling postgame tonight. I'm as depressed and angry about this outcome as any of you are, and I'm certain we'll have ample opportunity to pick over this carcass in the coming weeks and months.
For a look at where it all went wrong and some parting thoughts on the 2014-2015 season, join me after the jump.
April 25 2015 02:54PM
After getting blown out by the Brandon Wheat Kings in game 1 of the WHL's Eastern Conference finals yesterday night, the Calgary Hitmen will be in tough to tie the series back up, as they will be without the services of Jake Virtanen. Vancouver's 6th overall draft pick this past summer has reportedly been suspended for a "to be determined" amount of time for a headshot in the dying moments of the Hitmen's huge loss.
For a look at the play that got Virtanen in trouble with the league, read past the jump.
April 25 2015 11:00AM
With the season on the line, the Canucks bounced in Game 5 against the Flames to bring the series to 3-2. The Canucks face elimination again Saturday, and hopefully Monday, so with that in mind I thought I'd take a deeper look at the series thus far and speculate about what might be ahead of us.
April 25 2015 09:00AM
FLAMES LEAD SERIES 3-2
If you missed last game, or maybe your PVR ran out early and um, maybe your house burnt down, there's a Game 6 to play tonight! The Canucks forced their way back into this series and it's about to get good. Vancouver wasn't lights out last game, but they controlled play, won the scoring chance battle, and came out on top.
Not allowing Michael Ferland to put his stamp on that game helped the Canucks play the way that makes them tough to beat. Henrik and Daniel Sedin were impressive, as was Bo Horvat, but the monkey on the back of Nick Bonino was the biggest and it's gone. How sweet it will be to see yet another Game 7 in Vancouver!