Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 12 2015 08:22PM
I had a bad feeling about this game when Vancouver's high-profile skilled Swedish captain lined up for the ceremonial faceoff, and was met by Ottawa's high-profile skilled Swedish captain. Henrik Sedin didn't even try to win the faceoff. He was intimidated by his own kind, presumably because Erik Karlsson's hair controlled Hank's mind.
Or, you know, the home team always wins the draw during ceremonial faceoffs. Even still, the automatic victory was a bad omen tonight, as the Canucks fell 3-2 to the Senators tonight.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 12 2015 05:16PM
The Vancouver Canucks have made a last second switch in tonight's roster, swapping out high profile centre/winger Brandon Sutter in favour of rookie Jared McCann. The news comes less than half an hour before the team drops the puck against the Ottawa Senators.
November 12 2015 04:43PM
Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports
There may not be enough soap in the Lush warehouse to successfully clean out the mouth of Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows.
Burrows is one of the NHL's most relentless motormouths, and his jabs have been creative and extreme over the years - just ask Mike Richards or Phil Kessel. Recently though, the Canucks agitator's habit of trash talking opponents has generated headlines and controversy rather than the usual guffaws.
In a game this past weekend, New Jersey Devils tough guy Jordin Tootoo publicly accused Burrows of crossing the line. It was reported this week that Burrows will have a meeting with the league on Friday to discuss the incident.
On Thursday, Canucks general manager Jim Benning addressed the issue during an appearance on TSN 1200 radio in Ottawa. In addition to disputing the idea that Burrows is facing some sort of formal disciplinary tribunal, Benning suggested that he expects the conversation between the league offices and the Canucks' sharp-tongued two-way winger to result in nothing more than a reminder.
November 12 2015 03:14PM
It's another edition of the Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report, where we cover the latest and greatest in Canucks prospects across the world! Matthew Beattie still hasn't played a game yet (c'mon, Yale), but there's still a lot to talk about. Like, the injuries suffered by Tate Olson, Evan McEneny and Anton Rodin. Uhh... at least Thatcher Demko is going to break a billion records?
Anyway, let's look at the week that was.
November 12 2015 11:37AM
Your Canucks are in the nation's capital...ok not entirely it's actually the name of our country spelt horribly wrong. Kanata? Are you serious? With an uplifting win against the 'Bus on Tuesday and the feels that came with it, a two-game win streak would be a nice way to keep this road trip interesting. Ottawa is still the most neutral fan base in Canada; they win people are decently happy, they lose and no one is the wiser. Lucky. Let's beat these Spezza-less clowns.