NHL's Draft Guru Passes

Lowetide
April 07 2011 04:42PM

This is EJ McGuire during his time as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. McGuire passed away today, leaving a void in the hockey world's draft process. His "draft profiles" were a handy item for fans and media alike, and for those who follow the NHL's draft process year round McGuire was the point man on each winter's best young talents.

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Torres Gets Tossed for 4... AND DESERVED IT!

Cam Davie
April 07 2011 03:05PM

Sit down, Raffi! We'll see you in Game 3.
Photo: Andy Devlin, NHLI via Getty Images

The NHL handed Raffi Torres a four game suspension for this hit Tuesday on Jordan Eberle. While many Canucks' fans are in an uproar about the length of the suspension, I am not one of them.

The league finally got this suspension right. So Canucks fans, stop blaming the NHL for its ruling. Blame Raffi Torres for his stupid, reckless, unnecessary play and costing his team for the next four games, including the first two games of this year's playoffs.

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Game Day Recon #81 - Wild @ Canucks

Cam Davie
April 07 2011 11:40AM


I hope Ehrhoff is saying "Don't touch me! Don't touch me! Don't touch me!" ...  in German.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Game Day Recon #81 - Wild @ Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks play their final home game of the regular season tonight as they face Northwest Division rival the Minnesota Wild. The Canucks are looking to come back after two very lacklustre efforts against the Oilers and hope to turn the tide in their penultimate regular season game before they start the playoffs as the #1 seed.

Also, I wanted to use the word 'penultimate'.

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I'm a Bit Concerned

Cam Davie
April 06 2011 10:29AM

The two consecutive losses to the Edmonton Oilers are meaningless. I know that. Most Canucks fans know that. However, I am noticing a few disturbing trends in their three weeks of play. And it starts with the way the Canucks are starting games.

And I must admit, I'm a bit concerned.

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Record Scratch: Canucks & Oilers

Yankee Canuck
April 05 2011 06:35PM

 

Vancouver Canucks @ Edmonton Oilers

  6:00 PM PST

Oilers   Canucks
24 Wins 52
43 Losses 18
11 OTL 9
2.36 (27th) Goals/Game 3.16 (2nd)
3.17 (29th) Goals Against/Game 2.23 (1st)
13.8% (29th) PP 24.4% (1st)
77.5% (T-28th) PK 86.1% (2nd)

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