December 20 2013 12:22PM
With any luck, this awful pun will land me a job running the @VanCanucks Twitter account.
After their biggest win of the season at home, the Canucks are on the road this week where they've been good all year, culminating in a showdown with the Blackhawks at the Mad House.
Here are 10 thoughts for the week, and since this is my last entry before Christmas, I hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday season. Here we go!
December 19 2013 09:11PM
The Vancouver Canucks continued on with their mini-trip through the Western Conference's Central Division Thursday night in Dallas. Here are the Cliffs Notes for the game: they gave up more goals than they scored, things didn't go nearly as well as you'd hoped they would, and ultimately they weren't able to overcome a slow start.
An easy narrative would be that they were looking ahead to the looming tilt against the Blackhawks, but I don't buy that for a second really. They looked like a team who had a few defensive breakdowns, and one whose goaltender was not able to match the efforts of the guy on the other end of the ice.
Read on past the jump for a quick recap of Thursday night's loss in Big D.
December 19 2013 12:49PM
Get excited! Andrew Alberts is coming to a lineup near you! [Image via Vancity Buzz]
The positives: Thursday night's game against the Dallas Stars can only be an upgrade in entertainment value from the last time we saw the Canucks, in their shootout loss to the Wild. Also, while the Stars are probably at least a smidgen better than their record would indicate, they're not the Chicago Blackhawks.. so you can breathe easy for another night. Plus Andrew Alberts looks very dapper in his Ugly Christmas Sweater.
The negatives: The news on recently injured defenseman Ryan Stanton isn't exactly great, and the reason a picture of Andrew Alberts is being used is because he's coming to a lineup near you! Also, Aaron Rome still isn't healthy enough to play for the Stars which I know will upset at least 1 person out there.
December 19 2013 09:45AM
This is a guest post by Liam Porter , who approached me recently after he had been fortunate enough to get to speak to the voice of Hockey Night in Canada, Jim Hughson, about a multitude of different topics. Their discussion ranged from how he got into broadcasting, to his most memorable calls, to what Hockey Night in Canada will look like under the new TV deal.
Most importantly for our purposes, though, he got to get the former Canucks play-by-play man's thoughts on where the team stands right now, and how he feels about analytical analysis when it comes to hockey. I think you guys will really enjoy this one. Read on for the transcript of the interview.
December 18 2013 02:01PM
It's been another exciting week for Canucks prospects as the Comets played 3 games in less than 72 hours, but they weren't going to throw out "schedule loss" as an excuse two days before the game has already started. The Comets are now officially 1/3 of the way through their inagural season. Things are starting to slow down for the WHL, OHL and NCAA but despite the holiday season there is still plenty of hockey to get updated on.
As always, follow me @nuckprospects on Twitter for the latest in prospect news and feed free to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish me to cover.
Without further ado..