January 28 2010 08:43AM
Nikolai Khabibulin, Bengt Gustafsson and Pekka Rinne just to name a few. Hockey fans tend to have to deal with some of the more difficult names in North American professional sports.
January 27 2010 10:58AM
In the historical sense of the word, there is something very heroic about Alex Burrows. And I’m not just thinking about the narrative of his career, though this too borders on the epic. From riding buses as an undrafted player in the ECHL, to grinding it out on the Manitoba Moose (while spending the summers playing ball hockey), to splitting a season between the Canucks and the Moose, to playing a full season for the Canucks but predominantly as a penalty killer and agitator, to playing an effective and passionate third-line role, to (at age 29 nonetheless) one of the more dangerous and multifaceted players in the NHL – this is certainly a story of struggle and transcendence that should not escape our notice and admiration.
January 27 2010 10:18AM
Sorry David Backes. This games promises to be a SPICY MEATBALL!
The St. Louis Blues make their second regular season trip to Vancouver as they face the Canucks tonight at GM Place. The Canucks has struggled this season against the Blues, who are looking to play their way back into a playoff spot before the Olympic break.
January 25 2010 05:53PM
How often did we hear the Sedins being questioned as first-liners or as playoff performers? How often did we read (and still, astonishingly, do) that they are good but not players of the upper-echelon variety? I’m afraid those who perpetuated such doubts hadn’t taken the time to watch them. In actuality, the Sedins are much better than most people once thought.
January 25 2010 10:58AM
The 1970 expansion cousins play their one and only meeting this year as the Vancouver Canucks host the Buffalo Sabres at GM Place. It's also a tale of two Olympic goalies facing off as Ryan Miller squares off against Roberto Luongo.