March 24 2015 09:40AM
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The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly making progress in contract talks with their best defensive defenseman Chris Tanev, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Tanev, 25, is a pending restricted free agent and is having a marvellous year. Though the production isn't there, one might reasonably argue that he's been among the best defensive defensemen in the NHL this season.
Read on past the jump.
March 23 2015 11:00AM
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March 23 2015 09:00AM
The Canucks won their second of back-to-back games this weekend as they beat the cellar-dwelling Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday. Click past the jump to see our 8-bit recap!
March 22 2015 09:40PM
When you realize you bought a ticket in the wrong section: pic.twitter.com/vOtUmT5vlN— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) March 23, 2015
Facing an Arizona Coyotes club that is diving head first into the McEichel sweepstakes, tonight's game had all the makings of a typical Vancouver Canucks letdown loss. Hell, it wouldn't even be the first one the Canucks had suffered at the hands of the Coyotes this month, having dropped a 3-2 shootout contest in Arizona on March 5th. The precedent had been set.
These Canucks bucked the trend of playing down to lesser competition, though, putting on a dominant performance in the Gila Rivers Arena, beating the Coyotes 3-1. The Canucks almost doubled up the Coyotes in shots as well, posting 44 to the Yotes 25. All in all, a good performance.
Lets break it down on the other side of the jump.
March 22 2015 03:32PM
So, um, quite a day yesterday hey? Canucks beat the Kings for the first time in what seems like forever, we now ALL hate Bill Simmons, and Eddie Lack revealed himself as a closet Swedish thug - a lot to take in for one afternoon. As big a win as that was, today is no different. The season series favours Arizona 2-1 with each team getting a blowout and then the Coyotes winning in a shootout.
The Arizona Coyotes have been on fire since the All Star break going 2-17-1 in their last 20. Did I say on fire? I meant literally on fire. They've shamed a nation, or at least the 2000 fans that show up nightly. Sadly, Vancouver was one of those wins. We remember that one. It's not throwback night tonight so there shouldn't be any reason the Yotes want to win as they are still a few points behind the Sabres for the best chance at the first overall pick.