October 18 2016 01:00PM
In what surely will be an absolute barn burner at Rogers Arena, the undefeated Vancouver Canucks take on the undefeated St. Louis Blues. This has Tyson/Holyfield hype written all over it. The Canucks are coming off, dare I say, an impressive win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday and there has to be some kind of momentum building for this club.
Bo Horvat was reunited with Sven Baertschi and Jake Virtanen and surprise, surprise a goal came out of the group. Tonight we'll see if the Canucks can continue befuddling their fans with another strong outing.
It's early but what if the Canucks are semi-good?
October 18 2016 09:00AM
With a pair of games in the books, it's been interesting to see certain players in their first taste of meaningful hockey for the 2016-17 season.
Looking specifically at the Canucks crease, Ryan Miller already has a sort of shutout but wasn't actually credited with one. Jacob Markstrom looked shaky in his first start but fought through to keep his team in it and get his first 'w' of the season.
Back on the farm, Richard Bachman and Thatcher Demko suffered the Toronto Marlies borderline NHL quality roster, and needless to say, it didn't go well. Both goalies surrendered five goals in their respective appearances.
October 17 2016 09:19PM
The season is finally underway, and wouldn't you know it, the Canucks are 2-0-0. They've yet to secure their first regulation win, but as the adage goes, they don't ask how they just ask how many.
Some of the more maligned acquisitions of this regime have figured relatively prominently in those victories, no less. That has to count for something. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but maybe things won't be so bad after all?
Yeah, I should just stop. Onward to the questions.
October 17 2016 09:00AM
The Canucks are back in action and so are the Canucks Army Player Power Rankings! The regular format will be back next week, but first, it's time to get to know your 2016/17 Vancouver Canucks and choose a favourite from this eclectic group of mostly NHL players.
October 16 2016 10:57PM
The Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes are franchises charting vastly different courses for their respective organizations. And for all their philosophical differences, they intersect stalled at their oppositions net more often than most.
Such are the growing pains associated with ushering in a new wave. The Hurricanes are just months removed from parting with longtime face of the franchise Eric Staal, and while the Canucks aren't quite ready to eschew the old guard in its entirety, the times they are a changin'.