October 19 2016 12:38AM
It was a battle of the undefeated tonight at Rogers arena with the Canucks, having won their first two games, hosting the St. Louis Blues, who boasted a 3-0 record of their own. It looked as though it may have finally been time for the wheels to come off the wagon, but surprisingly, it was Vancouver that was able to hold on to their record, battling back to win the game in OT.
Vancouver was full value in tonight's win, finishing in the black by possession metrics against a Western Conference juggernaut, and coming away with their third win in as many games thanks to timely goals by Bo Horvat and Henrik Sedin.
The Canucks are undefeated in 2016-17. Up is black. Down is white. We're living in Bizarro World.
October 16 2016 01:13AM
It was a relatively uneventful affair, as the Canucks became the final team in the NHL to begin their season, facing off against a Calgary Flames squad that had already played two games. Things weren't looking good through the first 40 minutes, but the Canucks were able to come away with the shootout win, and that's all that really matters.
October 14 2016 03:31PM
It's that time of year again. The NHL season has finally begun in earnest, which means it's time for Canucks Army staff to agonize over waiver-wire minutia.
There was a flurry of activity earlier this week that saw former top prospects like Seth Griffith, Teemu Pulkkinen, and Vancouver's own Emerson Etem plucked off the waiver wire. Today, Montreal elected to place a player of similar calibre in Sven Andrighetto on waivers for the purpose of assigning him to the AHL St. John's IceCaps.
October 01 2016 12:20AM
Drawing conclusions from a pre-season game is already a fool's errand. Trying to do so when so little of the game is at even strength makes it an especially impractical exercise.
Special teams accounted for over a third of tonight's game. They ended up tipping the scales in Calgary's favour, too. Vancouver put Calgary on the power play eight times, and they were able to capitalize twice -- an ample amount to seal the deal for the host team. Tonight's game wasn't a particularly entertaining affair, but we're gluttons for punishment at Canucks Army. Let's dive in.
September 26 2016 11:00AM
Training camp is underway, which means we're at that time of year where we read far too much from lineup decisions and speculate on which fresh faces will force themselves into said lineup. This team's unclear if poorly communicated vision coupled with the number of players knocking on the NHL door's led to even more excitement, anticipation and general curiosity then there generally has been at this time in previous seasons.
Nowhere is this more apparent than on the Canucks third line. Enter the Canucks big ticket undrafted free agent, Troy Stecher.