December 11 2013 12:25PM
It's been another successful stretch of games for the Vancouver Giants, as they went 3-1-1-0 over their past 5 games, but saw an 11-game point streak come to an end at the hands of the division rival Victoria Royals. This run of success has vaulted the Giants into a tie for 7th in the WHL's Western Conference with Eric Comrie and the Tri-City Americans. Their total of 37 points would also put them 5th in the East, and represents an 8 point gap between them and the final playoff spot.
The news gets better too, as we now have some #fancystats that seem to indicate that the Giants are for real.
December 02 2013 11:28AM
Carter Popoff leads a resurgent Giants team in scoring.
After a week long hiatus, the Sea-to-Sky Boner Report is back!
Since we last left them, things have been going well for the Giants. They haven't lost a game in regulation since November 9th, and that was against the powerhouse Edmonton Oil Kings. They're 5-1-3-1 in their past 10 games, and now sit 4 points up on the 9th place Prince George Cougars for the final playoff spot in the WHL's Western conference. They took 3 of 4 points this past weekend from the Cougars too, and with two games in hand look to be solidifying their grip on a playoff spot.
December 01 2013 04:44PM
Well after that dog's breakfast of a game in New York yesterday, we can probably forgive Canucks fans that decided to say "to hell with this", and do something more productive with their Sunday morning than watch Vancouver play a second consecutive morning game against a bottom-feeder in the worst division in the NHL. And let's be honest, anyone who missed this game missed essentially nothing. Aside from a bizarre sequence in the 2nd when 3 goals were scored in 37 seconds, it wasn't a very eventful game.
So if you're just waking up now, and it's 4 in the afternoon, you can be thankful that your friends at Canucks Army appreciate you so much that we watched the
spreadsheets entire game and put this handy recap together just for you. Now read the damn thing so our work doesn't go to waste.
November 24 2013 12:40AM
It's November 22nd, approximately 10:00 PM. The Canucks have just finished a 6-2 rout of the Columbus Blue Jackets, featuring goals from five different scorers. Finally, scoring! Positive regression! And with the hated Chicago Blackhawks coming to town tomorrow, busting this tremendous funk comes at the perfect time.
Fast forward 24 hours, and the picture is significantly less warm and fuzzy and wonderful. Once again, the Canucks peppered a goalie with more than 30 shots and failed to score more than a single goal. Meanwhile, a brief lapse in concentration led to two rapid Blackhawk goals, turning a 1-0 lead into a 2-1 defecit in less than 10 seconds. On the balance it was a solid effort, especially against a Chicago team that's arguably been the most dominant in the NHL once again this season, but an inability to put more than a single puck behind the NHL's 30th ranked goalie in save percentage cost them more points in the standings. For a more detailed look at the game, read past the jump.
November 20 2013 01:15AM
There was a story making the rounds on Twitter this morning about Florida Panthers' interim coach Peter Horachek. To motivate the team, he told his players that the Panthers had never won at GM Place/Rogers Arena. Tim Thomas was having none of his crap, piping up and telling his team, "I have."
Well, now Thomas has won at Rogers Arena with two different organizations, leading the Florida Panthers to their first win in Vancouver since March 7th, 1994. Not to pump his tires too much though, the Canucks made it easy. John Tortorella called it the "worst game of the year." I'm inclined to agree with Tortorella, because I Watched This Ga-- oh we don't do that here? Okay, then read past the jump for more.