January 13 2015 01:06PM
After dropping their final two games of their five game home stand, the Canucks take to road to battle the league leading Nashville Predators tonight at 5:00 PM PST. Vancouver's biggest challenge of late has been putting puck past opposing goalies, and that task gets even tougher tonight as they face the league's stingiest team in their own rink.
Read past the jump for a preview of what is likely to be a closely contested game.
January 13 2015 09:30AM
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Hockey Graphs podcast, where Garret Hohl (of ArcticIceHockey.com and Hockey-Graphs.com) and myself navigate the wonderful world of podcasting for the first time ever. Join us as we discuss Canucks and Jets prospects, what the hell is up with the Anaheim Ducks, and, of course, a healthy dose of fancystats.
Click past the jump to listen!
January 10 2015 01:40PM
After being shut down by Roberto Luongo and the Florida Panthers on Thursday, the Vancouver Canucks will look to get back on track tonight on Hockey Night in Canada. And there's no better opponent to get back on track against than the Calgary Flames; a team that Vancouver has defeated 9 straight times overall, and 8 consecutive times in the friendly confines of Rogers Arena. Calgary will be looking to keep their grasp in the last wild card spot in the west though, so it's sure to be a good game.
Read past the jump for a preview.
January 09 2015 01:11AM
Frame the damn photo. pic.twitter.com/Cp4IwBJHK5— Mike Martignago (@MikeMartignago) January 9, 2015
It's probably a horrible cliche to describe Roberto Luongo's return to Vancouver as "storybook" for the goalie, but that's really how the night was. The man who once helped lead the home squad to their most successful seasons ever gave a vintage Luongo performance, stopping 32 of 33 shots and earning first star of the night honours to the honest cheers of a road crowd. The Canucks 3-1 loss almost seemed secondary tonight as the Vancouver crowd finally received their chance to send Luongo off the way he deserved.
Read past the jump for a recap of what became Luongo night at Rogers Arena.
January 08 2015 04:00PM
The Vancouver Canucks have placed now former prospect Henrik Tommernes on unconditional waivers in order to terminate his contract and allow him to return to Europe so he can continue to pursue his hockey career overseas. The move itself isn't all that significant, but it may have some interesting implications on what roster moves that Jim Benning can make going forward.
Read past the jump to see how this move could influence the Canucks in the short term.