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.
January 08 2015 01:14PM
A mid-January home date against a middle-of-the pack former Southeast division opponent isn't exactly one that would be circled so boldly on the calendar for Canucks fans, especially not one against a team as inoffensive as the Florida Panthers. Tonight, however, is different. One of Vancouver's greatest heroes-turned-villain-turned-hero-once-again is back, as Roberto Luongo takes the crease in Vancouver for the first time since unceremoniously being shipped out at the 2014 trade deadline.
The game likely won't be as exciting as the reception for Vancouver's best goalie ever is sure to be, but read past the jump for a preview.
January 06 2015 12:50PM
The New York Islanders have transformed themselves into one of the East's best teams overnight, and they come to Vancouver looking to continue to challenge for the Metropolitan division title. Vancouver on the other hand will be looking to not only build on a good win against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, but also to avenge a horrific 7-4 loss at the hands of these same Isles last season.
Read past the jump for today's game preview.
January 05 2015 11:00AM
By popular demand, we have moved the player grades feature from a weekly feature to a monthly feature that will run on the first Monday of every month. Since our friend Moneypuck looks at monthly performances in his Deep Dive, these grades will focus on the season-long performance of Canucks defense. The grades for forwards ran earlier this morning.
Let's get started then. Read past the jump!