October 28 2014 01:04PM
The Carolina Hurricanes are not a good hockey team. Cam Ward is a flaming disaster in net. Their #2 centre is injured long-term. Something called a "Riley Nash" is in their top-6 forward group. They are the only team without a win on the year. If the season ended today, they'd stand a better chance of drafting Connor McDavid than Tim Murray's abomination in Buffalo.
And yet the woeful 'Canes are a better team than their 0-5-2 record and -15 goal differential indicate, and are due for some serious positive regression. They aren't good, but they might be better than the Colorado Avalanche team that lay a beatdown on Vancouver just a few days ago. It's a dangerous game for the Canucks, and it's far from the guaranteed win night you'd be tempted to expect from the last winless team in the NHL.
Read past the jump for a full preview.
October 27 2014 04:21PM
Dibs on using this Henrik Sedin GIF for reaction purposes in the future http://t.co/Aiuq6Q03Lo— Steph (@myregularface) October 27, 2014
To a certain degree, we all know that the Vancouver Canucks are a one-line team. Sure, the second line of Chris Higgins, Nick Bonino, and Alex Burrows has played some quality hockey to begin the year, but let's face facts here: without Henrik Sedin, the Canucks are far worse than they are with him.
But how much worse are they? Is it possible that losing their captain turns the Canucks into Connor McDavid sweepstakes contenders? How does their depth compare to the rest of the teams in the NHL? Read past the jump to find out.
October 26 2014 11:07PM
It was a definite improvement over whatever the hell Friday was, but then again, most everything would be. The Vancouver Canucks first game home from a short road swing resulted in a 4-2 win over a pretty good Washington Capitals side, as three quick second period markers and some good discipline prevented the Caps from really getting a foothold in this game.
Oh, and Luca Sbisa scored the game winning goal. It's not every day that you can write that sentence. Read past the jump for a full recap.
October 26 2014 04:47PM
The Vancouver Canucks return to action Sunday evening as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals pay a rare visit to Rogers Arena. Vancouver is looking to bounce back after suffering an embarrassing 7-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night, while the Caps are looking to build on a strong 4-1-2 start and keep pace with the Metro Division leading New York Islanders.
Of course, the big attraction is Ovi, as it's pretty infrequent that we get to see him in this neck of the woods. After winning the Rocket Richard last season despite an awful on-ice shooting percentage, the prolific sniper is off to another strong start to the year, with 5 goals and 29 shots in his first seven games.
For a full preview of tonight's game, read past the jump.
October 24 2014 03:39PM
After a 4-1 win against the flu-ravaged St. Louis Blues last night, the Canucks are back in action this evening as they take on the slumping Colorado Avalanche at 6:00 PM PST. With travel last night, there isn't much to report in terms of Canucks news, and we're not even sure who's going to start in the Vancouver goal at the time of this writing (though it should be Eddie Lack).
Read past the jump for a look at the Canucks and their opponents ahead of tonight's old Northwest Division showdown.