April 08 2015 06:56PM
The Vancouver Canucks signed two horrible contracts today, let's let that part out of the way since there's no sugar coating it.
With multi-year extensions for both Derek Dorsett and Luca Sbisa, they club elected to pay two bottom-of-the-lineup players middle-of-the-lineup money, and locked both up for the mid-term future too.
But both deals are bad in different ways. While Luca Sbisa may belong on the fringes of an NHL roster, Derek Dorsett has been a valuable 4th-line contributor, one that brings a plethora of off-ice benefits to the table as well. He's tough, he scores, he plays with his heart on his sleeve, and he's been an effective two-way guy in his career - you win with those types of players on your roster.
But Dorsett's extension is still poor asset management on behalf of Jim Benning. Find out why after the jump.
April 06 2015 03:00PM
After dropping the last two games on their most recent Central division road swing, the Western Conference playoff race is suddenly back nipping at the Canucks' heels. With just a three point lead on the 9th place Jets, the chasing teams are getting a bit too close for comfort.
But just how in danger are the Canucks? Is there still a realistic chance they miss the playoffs? If so, what is it? Join us after the jump to find out.
April 04 2015 01:00PM
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Join us after the jump for details on how to enter and win some great prizes!
April 02 2015 10:15PM
Lack going to that dark desperate place all goalies have been to when they need to scramble: pic.twitter.com/9nRCS6c5IS— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) April 3, 2015
The Canucks payed visit to the windy city looking to go three for three on their tough Central division road swing, but looked tired as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks. It was a sloppy affair that provided far less entertainment than the Canucks-Hawks games of old, and a couple of defensive miscues would prove costly for Vancouver.
With the score tied in the third period, the Canucks were unable to down a Blackhawks team that broke free with two quick goals to take the game by a 3-1 score. Read past the jump for a recap.
March 31 2015 11:33PM
Tonight was a schedule loss for the Vancouver Canucks. Coming off a tough game less than 24 hours prior, travelling overnight into a hostile city, and facing one of the NHL's best home teams with a tired goalie in net, Vancouver had no business winning this game. Finding themselves down 2-0 early with a shaky Eddie Lack, it looked like the game story would be written early.
Oh, but it wasn't even close. The Canucks got some fantastic offensive performances from their depth lines, managed to capitalize on their opportunities once again, and sneaked four pucks past Pekka Rinne en route to a 5-4 shootout win, nearly ensuring a playoff berth in 2014-2015.
But even THAT won't turn out to be the story of this game. Oh no, we have some controversy on our hands tonight. Perhaps you've even read some of our coverage already. Regardless if you have or not, join us after the jump as we break it all down.