November 19 2014 04:17PM
They call these "trap games." Sometimes, either after a big win when you can have a major let down, or before a big game when you can overlook your opponent, teams can overlook squads well below them in the standings and cough up an otherwise eminently winnable two points.
Well, with Ryan Kesler making his return to Vancouver tomorrow night, you wouldn't be wrong to suspect that the Canucks could overlook a bottom-of-the-standings team that they've owned in the recent past. This would could be a costly mistake though, as the 2014-2015 Edmonton Oilers may legitimately be just as good as the 2014-2015 Vancouver Canucks.
Read past the jump.
November 19 2014 01:40PM
Photo courtesy of Sportsnet.
For some of you, getting your report card was one of the most exciting times of the year. If your grades were good, maybe your parents would give you a little extra allowance to spend, or let you get that video game you wanted. For others, report card time was a tangled mess of gut-wrenching nervousness and oh my god Mr. Smith gave me a C- in English MY PARENTS ARE GOING TO KILL ME.
Either way, welcome to the Canucks Army Weekly Report Card, where we'll take all that repressed childhood anxiety, bottle it back up, and apply it to your (presumably) favourite hockey team instead.
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November 19 2014 09:30AM
Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! We're back this week after a short hiatus, so let's get started:
November 15 2014 12:06AM
I'm just sayyyying tho pic.twitter.com/c9US5QzTBj— S7 (@S7Haxorz) November 15, 2014
The Phoenix Coyotes came in to tonight's tilt against the Canucks having lost three games in a row, sitting dead last in the Western Conference, tired from playing last night, sporting some of the worst underlying metrics in the entire NHL, and playing their backup goalie who hadn't been able to give them a save all season.
So of course Martin Hanzal found a way to destroy the Canucks defense, and of course Devan Dubnyk found a way to shut them out too, en route to a 5-0 Arizona Coyotes win. Read past the jump for a recap.
November 14 2014 06:13PM
Vancouver is back in action tonight, playing an Arizona Coyotes team that has struggled on the year, and lost 3 games in a row, including one last night. Radim Vrbata will return to the Canucks lineup to take on his former teammates, and the Canucks will be looking to re-take the lead in the overall NHL standings.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's Pacific Division match up.