February 17 2012 12:09PM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"
This week, I scold Marchand and idiot Canucks fans (it seems like they go hand-in-hand now), and wrap things up in regulation by applauding Luongo and playing hockey for a great cause.
February 15 2012 02:47PM
The Vancouver Canucks have an official donut sponsor - Tim Horton's.
Mmmmmm.... organizational priorities.
(Photo by Jason Payne, PNG)
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February 15 2012 11:35AM
Oh, man, I bet Daniel is gonna score that goal.
Sorry, Shane. Must have been a long night at the Roxy the night before.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Image)
Game Day Recon: Game #57 - Avalanche @ Canucks
The last time that the Colorado Avalanche played in Vancouver, it didn't go well for the Rocky Mountain Men. The Canucks administered a 6-0 walloping, and the Sedins were on fire. That's probably the last truly dominant game that the Sedins have had this season. Since then, and certainly in the last month, the Sedins have been mired in a slump - at least by their standards, anyway.
In three previous meetings this season, the Canucks are undefeated against the Avalanche, and a game against the Avs at home is exactly what the Sedins need to get back onto their usual dominant track.
February 14 2012 10:40AM
Wayne Gretzky is angry. And so am I.
But at least he's wearing a suit in this photo and not a traitorous sweater.
Photo courtesy Norm Hall/NHLI/Getty Images
Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday (this week, Tuesday!), and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.
This week, I throw an egregious elbow to the head of Mike Milbury, bleach baths and Linsanity.
February 13 2012 12:04PM
Oh, look, the start of a Hockey Hug!
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #56 - Coyotes @ Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks return home after an incredibly successful four-game road trip, where they claimed 7 of a possible 8 points. The Canucks haven't exactly been slouches at home either, and 16 of their remaining 27 games are in the friendly confines of Rogers Arena, starting tonight.
The Canucks don't exactly open up this home stretch against a cupcake either. The Phoenix Coyotes have been on fire of late, winning five in a row, including a 3-0 shutout win against the high-flying, high-scoring Chicago Blackhawks. The Canucks will be out to feast on some Hot Dogs, and some home cookin' might just do the trick.