Zack Kassian scores his first goal of the season in Chicago Wolves' OT Win

Thomas Drance
October 17 2012 10:11PM

(Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)

With tonight's 2-1 win over the Peoria Rivermen, the Chicago Wolves have opened the "Scott Arniel era" (just go with it) with three straight wins on home ice. Zack Kassian scored the only regulation goal for the Wolves, while defenseman Zach Miskovic scored the over-time winner.

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Top-10 Canucks References in TV and Film

Thomas Drance
October 16 2012 01:03PM


On Monday night, Vancouver born actress (and Lord Byng alumnus) Cobie Smulders donned Canucks apparel - as she's often done - in portraying her tomboy Canadian character Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother. 

In honour of Robin Scherbatsky's continued love for the Canucks, we figured we'd countdown the top-10 Canucks related references in TV/Film. Read on past the jump.

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On Bulging Discs, and Edler's Injury

Thomas Drance
October 15 2012 03:15PM


Late last week, Mike Gillis appeared on the Team1040 and revealed that Alex Edler is suffering from a bulging disc in his back. As a result of his injury, Edler remains on the club's payroll. 

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Game Day Preview: Game #3 Hurricanes @ Canucks

Thomas Drance
October 15 2012 12:01PM

Sasha Cares.

If the NHL lockout weren't ongoing (with no end in sight, and more games likely to get cancelled this week), Canucks fans would be looking forward to tonight's tilt between the revamped Carolina Hurricanes, and the hometown Canucks. Thankfully, the game won't take place, which is good news for people who hate Semin/Semen jokes.

Unlike the Hurricanes, I'll quit Staaling and preview other entertainment options you might consider in hockey's absence this evening!

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Chicago Wolves Take Two Points in Season Opener

Thomas Drance
October 13 2012 11:17PM

Eddie Lack was often the 1st star for the Chicago Wolves last season, and he was again tonight.

It wasn't always pretty, actually with the exception of the shootout it was downright difficult to watch, but the Canucks' AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves won their home-opener on Saturday night over the Rockford IceHogs.

The Wolves deserved the win in Saturday's game, as they out-chanced their opponent 24-14 and 19-12 at even-strength. Until the shootout, however, the Wolves were unable to get to Icehogs' netminder Carter Hutton, who was dynamite through sixty-five minutes, before being beaten soundly by three of four Wolves shooters in the skill competition.

Read on past the jump for a full recap (with a focus on the Canucks' prospects, of course).

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