October 17 2011 11:28AM
In a post about how Katie Holmes will guest star on this weeks Halloween episode of How I Met Your Mother - Perez Hilton has unwittingly unveiled some curious Canucks news.
October 17 2011 09:31AM
Nicklas Jensen, the Canucks first round selection in the 2011 NHL entry draft is skilled, and rather massive. Standing 6,3 and possessing advanced puck-skills for his age, Jensen was impressive at prospects camp and at training camp last month. The 18 year old Danish national managed to hang-around right until the final cuts were made, and many were speculating that he might become the first 18 year old since Petr Nedved to crack the opening day roster. Though he was eventually sent back to Oshawa, few would have anticipated heading into camp that Jensen would have made such an impression.
October 14 2011 10:32AM
Cory Schneider was tested often, and played well to prevent the blowout against Detroit.
Photo Credit: Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images
The Canucks were soundly beaten by the Red Wings by a tally of 2-0 on Thursday night. The team has performed unevenly in the very early going, and the loss dropped the club to 1-2-1 on the season, and 1-2-0 on their current road-swing. The team had a better first period than they managed in Columbus or Philadelphia, drawing an early penalty and looking dangerous with the man-advantage. That changed in a big way during a brutal second frame in which the Red Wings notched a basically unprecedented 19 scoring chances (most of them on the power-play) and found the back of the net twice.
October 13 2011 04:43PM
Last night, Hartnell may have kicked Dale Wiese in the balls.
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October 13 2011 07:41AM
The following piece of analysis on the potential penalty for a violation of the "cap-floor" was written by Beantown Canuck, a Canucks fan who is supposedly a lawyer. Beantown Canuck likes to bug people about the Canucks and hockey on twitter when he's not busy bugging people about the Canucks and hockey at Nucksmisconduct, which is what he does when he's not busy at work. Originally from Vancouver, he later lived in Boston but moved to New York a few years ago and as far as he's concerned Boston ceased to exist as of June.
By Beantown Canuck
So a funny thing happened in the NHL on October 12th. The Dallas Stars, along with every other team in the NHL, opted to forego the opportunity to grab Eric Nystrom from the Minnesota Wild on re-entry waivers. Had they done so, Dallas would have only been on the hook for half of Nystrom’s salary and half of his salary cap hit for the remainder of his contract, meaning they would have only had to pay him $700,000 a season for the next two seasons. And yet later that very same day, Dallas traded the always coveted “future considerations” to Minnesota to acquire the very same Eric Nystrom, and as a result will be taking on 100% of his $1,400,000 per season salary and cap hit. Wait… what?