October 04 2011 10:48AM
Did you expect Sean Avery or something?
Okay that headline is more than just a little bit misleading, but whatever, the Canucks have claimed 6,2 grinder Dale Weise off of waivers from the New York Rangers. Weise will add another big body to the Canucks fourth line and at a glance seems like a promising addition - he's a young pugilist with some potential upside. Here's the press release from Canucks.nhl.com.
UPDATE: According to Ben Kuzma - the Canucks have also waived Oreskovich, so it looks like Weise will find himself in Vancouver's opening night line-up.
October 03 2011 06:12PM
Kudos to @MHenderson95 on this wicked Jurassic Park 90's skate logo Mash-up.
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October 02 2011 09:34PM
Edler Takes a hit from Josh Green in Saturday Night's Pre-Season Game Against the Oilers
Photo Credit: Ric Ernst PNG
According to TSN's Bob Mckenzie - the most reliable name in hockey news - Marco Sturm and Alex Edler will not suffer the wrath of Shanaban for their violations of Rule 48 in Saturday night's game against Edmonton. Again according to McKenzie, there is insufficient "evidence of "targeting" on either hit," and as a result both Edler and Sturm will be in the Canucks opening night line-up on Thursday.
October 02 2011 12:44AM
Photo Credit: Reuters
Tonight's preseason victory over the Edmonton Oilers featured some good news, and some bad-news. The good news? Luongo looked excellent, Hodgson scored twice and the next time the Canucks play hockey - the result will count. The bad news? They may start the season without Marco Sturm and Alex Edler, who were both penalized under rule 48, and may find themselves guest starring in Brendan Shanahan's popular new on-line reality show this week. If you'd told me before the game to name a Canucks skater who was most likely to find themselves in hot-water with an ugly head-shot, I think I'd have listed off twenty names before I uttered "Marco Sturm," but there you go.
The game itself was filled with emotion, featured some big hits and some nice skill moments. In short it was some entertaining hockey, especially considering it was a preseason game. Both teams took twenty-nine shots on net - with the Oilers outshooting the Canucks by a wide margin in the second period, and the Canucks comfortably controlling the third. Hodgson, Hansen and Samuelsson tallied with Khabibulin in net, and Hodgson added the empty netter in the games dying seconds. Paajarvi had the lone Oilers goal - a power-play marker in the second period.
October 01 2011 10:01PM
Alex Edler tagged Taylor Hall with an errant elbow to the head late in the second period of Saturday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers.