November 27 2011 10:42AM
I did a long recap of the game over at Pass it to Bulis, so I recommend you check that out over there if you're interested.
A quick "by the numbers" recap: The Canucks were pretty lucky to come away from San Jose with the win. Cory Schneider played some truly brilliant hockey and bailed out his team, who were out-chanced nearly two to one overall. The Sedins had a rough game (despite Henrik's power-play goal) and were made into something of a liability thanks to the stellar work of M.E. Vlasic, Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski especially. Also, the Sharks fourth line of Desjardins/A. Murray and Clowe/Winchester really took it too Lapierre and company.
November 27 2011 10:27AM
To briefly recap Friday's game against Phoenix: the Canucks got off the even-strength schneid in a big way with five even-strength goals. They were led by their second line who played a phenomenal game, and completely dominated proceedings, allowing only six total chances against through sixty minutes. Alex Edler's aggressive physical play stood out to me, especially in the first period, and helped establish a "tone" for the game. The coyotes struggled to get out of their own end and were completely man-handled by a superior Canucks team that looked to have found their legs.
November 25 2011 02:48PM
Lookout! Here comes a Schneiderman.
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November 24 2011 12:01PM
There are some uncanny similarities between Lebron James, and the Vancouver Canucks. Both made the finals and lost this year, both Lebron and the Canucks (led by their goaltender Lebrongo) are reputed to be "choke artists" despite being really good at what they do, and both are almost universally reviled. Of course, there are also some key differences, like the fact that Lebron took his talents to South Beach, whereas the Canucks take talent out of South Beach - but that's a minor quibble with the overall applicability of this drawn out comparison...
November 24 2011 11:27AM
With last night's shutout road win over the Colorado Avalanche, Canucks head-coach Alain Vigneault moved into sole possession of the franchise's all-time head-coaching wins mark. But what does Vigneault's team record mean in the context of Canucks history, and where does he rank in the pantheon of the "best" all time Vancouver Canucks coaches?