January 03 2014 12:02PM
Video courtesy CanucksTV
Yesterday we took a glance around the league and looked at how 15 former Canucks forwards were performing. Though there were a few useful pieces scattered between St. Louis and Long Island, and a couple of other quality depth players in Toronto, San Jose and Dallas, overall the team hasn't lost too much of value upfront over the past few years.
It's a different story along the blue-line, where the Canucks have seen a steady outflow of talent over the years. We'll catch up with some former Canucks defenseman after the jump.
January 02 2014 12:46PM
The one that got away!
Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
At the very outset of every calender year the ubiquitous New Years anthem "Auld Lang Syne" beckons us, rhetorically, to remember old friendships: "May old acquaintance be forgot and never come to mind?"
With the New Year now upon us and with Sami Salo having been fondly welcomed back to Rogers Arena on Wednesday night, we figured we'd heed that age old call from Robbie Burns and take a brief look at how ex-Canucks skaters are performing around the league this season.
We'll do it as a series, actually, with a post today on ex-Canucks forward and then another post on ex-Canucks defensemen and goaltenders tomorrow. Read on past the jump.
December 29 2013 08:51PM
Photo Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHL via Getty Images)
It wasn't pretty and it certainly wasn't exciting (for the most part), but the Vancouver Canucks got the job done with a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Vancouver's NHL club looked a bit rusty early on - especially on a painful five minute power-play opportunity early in the contest - and a couple of defensemen, most notably Andrew Alberts, got banged up; but otherwise it was a quality return to action for the team following a week long Christmas break.
Read past the jump for more.
December 29 2013 06:40PM
Andrew Alberts is brutally felled by an elbow to the head from Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan
Stick-tap Kukla's Corner
With defensemen Alex Edler and Ryan Stanton on the shelf with injury, the Vancouver Canucks are already without two left-side defenseman for the medium term. The club may be without a third lefty defender going forward after Sunday night, as depth defenseman Andrew Alberts appeared to be rather seriously injured following an elbow to the head from Calgary Flames pugilist Brian McGrattan (see the video above).
Read past the jump.
December 29 2013 10:19AM
The Vancouver Canucks return to action on Sunday evening after a week long Christmas break. The first game back after Christmas is often a tryptophan induced slog, and after a full week spent idle, presumably it'll take a bit for the Canucks to find their pre-Christmas form. Luckily they'll get a soft landing on Sunday evening, as they face the relatively hapless Calgary Flames in the first leg of back-to-back games.
Read past the jump for a more lengthy game preview.