November 14 2015 11:29AM
Photo Credit: Marc DesRosiers/USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Miller's a marked man.
The Vancouver Canucks No. 1 netminder started the new season in fine form, but an 0-3-1 record in his last four games, combined with a brutal .867 save percentage during that span and plenty of finger-pointing along the way, means that Miller is once again about to feel the wrath of a fickle Canucks fanbase that loves to support its backup goalies.
November 14 2015 10:42AM
This game needs no introduction. It's the Canucks facing the Leafs at the ACC. All of Canada comes together for 2.5 hours to hate each other (and if you are excited for the 7PM game, there will definitely be a shootout). The Leafs are back home after a week long roadie and the Canucks are looking for answers on their current trek. The only thing that will top this GDT is some boneheaded comment Cherry will make in the first intermission. Let's do this.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 13 2015 05:20PM
The east coast bias is real. Seriously, the Canucks are forever stuck in a different time zone, making the majority of the fanbase have to watch games before they've started cooking dinner, which allows for the league to find a way to turn most of these games into one-goal losses while the fans are busy checking on food.
November 13 2015 02:26PM
It is said that Canucks GM Jim Benning never drafts a player he hasn't seen in person, so when it was announced that he would be on an extended east coast scouting trip last week, I thought it would be fun to follow along and see if we can learn a little bit about who the Canucks may target based on Benning's in-person viewings.
After catching Windsor and Erie play last week, Benning was off to Sarnia to catch the Sting play the Saginaw Spirit, two teams that are neck and neck in the OHL's West division standings.
Sarnia went on to beat the visitors 3-1, but more importantly, this was an opportunity to catch Jakob Chychrun in person, arguably the most likely prospect to go number 2 overall in the 2016 draft, a player I profiled recently in my piece on PCS juggernauts.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 13 2015 10:00AM
We tried to think of something serious and hot-button for this week's mailbag, but none of us wanted to talk about why Ryan Miller has fallen off of a cliff. Thankfully, when we started taking Mailbag questions, we got one that addressed the whole floor. Today, we talk about our celebratory tuenes.