November 16 2016 09:00AM
Howdy, soldiers. Since J.D. Burke is a liberal elitist and I am a man of the people, I'll be taking over WWYDW from this point onward.
Last night's 7-2 thrashing at the hands of the Rangers notwithstanding, it's actually been a relatively decent week for the Canucks. They picked up a pair of wins against New York and Dallas, and actually managed to score five whole goals in each of those wins. The biggest (positive) story over that time was the inspired play of rookie Troy Stecher, who even scored his first goal of the season on Sunday against the Stars.
With Chris Tanev expected to return shortly, this leaves the Canucks with a logjam on the right side, with Stecher, Tryamkin, and Larsen all vying for a spot on the third pairing. So this week's question is simple: Which right-handed defenseman comes out of the lineup when Chris Tanev returns?
November 15 2016 10:58PM
So tonight, my daughter and I sat down to watch the Canucks face off against the New York Rangers.
In cute news, I've never seen her more excited than she gets when the broadcast team says "Luca Sbisa".
In less cute news, the Canucks lost 7-2, meaning the team still has only two wins after their impressive start to the season. Y....ikes.
November 15 2016 08:08PM
The Canucks aren't letting their recent spat of offensive output get to their heads. They're a team that, as currently constructed, isn't going to produce anywhere near the offence they need to on a nightly basis.
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, that's a reality the Canucks are facing headlong. McKenzie confirmed on Insider Trading that the Canucks inquired on Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane's status in the off-season, then took it another step further, suggesting they've circled back on the troubled winger.
That wasn't all McKenzie had to say on the Canucks. He discussed them at length on TSN 1050 Overdrive, too. That's a hearty helping of Canucks content from The Bobfather. Let's break it all down.
November 15 2016 03:00PM
Photo Credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets
The start of the Comets season has not gone as planned, with far more losses than wins in the standings. The injuries at both the NHL and AHL levels have left the Comets with a pretty hollow lineup offensively, which is one of the many factors that made Jake Virtanen's stint in Utica so interesting - there was finally something exciting happening.
Virtanen's time is done there (for now), and though he vastly improved from Friday's game to Saturday's, it was Curtis Valk driving the offence, and Thatcher Demko stealing the show with his first professional win. Let's take a closer look at one of the more exciting weekends the Comets have had this season.
November 15 2016 01:00PM
How does one not get excited for a game like tonight's? The Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers do battle again in a rematch of last week's monumental bout.
Your Canucks emerged victorious in Manhattan and look to replicate that success in front of the hometown crowd at Rogers Arena. Troy Stecher is coming off his first NHL goal and Loui Eriksson just scored his second. Pat Quinn was posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, too. We're probably in line for a cool pre-game montage. Have tissues at the ready.