December 29 2014 03:47PM
Team Canada is off to an excellent, albeit expected start at this year's World Juniors tournament, winning their first two games with ease. That being said, anything short of a regulation win tonight could put Canada in danger of being leapfrogged by Team USA in the Group A standings.
December 29 2014 11:00AM
Recently, there has been a ton of chatter about the potential that Jim Benning may make a move with his old beantown buddies. Before the Christmas break, Elliote Friedman speculated the Bruins may have interest in Zack Kassian. This sparked Joe Haggerty to wonder whether the Bruins would make a bigger move centered around Loui Eriksson and Kevin Bieksa. Jason Botchford touched on the rumours in the Provies mentioning that the Canucks most likely trade assets are Chris Higgins, Zack Kassian, and Eddie Lack.
With all the chatter swirling around, let's take a deeper look at potential scenarios after the jump.
December 28 2014 09:41PM
On the bright side, that game marks the third played between these two clubs this season, which makes for only two being left on the schedule. On a less fortunate note, the Canucks looked the part of a team coming off four days rest, weighed down by Christmas feasts. Despite building a small lead early, Vancouver spent much of this game on their heels.
For their troubles, Vancouver left the Honda Center with just the one point, losing 2-1 in overtime. Not a lot happened, but what little that did is gonna be covered on the other side of the jump.
December 28 2014 03:59PM
The Vancouver Canucks look to pick up their winning ways from before the break, kicking off a three-game stretch playing solely against California teams. These games make for a good measuring stick for Vancouver, who to their credit, have been able to mask middling possession play and terrible goaltending thus far in the young 2014-15 campaign with relative success.
First up for Vancouver are the Anaheim Ducks, who feature former Canuck and lifetime naughty list VIP Ryan Kesler. The Ducks are on the second half of back-to-back games, having lost a close one last night to the Arizona Coyotes. Can Vancouver take advantage of favourable scheduling and an injury depleted Ducks lineup to leave the Honda Center victorious?
Well, lets see what the other side of the jump has to say about it.
December 28 2014 10:43AM
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, ate your weight in delicious food and spent way too much time arguing with your relatives about your opposing political viewpoints. You know, the TRUE meaning of the holidays!