December 31 2016 11:26AM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin - USA TODAY Sports
The Canucks are the 3rd hottest team in the NHL right now after a sizzling 3-2 OT winner against the Ducks last night (Blue Jackets and Wild are the other two but you knew that). The Oilers are coming off a big win against Milan Lucic's old team, the Kings. It has the makings of a championship bout after the undercard is played (again, Jackets and Wild).
I can't think of a better way to finish off 2016 but to read this action packed GDT and watch said game it is about. It's not the Flyers and I doubt the Canucks lose 8-0. The Canucks DO have to fly to Edmonton for this one so there's a chance the first period goes poorly because of the shock of being in Edmonton.
December 31 2016 12:16AM
Back-to-back wins against Californian teams sure don't have the caché that they used to, do they? It could be that the Pacific isn't as strong as it once was, it could be that LA and Anaheim both looked asleep at the wheel in each of their respective losses in Vancouver, or it could be that the playoffs seem like an absolute pipe dream at this point in the season. At any rate, I can't remember a time I felt less excited over a big win against an even bigger rival.
At the end of the day, The Canucks were full value in tonight's win, and technically are just 4 points out of a wildcard spot. So let's stay positive? I guess?
December 30 2016 01:00PM
Well, we have almost reached the end of 2016. For some, they are grateful for a new year and a fresh start, and I can understand why as 2016 had more ups and downs than the PNE Wooden Roller Coaster. However, 2016 was a great year for myself personally as I landed a dream spot at a graphic design agency. But enough about me. As always, 2016 provided some great sports moments, especially in the NHL. I asked the writers to tell me what their favourite hockey moment of 2016 was. Here's what they said!
December 30 2016 11:00AM
The Canucks are undefeated since returning from the holiday break. They've only played one game, but maybe this is the start of a miraculous run to the NHL post-season. Even if it's not, they are a nice group of men who spent this week sending everyone holiday greetings, cheering on their own favourite teams, and discussing media breath.
December 30 2016 09:00AM
welcome play the Ducks this evening in Anaheim's second game of a back to back. Can Vancouver take the double dip and go into their New Year's Eve game on a hot streak? Loui Eriksson is back on the board, Ryan Miller just played an all-world game and Alex Edler just got another batch of sticks so this one is about to be lit as the kids say.
We might even get a 13 round shootout!