October 26 2014 04:47PM
The Vancouver Canucks return to action Sunday evening as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals pay a rare visit to Rogers Arena. Vancouver is looking to bounce back after suffering an embarrassing 7-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night, while the Caps are looking to build on a strong 4-1-2 start and keep pace with the Metro Division leading New York Islanders.
Of course, the big attraction is Ovi, as it's pretty infrequent that we get to see him in this neck of the woods. After winning the Rocket Richard last season despite an awful on-ice shooting percentage, the prolific sniper is off to another strong start to the year, with 5 goals and 29 shots in his first seven games.
For a full preview of tonight's game, read past the jump.
October 25 2014 05:00PM
Sometimes I have a topic in mind and I will write like a mad man, excited to deliver my thoughts to the masses, so we can all talk very specifically about what I had in mind. Other times there is just simply not much going on, and with the Canucks only seven games into the season, I honestly don't have it in me to beat the drum of an ill-formed narrative based on such a small sample size. I've seen people call Sbisa the devil, I've seen people blame the Canucks loss to Dallas on the Kesler/Luongo trades, and I'm pretty sure someone thinks Desjardins' moustache is ruining the power play. Based purely on seven games of action.
With that being said, it's Saturday, it's almost Halloween, I thought it would be fun to do the typical "what's running through my head" article, as that is far better than anything else I could attempt right now. Unless you guys really did want me to do that article on Joacim Eriksson is the missing link to the Canucks Stanley Cup run of 2018... Read more past the jump!
October 25 2014 01:44PM
I'm not saying that it was a bad week for the Canucks, but the highlight may have been Zack Kassian's moment of brilliance saving the Canucks from paying for their bad change. The "it's not fun to be a Canuck" narrative has certainly been a strong one this week, but when it is not?
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October 25 2014 09:45AM
The Fantasy Minute is a quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy low-sell high candidates for the week. (Based on 12 team leagues)
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October 25 2014 09:04AM
Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the
best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.