Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 25 2016 11:53AM
Photo Credit: Winslow Townson/USA TODAY SPORTS
The Vancouver Canucks have made a roster move today, assigning forward Mike Zalewski to the Utica Comets in anticipation of some re-enforcements from the IR.
January 25 2016 11:00AM
The Canucks finished the final three games of their relatively successful road trip with a 1-1-1 record with some interesting moments along the way. This week's power rankings include a franchise record, Mike Zalewski, some good Sbisa stats, and more!
January 25 2016 09:00AM
I'm of the belief that even the most inconsequential of transactions, events and whatever you may have leaguewide affects every team, at every level, to some extent. Newton's law and so on.
With that in mind, there just simply isn't enough time or resources to give them all the attention they deserve in this space. Ideally, though, one can scratch the surface of these events - linked directly to the Vancouver Canucks or otherwise - and examine their far-reaching impact to Roger's Arena and beyond.
With that, here are my Monday Morning Musings for the week that was.
January 23 2016 01:42PM
(graphic by, Matt Henderson. Follow him on Twitter @mhenderson95)
As only the Vancouver Canucks can, they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, dropping a 5-4 contest to the rebounding Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center this morning.
The Canucks came out of the gates well enough, bucking the recent trend of slow starts developed on this Eastern swing. Vancouver played what was very possibly their fastest period of the season, generating chances off the rush and using their speed to get pucks past the young and inexperienced Pittsburgh defence. Jannik Hansen potted the first of three goals on one such occasion and Bo Horvat nearly potted one of his own, leaving Derick Pouliot undressed in the wake of his rush.
Vancouver cruised into the third period with a 2-1 lead, looking every bit the favourite to bookend their relatively successful road trip with a commanding win over the Pens. Then Vancouver things happened. Evgeni Malkin took over the game, netting the final two-thirds of his hat-trick night on some auspicious plays in and around the Canucks crease - including a fluky own goal, courtesy Linden Vey.
Sidney Crosby potted the empty netter and although the Canucks would get within one of a tie on Hansen's final of three goals, it wasn't to be.
January 23 2016 01:28AM
RADIO: TSN 1040
PUCK DROP: 9:30AM (Can't even blame this on a Steelers game...what gives?)