November 11 2016 01:29PM
Remember when the Canucks started the season 4-0-1? Vancouver was in high spirits and could not wait to show the media conglomerates how wrong they were about the Canucks.
Having been projected to finish 30th in the league in the pre-season, the team defied expectations and made their way to the upper echelon of NHL teams. Everybody was in good spirits, admiring the do-or-die, comeback attitude of the Canucks. Cautious optimism was an appropriate outlook that fans and the media shared. A first place finish at the end of the season was far-fetched, but the team appeared better than we all thought... until everything crumbled.
The Canucks lost nine straight, they were shut out in four of five games, struggled to score goals, and their power play was simply ineffective. Fairly or otherwise, Canucks Head Coach Willie Desjardins suffered
November 11 2016 09:00AM
The Canucks had a brief (1 game) winning streak this week, but at least these days they are scoring goals! Off the ice, they are talking fashion, dogs, and Twitter. Ever relatable, those Canucks.
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November 11 2016 05:00AM
Breaking down the brawl in the Canucks Leafs game, how did Kadri escape suspension, Canucks need to score, Trouba finally signs, Flames prospect updates, Oilers are legit, Gretzky talks McDavid, early 2017 draft rankings, interview with former Canadiens stats guy, lots of fights and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
November 10 2016 09:54PM
Photo Credit: Raj Mehta- USA TODAY Sports
There's no place like home. Surely that's the Canucks' rallying cry in the wake of today's 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. That's their tenth loss in eleven games; the fifth loss they've suffered on this six game Eastern swing.
The Canucks brought their best tonight. At least the best they can muster without their premier shutdown defender and arguably their most dynamic forward. They outshot the Red Wings 37-27; out-attempted them 46-33 at even strength.
Playing in his third straight game -- an anomaly in the post-Petr Mrazek landscape -- Jimmy Howard was up to the task. For every Canucks charge, there was a Howard answer -- all except one, I should add.
November 10 2016 04:00PM
It's been quite the week.
The Canucks won a game since the last update, which is a nice change!
Canucks prospects continue to make noise around the hockey world, with the NCAA players being of particular note. This week you will be able to see two Canucks prospect represent their CHL league against the mighty Russian team!
It's a big week to look forward to in the prospect world, so with that we are back for another week of Blackfish!