November 14 2016 09:00AM
The Canucks scored a whopping 11 goals this week and won two games! Do they look great? No. But they’re breaking slumps, making diving saves, and even scoring career-firsts!
November 13 2016 05:40PM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin - USA TODAY Sports
Amid speculation that Canucks Head Coach Willie Desjardins was on his last legs, his team put forth their greatest effort of the season.
Vancouver didn't have a lead. They sure as hell didn't play a full 60-minutes. But when the cards were on the table, they did everything possible to claw back into this game. The Canucks were down 1-0, early. They were down again 3-1 and later 4-3. And erased every single deficit like clockwork.
Playing against Kari Lehtonen doesn't hurt. He's probably the worst goalie in the league with even a tandems grasp on the starting job. I'm not going to sit here and play the luck card as a negative for a team that's shot a league worst 5.11% at even strength. They earned this chance every bit as much as they needed it.
November 13 2016 09:53AM
Hopefully, you didn't forget the Canucks have an early start time today. The Dallas Stars are in town for the first game of a busy week at Rogers Arena. By next Saturday, the Canucks will have played 4 games in 7 days, so getting a good start today might be a good idea.
Dallas is feeling good coming off a win in Edmonton so it will be a shame when the
dominant Canucks own give them a run for their money. If you haven't checked NHL.com this morning, then you don't need to know the Stars are 5th in the NHL in scoring.
This might be harder than we thought.
November 12 2016 10:03PM
The Canucks are in need of a major resurgence, and that will start this weekend as they play Dallas on Sunday. Earlier this week, Trevor Linden spoke with TSN 1040 and, not surprisingly, admitted that nobody in the organization is happy. The discussion of firing Willie Desjardins has only gained traction as each game passes, and his leash appears to be shorter and shorter as the struggles continue. The general consensus among fans is that there needs to be some sort of movement within the organization, whether it be through trades, waiver claims, or hockey personnel changes.
Tonight on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman reported something that came out of left field...
November 12 2016 03:38PM
According to a Glocal News Vancouver report, the Vancouver Canucks are donating 1,000 tickets to Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.
The move comes a week after a double-stabbing at Abbotsford Senior which left one student dead and another injured. The Canucks were in the midst of a six-game eastern swing at the time. Sunday's game against the Dallas Stars marks the first opportunity to invite the grieving students, and to the Canucks' credit, they used it accordingly.