October 23 2016 10:09PM
When we look back on the 2016-17 season, we may very well say that October 23rd was the night the Canucks came back down to earth. It was the same script we've seen before. The Canucks were down after two periods and began to mount a comeback in the third. Unfortunately, tonight we got a more realistic ending, as the Canucks' hopes were dashed and they fell to 4-1-1.
October 23 2016 03:30PM
Today's game between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks will be the first regular season game played at the Honda Center. Something tells me the good people of Anaheim haven't noticed the Ducks absence, though.
The Canucks lost a back-and-forth tilt last night against the Los Angeles Kings. It looked over early, but they found a way to claw back from a 3-0 deficit and get a bonus point, dropping the contest in a shootout.
Tonight, the Canucks make their way to Anaheim to face a dismal Ducks squad that has barely shown up this season. It feels weird to say that considering that line should normally be reserved for our current Canucks team. That's not the case as the Canucks are the best* team in the NHL. I bet Ryan Kesler wishes he hadn't left Vancouver now.
October 23 2016 01:26PM
When Canucks General Manager Jim Benning acquired Brandon Sutter, people struggled with what Vancouver's newest acquisition would bring to the table.
People scrutinized the move from the onset and even the most optimistic among us had questions about the 6'3" 190-pound forward. To make matters worse, Sutter never had the opportunity to answer these questions, missing much of last season to injury. Sutter became something of a forgotten man.
Sutter's nine points in 20 games were modest, but there was enough there to wonder if he could bring that production to another level. Well... with five of the season's 82 games over and done with, we're starting to get a sense of just that.
October 22 2016 11:26PM
(It resulted in a loss, but hey! Who's counting, really?)
October 22 2016 01:00PM
Just when you think the Canucks are doing well, they find a way to raise the stakes even higher. Welcome to a world where the Canucks are 4-0.
The Canucks are in California for the weekend, double dipping in the south with matchups against the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. Tonight your Canucks look to stay undefeated as the folks down on South La Brea. The Kings, on the other hand, are headed in a much different direction than the Canucks, having just registered their first win on Thursday against the Dallas Stars.
The first matchup of the year against L.A is usually the one that sets the bar, so hopefully it lives up to the usual hype. Even though the teams are quite different than when the rivalry was heated back in 2010-ish, these are still valuable points in the Pacific division and none of these are gimmes.
Let's keep this thing going!