December 31 2016 12:16AM
Back-to-back wins against Californian teams sure don't have the caché that they used to, do they? It could be that the Pacific isn't as strong as it once was, it could be that LA and Anaheim both looked asleep at the wheel in each of their respective losses in Vancouver, or it could be that the playoffs seem like an absolute pipe dream at this point in the season. At any rate, I can't remember a time I felt less excited over a big win against an even bigger rival.
At the end of the day, The Canucks were full value in tonight's win, and technically are just 4 points out of a wildcard spot. So let's stay positive? I guess?
December 30 2016 01:00PM
Well, we have almost reached the end of 2016. For some, they are grateful for a new year and a fresh start, and I can understand why as 2016 had more ups and downs than the PNE Wooden Roller Coaster. However, 2016 was a great year for myself personally as I landed a dream spot at a graphic design agency. But enough about me. As always, 2016 provided some great sports moments, especially in the NHL. I asked the writers to tell me what their favourite hockey moment of 2016 was. Here's what they said!
December 30 2016 11:00AM
The Canucks are undefeated since returning from the holiday break. They've only played one game, but maybe this is the start of a miraculous run to the NHL post-season. Even if it's not, they are a nice group of men who spent this week sending everyone holiday greetings, cheering on their own favourite teams, and discussing media breath.
December 30 2016 09:00AM
welcome play the Ducks this evening in Anaheim's second game of a back to back. Can Vancouver take the double dip and go into their New Year's Eve game on a hot streak? Loui Eriksson is back on the board, Ryan Miller just played an all-world game and Alex Edler just got another batch of sticks so this one is about to be lit as the kids say.
We might even get a 13 round shootout!
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December 30 2016 05:00AM
Leafs Christmas wish list, should the Canucks have taken Matthew Tkachuk, Jets bracing for expansion, could the Flames have a Calder winner, are people worried about McDavid in Edmonton, prospect rankings, the World Junior tournament, skill over heart, the best scraps of 2016 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.