October 24 2016 09:00AM
A couple stumbles away from a perfect record, the Canucks have baffled the hockey world this week. They’ve received offence from the defence, thrived in 3-on-3 OT, and come back from a 3-0 deficit not once, but twice. And this is all with the powerplay not clicking and a briefly broken Ryan Miller! The Canucks have had a pretty good week and it’s hard to rank them when so many of them are having a good time. But we’ll do our best.
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?)