Nation Radio - April 7, 2012

NationRadio
April 08 2012 12:18PM

 

Welcome to the last day of the season! Or as Flames, Oilers and Leafs fans consider it, the start of the fun stuff. Drafts! Trades! And Firings! Oh my!

During this regular season finale show, Lowetide talks to some Jets, Flames and Leafs regulars to get their take on each team's failed year and what the future holds for them.

This is Nation Radio.

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Canucks strike Oil - Recap and scoring chances

Cam Charron
April 07 2012 11:28PM

Watching this game was, in the end, one of the biggest wastes of time. At its outset, the Vancouver Canucks were getting turned away at every opportunity by Devan Dubnyk, and it looked like it may become one of "those" games, but, lo, late in the second period, Henrik Sedin scored a powerplay (!) goal after having out-shot and out-chanced Edmonton all game. In the third period, the Canucks' got insurance goals from Samuel Pahlsson and David Booth, and, really, to win the Presidents' Trophy, a game against the Edmonton Oilers shouldn't have been in doubt.

For full analysis, a scoring chance breakdown, and the Statistical Three Stars and Goats, click past the jump...

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Canucks Win Second Consecutive President's Trophy

Thomas Drance
April 07 2012 10:39PM

 
Manny Malhotra joins Henrik Sedin to celebrate the 2010-11 President's Trophy.
The Canucks repeated as "top of the table" champs with their 3-0 victory tonight.

With tonight's 3-0 demolition of the Edmonton Oilers, the Canucks secured their second consecutive President's Trophy - awarded to the team with the best record in the NHL regular season. The award is meaningless in normative terms, no one throws a parade for the team that wins it, and no one riots if a team narrowly falls short. While this isn't European soccer, the President's Trophy does come with home-ice advantage throughout the 2012 NHL playoffs, so that's pretty neat.

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Game #82 Preview: This is the End

Thomas Drance
April 07 2012 10:45AM


LOLilers.

Tonight the Canucks will conclude another banner regular season against the lowly Oilers.  The Canucks are set as either the first or second seed in the Western Conference, and it's a fifty-fifty proposition as to where exactly they'll end up in the standings. If they gain a single point, they'll win the West. If they lose and St. Louis wins, they'll finish in second place. If they win and the New York Rangers lose, the Canucks will win their second consecutive President's Trophy. Of course, of late, when the Canucks have played relatively meaningless late season games against the Panzer Tank Oilers, they've had a tendency to drop the ball.

Underlying Numbers, the three keys and more thorough preview past the jump!

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The #Canucks Week in Tweets - April 6th

John Cullen
April 06 2012 03:56PM

Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic! 

You cheer for the Habs? Last place in the East didn't deter you? You brave soul, you. Wait a minute, is that a Blackhawks fan I hear?

BLACKHAWKS FAN SEZ: YO MAN YOU LET OTHER DUDES TOUCH YOUR BERRIES?!?!? YOU SHOULD PLAY ON THE CANUCKS WITH THE SEDIN SISTERS, ITS LIKE A BERRY FESTIVAL IN THEIR DRESSING ROOM HAHAHAHA PUSSY MIKE JORDAN 4EVER 4REAL MAN 6 TITLES BISHHHHHHHH

Nothing like starting the week with input from our good friend, Blackhawks fan. Thank you, sir. More after the jump!

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