Wither Raffi Torres?

Thomas Drance
December 11 2011 12:59PM

Our good friend Shane M (Socialasssassin2 on twitter) has an open invitation to join Canucks Army, but he prefers to just chime in on his own schedule. Previously in this space he's written a well recieved take about the Wayne Simmonds incident. He's inarguably an intelligent, funny and engaged sports fan, with a unique perspective and a habit of stealing his mother's liqour (according to a particular Rogers Sportsnet Host). Here he is chiming in on the Canucks "team toughness" issues. If you like what you read, please go pressure him to blog more!

The Following is a Guest Post From: Shane M

Where have you gone, Raffi Torres?

Last night, in the Nation's capital, the Ottawa Senators attempted to run the Vancouver Canucks out of the building, city and perhaps, the country. Did they succeed? No, but they left Cody Hodgson dazed and confused (although Alain Vigneault said Hodgson is "fine").

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NATION RADIO - DECEMBER 10, 2011

NationRadio
December 10 2011 08:06PM

The holiday season is almost upon us and your ol' pal Lowetide has given you an early gift with this week's NationRadio episode. Oilers talk? Check. Flames stuff? Why not. Ryan Lambert explaining what exactly "Ovechkin's steroids" are exactly? Oh yeah.

This is NationRadio.

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Manny Malhotra on Faceoffs

Jonathan Willis
December 10 2011 01:41PM

The faceoff circle is a place where the Vancouver Canucks can boast a lot more talent than the typical NHL team. The Canucks are presently the NHL’s third-best faceoff team after leading the league in that department one season ago.

And on the Canucks, nobody is better than veteran checking center Manny Malhotra.

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December 9th News and Notes

Robert Cleave
December 09 2011 01:29PM

              

 

It's time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week's overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of useful pieces, and the Leafs' ownership changes hands.

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Wolf Prowl: December 9th, 2011

Patrick Johnston
December 09 2011 10:47AM


Several Chicago Wolves Players Are Photoshopped into this Festive Team Photo.

The old cliche 'consistently inconsistent' is once again in view. The Wolves were rolling through November, looking like they'd found their form. Apparently the end of the month is a bad thing for them. A poor finish to the last month was reinforced by a couple more bad showing last weekend.

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