October 31 2014 12:52AM
In the early going, the Montreal Canadiens have made a habit of falling behind in games and clawing their way back to earn victories either late or in the shootout. While they rolled in to Vancouver with an impressive 8-2-0 record, their underlying numbers showed some warning signs that they couldn't keep up this pace, and they were bound to drop a few games eventually.
Well, road-weary but still tenacious, the Habs managed to fall behind but claw their way back into the game once more, before the hometown Canucks finally fended them off with some beautiful Sedinery in overtime.
Read past the jump for a full recap of a hard-fought (and controversial!) 3-2 overtime win.
October 30 2014 04:45PM
Carey Price, P.K. Subban, and Max Pacioretty lead the NHL-leading Habs into Vancouver tonight to take on the Canucks. The visitors from the East are looking to bounce back from a pair of sub-par performances against the two teams in Alberta, but it will be difficult as the Canucks have been at home for a few days preparing for the road-weary original-six squad.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.
October 30 2014 02:06PM
I've been researching this topic for a while now. Over the summer I had many friends who are professional hockey players relay stories to me of life growing up playing the game and of life on the road from team to team. At the same time, I was reading biographies of players from all levels that had one thing in common: they didn't know where to turn once the game was gone.
I originally wrote this article for my own blog. It got a LOT of traction, but not enough. The audience here at Canucks Army is a million times more then my little blog so I figured I would put it out here so more eyes can see it. It's a very important piece that nobody ever thinks about. Nobody ever thinks about the other side of the game. The dark side, if you will. This here is the tale of little Johnny Hockey (no, not Johnny Gaudreau, this is just a fictitious name) as he works his life away to the game he loves. This story has been pieced together from true stories that happened to hockey players around the world.
Read past the jump.
October 30 2014 11:55AM
We are back for another week of the Canucks Army Weekly Prospect report! In this week we cover all the non-Comets prospects from the success of Cole Cassels in the OHL, the return of Jake VIrtanen in the WHL, the start of the NCAA schools, the high percentages coming out of the ECHL and the rise of young defencemen in European mens leagues.
Continue past the jump for more.
October 29 2014 01:29PM
Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started: