November 07 2011 01:52PM
Patrick Kane gets robbed by a quick Luongo poke-check.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty
We already knew it, but the chance data confirms that the Canucks beat up on, and significantly outclassed the Blackhawks last night. It was only when the Canucks finally went up by two that the Hawks began to out-chance the Canucks, going on an 11-6 chance run to end the second period. Re-watching the second frame, I noticed that Luongo was way better than I realized watching the game live. His save on Leddy was the stand-out, but he made a couple of tough saves on Brunette, and had a really solid poke-check on Patrick Kane to preserve the Canucks three goal lead heading into the final twenty minutes.
November 07 2011 11:51AM
This little girl is angry. And so am I.
Photo courtesy the innerwebz.
Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday, and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.
In this week's edition, I take a cane to Tebowing and Linus Omark being a spoiled brat. And I have a GUEST this week.
November 06 2011 09:44PM
Former Edmonton Oiler Georges Laraque doesn't name names, but the retired tough guy says the use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs was not uncommon during his time in the NHL.
November 06 2011 06:09PM
After the jump, this week’s Nation Network Hockey Pool standings.
November 06 2011 12:21PM
Courtesy Fuck Yeah, Chris Higgins
[Note: this doesn't include Friday's game against the Blues]
Last week when we chatted the Canucks were running on fumes after two consecutive losses to the Oilers and Blues, the latter being Vancouver's third depressing shutout of the short season. Since then they blew up for 12 goals in two wins over the Caps and Flames before the Wild smacked them back down to earth. Sigh.