January 23 2012 12:56PM
Barack Obama is angry today. And so am I. You'd be angry too if you had to see the Bruins up close.
Well, all the Bruins except Tim Thomas.
Photo courtesy greenwave.com
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.
This week, I take a wooden spoon to the back side of kiboshed realignment, Timmay's political agenda, a week with no Canucks and the race to report news first.
January 23 2012 10:58AM
After Tuesday night's game against the New York Islanders West, the Canucks will get a week off for All-Star break. While Hodgson, Edler and the twins fly to Ottawa to take part in the festivities, the rest of the team will rest up, fly to warmer climes for some sunshine, spend quality time with their families (or their goomahs), and prepare for the last 10 weeks of the regular season.
Fans should take this time to prepare mentally as well, because with only a few exceptions, there aren't a lot of "big games" to get excited before the start of the playoffs.
January 22 2012 12:10PM
With Edmonton's post-season hopes once again turning cold, Lowetide's attention is sensibly turning to the long-term again, with his gaze shifting towards the upcoming draft in June 2012. Futures and the ever depressing Battle of Alberta are the topics du jour.
This is Nation Radio.
January 21 2012 05:02PM
(Image courtesy of Nucks Misconduct - Couldn't resist)
The Vancouver Canucks stuck it to CBC, scheduling an afternoon affair in Vancouver against the San Jose Sharks, for their third Western Final rematch since Christmas. It was their last game of the season against the perennial playoff contenders, finishing the season series at 3-0-1 over their Pacific rivals with a 4-3 win with a lucky goal from Cody Hodgson in the game's waning minutes. After a pretty slow affair, the pace picked up for the third period and the team's played to a pretty entertaining finish.
For more in-depth analysis, scoring chance numbers, and the statistical three stars, click past the jump...
January 20 2012 04:30PM
Can you imagine what Matt Clackson and Zach Stortini might be talking about?
Probably what are good places to eat near the Allstate Arena.
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
The Wolves' system is finally showing consistency, but a couple hiccups this week. They'll be hoping to get back on track this weekend before heading out west to show their stuff in front of the Vancouver faithful.