October 11 2013 01:43PM
Three-game suspension for VAN's Allex Edler.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 11, 2013
On Thursday night the Vancouver Canucks lost not only the game (in a convincing fashion, to boot), but also defenseman Alexander Edler, who has been suspended for 3 games by the NHL for his check to the head of Tomas Hertl.
Read on past the jump for some analysis on the suspension, and what this means going forward.
October 11 2013 10:49AM
Following Canuck Prospects is one of my interests (inspired by the guys over at Bolt Prospects), and something I've started paying a lot more attention to. While the title is a work in project right now, I hope to write a weekly update on the status of all the Canuck prospects, Utica Comets and anything else related. Based on the prospects series this site ran back in the summer, it's clear that you guys are interested in keeping tabs on how the future Canucks are doing in their endeavors.
Where I can I will try and provide some analytical stuff as well, but in some of these leagues even finding the box score can be difficult. Follow me at @nuckprospects as I try and keep up with the latest in prospect news. I will try and cover the guys in the system that you don't often see on TV; sure, Zac Dalpe may be considered a prospect and you technically don't really see him on your TV, but he is outside of the scope of this report.
October 11 2013 12:21AM
On Thursday night the Canucks lost, once again, to the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks just can't seem to get over the hump against this Sharks club, which at least to my eyes appears to be bigger, faster, and better where it counts than Vancouver is.
We'll get into it more after the jump.
October 10 2013 02:26PM
The San Jose Sharks are going to be one of the best teams in hockey this season and will probably win the Pacific Division. Like the Vancouver Canucks, they had tonnes of regular season success between lockouts. Like the Vancouver Canucks, they won an infinite number of Presidents' Trophies more than Stanley Cups during that span. Unlike the Vancouver Canucks, the Sharks landed two exceptional talents out of the Entry Draft and have been able to rebuild on the fly.
Also, there's rumblings about a third draftee. Maybe you've heard about him, if you'd watched Sportscentre or Connected this week, turned on a radio or done so much as boot up your computer. Yes, unless you have been sitting on the couch staring at a blank TV screen for the last two days, or been comatose, you have heard about Tomas Hertl.
October 10 2013 01:20PM
If you're a regular reader here at Canucks Army, you are likely familiar with most of the new stats that we use to analyze players and games. Sure, everyone likes a good story, but good stories don't win you the Cup. Not cinderella stories, not chronicles of heroism, and certainly not a tale of destiny. Sigh.
No, what wins you the Cup is good old fashioned luck.