September 07 2012 08:51AM
Over the past few months, I have dedicated myself to getting to know the prospects in the Vancouver Canucks' system. Sure, anyone can get their "google scouting on" and watch game tape, and highlights in an attempt to become familiar with the player. But I've been interested moreso in getting to know the people, off of the ice and outside of the hockey rink. What makes them tick? What kind of personality are they hiding under those jerseys, and equipment?
After having sat down - in virtual chairs, the most comfortable of the bunch - with prospects Frankie Corrado, Billy Sweatt, and Eddie Lack in the recent past, I had the opportunity to chat with Joseph LaBate. The big center came in at number 8 on our very own 'Top 20 Prospects' list, after having been drafted 101st overall by the Canucks back in 2011.
Click Past the Jump for the Chat.
September 06 2012 06:49PM
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September 06 2012 09:24AM
The date was November 23rd, 2011. The Canucks went in to Colorado and defeated the Avalanche 3-0 thanks in large part to a stellar performance from goaltender Cory Schneider.
It also marked Alain Vigneault's 247th win as head coach of the Canucks, moving him past Marc Crawford into first place in the club's all-time record books. The date was also Gabriel Landeskog's 19th birthday, and the young Swede was recently named as Colorado's captain, making him the youngest full-time captain in NHL history
Records and birthdays aside, the game has special significance for the Canucks and Schneider. Read on to find out why.
September 05 2012 03:27PM
With the NFL season opening tonight, I'm not too worried about an NHL lockout.
I'll miss watching these two exchange no look backhand saucer passes though...
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September 05 2012 10:53AM
I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but the Vancouver Canucks aren’t currently playing any games and it’s a sad time. Personally, I’m in the midst of some rough hockey withdrawal these days.
And that’s why I have decided to start re-watching old Canucks games from the (relatively) recent past. For this edition of the "Vintage Look Back," I watched the Canucks invade the Joe Louis Arena in early October 2006, to take on the Red Wings.