October 24 2011 01:15AM
Another week has passed in the season, and with that, it's time for another review of matters around the league. In this installment, the Canucks make the first significant move of the year, two first rounders appear on divergent paths, and the Leafs face life without Optimus Reim.
October 22 2011 06:08PM
What a magnificent day in Edmonton. The sun is shining, the Oilers play the Rangers this evening and oh what's that? It's Jason Gregor's birthday. We can't imagine how old he is, but short of cutting him in half and counting his rings we will estimate that today marks the start of his 52nd year on Earth. Happy Birthday!
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October 22 2011 05:38PM
David Booth comes to the Canucks and could be just the right ingredient to complete
the second line with Ryan Kesler.
The Vancouver Canucks have traded Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson to the Florida Panthers for David Booth, Steven Reinprecht and a 2013 3rd round draft pick.
It appears, at first glance, that Mike Gillis has finally rounded out the second line and given Ryan Kesler a complementary speedy winger.
October 22 2011 11:26AM
Roberto Luongo is an excellent goaltender. Year after year he consistently posts well above average numbers, numbers that mark him as one of the league’s best goaltenders. He’s also a slow starter, and a little bit streaky – in recent history he typically starts poorly, and interchanges unbeatable months with poorer ones. Let’s look at his work in October for the Vancouver Canucks.
October 22 2011 08:48AM
Last time they played, Ryan Kesler capped off a 40-goal regular season.
Is he ready to light the lamp again?
(Photo by Jessica Haydahl/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #8 - Wild @ Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks complete a four-game home stand with an afternoon affair against the Minnesota Wild.
First, the Predators. Now the Wild. It's a good thing that Vancouver likes its hockey. Otherwise back to back games with two of the most boring teams in the league would have fans feeling in droves.
But Canucks clearly love boring, cost-prohibitive divisional matchups in the middle of the day.