April 23 2012 05:03PM
What follows is a dry look at two goaltenders for the Vancouver Canucks this season.
In no way am I claiming that any of the following information is predictive. All I can tell you is that it is reliable, and takes into account both Canucks' goaltenders over 87 games this season.
April 23 2012 03:05PM
Claude Giroux is angry. And so am I. We're both angry that he doesn't get to light up
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins anymore. Poolies probably aren't too thrilled either.
(Photo via Yahoo! Sports Canada)
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'm fed up with the NHL awards show, nosey owners, and my own lack of a response to the end of the Canucks season.
April 23 2012 11:30AM
The Los Angeles Kings celebrate their third period, game tying goal.
The Kings advanced in overtime, and will advanced to the second round for the first time in a decade.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
"There's always next year" Canucks fans.
Yes, it's the worst day of the year - the day after Vancouver is eliminated from the postseason. For forty odd years, without fail, Canucks fans have mourned the passing of another season on some day in the Spring. We've gnashed our teeth, and hung our heads, and contemplated the grim possibility of slipping our mortal coils without seeing a Canucks captain hoist Lord Stanley's Mug.
Last year, the Canucks lost in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final and expectations were high this year. The Canucks, however, down 3-1 in their preliminary round series, were unable to hold onto a one goal lead and were buried by the Kings over the final twenty-five minutes of play. The result? A longer summer than the Canucks and their fans have gone through since 2008.
Click past the jump for a thorough recap, analysis, scoring chance data and the statistical three stars!
April 23 2012 10:44AM
For two years in a row, the Vancouver Canucks have been the best regular season team in the NHL. Also for two seasons in a row, the Vancouver Canucks have not been the best post-season team in the NHL.
Given the latter, does the former matter?
April 22 2012 01:02PM
Aside from the St. Louis Blues who are now home and dry, pretty much all of the favorites heading into the playoffs are on the ropes. It's been a wacky post-season for fans of playoff teams. Luckily the Flames, Leafs and Oilers faithful don't have to deal with such stress - all that's left for them is to sit back, await the draft and continue to pray for a Canucks first round upset (sorry Canucks fans).
This week on program we welcomed draft gurus Corey Pronman and Kirk Luedeke to talk prospects, as well Nation regulars Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis to get a feel for the Flames and Oilers off-season.
This is Nation Radio.