February 03 2012 01:24PM
Shhh. Don't tell the four teams waging war on a nightly basis for Central Division supremacy about what's going on in the sleepy Northwest. Alright, it's not much of a secret really, but I don't know if people realize just how much the Canucks have benefited from running roughshod over the "cupcakes" in their division the past three seasons, especially the Colorado Avalanche. This stuff will make those Central Division guys cringe, if not cry.
February 03 2012 10:53AM
Billy Sweatt has been very, very steady for the Wolves so far this year.
(Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
A season which started slowly has been begun to pick up pace of late. The Wolves are scoring goals and the forwards have led the way. It's an interesting mix of young and old, with some pretty handy, interchangeable parts. Lets take a look at the first half of the season for the Chicago Wolves' forwards.
February 02 2012 11:29PM
The entire tenure of Gary Bettman can be summed up in the fact that the Vancouver Canucks got a point tonight. They had no business being in this game, no business winning this game, and yet still took it to a shootout and escape with what amounts to half a victory in this warped system the NHL has created for itself.
For analysis, scoring-chance breakdown and the Statistical Three Stars, click past the jump.
February 02 2012 02:40PM
Keith Ballard checking out the photos he took of AV's Dog-House.
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February 02 2012 12:21PM
Aw, Kes and Higs. You so cutesy together. You just love playing the Wings, don't you.
Expect these two American BFF's to have large games tonight.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #51 - Red Wings @ Canucks
As Iain McIntyre wrote in a column late yesterday, "Nobody hates the Wings and it's making me sick." He says, if winning breeds hatred for other NHL teams, as Ken Hitchcock suggested when asked why everyone hates the Canucks, then why doesn't everyone (well, everyone but Ryan Lambert) hate the perennial Cup contending Red Wings? All they've done is win for 15 years. Yet, they're considered the model organization, from ownership on down.
Well... Yeah. They are. Because they're good! And they've won for 15 years. But let's starting hating the Red Wings too.