March 31 2015 07:00AM
If Lawson Crouse hadn't shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That's a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into manhood far ahead of the other teenagers of his generation? Where will he play? Can he score consistently? Does he check well enough to be considered an impact checker? What the hell is an impact checker? Lawson Crouse is exhausting even just to talk about. Wait until you see him play!
March 30 2015 09:22PM
The Vancouver Canucks hit the ground running on their brutal Central division road swing, taking their final match-up with the St. Louis Blues by a final score of 4-1. It was another step in the right direction for Vancouver as they try and hammer home a playoff berth, and with the Kings losing to the Blackhawks, their chances of making the dance look as good as ever.
Read past the jump for a recap of tonight's big win.
March 30 2015 05:53PM
Over the weekend it came to light that the Utica Comets had signed Vancouver Canucks' prospect Joseph LaBate, a forward from the University of Wisconsin, to a Professional Try-Out (PTO). This morning the press release officially confirmed the rumours.
With LaBate having left the Wisconsin Badgers, who didn't earn a post-season berth, the Canucks have until August 15th to sign him to an Entry-Level Contract or he is free to walk away as an Unrestricted Free Agent.
Let's take a look into what we might have in this 4th round pick.
March 30 2015 04:00PM
Another wild week of being a stressed out hockey fan has come and gone. It was just okay.
March 30 2015 01:02PM
One look at the standings today and its plain as day, the Canucks let a big lead get away from them. However, cheering for the Canucks as long as I have or you have will show that it's always been done this way: difficult and agonizing.
The Canucks head to the land of BBQ ribs, brisket and basically any meal that begs for BBQ sauce: St. Louis; a road city most welcome. Vancouver's road record is pretty good this year (22-12-3) and with the Canucks taking the last two games against the Blues, tonight should follow suit. After losing to the Stars in OT on Saturday, every point is crucial with LA and Calgary breathing down the Canucks neck. Their breath is stinky like no breakfast, 2 coffees, no brushing teeth breath. It's bad. They need some distance.