December 11 2011 02:26PM
It was a rough and tumble affair in the Nation's capital last night, but the Canucks comfortably controlled proceedings and dominated the Senators on their way to a convincing 4-1 win. While the Canucks played very well, they didn't comport themselves as well as they performed. The team abandoned to some extent their "between the whistles" mantra and the result was a fair few penalties, a fight to respond to a borderline hit, and what I'd call a loss of focus at times. The Senators aren't a good enough team to make the Canucks pay for this sort of shenanigans, but I'd prefer the Canucks stuck to a more straight up variation of jerk-puck. Also, when discussing referees after games, can we get the team a collective muzzle? A more detailed recap and chance data after the jump.
December 11 2011 12:59PM
Our good friend Shane M (Socialasssassin2 on twitter) has an open invitation to join Canucks Army, but he prefers to just chime in on his own schedule. Previously in this space he's written a well recieved take about the Wayne Simmonds incident. He's inarguably an intelligent, funny and engaged sports fan, with a unique perspective and a habit of stealing his mother's liqour (according to a particular Rogers Sportsnet Host). Here he is chiming in on the Canucks "team toughness" issues. If you like what you read, please go pressure him to blog more!
The Following is a Guest Post From: Shane M
Where have you gone, Raffi Torres?
Last night, in the Nation's capital, the Ottawa Senators attempted to run the Vancouver Canucks out of the building, city and perhaps, the country. Did they succeed? No, but they left Cody Hodgson dazed and confused (although Alain Vigneault said Hodgson is "fine").
December 10 2011 08:06PM
The holiday season is almost upon us and your ol' pal Lowetide has given you an early gift with this week's NationRadio episode. Oilers talk? Check. Flames stuff? Why not. Ryan Lambert explaining what exactly "Ovechkin's steroids" are exactly? Oh yeah.
This is NationRadio.
December 10 2011 01:41PM
The faceoff circle is a place where the Vancouver Canucks can boast a lot more talent than the typical NHL team. The Canucks are presently the NHL’s third-best faceoff team after leading the league in that department one season ago.
And on the Canucks, nobody is better than veteran checking center Manny Malhotra.
December 09 2011 01:29PM
It's time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week's overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of useful pieces, and the Leafs' ownership changes hands.