November 03 2011 02:30PM
The Nashville Predators made waves on Thursday by signing Pekka Rinne to a seven year, $49-million contract. It is the largest contract in the history of one of the NHL’s smallest markets, and it instantly establishes Rinne as the cornerstone for the team for most of the next decade.
November 03 2011 02:01PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20164
November 03 2011 12:35PM
The following is written by Andrey Osadchenko a Russian hockey writer whose work appears most often at the popular site allhockey.ru. You can also occassionally find Andrey's work at The Hockey News, on youtube (he's the co-host along with Steve Dangle of the popular web-series "Joining the Rush") and across the Nation Network.
Written by: Andrey Osadchenko
It was supposed to be another Cinderella story. A Russian prospect (always a gamble to begin with) came seemingly out of nowhere to scored 2 goals in his first preseason game against the Islanders in a 2:1 win for the Canucks. He kept it going and turned some heads when Alain Vigneault put him on a line with the Sedins for the rest of preseason, then started him on a second line with Ryan Kesler at the beginning of the regular season.
November 03 2011 11:32AM
Alex Burrows led the charge in the Canucks last visit to Minny.
Will it do it again tonight? And will we finally see a breakout performance from Kesler?
(Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #13 - Canucks @ Wild
The Canucks continue their six-game road-trip with their first visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes this year. Historically, the Canucks first trip to Minnesota every year usually ends in a loss... when they play in October. However, when their first game against the Wild at Xcel happens in November, the Canucks are 3-0 in the past 5 years. So do the Canucks show some of their October hangover tonight, or do they continue their November dominance?
November 03 2011 09:21AM
Every few weeks, I will share three positive bits of news regarding the Canucks. And to prove I am not a total homer, I’ll do the same for the negative stuff. This week is an extra special edition, as it features Kyle Wellwood!