January 08 2015 01:14PM
A mid-January home date against a middle-of-the pack former Southeast division opponent isn't exactly one that would be circled so boldly on the calendar for Canucks fans, especially not one against a team as inoffensive as the Florida Panthers. Tonight, however, is different. One of Vancouver's greatest heroes-turned-villain-turned-hero-once-again is back, as Roberto Luongo takes the crease in Vancouver for the first time since unceremoniously being shipped out at the 2014 trade deadline.
The game likely won't be as exciting as the reception for Vancouver's best goalie ever is sure to be, but read past the jump for a preview.
January 08 2015 09:30AM
Earlier this week, I took you for a ride down memory lane, looking at how Canucks of old are faring in their new environments. With the exception of Ryan Kesler, the list was comprised mainly of players that are best suited to the bottom-six. Seeing as the Canucks ice about three and a half third lines on any given night, I've little in the way of grievances.
I've since drawn a list of defencemen from that same time frame, which runs from the 2011-12 season to the one we're currently enjoying, to have a look at how they're doing too. This ought to be fun.
January 07 2015 09:30AM
Courtesy of @kenwardskorner
Welcome back to the regular and first edition of the Canucks Army Weekly Prospect report for 2015. The World Juniors are over and hockey is back in action after the winter break. The majority of Canucks prospects have played and we have plenty of post-tournament coverage to look at!
Without further ado, continue past the jump.
January 06 2015 11:43PM
The Vancouver Canucks entered tonight with vengeance on the mind, hosting the new and improved New York Islanders team at Rogers Arena. It was the Islanders, of course, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit with seven (!!!) third period goals to humiliate the Canucks at home last March.
Eddie Lack was in net for that game and was victimized for six of those goals. During the broadcast one of the commentators mentioned discussing this game with Lack, who had apparently described it as "the worst of his career". The "Stork" was able to settle the score tonight, backstopping Vancouver to a 3-2 win over the Isles.
Well, you know the drill.
January 06 2015 12:50PM
The New York Islanders have transformed themselves into one of the East's best teams overnight, and they come to Vancouver looking to continue to challenge for the Metropolitan division title. Vancouver on the other hand will be looking to not only build on a good win against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, but also to avenge a horrific 7-4 loss at the hands of these same Isles last season.
Read past the jump for today's game preview.