Refs Call Game Correctly, Bruins Fail to Adjust

Thomas Drance
October 19 2011 11:23AM


Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Canucks had as frustrating a third period as it is possible to have last night. Luongo was bad, the re-jigged defensive pairings were bad, and their forwards seemingly quit with ten minutes left to play. It was a tough end to a game that the Canucks thoroughly controlled through forty minutes...

So you're down in the dumps this morning, feeling bad about the team, and considering starting a riot with the kids at your local high-school. I know how it is, I'm a Canucks fan too. Thankfully, because Canucks fans are the worst, we can find refuge in basic pettiness, which, to be totally frank, is the plan.

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Canucks Shutout by Rangers, Luongo Blamed

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 11:45PM


Luongo's ugly night was compounded by an inverted Bicycle Kick from Alberts
Photo Credit: The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward

It was Rick Rypien Night at Rogers Arena and the Canucks, though absolutely dominant through forty minutes, were unable to beat Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers penalty-killers. In the third frame the ice tilted the other way, and the Rangers scored four goals, three of them on the rush and all of them from home-plate. Canucks fans jeered Luongo, at Rogers Arena and on Twitter, and Bieksa fought and taunted Brandon Dubinsky. When the final buzzer sounded, the Canucks record had slipped to 2-3-1 on the season.

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Headshots October 18th

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 02:23PM


Young Naslund.

Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, made a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Game #6 Preview: (St)Rangers

Cam Davie
October 18 2011 01:20PM


Ballard and his hips are taking their talents into Rexall Place tonight to face the Oilers.
He'll probably get a penalty for that hit, though.
(Photo by by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #6 - Rangers @ Canucks

The Rangers don't visit Vancouver often, but when they do, you can expect the start of the game to be pre-empted by baseball. Or CFL. Or poker. Or a repeat of the 2007 X Games. Or a spelling bee.

Keep up the good work, TSN. Your ability to plan a game schedule rivals that of an unconscious Daschund.

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More Than Just Another Game

Thomas Drance
October 18 2011 11:38AM

Though his death was nearly two months ago, and his body has long since been laid to rest - for those of us who rooted for him, admired him and, yes, in the indirect way that sports fans embrace their heroes, came to love him - tonight Rick Rypien comes home.

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