February 07 2012 12:12PM
The... Canucks... Lines... Chopped... And... Screwed.
It is becoming obvious that the Canucks have become Hamlet. First of all, they're being visited by the ghost of Tebow. Secondly, with Jannik Hansen struggling, something is rotten in the state of Denmark; and now, apparently, Alain Vigneault has gone mad. According to Botch, here's what the lines looked like at practice:
D. Sedin - Kesler - Burrows
Bitz - Henrik - Raymond
Booth - Hodgson - Hansen
Malhotra - Lapierre - Weise
Indisputably, that's pretty weird. But while Vigneault catches a lot of flack in the Vancouver market for some of his seemingly absurd roster moves, to his credit: he's willing to make ballsy decisions, and is cheeky about the over-wrought reactions some of his line combinations engender.
Read on past the jump!
February 07 2012 11:08AM
In their last trip to Nashville, the Canucks did a little do-si-do into the Western Conference Final,
thanks entirely to Ryan Kesler. Does Kes still have some Music City Magic left in him?
(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #53 - Canucks @ Predators
The Vancouver Canucks return to Nashville for the first time since dispatching the Predators from the second round of the playoffs. The Predators have gone through a bit of a transformation this year, lighting the lamp like never before. Meanwhile the Canucks have been coasting on minimal effort of late, yet are still managing to win games and pick up points. Will the Predators' change in philosophy be enough to knock the Canucks down a peg? Or can the Canucks stumble their way to victory again?
February 06 2012 09:09PM
Those who closely follow the Canucks have been aware that the team is on a pretty brutal slide lately. Since the game in Boston, the Canucks have been a below average possession team, earning just 37.6% of the score-tied shots,40% of the score-tied Fenwick events and 43.7% of the score-tied Corsi events. Anybody paying attention to the scoring chance data here at Canucks Army has probably noticed a similar effect there.
February 06 2012 03:07PM
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February 06 2012 02:03PM
M.I.A. is angry. And so am I. But she's gonna get a stern talking-to by some TV exec
over this insignificant act. US Network TV - where this is offensive, but blowing someone up is awesome.
Photo courtesy Getty Images/NBC.
Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday, and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.
This week, I give the middle finger to touch-up icing, the Canucks winning (HUH?!) and the tantalizing tease of hockey in the Pacific Northwest.