March 15 2013 12:18AM
Jannik Hansen made it look way too easy on this night.
If you read my preview for this game, I thank you for taking the time to do so, and appreciate your click. But boy, I could not have been more wrong. I listed a few less than flattering offensive statistics regarding the Nashville Predators, before citing the last meeting between these two teams as the reason why this would be a snooze fest.
Instead, what we were treated to was one of the more exciting Canucks games of the entire season. And quite frankly, a game which featured just about everything you'd want to see as a fan. Goals, a penalty shot,
momentum swingers fights, and some more goals. It had it all. What it also had, was a final result that saw the Canucks earn two points with a 7-4 victory.
Read on Past the Jump for Analysis, and Scoring Chance Data.
March 14 2013 01:10PM
Can't blame Carrie. This was probably taken the last time these two teams played.
The Good? Your Vancouver Canucks currently find themselves on a 1-game winning streak! They're also kicking off a 4-game stretch at home tonight.
The Bad? That win was their first in the last 5 games, as they've found themselves mired in a hideous stretch of hockey.
The Ugly? They're playing hockey against the Nashville Predators for 60-65 minutes tonight.
Read Past the Jump for More on the Game.
March 14 2013 10:58AM
The Vancouver Canucks need another center. You know this, I know this, and Mike Gillis knows this.
The club can’t/won’t enter the postseason with Andrew Ebbett or Jordan Schroeder as a top nine center. Assuming Ryan Kesler returns from his broken foot a few weeks before the playoffs start (and that appears to be the likely outcome), who do the Canucks target to center the third line?
Max Lapierre could move up to play there, but he is probably best suited for the fourth line (or at least sharing the ultra-tough line assignments that Alain Vigneault typically gives to his top checking line center).
With all of that being said, who are some centers around the league that the Canucks could realistically target at the trade deadline?
March 13 2013 07:20PM
It's an off day. Drance is off. Charron is off. Filipovic and Angus were both last seen runing around downtown with horse heads on.
The Canucks are off.
Here I am, though, fresh in from the pouring rain, with a collection of fun, evening reading; there's chatter about the coach, about the lineup and a touch of banter.
For a round up of what's happening on a very grey Wednesday, click through, after the jump!
March 12 2013 09:17PM
Mason Raymond earns his team an extra point in the
coin flip shootout.
Cool shot by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images
From an entertainment and results perspective, this now concluded Canucks road trip was pretty much the road trip from hell. It began last Thursday in Ohio, as the Canucks played a joyless contest against the Blue Jackets and lost in over-ime. From there the Canucks ventured to Minnesota and got the snot kicked out of them by the Wild on Sunday. Finally, like good tin-soldiers, they returned to Ohio on Thursday to try and salvage some dignity. They managed too by the skin of their teeth, as Roberto Luongo, Mason Raymond and Jason Garrison led the club to a 2-1 victory in the skills competition.
Analysis and scoring chance data on the other side of the jump.