March 27 2014 02:04PM
There are plenty of things I miss about the Northwest Division days, and a large chunk of that has to do with the Colorado Avalanche. Beyond just the way that the Canucks have thoroughly dominated them in recent years, there's also the fact that the Avs have now quickly become one of the most watchable teams in the entire league. It's weird that it's March 27th, and that these two teams are facing each other for just the 2nd time this season. But that's the new reality we live in.
The Canucks make their one and only trip this season to the state where it's legal to not only smoke pot but also cheer for Peyton Manning and his forehead. Tonight you can watch them try to win 4 games in a row after last night's offensive outburst, all while keeping a close eye on the scoreboard.
It's a busy Thursday night of hockey, but there's one game in particular that should be of interest: the Coyotes at the Devils. Cheering on the Devils is something that both the optimists in Vancouver and the people attempting to steer the tank in the right direction can agree upon.
March 26 2014 09:09PM
Generally speaking, I often write up the game recaps before ultimately deciding on what the title of the post should be. As a sign of protest against NHL [dot] com's absurd reaches at being punny, I try to refrain from going down that route. So sometimes the options are kind of limited.
Tonight is not one of those nights. I spent some time giving considerations to "Northwest Nostalgia", "#ShotQuality", all sorts of others regarding Daniel Sedin finally ending his own personal drought, and even some regarding the team's ongoing quest to keep their slim playoff chances alive.
But in the end, I had to go in the direction of Canucks Army favourite David Booth, who not only scored the team's first two goals of the game - while it was still competitive and in doubt - but also now has tallies in consecutive games. PRAISE DAVID BOOTH!
March 26 2014 01:54PM
I'll let you guys pick your adventure today in preparation of this one:
Positive spin: The Vancouver Canucks come into Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Wild on a 2-game losing streak, looking for their first 3-game winning streak since that torrid stretch in December (20th-29th, beating the Blackhawks, Jets, and Flames).
With the news that Mike Smith's injury could potentially keep him out for some time, the window appears to have been cracked ever so lightly and a light breeze is coming in (.. but is hardly enough to cool off these red hot Vancouver Canucks!). And that was before the news that Alex Burrows would come back far sooner than expected!
Negative Realistic spin: The Vancouver Canucks haven't managed to win 3 games in nearly three months, and have a 1.9% chance at the playoffs entering today. Their best player will be out tonight. The last time these two teams played, the result was anything but "Wild"..
March 25 2014 12:29AM
top left corner oh no pic.twitter.com/TNCf1eKxII— Gráinne (@wholegrainne) March 24, 2014
The Canucks have found their way back into the win column and I figured that's as good a reason as any to get me back into the.. headshots.. column. Or something.
Anyways, things are looking moderately less bleak in the land of Canucks at the moment and this has everyone just a little less on edge. It's great. I haven't even seen so much as a "shapheat" develop since their last loss, I might add. What I have seen, however, is a ton of great local content on the Canucks and I'll try to bring it all your way, right after the jump.
March 24 2014 06:27PM
That was from Sunday night via our GIF guy Schneider's Teeth, during the 2nd period of their 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres which in essence extended the "they're still alive!" discussion for another couple of days.
Unfortunately, that belief - which was really being kept afloat by only the utmost of optimists to begin with - lasted for less than 24 hours. News broke this afternoon that Henrik Sedin will be put on the shelf for ~2 weeks, as per reported by
V ancouver Canucks beat reporter TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie.
Nail, meet the coffin.. for the final time in 2013-14.