October 18 2014 05:00PM
In years past, tonight's showdown against Steven Stamkos and the high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning would have been one of the marquee games on the Canucks' schedule and the hottest ticket in town. It's a sign of the times then - an alarming one at that, if you're involved with the Canucks' business operations - when the team can't sell every ticket in the house to see one of the genuinely most exciting young teams in the NHL with legitimate superstar talent.
And oh yeah, about that superstar talent. The Bolts are looking pretty damn good this year too. Read past the jump for more.
October 18 2014 02:45PM
I've come to the sudden realization that writing fun, weekly wrap-ups of Canucks hockey is probably easier when the schedule does not consist solely of 2 games against the Edmonton Oilers. But if Dan Hamhuis can return after bleeding as much blood as he did on Friday night, I can at least try.
Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:23AM
The Nation Network and Dailyfaceoff present the Fantasy Minute. A quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds and sleepers for the week. 10.17.14 (Based on 12 team leagues)
Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:00AM
Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the
best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.
October 17 2014 11:58PM
The Vancouver Canucks, as they did too infrequently last season, successfully closed out a game in which they narrowly led in the third period defeating the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Friday to remain undefeated on the season. It helps, of course, that all three of the team's victories have come against woeful, Alberta-based clubs and the real test will come on Saturday against the very legitimate Tampa Bay Lightning.
Still, the Canucks banked the points they needed to bank and looked pretty decent doing it.
Read on past the jump.