April 07 2012 10:39PM
Manny Malhotra joins Henrik Sedin to celebrate the 2010-11 President's Trophy.
The Canucks repeated as "top of the table" champs with their 3-0 victory tonight.
With tonight's 3-0 demolition of the Edmonton Oilers, the Canucks secured their second consecutive President's Trophy - awarded to the team with the best record in the NHL regular season. The award is meaningless in normative terms, no one throws a parade for the team that wins it, and no one riots if a team narrowly falls short. While this isn't European soccer, the President's Trophy does come with home-ice advantage throughout the 2012 NHL playoffs, so that's pretty neat.
April 07 2012 10:45AM
Tonight the Canucks will conclude another banner regular season against the lowly Oilers. The Canucks are set as either the first or second seed in the Western Conference, and it's a fifty-fifty proposition as to where exactly they'll end up in the standings. If they gain a single point, they'll win the West. If they lose and St. Louis wins, they'll finish in second place. If they win and the New York Rangers lose, the Canucks will win their second consecutive President's Trophy. Of course, of late, when the Canucks have played relatively meaningless late season games against the Panzer Tank Oilers, they've had a tendency to drop the ball.
Underlying Numbers, the three keys and more thorough preview past the jump!
April 06 2012 03:56PM
Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic!
You cheer for the Habs? Last place in the East didn't deter you? You brave soul, you. Wait a minute, is that a Blackhawks fan I hear?
BLACKHAWKS FAN SEZ: YO MAN YOU LET OTHER DUDES TOUCH YOUR BERRIES?!?!? YOU SHOULD PLAY ON THE CANUCKS WITH THE SEDIN SISTERS, ITS LIKE A BERRY FESTIVAL IN THEIR DRESSING ROOM HAHAHAHA PUSSY MIKE JORDAN 4EVER 4REAL MAN 6 TITLES BISHHHHHHHH
Nothing like starting the week with input from our good friend, Blackhawks fan. Thank you, sir. More after the jump!
April 06 2012 03:38PM
Tim Miller and Darren Haydar have their eyes on the playoffs.
(Photo: Matt Hyndman)
The Wolves returned to Chicago from their extended West Coast sojourn this week. After spending a few days at home they'll be setting off on the road again for Texas and Oklahoma.
Getting 3 of 4 points in Abbotsford was seen as a good return for the team, as they continue to push towards taking the Midwest division title and possibly finishing 2nd in the Western conference.
More after the jump!
April 06 2012 01:57PM
Last night the Canucks had a golden opportunity to position themselves to win a second straight President's Trophy. With a one goal lead in the third period against the Flames, however, they whiffed. Not that it matters - no one holds a parade for the team that wins the President's trophy, and perhaps more importantly for the city of Vancouver, they don't riot if the team falls painfully short either!
Nonetheless, last night's loss was pretty ugly, especially for Henrik Sedin's line, who had been dynamite of late. Marc-Andre Gragnani continued to display some iffy defense, Kesler continued to struggle to produce, and Vancouver's once stellar power-play continued to pack as much punch as a pacifist.
An abbreviated recap, chance data and the statistical three stars after the jump!