February 16 2015 01:08PM
After a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday, the Canucks are back looking to pull ahead of their Western conference rivals in the chase for the final playoff spots in the Pacific. They missed a chance to go 4 points up on both the Flames and Wild, and now find themselves in a position where a loss tonight could put them outside the playoff picture by tomorrow morning.
As if that wasn't enough, they'll be playing tonight without arguably their best defenseman against the hottest team in the NHL. Read past the jump for a preview.
February 16 2015 09:00AM
The Canucks went 2-2-0 against the Wild, Blackhawks, Bruins, and Flames and you'll never guess which teams they beat.
February 15 2015 03:00PM
I hope you all had a great valentines day, filled with love and and happiness, or if you're anything like me, filled with pizza and self loathing. One thing that will never let you down is First Star, Worst Star!
February 15 2015 11:00AM
Courtesy: The Province
Here at Canucks Army, we love three things more than anything in the world: prospects, prospect rankings, and whining about prospect rankings. Every summer we vote on and rank the top-20 Canucks prospects to take stock of what's in the system, and every summer we hear vocal complaints from our readers they disagree with our rankings.
So this year, in our mid-term ranking, we gave you the chance to vote on prospects and
have a say on these players. Since our summer rankings, we've
simplified the definition of "prospect" to any player in the Vancouver
Canucks' system that is eligible for the Calder Trophy if they were to
play in the NHL this year. This means that players like Linden Vey and
Joacim Eriksson who were not rated over the summer will be covered in
Without further ado, here is the 3rd rated Canucks Prospect
February 14 2015 11:40PM
When one considers the short and long term history between tonight's combatants, it seems like a "letdown game" would be the least of Vancouver Canucks fans worries. By that same token, the Canucks are fresh off a week which saw them face their dreaded playoff rivals from Boston and Chicago, in successive contests - both games Vancouver won. The last of those two games was played just 24-hours prior to tonight's contest. The setting was ripe for an emotional letdown game from the visiting Canucks.
With the malaise in Vancouver's game, as they dragged their feet through the opening moments of the first, it was very much so a self-fulfilling prophecy. The Canucks eventually found their legs, and mustered enough offensively to keep this game close and entertaining right until about the third and final frame. With their hard work and third period opportunism, the Canucks didn't do enough to bury the Flames. They mounted an early offensive push, highlighted by a Lance Bouma goal, which sealed the Canucks fate. The final score was 3-2.
Lets break this all down on the other side of the jump.