November 28 2011 01:36PM
Alexander Ovechkin, the "Great Eight", former Calder Trophy winner and possessor of the best individual single season since the lockout, in which he earned the Art Ross, Rocket Richard and Hart trio, along with the Lester B. Pearson Award. And 65 goals to boot.
But, the questions that have fans thinking are as follows: 'How does a 65-goal scorer at 21 score just 32 at 24? How is he one of the biggest scoring busts so far on the current season, with just 8 goals through 22 games, as one of the most naturally gifted people on the planet entering what should be his prime?'
November 28 2011 01:25PM
This dog is angry! And so am I.
Luckily my teeth are straighter than his. Only slightly, though.
Photo found at VSA Stories
Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday, and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.
In this week's edition, I shake my head at Patch, whine about Joe and his whiny whining, and yell at NBC and Matt Lauer to learn a team's damn name!
November 28 2011 12:13PM
The Canucks' goalies are fantastic. Let's talk about that.
(photo: Nick Procaylo/PNG)
During last spring's playoffs, we all remember the endless Luongo versus Schneider debate. None of it was very intelligent; for some bizarre reason, many Canucks fans decided that truth was determined not even by their eyes anymore, but totally by their gut. They didn't think Luongo, despite incredible numers all year long, 'had it,' and instead the basically untested Cory Schneider did.
November 28 2011 09:15AM
Pavel Bure and then Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2001
Editors Note: Last week, the legendary former Canucks forward, Pavel Bure, stepped onto the ice for the first time in many years. He took part in an "old-timers friendly" alongside with other former Russian superstars and (surprise-surprise!) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. After the game he chatted with the media about making it into the Hall of Fame, about Ovechkin's regression, about his future in hockey and the Russian National Team. The original text for this interview comes from Igor Rabiner of Sport-Express and has been translated for our benefit by Andrey Osadchenko
November 28 2011 12:30AM
It was a close thing, but last week's leader held off a strong challenge to remain in first for a second consecutive week.