May 28 2011 11:26AM
(This article was cross-posted at the Score.com )
Alain Vigneault's extreme method of doling out ice time and circumstances has been mentioned in this space before. Aside from the Sedin twins, no player better represents the Vancouver coach's habits better than Manny Malhotra. While the twins enjoyed some of the most favorable starting positions in the entire league this year, Malhotra was at the other end of the spectrum. As a result, his value to Vancouver isn't quite revealed in counting numbers.
May 27 2011 07:10PM
Call it a comeback?
(Photo by JOCELYN MALETTE/QMI Agency)
Manny Malhotra was skating with his Canuck teammates at practice today after being cleared for light contact by team doctors. Malhotra will still need to undergo another surgery on the eye in the off season, however that procedure is not required for him to return to action in the Stanley Cup Final. Though Canucks fans can't help but be excited about this latest development, the debate about whether or not Manny Malhotra will suit up for the Canucks in the postseason continues.
May 27 2011 04:20PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, Frozone is officially on the comeback trail.
(Photo courtesy The Vancouver Sun)
The Vancouver Canucks received some excellent news early Friday, as Manny Malhotra was cleared for full practice with the team. As the Canucks get ready to fight the final battle for the Stanley Cup, the possibility of having Malhotra back in the lineup has Canucks fans and media absolutely salivating.
But let's remember one thing... the fact that Malhotra has progressed this far this quickly nothing short of a miracle.
May 26 2011 11:27AM
"LET'S GO TO THE CUP, BABY!"
(Photo by Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Image)
The Vancouver Canucks are going to the Stanley Cup Final! It was amazing when Jim Robson said it 17 years ago, and it was just as amazing when Jim Hughson echoed that at the end of the Canucks' Game 5 series-clinching victory.
Now, the final battle in this post-season war awaits them.
May 25 2011 12:03PM
For three consecutive rounds we have called for the Canucks to lose their serieses. For three consecutive rounds we have been disappointed. We have now upped the ante and had a buddy in Vegas place a cool $10 beans on every team in the Conference Finals to win save the Canucks. Money talks Nation and our money says "anyone but Vancouver."