January 09 2015 09:30AM
The Comets Militia Weekly Report has returned as we look back at the weekly activities of our favourite AHL club, the Utica Comets. The results of the week were not as good as they have been so far this year, but the underlying process still remains positive. Ultimately that’s what we care about and preach here at Canucks Army; the sustainability of success due to the correct on-ice decisions over results in a small sample size. In the words of Alain Vigneault, "stick to the process."
So let's read past the jump to see what went down!
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January 09 2015 07:00AM
World Junior gold, Phil Kessel exchange with reporter, Leafs fire Carlyle, 5 coaching candidates, Todd Nelson needs to go, Flames at the halfway mark, catching up with former Canucks and more in this week's Roundup.
January 09 2015 01:11AM
Frame the damn photo. pic.twitter.com/Cp4IwBJHK5— Mike Martignago (@MikeMartignago) January 9, 2015
It's probably a horrible cliche to describe Roberto Luongo's return to Vancouver as "storybook" for the goalie, but that's really how the night was. The man who once helped lead the home squad to their most successful seasons ever gave a vintage Luongo performance, stopping 32 of 33 shots and earning first star of the night honours to the honest cheers of a road crowd. The Canucks 3-1 loss almost seemed secondary tonight as the Vancouver crowd finally received their chance to send Luongo off the way he deserved.
Read past the jump for a recap of what became Luongo night at Rogers Arena.
January 08 2015 04:00PM
The Vancouver Canucks have placed now former prospect Henrik Tommernes on unconditional waivers in order to terminate his contract and allow him to return to Europe so he can continue to pursue his hockey career overseas. The move itself isn't all that significant, but it may have some interesting implications on what roster moves that Jim Benning can make going forward.
Read past the jump to see how this move could influence the Canucks in the short term.
January 08 2015 01:14PM
A mid-January home date against a middle-of-the pack former Southeast division opponent isn't exactly one that would be circled so boldly on the calendar for Canucks fans, especially not one against a team as inoffensive as the Florida Panthers. Tonight, however, is different. One of Vancouver's greatest heroes-turned-villain-turned-hero-once-again is back, as Roberto Luongo takes the crease in Vancouver for the first time since unceremoniously being shipped out at the 2014 trade deadline.
The game likely won't be as exciting as the reception for Vancouver's best goalie ever is sure to be, but read past the jump for a preview.