January 21 2015 10:00AM
Garret and Rhys are back talking hockey this week, taking a look at NHL Central Scouting's midterm prospect rankings, why goons are valuable, why the Leafs should trade Phil Kessel, and how to revitalize the All-Star game, all while Rhys writes love letters to Mark Fistric. Click past the jump to listen!
January 21 2015 09:00AM
Welcome back to another edition of our weekly Canucks Army Prospect Report. Most prospects are in action with a few players sitting on the side due to injuries. We have all the latest news and stats for our prospects so without wasting any more time, continue past the jump to get all the details!
January 20 2015 09:05PM
The Canucks traveled down to Tampa Bay for the last game of their road trip to face a surging Tampa Bay Lightning team. As Rhys wrote about in the Game Day Thread, the Bolts are stocked full of offensively gifted talents and look to be good for a long time in the future, as well as this year. This game was no easy task for the Canucks and it showed up on the ice, in their underlying numbers, and in their results.
As the Canucks played last night against the other Florida team and were starting with Ryan Miller in net again, the game didn't start off in their favour. Because of their lack of rest we can be like certain ex-Oiler bloggers and chalk this one up to a "schedule loss" however.
Continue past the jump for analysis of this game!
January 20 2015 12:17PM
Less than 24 hours after disposing of the Florida Panthers, the Canucks remain in the south to do battle with the other, shinier Florida team: the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts are in contention for the President's Trophy this season, and look to be a legitimate contender in the East, and they're also close to unbeatable on home ice. It'll be a tough test for a Canucks team looking to win their fourth straight game and their second in as many nights.
Read past the jump for a preview.
January 19 2015 09:23PM
Riding a wave of favourable percentages, hot goaltending, and as accommodating a three-game stretch as the schedule can offer, Vancouver put the cherry on top of a three-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the newly anointed #FancyCats. This, just two weeks after the Panthers came into Rogers Arena with some guy named "Roberto Luongo" in tow and had their way with the then hapless Canucks.
The "road win" formula was followed perfectly tonight. The Canucks capitalized on early defensive miscues by the young Florida blue line to build an early lead, then sat on that lead until the game was over, preserving their big guns for tomorrow's game in the process. If not for a Brandon Pirri one-timer (which ended Ryan Miller's streak of 212:52 without surrendering a goal) there'd be almost nothing to complain about!
Meet me on the other side of the jump and maybe I'll find something after all!