January 05 2015 09:30AM
By popular demand, we have moved the player grades feature from a weekly feature to a monthly feature that will run on the first Monday of every month. Since our friend Moneypuck looks at monthly performances in his Deep Dive, these grades will focus on the season-long performance of Canucks forwards. The defensemen's grades will run in a few hours.
Let's get started then. Read past the jump!
January 04 2015 04:00PM
On Saturday, December 27th 2014 the Vancouver Canucks ECHL affiliate, the Kalamazoo Wings, played in the first ever ECHL Outdoor game. The game was hosted by the Toledo Walleye and was located in downtown Toledo. With the first ever ECHL Outdoor Game goal scored by a Canucks' prospect, it was a historic moment for all teams involved.
Attending this game was Sarah Hobday who graciously guest wrote this column and shared many picture with us. So read on past the jump for her breakdown of the game!
January 04 2015 09:30AM
Writing is a funny thing. Back in my November deep dive, I
boldly stated that I thought the Canucks would be able to make the playoffs on
account of them accumulating 33 points in October and November, which was
likely enough of a cushion for them to get in even if they play .500 the rest
of the way. Wouldn’t you know it, the Canucks proceeded to pick up a measly 12
points in 11 December games, finding themselves in a four way tie for 5th
place in the west at the end of 2014 with a few games in hand. I’d prefer it if the
Canucks didn't try so hard to prove me right, but here we are...
Find out more about the month that was after the jump.
January 04 2015 07:30AM
Well gang, we did it, we made it to the year 2015. THE FUTURE IS NOW! And what also is now is this weeks First Star, Worst Star.
January 04 2015 12:22AM
The Vancouver Canucks entered Saturday night's game looking to put Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Kings behind them, and they did just that on the back of another strong performance from Ryan Miller and the Sedin twins. Vancouver's powerplay scored twice, Henrik Sedin scored his 200th and 201st career NHL goals, both into empty nets, and Miller held the Detroit Red Wings off of the scoreboard for most of the night, en route to a 4-1 win.
Read past the jump for a recap of tonight's performance.