November 04 2010 05:56PM
Scott Arniel (Right) and his teammates (R to L) Laurie Boschman, Dale Hawerchuk and Tim Watters were loving life and 7-Up in Winnipeg in the mid 1980s. Fast forward 25 years and Arniel finds himself as a rookie head coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He isn't promoting 7-Up and he's replaced his teammates with assistant coaches, Brad Berry, Bob Boughner and Dan Hinote. You think the 18, 19 and 20-year-old rookies have pressure in the NHL, imagine being a rookie head coach on a team that has never won a playoff game.
November 04 2010 02:30PM
Game Day Recon #12 - Canucks @ Avalanche
It's the battle of the backups as the Canucks' Cory Schneider faces the Avs' Peter Budaj tonight in Denver. Both goalies have won their last 2 starts, but both are playing on different terms right now. While Schneider is the established back-up with a set routine of when he will play, Budaj has had to take over for Craig Anderson, who's been felled by a serious injury. So Budaj takes the reins as Colorado's temporary #1 goalie and will give Vancouver all it can handle tonight at the Pepsi Center.
November 03 2010 01:19PM
With the Canucks finally ending their Ramadan-like hockey fast, and actually playing more than one game in ten days, we all finally have something to look at, argue about and dissect to death. Instead, let's dust off the the ole calculators and take a look at the Canucks last two opponents by the numbers.
November 02 2010 06:41PM
Vancouver Canucks @ Edmonton Oilers
6:00 PM PST
|3.11 (6th)||Goals/Game||2.70 (18th)|
|3.44 (28th)||Goals Against/Game||2.20 (3rd)|
|16.3% (16th)||PP||21% (9th)|
|70.4% (29th)||PK||84.6% (13th)|
November 02 2010 01:25PM
Game Day Recon #11 - Canucks @ Oilers
The Vancouver Canucks head out on a quick two-game road trip, and play on back-to-back nights, as they head to Alberta's capital to face the Edmonton Oilers. Joining them on the ice for the first time this season is Alex Burrows, fully recovered and finally eligible to play after his LTIR stint to start the year.
Canucks fans can expect Burrows to come out flying and agitating, which is exactly what the Canucks need, playing back-to-back games. But the bigger story here is that the Canucks come into tonight's game still looking for their first road win of the season.