October 19 2014 12:51AM
It's official: Canucks' sellout streak ends at 474 games with less-than-capacity crowd vs. Lightning. http://t.co/opDQ3WEK4x— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) October 19, 2014
The Canucks already saw their sellout streak at home spoiled, but they entered tonight undefeated to start the season. On the second night of back-to-backs, facing a team that doesn't hail from Alberta, it's fair to say the Canucks faced their first real challenge of the young 2013-14 campaign.
Tampa Bay with their lengthy list of B.C. born talent - including a very upset Jason Garrison - came to town with hopes of improving upon their 2-1-1 start to the season. The Lightning are the subject of much adulation from pundits everywhere and are generally expected to compete for the Eastern Conference title. With their high-octane offence in tow, they aimed to showcase they were better than their record. A step was taken in the right direction tonight, at the expense of our beloved Canucks.
More on the other side of the jump!
October 18 2014 05:00PM
In years past, tonight's showdown against Steven Stamkos and the high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning would have been one of the marquee games on the Canucks' schedule and the hottest ticket in town. It's a sign of the times then - an alarming one at that, if you're involved with the Canucks' business operations - when the team can't sell every ticket in the house to see one of the genuinely most exciting young teams in the NHL with legitimate superstar talent.
And oh yeah, about that superstar talent. The Bolts are looking pretty damn good this year too. Read past the jump for more.
October 18 2014 02:45PM
I've come to the sudden realization that writing fun, weekly wrap-ups of Canucks hockey is probably easier when the schedule does not consist solely of 2 games against the Edmonton Oilers. But if Dan Hamhuis can return after bleeding as much blood as he did on Friday night, I can at least try.
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October 18 2014 10:23AM
The Nation Network and Dailyfaceoff present the Fantasy Minute. A quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds and sleepers for the week. 10.17.14 (Based on 12 team leagues)
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October 18 2014 10:00AM
Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the
best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.