March 15 2012 12:50AM
(Image via CP)
The Vancouver Canucks got off to a terrific start, scoring a little under three minutes in against a potential playoff opponent in the Phoenix Coyotes, before Henrik Sedin broke his scoring slump on a Ryan Kesler powerplay goal a few minutes later. But the Coyotes clawed their way back, and, with the benefit of a bounce or two, eluded poor five-on-five play and a brutal penalty killing performance to win this game 5-4.
This was a fun game to watch, but probably not the result that you're looking for if you're a reader of this blog. For more analysis, the Statisical Three Stars, Statistical Three Goats, and scoring chance numbers you can't get anywhere else, click past the jump...
March 14 2012 02:39PM
Maybe Mason Raymond really IS evil.
Now I understand why Canucks fans greet his appearance with jeers, like he's the bad guy in a pantomime.
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
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March 14 2012 01:19PM
Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic!
Didn’t your parents ever tell you not to tell anyone you’ll be home alone? THIS IS SO DANGEROUS, JASMINE!
Though to be fair, watching the Canucks play lately might be more scary than anything else that could possibly happen.
March 14 2012 11:39AM
Last time out, it was the Booth Show.
Booth and the Canucks, much like Stella, need to get their groove back.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #70 - Coyotes @ Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks are stuck in a funk - a middling, down-tempo ungroovy funk. Coach Vigneault took to his blender again during Tuesday's practice to mix up the lines, in hopes of shaking the funk out of his star players and getting them back to being funky on the ice. Despite the moderate amount of success the Canucks have had lately, it is clear to everyone around the team that they've hit a wall. At this point, they need to try anything to awake from their slumber, which is quickly reaching a coma-like state.
Tonight against Phoenix, the club, its coaches and its fans hope to see the likes of the Sedins, Luongo, Burrows, Hansen, Raymond, Edler and others rise from the smouldering ashes and soar once again.
March 14 2012 09:41AM
Today's infographic takes a visual look at the Canucks’ final 13 games of the season. As you can see, the Canucks have an easy schedule. They host a majority of the remaining games, and they play opponents like Columbus and Edmonton, who are miles out of contention. This is good news for the worry warts, as the Canucks should manage some easy wins down the stretch. The outcome of the final 13 games can influence who the Canucks face when the playoffs roll around, and hopefully the team will manage to somehow stay motivated, and pile up some easy wins!
Click on the image to enlarge!