October 17 2011 09:31AM
Nicklas Jensen, the Canucks first round selection in the 2011 NHL entry draft is skilled, and rather massive. Standing 6,3 and possessing advanced puck-skills for his age, Jensen was impressive at prospects camp and at training camp last month. The 18 year old Danish national managed to hang-around right until the final cuts were made, and many were speculating that he might become the first 18 year old since Petr Nedved to crack the opening day roster. Though he was eventually sent back to Oshawa, few would have anticipated heading into camp that Jensen would have made such an impression.
October 16 2011 02:07PM
One week into the NHL season and there are already a ton of items on Lowetide's agenda this week. Arena talk in Edmonton, Luongo's early season struggles in Vancouver and a detailed look at the Oilers' AHL affiliate in Oklahoma.
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October 16 2011 09:18AM
Well, after a couple of weeks of research and organizing and sorting, we got six basic standard "player types" that are sorted between "high- and low-event" players that I'll be using for a little bit more of my analysis on the Nations.
If you missed it, those six player types are:
October 15 2011 11:16AM
Ballard and his hips are taking their talents into Rexall Place tonight to face the Oilers.
He'll probably get a penalty for that hit, though.
(Photo by by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game 5 - Canucks @ Oilers
The Canucks haters must love the first couple of weeks of the NHL. It's the same every year. Slow start, mediocre goaltending, squandered chances, lack of chemistry.
Blah blah blah.
Tonight's the perfect night for the Canucks to make their doubters think twice. In case we forgot, the Canucks also started 1-2-1 last season. Game #5 - a very convincing 5-1 win.
Is it in the cards for Game #5 this season?
October 14 2011 07:03PM
After a summer of sloth, our review of some of the recent events of note from around the league returns Nationwide. In this iteration of the round-up, the Flames snap out of it, the Oilers sleep through another night in St. Paul, and the Jets get a reality check in the Windy City.