February 28 2011 12:43AM
Roberto Luongo has a distinguished international career. Representing Canada on the international stage he has collected four gold and two silver medals – the most recent one coming after he backstopped Canada to Olympic gold, replacing an ineffective Martin Brodeur. Considered a franchise goaltender by most at the NHL level, he has added another bullet to his credentials as Canada’s premiere crease talent: his 0.924 SV% this season ranks fifth among NHL starters, and is the best mark posted by a Canadian.
What does that mean for his chances at Canada’s 2014 Olympic team? Well, if you’re Pierre McGuire, it means he should be sitting at home watching the television like the rest of us.
February 26 2011 07:29PM
Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM PST
|3.12 (T-4th)||Goals/Game||3.31 (1st)|
|2.33 (2nd)||Goals Against/Game||2.29 (1st)|
|18% (13th)||PP||25.1% (1st)|
|81.5% (18th)||PK||85.5% (4th)|
February 26 2011 12:28PM
Canucks and Bruins... a classic tilt that should really happen more often.
Game Day Recon #63 - Bruins @ Canucks
The Boston Bruins pay a rare visit to Canada's west coast tonight to play the Vancouver Canucks. And the Canucks look to break an even rarer feat - the Vancouver Canucks have never scored on Tim Thomas. EVER.
February 25 2011 12:13PM
I am officially going to stop trying to poke holes in what Mike Gillis does as General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. There's no point anymore, because I am continually impressed by the moves, both direct and indirect, that Gillis makes.
And I have a feeling that the Canucks players feel the same way.
February 25 2011 02:25AM
Every year during the month leading up to the NHL trade deadline there are heated debates in chat rooms, on blogs, at coffee rooms, around water coolers and here on the Nation about what is a fair or good return in a trade. It is much easier to debate when actual players are moved, but when people start tossing around draft picks the air becomes much more grey.
What is the true value of a draft pick? Is a 2nd rounder fair return on a eight-year veteran 3rd pairing D-man? Many of us seem to think it is, but is it really?