January 15 2015 01:24PM
After a disappointing start to their 5-game road trip, the Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight against the struggling Philadelphia Flyers. It may be the perfect storm for a Canucks team that can't score, as "team defence" isn't exactly a strength of Philadelphia, and starting goalie Steve Mason (who's actually been quite good since being dealt from Columbus) is out with a lower body injury. Regardless, Vancouver will try to bump their scoring slump tonight while holding NHL points leader Jakub Voracek and superstar centre Claude Giroux in check.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's match-up.
January 15 2015 09:30AM
Things aren't exactly looking great for the Vancouver Canucks. They're coming off a 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, and have been on a slide for the about a month now. Their goal scoring has all but evaporated, leading to concerns that 2014-2015 is following an eerily similar script to the year from hell under John Tortorella. Being the chronic pessimists that we are at Canucks Army, we're just waiting for the inevitable worst-case scenario to happen.
So without further adieu, read past the jump for five reasons why the Canucks will fall out of the playoffs in the second half of the season.
January 14 2015 11:00AM
Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started:
January 14 2015 09:30AM
We are back this week for your weekly Canucks Army Prospects Report, where we take a look at the week that was for each Canucks prospect. As we enter the middle of January, we are almost halfway through this playing season for Canucks prospects. This means that we can start making pretty decent determinations that their output so far is fairly representative of their true talent level and current usage.
So let's continue past the jump for more!
January 13 2015 09:30PM
Noooo Eddie :( pic.twitter.com/l5cxmptDwV— Canucks Misconduct (@nucksmisconduct) January 14, 2015
We predicted a closely contested game earlier today, and for the first 50 minutes or so, our guess looked like it would prove accurate. But after another night of toothless offensive play from the Canucks at 5-on-5 and 5-on-4, things went to hell in the final 10 minutes, as the Nashville Predators pulled away late in the game. Vancouver fell to 0-1 on their road trip with a disappointing 5-1 loss to the NHL leading Nashville Predators.
Read past the jump for a recap.