February 10 2011 09:38AM
After last night's loss to the Anaheim Ducks, and after I picked myself off the floor from laying in the fetal position, sucking my thumb, I thought about the Canucks potential playoff opponents. Ok, I may not have been curled up on the floor, but last night's loss did get me thinking...
If you are the Canucks, who would you least like to face in the playoffs - the Ducks or the Blackhawks?
February 09 2011 07:15PM
Anaheim Ducks @ Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM PST
|2.63 (21st)||Goals/Game||3.35 (2nd)|
|2.74 (13th)||Goals Against/Game||2.26 (T-2nd)|
|24% (3rd)||PP||24.2% (2nd)|
|81.3% (19th)||PK||85.6% (4th)|
February 09 2011 10:06AM
OH GOD. HAMHUIS! PLEASE DON'T GET HURT! (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America)
Game Day Recon #55 - Ducks @ Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks got some good news about Keith Ballard's injury last night, if you can call it good. The hip-checking defenseman will not be lost for the season. Instead he is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a knee sprain.
So tonight begins a long stretch with Ballard and Edler on the blue line. And they face a stiff test to start this Ballard-less month as the Anaheim Ducks visit Rogers Arena.
February 08 2011 10:29PM
Bruins GM, Peter Chiarelli traded Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 19th, 2009 for a first and second round pick in 2010 and a first rounder in 2011. This past June he used those picks to select Tyler Seguin and London Knight centre, Jared Knight, but it seems Chiarelli wants to trade this year's pick for someone who can help the Bruins right now.
Chiarelli was asked on WEEI radio in Boston if he'd consider trading Toronto's first round pick in 2011?
"Yeah, I'd look at it, sure. I've had discussions involving that pick. I certainly would look at it. We've got a lot of assets, so that alone allows us to be creative also … there's been one [deal] that we've thrown around here internally, I don't know that I would do it but it's something that warrants further discussion."
The last sentance is absolute brilliance on Chiarelli's behalf.
February 08 2011 09:28AM
(November 5, 2010 - Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images North America)
As I drove home from the Canucks game last night, Blake Price and Joey Kenward were fielding questions and concerns about the lack of production from the third line. Specifically, >concerns were raised about the Canucks off-season acquisitions, Manny Malhotra and Raffi Torres and their lack of production on the third line. They made an interesting point - they are perfect for the fourth line.
So... Why don't the Canucks move Malhotra and Torres to the fourth line?