October 22 2013 08:40PM
Photo via NHL [dot] com.
Okay, you can exhale now.
Less than 48 hours after playing what can only be described as a snoozer of a game in Columbus the Canucks went into the Nassau Coliseum and won 5-4 in overtime against the New York Islanders in a back-and-forth, wild 'n' wacky game. Other than a quiet stretch that didn't have much in the way of happenings in the 3rd period this was a contest that was as entertaining as it gets.
Once you feel like you've adequately composed yourself and gathered your bearings, read on past the jump for some thoughts on the eventful victory by the Vancouver Canucks. There are definitely more than a few things to talk about.
October 22 2013 02:55PM
Look at that strapping young man.
It feels like it has been forever since the Canucks were in Long Island, but apparently their last visit was on January 11th, 2011, so I guess the photo above is just a teensy weensy bit older than that. The Canucks will be playing the 4th game of their 7-game roadtrip, and they're coming off of a rather forgettable loss to the Blue Jackets. Fortunately for them they're probably catching a depleted New York Islanders squad at just the right time, as they'll be without a few important pieces in this one.
Read on past the jump for a preview of tonight's game against the soon-to-be Brooklyn Professional Hockey Team.
October 21 2013 08:45PM
David Booth Scores a goal against the Blue Jackets...during the 2011-2012 season.
Hello everyone, I'm back. I wish I had some witty comment to put in here, or some reference to a song from Dance Mix 93, but I don't. If you're not happy about it then maybe just have a coke, smile and shut the fuck up while you read through the Headshots.
October 21 2013 03:57PM
Obviously we at CanucksArmy are big supporters of sports betting, in part because we buy into the Nate Silver theory that putting your money where your prediction is will help improve the aggregate accuracy of forecasting. So this is a natural fit for us. That said, make sure to gamble for fun (or for bragging rights), not to make money. From all of us at CanucksArmy and PlayNow: a gentle reminder to use your game sense!
Read past the jump for special offers to CanucksArmy.com readers from PlayNow Sports, and a preview of this upcoming week of Canucks hockey.
October 20 2013 07:31PM
I had four cups of coffee Sunday morning, up early for no particular purpose other than to feed the dog and wait for some friends that slept on my living room floor to leave—waiting goes well with a newspaper, and a newspaper goes well with coffee. The point isn't the number of cups, necessarily, but that those cups were consumed periodically throughout the day and not all at once.
Despite all the caffeine, it wasn't enough to keep me awake through the balance of the Vancouver Canucks visit to Columbus. An early-season Sunday matinee game against a non-Conference opponent with both teams playing the second half of a back-to-back, and both teams dressing with their starting goaltender? Sign me right up. Watching these sorts of games is a reminder of why we watch hockey in the first place, because it's fun to irrationally root for certain outcomes of grown humans playing sports.
Vancouver lost 3-1 in a snoozefest. Both teams played poorly.