September 24 2011 11:15PM
Jensen shrugs, while Tanev flashes his megawatt smile. Photo credit: Steve Bosch PNG.
The Canucks preseason lineups are getting pretty hilarious. With the exception of Ballard, Sturm, Tanev, Lapierre and Schneider - everyone else the Canucks dressed on Saturday night is fighting for a role on the NHL roster. Whereas the team was able to pull of a victory against a superior squad on Thursday against Edmonton, their "AHL lineup" caught up with the team in a big way Saturday night against Anaheim - as they fell 4-1.
September 23 2011 03:43PM
Looks like the Canucks are going to great lengths to restrain Alex Burrows from gnawing on anybody this pre-season.
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September 23 2011 02:15PM
When I saw the lineup for the Canucks pre-season game on Tueday, Cody Hodgson's linemates made me go "Huh?". I mean, Mike Duco and Viktor Oreskovich? Really? Nothing against these fine upstanding gentlemen but they don't exactly set the world on fire offensively. I said on twitter that AV is straight up trolling Cody Hodgson at this point. I reaiize that AV played Cody a bunch last night, and had him on the ice for important faceoffs and all that good stuff so perhaps this trolling suggestion is a little passé. Regardless, here are 10 ways AV will troll Cody Hodgson this season:
September 23 2011 12:12PM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.
This week's entry features some thumbs up to current members of the Canucks. Because let's face it - I'm an unabashed Canucks fanboy. Squeeeeee! I HOPE RYAN KESLER RT'S ME!!!!!1
September 22 2011 11:31PM
Photo credit: Dale MacMillan/Getty
A Canucks team featuring a grand-total of nine players who played even a single NHL game last season - managed to defeat an Oilers squad featuring at least thirteen projected regulars by a score of 2-1. Though it's the preseason, and the game doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, it's always fun to see the guys at the fringes of the Canucks main roster defeat most of a divisional foe's actual team.