February 23 2011 02:48PM
Photo (Nick Didlick/Getty Images)
As expectations surrounding the Vancouver Canucks have skyrocketed the past couple of years - fans have developed a tendency to deal with defeat by blaming individual players for team performance. Mitchell and Luongo were the goats after the 09 Blackhawks loss, and Bieksa took a lot of flack all summer for the most recent loss to Chicago. In both cases – I'd suggest to you that the consensus view was unfair.
February 22 2011 08:20PM
Montreal Canadiens @ Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM PST
|2.53 (26th)||Goals/Game||3.33 (1st)|
|2.52 (9th)||Goals Against/Game||2.28 (1st)|
|18.9% (9th)||PP||25% (1st)|
|84.2% (7th)||PK||85.5% (4th)|
February 22 2011 12:08PM
Let's do this! (Photo - Reuters)
Game Day Recon #61 - Canadiens @ Canucks
THE CAVALRY IS COMING!!! RELIEF IS ON ITS WAY!! The Canucks get a double-dose of great news with 22 games to play. As the Canucks host the ever-popular Habs tonight, we learn that both Dan Hamhuis and Keith Ballard will return to the Canucks lineup.
While the rookie defensemen held their own during the Canucks injury woes on the blueline, Canucks brass have to be breathing a little easier as their two big off-season acquisitions come back.
February 21 2011 12:19PM
Sports radio in Canada is changing. Quickly.
Rogers Sportsnet and TSN have both added branded radio stations to their media conglomerates in Toronto. The landscape of Toronto sports radio has changed, and if you're a sports fans, then those changes are all for the good. More reliable, trusted content bridged across a variety of different forms of media.
So the question for Vancouver sports fans - when is Vancouver next on the docket?
February 17 2011 02:21PM
This is getting to be re-goddamn-diculous!
Game Day Recon #59 - Canucks @ Predators
Salo. Edler. Hamhuis. Ballard. Rome. Alberts. Sweatt. And now... Bieksa. It has gone from a minor inconvenience to an inexplicable epidemic. If you are a defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks, you will get hurt this season.
And the Canucks are playing the Predators tonight with a D that's made up of 3 players from the Manitoba Moose with a combined set of 12 NHL games.