September 08 2012 10:25AM
There were not many positive highlights from Vancouver's first round series against the LA Kings, as the Canucks were thoroughly outclassed throughout the majority of the five game defeat.
However, Cory Schneider's play was one bright spot. He stepped in to replace Roberto Luongo in Game 3 after the Canucks had dropped the first two games at home. Luongo's play wasn't poor, but the team needed a shake-up. Schneider stopped 19 of 20 shots in a 1-0 defeat in Game 3. He was good, but the team was unable to give him any goal support.
He was at his best in Game 4, though. The Kings out-shot Vancouver 44 to 30, but Schneider only let one puck get past him. His best save came five minutes into the third period.
September 07 2012 03:00PM
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September 07 2012 11:26AM
Shane Doan laughing at those who think his return to Glendale is a foregone conclusion.
Yesterday the latest Shane Doan update rocked the world. Turns out that, get this, Shane Doan's preference is to stay in Phoenix so long as the under financed, long delayed and murky sale of the club to Greg Jamison goes through. Well paint me pink with a feather!
Read past the jump.
September 07 2012 08:51AM
Over the past few months, I have dedicated myself to getting to know the prospects in the Vancouver Canucks' system. Sure, anyone can get their "google scouting on" and watch game tape, and highlights in an attempt to become familiar with the player. But I've been interested moreso in getting to know the people, off of the ice and outside of the hockey rink. What makes them tick? What kind of personality are they hiding under those jerseys, and equipment?
After having sat down - in virtual chairs, the most comfortable of the bunch - with prospects Frankie Corrado, Billy Sweatt, and Eddie Lack in the recent past, I had the opportunity to chat with Joseph LaBate. The big center came in at number 8 on our very own 'Top 20 Prospects' list, after having been drafted 101st overall by the Canucks back in 2011.
Click Past the Jump for the Chat.