January 03 2012 10:09AM
We close out the holiday season with an extended visit from Nation writer and all around swell chap Jonathan Willis.
Lowetide also adds his own thoughts to the mix on where the Oilers may be headed and we make a short stop in Winnipeg to see how the fans are enjoying the suddenly red hot Jets.
This is Nation Radio.
January 03 2012 01:15AM
Michael Handzus was on all of my playoff pool teams when I was a teenager. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press)
The Canucks lost in the shootout to the Sharks, 3-2, although they did earn a point coming from behind in the third period. For full analysis and a recap in scoring chances, click past the jump...
January 02 2012 11:58AM
The last time that the Sharks visited Rogers Arena to play a meaningful game, this happened.
How about some more magic tonight, Kevin? Kevin, stop dancing and listen.
(Photo by Ben Nelms/Reuters)
Game Day Recon: Game #40 - Sharks @ Canucks
By January 22nd, the Canucks and Sharks will have played all four of their regular season games against one another. That's quite a shame, given the bad blood that had clearly developed between these two teams.
Next year, however, with divisional realignment we'll get to see a WHOLE LOT of the Fish Battle. Right now, we just have to enjoy the spectacle and take it all in. And let's hope that involves more Canucks game-winning goals off The Stanchion.
December 31 2011 01:44PM
Well it’s the game we’ve all been waiting for, the showdown for top spot in Group B and the bye in the medal round. Or at least it was supposed to be. Canada held up their part of the rivalry agreement, but apparently someone forgot to deliver the memo to the U.S.
Instead, the New Years Eve game will mean nothing to the Canadians and has the makings of about as much excitement as Canada’s previous three games. That’s right; instead of the mighty obstacle the U.S. was pegged to be from the start, they are now nothing more than a stepping stone. Game time is 8:00 pm EST / 6:00 MST
December 30 2011 04:37PM
This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Did another coach get fired/re-hired? Was Jonathan Toews caught not being serious? Will someone start a petition for HBO to feature the The Canucks and Blackhawks on 24/7? It’s hockey, a sport that is almost as enormous as the Universe.