November 23 2011 01:19PM
Lappy and Higgy have reason to smile. They've been two of the best Canucks this year.
This is also a reminder that hockey nicknames are bloody terrible.
(Photo by Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
The Canucks have stumbled and bumbled their way through an inconsistent start to the 2011-12 season.
So how did they really, and how did my predictions for the first quarter of the season hold up?
November 23 2011 10:20AM
Most of these guys won't be playing in tonight's game.
I'm not sure why I chose this picture. Hm. Strange.
(Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #21 - Canucks @ Avalanche
The Canucks travel to the Mile High City for their first meeting with the Avalanche this season.
The Avs are reeling a bit right now, having lost 3 of their last 4, while the Canucks struggle to find some consistency, as they've alternated wins and losses for the past four games.
All the while, the Canucks have to deal with a potential shakeup in the roster.
November 22 2011 04:43PM
From one generation, to the next. Best photo ever.
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November 22 2011 03:00PM
Canucks speedster Mason Raymond has worked himself nearly all the way back from a broken back that he suffered in game six of last June's Stanley Cup Final. He's been cleared for contact, and though the team is scattershot about the exact date of his return, he should make his 2011-12 debut soon. While we don't know exactly when he'll be back in the lineup (I doubt he plays tomorrow in Denver), his imminent return will almost certainly provide the team with a boost. But how much of one?
November 22 2011 09:09AM
Here is something you can't understand, how Maxim can just kill a man.
I almost published a post on Sunday night about the Lapierre hit on Jesse Winchester that resulted in Winchester going through the gate and onto the Canucks bench. Ultimately, I decided that it was a complete non-story unworthy of mention and that if I posted it, it would be a cynical attempt to troll for hits. Well, a frustrated Senators team, and Bruce Garrioch took a different view (resulting in the story making Puck Daddy):