November 25 2011 10:12AM
Alex Burrows scores against the Coyotes last season, and 17 non-Canucks fans were
in the stands to see it for themselves.
(Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #22 - Canucks @ Coyotes
It's Black Friday. It's Glendale. It's a game featuring a Canadian, non-rival team. What is the over/under on the number of non-Canucks fans in attendance at Jobing.com Arena tonight? I'll say 3000. It's gonna be EMP-TAY in that rink tonight, but the Canucks fans there will certainly be loud and proud.
November 24 2011 03:34PM
Last week Archaeology asked a great question about players accepting different roles on a team. This is an interesting topic that GMs, Coaches and players alike wrestle with every year.
November 24 2011 02:06PM
I tuned into Sportsnet last night a few minutes before the game started and one of those Canucks TV segments was trolling along before the game. I don't typically watch those because there's usually nothing in my own specific interest that pops up, but I happened to tune in mentally because I saw Canucks assistant General Manager Laurence Gilman on-screen as host Barry MacDonald asked him a question about Moneyball. The full interview is up at Canucks.Com but I've quoted the relevant sections of the interview pertaining to the interest of this blog and its readers.
November 24 2011 12:01PM
There are some uncanny similarities between Lebron James, and the Vancouver Canucks. Both made the finals and lost this year, both Lebron and the Canucks (led by their goaltender Lebrongo) are reputed to be "choke artists" despite being really good at what they do, and both are almost universally reviled. Of course, there are also some key differences, like the fact that Lebron took his talents to South Beach, whereas the Canucks take talent out of South Beach - but that's a minor quibble with the overall applicability of this drawn out comparison...
November 24 2011 11:50AM
The quarter pole has arrived in the NHL season, and News and Notes is back to examine the state of affairs around the Nation and the league. In this episode, the Flames head for the bottom, the Oilers bounce back, and hockey's best rejoins the action.