March 30 2012 09:32AM
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. Should we have a national "Hug A Leafs Fan" day? Will anyone care if I laugh really loud when the Flames get their playoff pink slip? Will the Canucks powerplay ever be good again? Hockey it ain’t over till it’s over.
March 29 2012 12:56PM
Antoine Roussel and the Wolves are back in Abbotsford, tonight and tomorrow.
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
Tonight and on Friday the Chicago Wolves will roll into Abbotsford for their second visit to the lower mainland this season. I recently spoke with Chicago based sports-writer Paul Latour about the Crimson and Gold’s season so far. If you like what you read, follow him on Twitter twitter here.
Paul and I chatted about some of the players who Canucks fans will get to see in Abbotsford on Thursday and Friday night. We also briefly touch on how the season's gone off the ice.
March 29 2012 08:49AM
For a team to win the Stanley Cup, a lot of different factors have to correlate in their favour. Health, goaltending, and special teams are the three most important (in order). We saw all three affect the Canucks negatively during last spring's Stanley Cup Final loss. Boston was healthier, they received better goaltending, and their penalty kill stifled Vancouver’s league-leading power play and snsurprisingly, the Bruins won in convincing fashion. Are the Canucks now better equipped to deal with the issues that plagued them in the Final last year?
Read on past the jump to find out.
March 29 2012 12:24AM
Chris Higgins scored a shorthanded goal in a 1-0 win. Cory Schneider got the shutout for the Canucks, their second 1-0 shutout in as many games with different goalies. The first line didn't score. But we know those storylines.
For more detailed analysis, the Statistical Three Stars and Goats and scoring chance data, click ahead.
March 28 2012 05:47PM
Thanks to Gord McIntyre, we see that nobody,
not even AV during a morning presser, is safe from the Keslurk.
(Photo from gmacsports - Twitter)
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