Looking In The Face Of Adversity

James C Edgington
March 18 2010 02:07PM

Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks

 The passing of time can often be a cruel occurrence, on March 15th Canucks.com proudly reported that Mikael Samuelsson had been named the NHL’s first star of the week, for the week of 8-14 March. During that time Samuelsson accrued some impressive stats, ten points six goals and four assists in four games. Then on 17th March the site reports that Samuelsson will miss at least two – three weeks with an upper body injury. In seventy games the Canucks RW has a total of thirty goals placing him second in that category for team stats, he also has fifty-three points. With just twelve games left on the regular season schedule this could cause a rather problematic situation for Vancouver, or could it?

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GDRC - Sharks @ Canucks

Cam Davie
March 18 2010 11:11AM

VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 29: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks walks down the team hallway before their game against tthe San Jose Sharks at General Motors Place on November 29, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

The Conference-leading San Jose Shark roll into GM Place tonight to take on the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks and the Sharks will both try to rebound from unexpected and embarrassing losses on Tuesday.

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Around the League - Something smells FOWLer...

Jason Gregor
March 18 2010 10:38AM

Tyler Seguin was rated #1 by ISS (International Scouting Services) on Tuesday, which will re-ignite the Hall or Seguin debate into a full-blown frenzy.

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The Place of Willie Mitchell

Kristian Urstad
March 16 2010 05:19PM

Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks

Willie Mitchell is a master-disrupter at close quarters – in front of the net and especially in the corners. He anticipates well, is good at angling his body in the right ways, and, with that long stick, is able to knock the puck off opposing players – even when it seems they are out of reach. His poke checking ability too is superb. Aside from these technicalities, he’s a workhorse and a good team guy.

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Cap Crippling Contracts

Stephen Webb
March 16 2010 12:56PM

2009 NHL Entry Draft, Rounds 2-7

I'm sure everyone remembers former Canucks and current Leafs General Manager Brian Burke. Face it, it's hard not to. Burke's never met a TV camera he didn't love. He has a bombastic personality and has a penchant for making the biggest trades while on the biggest stage.

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