November 01 2009 04:03PM
Funny how the Flames escaped what for them has recently been the gruesome month of October with a fairly health 7-4-1 record and yet there are as many concerns and questions about the hockey club as ever.
Meanwhile, up in Edmonton, illness and a weird pattern of scoring either a lot or not at all has marked a .500-ish start for the Oilers.
And over in Vancouver, all the new space-age dressing-room features in the world hasn’t prevented the spate of injuries that have made the defending division-champion Canucks a very mediocre outfit.
October 30 2009 12:23PM
The Vancouver Canucks escaped from LA with a shoot-out victory last night and head up the 405 to play the Anaheim Ducks in the second half of back-to-back games in Southern California.
The Canucks face a struggling Ducks team, but will have to play much more physically against Anaheim than they did against Los Angeles.
October 29 2009 11:42AM
The Vancouver Canucks play the first of back-to-back games in southern California, as they take on the red-hot Los Angeles Kings.
The Canucks, already hit hard by the injury bug, will be without captain and all-star goaltender Roberto Luongo tonight. Luongo suffered a cracked rib against the Maple Leafs a few games ago, and is finally sitting out of the lineup to let this injury heal.
Can the Canucks keep their heads above water without their most important player?
October 29 2009 09:56AM
We near the end of the first month of the season, and there are many great story lines on the ice. The Avalanche are still cruising, Alexander Ovechkin is still scoring, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings are making waves on the west coast, there is still a double-standard for suspensions, the defending champs look dominant, even though Crosby isn’t top-ten in scoring and now teams are starting to sniff around for possible trades.
October 27 2009 12:44PM
The Vancouver Canucks play their third home game in four nights as they host the Detroit Red Wings.
Slowly, the Canucks injury ward is starting to clear up and their play has improved. The Red Wings, meanwhile, have started a mini-slide, having lost their last three games and dealing with some lingering injury problems.