This Time Things Are Different…

Jonathan Willis
April 08 2011 06:01PM

The Canucks first-round opponent has yet to be determined, and given the congestion at the bottom end of the Western Conference playoff race anything is possible. However, for the past few days it has looked like an old foe might be their opponent in the post-season’s opening stanza, as the Chicago Blackhawks have settled into eighth in the conference.

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Thomas Drance
April 08 2011 09:38AM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21204

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Getting Back On Track: Canucks & Wild

Yankee Canuck
April 07 2011 07:18PM


Minnesota Wild @ Vancouver Canucks

  7:00 PM PST

Wild   Canucks
37 Wins 52
38 Losses 19
8 OTL 9
2.47 (26th) Goals/Game 3.12 (2nd)
2.77 (17th) Goals Against/Game 2.22 (1st)
18.3% (11th) PP 24.1% (1st)
83.2% (13th) PK 85.8% (3rd)

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NHL's Draft Guru Passes

April 07 2011 04:42PM

This is EJ McGuire during his time as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. McGuire passed away today, leaving a void in the hockey world's draft process. His "draft profiles" were a handy item for fans and media alike, and for those who follow the NHL's draft process year round McGuire was the point man on each winter's best young talents.

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Torres Gets Tossed for 4... AND DESERVED IT!

Cam Davie
April 07 2011 03:05PM

Sit down, Raffi! We'll see you in Game 3.
Photo: Andy Devlin, NHLI via Getty Images

The NHL handed Raffi Torres a four game suspension for this hit Tuesday on Jordan Eberle. While many Canucks' fans are in an uproar about the length of the suspension, I am not one of them.

The league finally got this suspension right. So Canucks fans, stop blaming the NHL for its ruling. Blame Raffi Torres for his stupid, reckless, unnecessary play and costing his team for the next four games, including the first two games of this year's playoffs.

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