November 28 2016 09:00AM
Another week of this long season is over and the Canucks are still not looking like a playoff team. It's not all bad though! Luca Sbisa is showing off his strength, Jake Virtanen is looking and behaving more and more like a character from a teen drama on the CW network, and Bo Horvat is pretty good at the whole hockey playing thing.
November 26 2016 11:41PM
Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing
For the second consecutive Saturday, the Vancouver Canucks found themselves playing beyond 60 minutes. But unlike last week, the club managed to emerge as 3-2 shootout victors. Playing its second game in as many nights, the Canucks got out to a great start against the Colorado Avalanche and kept the game close the rest of the way - relying on goaltender Jacob Markstrom for some overtime heroics and Bo Horvat for some timely offence.
The victory may have come at a cost, however. The Canucks lost defenceman Alex Edler after only five shifts after he blocked a shot in the first period. Playing the remainder of the game with only five defenseman - at altitude, no less - the Canucks battled hard and found a way to leave Denver with two points.
November 26 2016 01:51PM
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Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin
Man, what a heartbreaker last night was! The Canucks look to bounce back this evening against an Avalanche team that has bounced around both win and loss columns in the past week or so. Things aren't so bad if you look and realize the Avalanche are TIED with the Canucks right now in the standings.
That means both of them are struggling to be competitive. It's the first meeting of the season between these two teams and if the Oilers can beat these guys, so can the Canucks.
Let's do this!
November 25 2016 10:01PM
As far as losses go, this one wasn't so bad. The Canucks went toe-to-toe with one of the best offensive teams in the league and were more or less able to match their intensity for the majority of the game. They came away from tonight's game with the lead in shots and scoring chances. Unfortunately, "close enough" rarely is, and the Canucks fell to 8-11-2.
November 25 2016 04:58PM
The NHL officially expanded this week, with the unveiling of the Vegas Golden
Corral Knights as the 31st NHL team. With that comes the obvious question of "Who will play for the team?" As we all know, there will be an expansion draft in the summer where Vegas will begin to build their squad, and with them taking a player from all other 30 teams, they could get a decent player or two. With the Canucks having some important players that need to be protected, they could have to leave a good player up for grabs.
I'll probably ask this again closer to when there's a better idea, but I decided to ask the team at this point in the season, who do they see being plucked from the roster?