November 16 2009 01:53PM
The Vancouver Canucks have played through one quarter of their season so far. While there have been some nice surprises, there have been more unpleasant ones. Their season can be summed thus far as: Full of injuries, lacklustre team defence and some noticeable absences from the scoresheet.
For me, the biggest reason for the Canucks lack of overall success so far originates at the blueline.
November 12 2009 10:53AM
After a hot start, scoring has leveled off, and right now only six players are on pace for 100+ points. Anze Kopitar is on fire and on pace for 129, however, no one has tallied that many since 1996 when Mario Lemieux had 161 and Jaromir Jagr finished with 149. It is doubtful he can keep up this pace.
November 12 2009 10:31AM
The Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks last games were both thrashings, but the two clubs had vastly different outcomes. While the Red Wings look to carry their momentum forward from their tilt last night, the Canucks try to turn their fortunes around and get back to their winning ways.
November 10 2009 10:45AM
The last time the Vancouver Canucks were in St. Louis, Alex Burrows ended the Blues season with a game-winning overtime goal. Much different circumstances this time around as the Canucks come off a five-day rest to visit the Blues. Canucks fans are hoping that the longer rest will help bring some ailing bodies back into the line-up.
November 09 2009 10:04AM
Here's a question for the new week: As we close in on the quarter-pole of the 2009-10 National Hockey League campaign, what Western Conference team scares you? And by scare, we mean what outfit creates genuine spine-chilling, blood-curdling, bowel-evacuating fear?