GDR: WCQ Gm 1 - Blackhawks @ Canucks

Cam Davie
April 13 2011 09:47AM

The Canucks and the Blackhawks are different teams this year.
The Canucks are better and the Blackhawks are way less dickish.
(Photo by Jessica Haydahl/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Western Conference Quarterfinal Game 1 - Blackhawks @ Canucks

Can the Vancouver Canucks finally defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in a 7-game series? Have the Canucks off-season improvements been enough? Will the personnel losses to the Blackhawks doom them? Will the Canucks incredible regular season carry forward into the playoffs?

We will finally get some answers to all those questions, starting today as Game 1 of the Canucks/Blackhawks first round series goes tonight in Vancouver.

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The Playoff Prediction Project

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2011 02:19PM



The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.

Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.

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Series Preview: Canucks/Blackhawks

Cam Davie
April 11 2011 10:59PM

Look! Burrows has now obtained the power of levitation. That should come in handy in the playoffs.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks will meet in the playoffs for third consecutive year. While the Blackhawks deservingly won both previous editions of their playoff battles, the Canucks are a much improved team over the last two years.

But it seems like it was written in the stars that if the Vancouver Canucks want to progress in the playoffs, they will have to beat their conquerer. Will the third time be the charm?

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Surprise! Cody Hodgson to Centre the Third-Line Against Chicago

Thomas Drance
April 11 2011 03:17PM

Cody Hodgson hasn't played an NHL game since February 26th (a 3-1 loss to Boston), however, he looks to start the Playoffs as the Canucks third-line centre.

Cody Hodgson hasn't played an NHL game since February 26th (a 3-1 loss to Boston), however, it looks like he'll start the Playoffs as the Canucks' third-line centre.

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A Season of Firsts and Bests

Cam Davie
April 10 2011 11:30PM

Will History Be Made? For much of this season, it already has.

The Vancouver Canucks ended their season on Saturday night with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Calgary Flames. That win put a cap on a spectacular season for the Canucks, a season filled with firsts and bests.

It is truly remarkable how many ways this year's edition of the Canucks set the tone for the franchise for its first forty years and for the 2010-2011 edition of the NHL.

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