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.
April 07 2011 11:40AM
I hope Ehrhoff is saying "Don't touch me! Don't touch me! Don't touch me!" ... in German.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Game Day Recon #81 - Wild @ Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks play their final home game of the regular season tonight as they face Northwest Division rival the Minnesota Wild. The Canucks are looking to come back after two very lacklustre efforts against the Oilers and hope to turn the tide in their penultimate regular season game before they start the playoffs as the #1 seed.
Also, I wanted to use the word 'penultimate'.
April 06 2011 10:29AM
The two consecutive losses to the Edmonton Oilers are meaningless. I know that. Most Canucks fans know that. However, I am noticing a few disturbing trends in their three weeks of play. And it starts with the way the Canucks are starting games.
And I must admit, I'm a bit concerned.
April 05 2011 06:35PM
Vancouver Canucks @ Edmonton Oilers
6:00 PM PST
|2.36 (27th)||Goals/Game||3.16 (2nd)|
|3.17 (29th)||Goals Against/Game||2.23 (1st)|
|13.8% (29th)||PP||24.4% (1st)|
|77.5% (T-28th)||PK||86.1% (2nd)|
April 05 2011 05:00PM
As another NHL regular season draws to a close, the NHL awards discussion has picked up steam, and there are a few Canucks garnering some attention. Daniel Sedin leads the league in scoring and is almost certainly the favourite for the Hart Trophy. Ryan Kesler is a legitimate Selke candidate. Roberto Luongo is always in the picture when it comes time to look at the Vezina.
And Alain Vigneault has to be considered for the Jack Adams.