July 16 2009 01:37AM
On Wednesday, the NHL and the Vancouver Canucks released the schedule for the 2009-2010 season.
Normally, I would grouse about too many back-to-back games in cities that are too far apart. However the Canucks face a very unique scheduling issue this coming season - the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver. This year, the Canucks will embark on an unprecedented 14-game road trip, spanning 40 days and a 16 day hiatus for the Olympic games. Essentially this huge road trip is an 8-game road trip, then a 16 day break (for all non-Olympic participants) then another 6-game road trip.
With all that being said, here is my view on the Top 10 most important games of this coming season for the Vancouver Canucks.
July 11 2009 12:48AM
The name Joe Sakic and the word "class" have appeared in the same sentence countless times since Burnaby Joe's retirement announcement on Thursday. In this case, the term doesn't begin to describe him. It's an understatement.
July 09 2009 10:52PM
The Vancouver Canucks hosted their 2009 "State of the Franchise" event Thursday evening, bringing in season ticket holders and invited guests to get a look inside the Canucks management team and insight into their thoughts on the state of the club.
July 09 2009 08:44AM
What kind of player is a league-average goaltender? How do goaltenders in the Northwest Division stack up?
July 08 2009 11:02PM
Well, Mike Gillis certainly thinks so.
The Canucks GM stated on TSN earlier this week that Cory Schneider will be in the long-term plans of the Vancouver Canucks.
With the Canucks on the verge of signing captain Roberto Luongo to an extension, it's hard to see where Schneider will fit. Schneider himself has alluded to the fact that he feels ready to make the leap to the NHL, and that he has nothing more to learn at the AHL level.
I agree with him.