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?
November 25 2016 03:04PM
Remember that guy, Alex Grenier?
Last season, he played in his first six career NHL games - failing to record a point in the process.
This fall, he was then waived, and subsequently reassigned to the AHL's Utica Comets. He's been there all season.
Now, he's back up.
November 25 2016 01:00PM
Photo credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets
15 games into the season, the Comets finally won consecutive contests. In fact, following Wednesday's win over Syracuse (which isn't covered in this article), they're actually up to three wins in a row. Not bad!
The Comets had some decent offensive performances last week, scoring nine goals over three games, with multiple young players riding goal and point streaks through the end of the week. Could the Comets be poised for a turnaround? Let's dig in to the week that was.
November 25 2016 11:00AM
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Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin - USA TODAY Sports
The rush of beating the Coyotes is still fresh, and the Canucks take that momentum into Dallas to face the equally lowly Stars.
A few interesting things have happened since the Canucks last played: Vancouver started their Black Friday deals early by signing Ben Hutton to a 2-year deal, and Philip Larsen is apparently getting back into the lineup (soon). The Stars will want to redeem themselves after blowing a lead in Vancouver the last time these teams played. You remember it well, Troy Stecher with the self-pass and the Stecher-bomb to tie it regulation. Your boy Markus Granlund ended it in OT, and that was it.
Vancouver is only 3 points back of Dallas, so this is a
pivotal matchup that could put them in sniffing distance.
If not, there's always a moral victory to be had.
November 25 2016 09:00AM
It’s Friday, it’s Gilmore Girls day, and it’s Canucks gameday! This week, the Canucks designed hats, attended galas, and locked up some good times for the next 2 years.