GDRC – Wild @ Canucks

NOTE – Tonight’s game may be a great cure for insomniacs out there. Can the Vancouver Canucks build on a great start to their eight-game home stand? They’ll try tonight as they host hated division rival Minnesota Wild tonight at GM Place.


Around the league – Dec 10, 2009

It is amazing how players get a reputation, positively or negatively, and how it sticks with them; in many cases for longer than it should. I’m not talking just about how the fans look at a player, but also how coaches and management view their own player.


GDRC – Thrashers @ Canucks

After an up-and-down four-game road trip , the Canucks return to the friendly confines of GM Place to begin a season-defining eight-game home stand against the Atlanta Thrashers.


GDRC – Canucks @ Predators

The Vancouver Canucks wrap up their 4-game road trip in Nashville tonight as they face off against the surprising Predators. The Canucks will be looking to rebound after a mostly flat performance in Raleigh against the league’s worst team on Saturday.


Around the league – Dec 3, 2009

We are always projecting how a player will turn out, but is there an accurate formula? Some superstars reach and maintain their potential right away like Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, while others take much longer before they become a productive scorer.


GDRC – Canucks @ Flyers

Fresh off a convincing win in New Jersey last night, the Canucks cross the Delaware to face the latest edition of the Broad Street Bullies. The Philadelphia Flyers host Vancouver in the second half of back-to-back games for the Canucks, where Roberto Luongo is expected to start again.


GDRC – Canucks @ Devils

The Vancouver Canucks begin a four-game road trip with the first of back-to-back games. Tonight’s game in New Jersey features a duel largely considered to be a showdown for the top two candidates for the starting goalie position on the Canadian Olympic team.


And the winners are . . .

In October, each of Western Canada’s three National Hockey League entries recorded seven victories. In November, however, it was no contest. While the Flames took over top spot in the Northwest Division with 10 November wins (eight of them coming on the road), the Canucks went 7-5 while the Oilers lost 10 games (seven in…


Around the League – Nov 26, 2009

***Some technical problems (four days of festivities at the Grey Cup, and misplacing my lap top) caused the delay it getting this posted, but here it is and the stats are all from Thursday, Nov 26 to remain consistent from week-to-week.***


GDRC – Blackhawks @ Canucks

All Hail! ‘Tis the return of our goal scoring saviour, Daniel Sedin! Daniel makes his triumphant return to the Canucks line-up after missing 18 games with a broken foot. It couldn’t come at a more opportune time, as his Canucks host the high-flying Central division-leading Chicago Blackhawks tonight at GM Place.


GDRC – Avalanche @ Canucks

What’s that? There’s a Canucks gane today? God, it’s been so long, I almost forgot they were playing this season. I kid, I kid… The Colorado Avalance visit GM Place and look to avenge a huge blow out loss in Denver almost a week. That lopsided victory was the Canucks’ last game, meaning they will be…


Around the league – Nov 19, 2009

Watching the Oilers, Flames and Canucks play in places like Long Island, Atlanta, Tampa and Columbus and then seeing the highlights in many other American cities, it is clear that fans aren’t filling buildings. What can the NHL do?