And the winners are…

Funny how the Flames escaped what for them has recently been the gruesome month of October with a fairly health 7-4-1 record and yet there are as many concerns and questions about the hockey club as ever. Meanwhile, up in Edmonton, illness and a weird pattern of scoring either a lot or not at all…


GDRC – Canucks @ Ducks

The Vancouver Canucks escaped from LA with a shoot-out victory last night and head up the 405 to play the Anaheim Ducks in the second half of back-to-back games in Southern California. The Canucks face a struggling Ducks team, but will have to play much more physically against Anaheim than they did against Los Angeles.


GDRC – Canucks @ Kings

The Vancouver Canucks play the first of back-to-back games in southern California, as they take on the red-hot Los Angeles Kings. The Canucks, already hit hard by the injury bug, will be without captain and all-star goaltender Roberto Luongo tonight. Luongo suffered a cracked rib against the Maple Leafs a few games ago, and is…


Around the league – Oct 29 2009

We near the end of the first month of the season, and there are many great story lines on the ice. The Avalanche are still cruising, Alexander Ovechkin is still scoring, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings are making waves on the west coast, there is still a double-standard for suspensions, the defending champs…


GDRC – Red Wings @ Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks play their third home game in four nights as they host the Detroit Red Wings. Slowly, the Canucks injury ward is starting to clear up and their play has improved. The Red Wings, meanwhile, have started a mini-slide, having lost their last three games and dealing with some lingering injury problems.


Grabner and Friends

                 Well, four points in your last three games is impressive young man. Michael Grabner has really put it into high gear in the last three games for the Nucks and has been the team’s X-Factor on the ice. 


On This Day Over The Past Three Years

It’s early.  Still, teams that get off to strong starts can protect themselves against injuries and late season slumps, while teams getting off to weak starts can dig themselves a hole that’s extremely difficult to climb out of.  Are there examples of teams leading the league or dwelling in the basement at this point turning…


GDRC – Oilers @ Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks play the second half of back-to-back home games as they host the Edmonton Oilers at GM Place tonight. The Oilers and Canucks meet for the second time in a week, and the Canucks look to avenge a 2-1 away loss. The Canucks, though, face a tough challenge as their injury list is growing…


GDRC – Maple Leafs @ Canucks

  It’s that time of year again, folks! It’s that time of year when half the crowd is wearing blue and white with a big old Maple Leaf on the jersey, and it’s hard to tell whether this is a home or away game. The Vancouver Canucks host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 4 PM at…


Northwest is best (for now)

We’re in that tweener stage of a new season. It’s late enough that the TV-sports dullards have stopped making those “Joe Left-wing is on pace for a 246-goal season” comments but not yet far enough along in the campaign to stop questioning such phenomena as whether a coaching change is really all that was needed…


Canucks vs Leafs @ 4 PM – Stop Whining!

  The Vancouver Canucks host the hated and dreadful Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow at GM Place at 4 PM Pacific. Before you start complaining about the early start time, shut up. I don’t want to hear it, because you’re wrong. And here’s why.


The most annoying fans…

I bet the annoying fan is similar to the bad hockey parent: oblivious to their actions. When they hear people complain about the obnoxious fan, they nod their head in approval, meanwhile at the next game they are the dork who has everyone in their section hoping they’ll leave.