You Know What I Hate?! – April 30th

This faux hipster dummy accountant is angry. And so am I. He’s made because I keep asking if I can write off pajama pants as a business expense. (Photo via worldphoto.org) Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL….


Cody Hodgson’s Camp Pushes Back

When Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis, a former player agent, went whole hog and essentially bashed Cody Hodgson for being a handful to deal with in his season ending press conference – it was jarring. Gillis has been an advocate for players rights his entire career, just ask Alan Eagleson, and it was surprising to…


Wolves dominate regulation, lose in OT: Game 5 recap

Like their parent club, the Chicago Wolves are skating off into the night. (Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos) On Friday night, the Wolves were looking to do what the Canucks couldn’t do the weekend before – perform the reverse sweep and snatch a series win away from an opponent. Despite dominating the second and third periods,…

Free Agents: Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals

Despite a sixth consecutive season with more than 20 goals, 2011-12 was not a good year for talented Washington Capitals’ winger Alexander Semin. His 21-goals was a post-lockout low, his 54 points fell below expectations, and he was dogged by frequent criticism that he wasn’t giving it his all when he played.


Nation Radio – April 28, 2012

With Lowetide engaging in a hot air balloon race around the world this weekend (the queen herself shall drop the checkered flag!), OilersNation’s own Robin Brownlee took the wheel in LT’s stead. Joining him this Saturday were all manner of characters and celebrities, including David Staples, Jason Gregor and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney. Mr. Brownlee is…


Wolves keep it to the outside, win Game 3 vs San Antonio

Eddie Lack stood tall in game three. His mates worked hard too, keeping most Rampage attacks to the outside. (Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos) Apologies, readers, this one got lost in the wash. More to come as the weekend rolls along. Missing two key offensive performers, the Wolves buckled down and won a tight affair against San Antonio on…


Why An Amnesty Clause Makes Sense

Shawn Horcoff. Keith Ballard. Matt Stajan. Mike Komisarek. The list is a lot longer than that, but it sometimes feels like every team in the league has a player or two whose contracts they’d love to make disappear. That’s why some sort of amnesty buyout could be an appealing option when the NHL and NHLPA…


Cheers and Jeers – Apr 27th

The Good and the Bad of this past week. It’s Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of… "Cheers and Jeers!" This week, it’s a special edition of Cheers and Jeers, dedicated to the greatest, tire-pumping goalie the Vancouver Canucks have ever had.


The #Canucks Week in Tweets – Elimination Edition

Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic!  So, we’re done. It’s a…


Vancouver goaltenders: A historical comparison

I work with a few numbers to judge goaltenders, usually in the modern era dealing with even strength save percentage, quality starts and blow-ups, looking for the right balance of overall value and consistency. There is a bit of an issue with doing that over a year-to-year span, however. NHL save percentages have crept up…


Kiprusoff vs Luongo in the Goalie Trade Market

    It’s no secert by now that Roberto Luongo is on his way out of Vancouver. All but usurped by the younger and cheaper Corey Schneider this year, word is the latter won’t sign with the team this offseason while the former is around. Also, the older guy has asked for a trade anyways.