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Flat Canucks Blow Late Lead Against Bottom Feeder

Photograph by: Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images The Canucks played with fire throughout Saturday afternoon’s game against the Avalanche, and ultimately they got burned. From the team’s inability to control play against one of the league’s worst teams, to the fact that they had more turnovers than a restless sleeper – this wasn’t a game…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for April 13

"Sure, I could give you an autograph…but then I’d have to kill you." (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Canucks.nhl.com) This is a regular Friday feature — running on Saturday this week — combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column,…

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Game #41 Preview: Canucks @ Avalanche

Photo Credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images Among the four Northwest Division also rans, the Avalanche were my preseason pick to overachieve expectations. Instead they’ve put in a thoroughly miserable season culminating in the team getting called out vociferously by veteran netminder J.S. GIguere.  The Avalanche are in full on "not winning for MacKinnon" mode at this…