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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 22 – CANUCKS VS. DEVILS PT. 2

View image | gettyimages.com Has the high gone away from last night yet? Seeing Sedin mode activated against Chicago was a thing of beauty and a late game comeback breathed life into a corpse of a team that has been the Canucks. On to the New Jerseys this eve and Cory Schneider has been given…

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Markstrom starts Sunday vs. Devils; Canucks ‘hopeful’ Vrbata will return

Photo Credit: Bob Frid/USA TODAY Sports On the heels of a 6-3 victory over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks will host old pal Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils on Sunday at Rogers Arena. It’s the Canucks’ fourth set of back-to-back games this season, and for only the second time this campaign, starter…

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Jim Benning won’t meet Islanders’ ask for Hamonic: ‘We’re going to stick with what we’ve got’

Photo Credit: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports When Travis Hamonic’s trade request first surfaced, we covered the news from a Canucks perspective and pointed out that it was difficult to see how the New York Islanders and the Canucks made sense as trading partners. We updated the situation on Saturday by pointing out that the Canucks had reportedly not discussed the…

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Benning Eye for the Stats Guy: OHL Trip Wrap up

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Jim Benning’s OHL scouting trip was rather impressive, catching 6 games in 8 days. To recap, here was his schedule:   Date Windsor Erie 07-Nov Sarnia Saginaw 08-Nov Erie Mississauga 10-Nov London Guelph 13-Nov Sudbury Mississauga 15-Nov Erie Kitchener 15-Nov Over the course of the 8 days, Benning managed…

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Canucks Army Postgame: No Place Like Home

At some point or another, the Sedin twins are going to retire and I will weep like a helpless infant. All things must pass, and so on. We’re a ways away from that moment though and it probably feels further after a performance like tonights. The future Hall of Fame wonder-twins combined for nine points and…

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Canucks will be without Vrbata, Sutter, Hutton vs. defending champion Blackhawks

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks figuratively limped back from their season-long seven game road trip this week. Actually they literally limped back too, as the club will be without a handful of key contributors when they host the reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Radim Vrbata will not play,…

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Milan Lucic on possibility of playing in Vancouver: ‘Your dream is to play for your hometown team’

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Milan Lucic wearing a Vancouver Canucks jersey? As recently as May it was unthinkable with how several of the city’s rotten apples treated the Vancouver-born forward in the wake of the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup victory. A vandalized church. Threats that caused Lucic to alter his Cup celebration plans. Weird, drunk attempts to provoke fights with Lucic…