We barely return from the NHLPA mandated bye week, and the league hits us with the All-Star break. That’s more an observation than a complaint. Keep those breaks comin’!
Unfortunately, the Canucks went into this one on a losing note, dropping their last game by a score of 4-0 to the visiting Buffalo Sabres, and oh, what an ugly game it was to watch at that. It’s one thing to lose; it’s another when the games are as painfully dull as that one!
It’s back to business though as the Canucks play host to the red-hot Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena tonight at 7 PM. CanucksArmy has a new, dedicated recap writer and he’ll be making his debut with post-game coverage of tonight’s matchup.
ICYMI: Brock Boeser had a decent weekend at the NHL All-Star Game… 😏 https://t.co/kG03RNIswI
— Vanessa Jang (@vanessajang) January 29, 2018
Cheers to Brock Boeser winning the All-Star Game MVP in his first All-Star Game as the sole Canucks representative with the game-winning goal and two assists. The accolades just keep on coming for the humble superstar. Boeser won the accuracy shooting competition, as well.
Jeers to the NHL’s video review format. I won’t go into a goal-by-goal recap of last week’s silliness because if you’re even a casual hockey fan, odds are you’re fully aware of how it all went down. All I want is a little consistency. Is that too much to ask for? That, and an end to the offsides review. The NHL needs to kill that with fire.
Cheers to Alexander Edler’s renaissance season. I can’t say I saw this coming, but now that it’s here, let’s just go ahead and enjoy the ride. Canucks head coach Travis Green has reunited Edler with his primary partner from last season, Troy Stecher, and the two have taken off right where they left off as an above average first pair. Edler, though, has been driving their success with his offensive output which has seemingly come out of nowhere.
In ten January games, Edler has eight points and has amassed 39 shots. In October, November and December combined, Edler had nine points and 50 shots.
Jeers to the notion that the Sedins future should have any bearings on the Canucks plans at the trade deadline. If the Canucks just want more information, then that’s fine. If they change their targets based on some apparent need for seat-fillers for next season, that’s another thing entirely.