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GDR #59 – Canucks @ Predators

This is getting to be re-goddamn-diculous! Game Day Recon #59 – Canucks @ Predators Salo. Edler. Hamhuis. Ballard. Rome. Alberts. Sweatt. And now… Bieksa. It has gone from a minor inconvenience to an inexplicable epidemic. If you are a defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks, you will get hurt this season. And the Canucks are playing…

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Stepping Into The Breach: Chris Tanev

The defence corps of the Vancouver Canucks has started to resemble the participants of a death march over the past few weeks. Alex Edler’s injury triggered some sort of bizarre cascade effect, as in the three weeks since Lea Sweatt, Keith Ballard, Dan Hamhuis and finally Andrew Alberts have all fallen by the wayside. All…

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GDR #58 – Canucks @ Wild

  With all the injuries to the Canucks D, they’re finding replacements in the oddest places. (AP Photo) Game Day Recon #58 – Canucks @ Wild The Canucks lost a special teams battle last night and it cost them the game. They didnt force enough turnovers and they let the Blues basically have the offensive…

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GDR #57 – Canucks @ Blues

Tell Kelly I said Hi! (AP Photo/ THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) Game Day Recon #57 – Canucks @ Blues The last time that Roberto Luongo Luongo lost a game in regulation, he lost to the St. Louis. That was on Decemeber 5th. 70 days ago. Now, Luongo and the Canucks have a couple of dragons…

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GDR #56 – Flames @ Canucks

Tonight’s game promises to be a DOOZY! (Photo by AP) Game Day Recon #56 – Flames @ Canucks It’s going to be a fairly unproductive day across our great country, as we celebrate Hockey Day in Canada. Today features 3 all-Canadian match-ups, with tonight final game features the league-leading Canucks hosting the surging Flames. As…

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Pick Your Poison

After last night’s loss to the Anaheim Ducks, and after I picked myself off the floor from laying in the fetal position, sucking my thumb, I thought about the Canucks potential playoff opponents. Ok, I may not have been curled up on the floor, but last night’s loss did get me thinking… If you are…

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GDR #55 – Ducks @ Canucks

OH GOD. HAMHUIS! PLEASE DON’T GET HURT! (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America) Game Day Recon #55 – Ducks @ Canucks The Vancouver Canucks got some good news about Keith Ballard’s injury last night, if you can call it good. The hip-checking defenseman will not be lost for the season. Instead he is expected…

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PETER CHIARELLI: GM GENIUS

Bruins GM, Peter Chiarelli traded Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 19th, 2009 for a first and second round pick in 2010 and a first rounder in 2011. This past June he used those picks to select Tyler Seguin and London Knight centre, Jared Knight, but it seems Chiarelli wants to trade…

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