Sukh Purewal: Same old same old for Roberto Luongo
Sukh Purewal says its the same old same old for Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks after the way he was snubbed for the Heritage Classic, and it's not right.
Top Ten: Canucks make St. Louis Sing the Blues
The Vancouver Canucks snap at seven game losing streak by defeating the last team they beat, the St. Louis Blues. Hansen with the winner.
After all that has happened to Roberto Luongo the last few years, I didn’t think it could get any worse for the Canucks goalie. I thought there was no way the Canucks organization could disrespect the franchise’s best goalie of all-time again. Boy was I wrong. With the news coming out that Eddie Lack would be starting the Heritage Classic for the Canucks, it was just another slap in the face for... [Read more]
After an amazing Olympic run by the Canadian men’s and women’s national hockey teams, it’s great to be back watching some NHL hockey. It’s great to be back watching our Vancouver Canucks. Last night, the St. Louis Blues came to town and lost to the Canucks 1-0 in regulation. I wouldn’t consider it the most entertaining game, but it’s far from the most boring I’ve... [Read more]
I will not be at the game on Thursday night at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks will be facing off against the Nashville Predators. In fact, like I wrote in the previous blog, I will probably cross the Fraser River and watch the game in the suburbs. Since the existence of the franchise, I have never seen another team beat them while I am watching a game, in person, that involves the Preds. In short,... [Read more]
In a night where the Vancouver Canucks won’t have head coach, John Tortorella, behind the bench until the end of the Olympic break for game situations, they take on the Edmonton Oilers with their new netminder, Ben Scrivens, between the pipes. Mike Sullivan makes his Canucks debut as head coach during Torts’ 15 day, 6 game suspension. Tonight is a night the Vancouver Canucks need to... [Read more]
Well that was one way to relax a slumping Canucks lineup. In the 3rd game of Hockey Day in Canada, the Canucks and Flames went to the 5th round of a shootout before the Canucks prevailed. The game featured a line brawl off the opening face off. Kellan Lain Breaks 50 Year Old NHL Record 24 year old Kellan Lain was playing his first NHL game on Saturday night. Most of his family flew into Vancouver... [Read more]
It used to be the strength of this team: the powerplay. Gone are the days of the number 1 ranked unit in the league. It’s hard to fathom how far they have actually dropped. Heading into the Coyotes game, the Canucks were ranked 23rd in the league clicking at a success rate of 15.4%. That number is going to drop after an 0 for 7 effort against the Coyotes. Gone are Ehrhoff and Salo who helped make... [Read more]
After 42 games, the Canucks are 23-12-7. The team managed to string together a 7 game win streak, on their way to posting a 10-1-2 record in December, their best month of the season so far. The team has 53 points and remains at 4th place in the Pacific Division. At the quarter pole the Canucks were at 4th in the Pacific, but had played the most games in the league. Their hot December has allowed the... [Read more]
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? The time between Christmas and the New Year is usually a time of reflection and remembrance. We think back on the events of this year, and of years past. In the summer of 2011, Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak all died. All 3 were enforcers in the NHL. Known more for their... [Read more]