No success without a dependable fourth line
The Canucks are going to need more than the Sedins and Kesler this season if they hope to have success, says CanucksCorner.com blogger Sukh Purewal.
Canucks Report At The Quarter Pole
After 20 games, the Canucks are 11-7-2. The team's 24 points are good enough for 4th in the Pacific Division, and 8th spot in the Western Conference.
In my first article back in October I talked about the Canucks bottom 6 not being good enough. A month and a half into the season, I can say I am content with the part of the bottom 6. The third line has been dependable. The fourth line hasn’t. John Tortorella doesn’t have faith in his fourth line and is reluctant to put them on the ice. I can’t blame him for that. For the better part of the... [Read more]
After 20 games, the Canucks are 11-7-2. The team managed to post a 5-1-1 record on a long 7 game eastern road trip, ending with 3 victories in extra time – two wins in overtime and one in a shootout. They went 2-1 on a home stand, and have just finished a tough 1-2-1 California road swing. The team’s 24 points are good enough for 4th in the Pacific Division, and 8th spot in the Western... [Read more]
All throughout that Saturday morning, from the minute I woke up to the minute I stepped out of my home, I thought about how many moments Pavel Bure has given to this city. Many are caught on camera and probably uploaded on youtube, but there were some that I simply remember sitting in my seat (most likely on the edge) at the Pacific Coliseum watching him live. As I was riding on the Skytrain downtown... [Read more]
Sitting pretty and quietly at The Rog As I visit the twitter verse, Facebook pages, fan sites and just a simple conversation with a good number of Canucks fans, I at times want to ram my head through a wall. Why? To simplify it for some, no matter what happens with the team, some of them are just not satisfied…with anything. I decided to put together a short list about what I hate about Canucks... [Read more]
Sukh Purewal – Canuckscorner.com: Yes, it was just the first game of 82, but it looks like a problem that has plagued the Canucks the last few seasons is going to be a problem once again. The bottom 6. No one on the fourth line played more than 5 minutes against the San Jose Sharks. Dale Weise led the way playing 4:49. Tom Sestito played 3:28 and Zac Dalpe played 3:19 and very little if any... [Read more]
The 2013 NHL Dress Rehearsal is over, and now it’s time to play for keeps. The Vancouver Canucks will open up the 1st Round of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks, a familiar post season foe, and the most famous Stanchion goal in NHL History as Kevin Bieksa sent Canuck Nation into a frenzy and a Stanley Cup Final appearance just two seasons ago, dispatching the Sharks in five games in the Western... [Read more]
The 2013 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, and like it or not, Canuck fans now know exactly what the Vancouver Canucks look like as they head into the final quarter of the Regular Season and Playoffs. GM Mike Gillis was able to make one trade the day before the deadline, acquiring skilled centre Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars, with prospect Defenseman Kevin Connauton. Considering the cost of... [Read more]
The trade deadline has come and gone and Roberto Luongo is still a Vancouver Canuck. But before we watch the season unfold down the stretch and into head into the playoffs, there is one more important day coming up tomorrow, April 4th, as the Canucks hold their annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon during tomorrow’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. CFKF Telethon raised more than $1.3 million... [Read more]