In all, the Canucks regular season has been a damned good one. Despite a less-than stellar campaign from Roberto Luongo and long-term injuries to Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Pavol Demitra, and Willie Mitchell, our boys have performed well. Henrk Sedin leads the scoring race, as just the fourth Canuck to crack the century mark. Mikael Samuelsson, Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesler are all having career years, and Mason Raymond has chipped in for 20-plus goals for good measure.
So what do the playoffs hold? Why should we self-appointed pundits wait for the end of the season? I’m completely willing to stick my neck out there before the match-ups are even finalized.
Coming into the season, the Vancouver defense core was envied around the league. Things were so strong on the back end, Mike Gillis felt justified in letting stalwart, career-Canuck Mattias Ohlund go via free agency. Now, nearly 70 regular season games later, with Kevin Bieksa returning after a lengthy recovery from a skate cut, this [...]
With just 16 games left in the season, Henrik Sedin finds himself four points behind Alex Ovechkin for the league league in scoring. Ryan Kesler powered the Americans to an unlikely silver medal at the Olympics and has just been announced as the poster boy for NHL 2K11. Alexandre Burrows just topped the 30-goal mark [...]
Join us in welcoming our newest contributor to CanucksCorner.com, Jason Kurylo. Jason is a sports fan who has a writing background and a passion for the Canucks. We put out a call for writers on Twitter, and Jason answered. In his first blog for the site, Jason looks at the successful Olympics for Pavol Demitra [...]