Jan 082015
 
Of Expectations and Ex-Goaltenders

Will fans boo? Or will they Luuu? January 8, 2015 marks the return of Roberto Luongo to Rogers Arena, his first game back as an opponent after 8 seasons as the usual starting goaltender in a Canucks uniform.  Usual starting goaltender. The exceptions being when he was demoted to backup behind Cory Schneider, and when he […]

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Nov 082014
 
Canucks Hope Springs Eternal

The Canucks are off to one of their best starts in recent memory. After last season’s spectacular decline, this version of the team is a refreshing surprise. President Trevor Linden and General Manager Jim Benning have helped to create a team culture in their own hard working image. Head Coach Willie Desjardins has provided a […]

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Oct 112014
 
2014-15 #Canucks Twitter Hockey – Northwest Pool

Thank you all for joining the #Canucks Twitter Fans pool in the Northwest Division. Another fun draft! It’s a great group of people. Everyone’s Twitter details are below. Like last year, this is a Rotisserie league. In Rotisserie pools, each team is ranked on a number of statistic categories based on how they compare with other […]

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Oct 112014
 
2014-15 #Canucks Twitter Hockey - Smythe Pool

Thank you all for joining (and re-joining) the #Canucks Twitter Fans pool in the Smythe Division. Another fun draft! It’s a great group of people. Everyone’s Twitter details are below. The hashtag for this pool is #CanucksFHLSmythe. Like last year, this is a Rotisserie league. In Rotisserie pools, each team is ranked on a number of statistic […]

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Jun 252014
 
Canucks Linden sowing seeds of hope

The good news is the NHL playoffs were fantastic. The bad news is the Canucks didn’t make the show and if they did, they would have been eliminated in 3 games. The gap between the Canucks and the teams in the playoffs is wider. The pace of the game in the playoffs was incredible, and the style […]

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Jan 202014
 
Follow The Bouncing Ball

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 […]

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Jan 042014
 
Canucks Report at the Half Way Mark

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 […]

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Dec 292013
 
Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

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 […]

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Nov 112013
 
Canucks Report At The Quarter Pole

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.

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Oct 012013
 
What to Expect When You're Expecting Goaltending

This post is a public service announcement to all Canucks fans, new, old and bandwagon: Roberto Luongo does not play well in October. To the faithful Luongo lovers and shameless Luongo apologists like myself, this should not come as a surprise. Luongo is perhaps the most polarizing figure in Vancouver sports. Fans all over the […]

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