As we watch our Canucks only two weeks from the beginning of the playoffs, one gets the sense that things are overall, going pretty well.
You may even say they are going as planned.
Alas, there are varying opinions on these matters so below is a collection of all the weird and wacky, tickling and tacky stories, posts, articles and quandaries on the current happening of the Vancouver Canucks.
What are the INGENIUS NWSB staff saying?
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What are the LOCAL guys saying?
Province Sports: Chris Higgins Provides Only Offence as Canucks Down Avalanche – For the 2nd game in a row against Colorado, Chris Higgins had the Game Winning Goal. By Ben Kuzma
Vancouver Sun: Canucks, Schneider Shut Out Avs – The backup’s 4th career shutout made it the Canucks’ second straight, although they came from different goalies. By Brad Ziemer
Province Sports: Canucks Victims of Diabolical NHL Reffing Conspiracy – The officiating has been suspect this entire season and yes, there is legitimate reason to believe the league has it out for the Canucks. By Ed Willes
Pass it to Bulis: Henrik Sedin Really is Captain Hook – WhoodaThunkIt? Henrik leads the league in hooking minors. By Daniel Wagner
Vancouver Sun: Canucks Fans Hit 400 – The sellout streak hit another milestone Wednesday with the quadruple century mark. By Cam Tucker
Province Sports: Canucks Need to Flip Switch on Faltering Powerplay – The scene has been bleak with the man advantage. It’s almost as if they would rather not have any. By Gord McIntyre
Pass it to Bulis: Chicago Wolves’ Playoff Hopes Could be Decided this Weekend in Abbotsford – The baby Canucks even practiced at Rogers Arena Wednesday as they get set for a huge two games against the Heat. By Harrison Mooney
Vancouver Sun: Ballard was Sleeping 16-18 Hours a Day with Concussion– The Canucks D-man is about to be ready to make a return to the lineup but Gillis will have to shore up some salary cap room beforehand. By Elliott Pap
Canucks Corner: Wagon Watch Game 76 vs. Kings – How heavy is the bandwagon getting after 3 wins in a row? By Bruce Ng
Nucks Misconduct: Morning Buzz ~ Manny for Masterton; Leafs Eliminated; Hall Needs Surgery – A wrap up of this week’s best news from around the NHL. By best, I mean the Leafs being officially out. By Jordan Clarke
Canucks Hockey Blog: Out of Town Notebook – How will the teams that finished in the basement this season do next year? What did they do right this year? By Tom Wakefield
Canucks Army: The Magical Time Before the Instigator Rule – Don’t we all wish it was gone? Should the players police themselves? By Jonathan Willis
Rob the Hockey Guy: Your 2012 Canucks MVP: Dan Hamhuis – He has been the most consistent D-man over the latter part of this season but most valuable? It’s debatable for sure. By Rob…the Hockey Guy
What are the NATIONAL guys saying?
The National Post: Canucks Playoff Celebrations Won’t Include Riot: Vancouver Mayor – Gregor Robertson is adamant that the city will avoid a repeat of last year’s post playoffs gong-show. By Jeff Lee
The Globe and Mail: Brian Burke Deserves more Patience from Leafs Fans – Are you kidding me? He knew what he was getting into. No going back; no excuses. I guess Tyler Seguin is looking awfully frustrating right now. By David Shoalts
The National Post: Canadian NHL Fans have Little to Cheer About Come Playoff Time – The age old debate resumes; are the Canucks Canada’s team? By Michael Traikos
What are the ENEMIES saying?
The Denver Post: Joe Sacco to Return to Avs Next Season – A new contract is in the works for the former Avs’ player but it wasn’t always a sure thing this season. By Adrian Dater
Dallas-Fort Worth News: Stars Match Oilers’ Youth with Debut of Reilly Smith – Smith was the 69th Overall pickin 2009 and just signed his first pro contract this past Saturday. Could he play against the Canucks on Friday? By Mike Heika
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