ICYMI Canucks lose another! This time to the Wild

Vancouver will be looking for redemption against the Wild.

Waving the White Towel Yikes. After all these underwhelming games, the Canucks blew another chance to right the ship and take two points out a hockey game. Instead, the Minnesota debacle felt almost like the culmination of the creeping habits that had been plaguing the Canucks. Halfway through the year the Canucks are struggling to […]

Calgary Flames vs. Canucks: The flame game

Chris Higgins

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Flames. Richard says right as the Canucks are hot, they have a lot of time off. They don’t play again until Tuesday against Minnesota and after that next is Friday against Dallas. Mason Raymond took a puck to the face in the first period.

Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild: Taming the Wild

Sedin

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night over the Wild. Richard says for everyone using the most recent game to stir the goaltending pot, you should probably stop. The Canucks are in no hurry to solve this issue. Cory Schneider & Roberto Luongo are the real deal, and playing great.

Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers: Tanever gonna give you up

Tanev first goal

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Monday night over the Oilers. Richard says in this game for about 58 minutes, the Vancouver Canucks slogged through a muddled effort that looked like they had left their skateguards on. The Oilers were just flying. One big negative. When Ryan Kesler and David Booth get back, Chris Higgins will find himself squeezed out of the top six. Nice goal Chris Tanev.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 9 notes, prediction & tweets!

Canucks vs. Oilers

Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Feb 4 matchup. Richard points out Ryan Kesler took part in his first practice and has been cleared for contact. There’s still no certain return date. The extroverted Nail Yakupov is adjusting to the NHL fast, with three goals and an assist in his last four games. Richard picks the Canucks to win tonight and says let’s just assume Zack Kassian gets on the scoresheet somehow. Roberto Luongo starts.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Canucks: Vancouver boy nets the game winner!

Roberto Luongo

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night over the Avalanche. Richard says we’re going to turn this into a goaltending controversy. Roberto Luongo vs. Cory Schneider is going to make a major distraction. There’s going to be a lot of uncertainty until this is settled. What exactly do Alain Vigneault and Mike Gillis have up their sleeves? We’ll know eventually.

Oilers vs. Canucks: Not as bad as the opener…I guess

luongo

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in a shootout to the Edmonton Oilers. Internally, I can’t imagine this weekend changed anything for the Canucks’ long-term goaltending plans. Publically, however, it’s open season on the Roberto Luongo vs. Cory Schneider conversation.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em game 5

Kings vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in game five to the LA Kings. Sometime in March, the Canucks stopped the fist-bump bench procession after every goal. I just realized this tonight, but after Henrik Sedin’s goal, it was definitely back. So what exactly happened there? Let’s not talk about this season ever again.

Devil in the blue crease: Vancouver Canucks goaltending quandary

Vancouver Canucks Goaltender Quandary

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges has an opinion in his part 1 article earlier today on Roberto Luongo vs. Cory Schneider for Game 4 of the Canucks vs. Kings Western Conference Quarter Finals game. He gave us the pro’s and the con’s. Now we know Schneider will start. Richard points out there are instant ramifications and repercussions now. Read Part 2 now to find out.

Which Canucks goaltender gets the nod for Game 4 and beyond?

Roberto Luongo & Cory Schneider

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges has an opinion. Roberto Luongo. Pros, the de-facto 1A all season and aside from hiccups in October and March, he put together his most consistent season as a Canuck. Cory Schneider Pros, unflappable cool demeanour, Schneider is the antithesis to Luongo. Tough decision for Mike Gillis, Alain Vigneault and the rest of the Canucks organization.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Flames vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Tuesday night over the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks are now tied for first in the league. Meanwhile, Henrik Sedin set up camp near the face-off dot on the powerplay and hung out with the puck for like two hours while he calculated the percentages of every possible play. Pure Sweetness.

Calgary Flames vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Flames vs. Canucks

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Saturday night over the Calgary Flames. And who steps up in overtime but Andrew Ebbett, fresh off his collarbone injury and ready to remind everyone that he’s still a Canuck. When Jannik Hansen was sprung on a shorthanded breakaway noone thought it would lead to a Calgary goal did they?