Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Friday night against the New Jersey Devils. Somehow, ex-Canucks forward Steve Bernier is on the New Jersey Devils even though he was pretty sure he didn’t exist anymore. The secret weapon for the Vancouver Canucks was Cory Schneider, relatively rested.
The 2012 NHL Trade deadline is nearing. Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the pickings are interesting this year. Adrian Aucoin, Bryan Allen, Shea Weber, Travis Moen, Chad LaRose, and Tuomo Ruutu, Leaving would be Mason Raymond, and Keith Ballard. Maybe. It means that anyone claiming to know what Mike Gillis will do at the deadline this year is speculating.
C-Mac one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers details the 2011-2012 highlights of the season thus far. From Andrew Ebbett potting two goals against the Oilers, and Cory Schneider winning the Stanley Cup rematch versus the Boston Bruins, to Mason Raymond returning from a fractured vertebrae, and a Dale Weise end-to-end goal, these are the top 10 Moments in time.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodgers reports Byron Bitz has been placed on waivers after “he cleared himself ready to play,” according to Alain Vigneault. “He’s been in Chicago for three weeks now practicing with the team. President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-assigned right wing Mark Mancari to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL as well.
An underachiever is a person who fails to achieve his or her potential or does not do as well as expected. Overachievers are individuals who perform better or achieve more success than expected. Richard brakes down the Vancouver Canucks who fit in 2011. Version 1.0. Manny Malhotra, Keith Ballard, Jannick Hansen, Chris Higgins, Cory Schneider make the list.
Canucks blogger points out there’s a massive history of trades between the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers in the NHL. As shocking as the timing of the David Booth trade was, the fact the deal occured with the Panthers was about as easy to predict as the crowd reaction when Roberto Luongo lets in a goal. This time its David Booth for Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson…
On Saturday Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis pulled the plug on a big trade. David Booth come to Vancouver and going to Florida are Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. Booth and Kesler both played on the 2001-02 U.S. junior national team and should fit nicely alongside countrymen (and ex Florida teammate) Chris Higgins on the Canucks second line.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 8 matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks. A 3-2 Vancouver win in Overtime. The Canucks continue to thrive on the speed and skill of the Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and an active blue line that has propelled the power play and the team to success this season with Keith Ballard, Dan Hamhuis, and Alex Edler.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 7 matchup between the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks jumped all over the Preds with four first period goals on the way to a convincing 5-1 victory. Ryan Kesler fired his first of the year. Sami Salo and Alex Edler both tallied power play points and Marco Sturm looked active in the offensive zone for a change.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 4 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings. Cory Schneider turned aside 35 shots, but it wasn’t enough as a pair of second period goals sank the Canucks. Justin Abdelkader and Valtteri Filppula each recorded their first goals and Jimmy Howard notched his first shutout for Detroit in a 2-0 win.