NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges says It’s do or die time for your Canucks and this is the moment when heroes are born. With this mind, let’s look at five Canucks who need to step it up and leave it all on the ice. Sami Salo, David Booth, Alex Edler, Zack Kassian and Chris Higgins you are in our crosshairs. Don’t let us down. Go Canucks Go.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night in game four to the LA Kings. It’s been a long slow slide for Mason Raymond hasn’t it? His blunder led to the Kings only goal of the night by Anze Kopitar. What a difference an Art Ross winner makes. With Daniel Sedin back in the lineup Henrik Sedin and he prooved whats been missing.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Sunday night in game three to the LA Kings. Let’s just say the chances the Canucks go no further than a couple more games is greater than the chance of a miracle comeback. The move to start Cory Schneider was a purely tactical move, if Roberto Luongo was in net we’d see the same result.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Tuesday night to the Phoenix Coyotes. Mason Raymond, you have to stop falling down. Even Bambi had this figured out by now. It’s no longer adorable, it’s just sad. Sami Pahlsson’s acquisition was overshadowed a wee bit on Monday, but it is freeing Ryan Kesler up for more offensive zone starts.
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.
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…
With the big trade made on Saturday by Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis the Canucks have made it clear that the plan will be for Chris Higgins to join David Booth and Ryan Kesler on an all-American second line. Higgins and Booth know each other from their days in Florida and the Canucks are hoping to capitalize on that chemistry.
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.
Canucks insider Keith Vanstone breaks down the Game 3 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers. A 5-4 Flyers win. Roberto Luongo and the visiting Canucks had a slow start to the game with four minor penalties in the opening frame, it didn’t get any better.