Author: Jocelyn Aspa

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Player of the Week: Daniel Sedin

It’s a bit of a weird week because the Canucks only played twice in the last seven days, and in the last one they played last Friday, they were blown out 5-0 by the worst team in the Western Conference, the Arizona Coyotes. Seriously, the worst. So, unfortunately there isn’t a lot to draw from there, but we’ll always have Daniel Sedin’s glorious winner at 4:05 of overtime on November 11th against the Ottawa Senators.

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Player of the Week: Jim Benning

Personally speaking, as a full-fledged Canucks fan since the West Coast Express era, it’s the first time I can recall there ever being so many new additions to the team being such vital parts to the team so early on in the season.  It’s a strange and wondrous feeling, and I feel like this week I should be talking about another new addition to team, albeit in a different fashion — Mr. Jim Benning, ladies and gentleman.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Kings 5

It was a night of firsts on Saturday night in LA when the Canucks faced the Kings: Marian Gaborik scored his first goal of the season, while Jake Muzzin scored his first goal in 26 games. Jocelyn Aspa recaps the Vancouver Canucks’ 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in your tweets.

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Player of the Week: Linden Vey

In 12 games so far this season, Vey’s got 4 goals and 2 assists — for a total of 6 points  — with two of those goals coming in the last week. And, with 4 goals to his name this season, if he were still on the LA Kings, that’d put him as the fourth-leading goal scorer on the team.  So, uh, thanks, LA! (And no, you can’t have him back.)

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Canadiens 2 (OT)

The Canucks faced off against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night — the only time the Habs will be playing in Rogers Arena this year — and… What. A. Game. Jocelyn Aspa recaps it all in your tweets.

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Player of the Week: Nick Bonino

And okay, sure, the Canucks lost two out of four games last week — they suffered an abysmal 6-3 loss in Dallas; won 4-1 in St. Louis; lost a disastrous 7-3 game against Colorado on Friday evening even though Henrik Sedin scored the game’s first goal ten seconds in; and, lastly, posted a 4-2 win against Washington on Sunday night —  but I digress.   Despite the topsy-turvy week, there’s been some bright spots, which finally brings us to the point of this post: Nick Bonino.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 at Avalanche 7

The Canucks played their third game in four nights on Friday against the Avalanche in Denver, coming off a solid 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues just the night before. They beat an NHL team not from Alberta – wooooo! Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.

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Player of the Week: Ryan Miller

Welcome to this week’s edition of Player of the Week. Ryan Miller gets the nomination this week, which is tricky because he played in only one of two Canucks games since last week’s POTW.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 vs. Lightning 4

The Canucks haven’t started a season 3-0 since 1999. They haven’t not sold out Rogers Arena since 2002. Both streaks ended on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.

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Player of the Week: Radim Vrbata

The Canucks are only two games into the 2014-15 NHL season, and newcomer Radim Vrbata’s presence has been huge already. Vrbata scored the game winner in a 4-2 tilt against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 8th and notched another goal and an assist three nights later against the Edmonton Oilers on home ice.

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