Author: Jocelyn Aspa

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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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Vrbata, centre, celebrates after scoring his first goal of the season against the Calgary flames on  October 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Derek Leung) 1

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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Bo Horvat, Vancouver Canucks, scores a preseason goal against the San Jose Sharks. (Photo credit: Sportsnet) 0

Don’t Stop Bo’lievin’

Horvat, drafted 9th overall by the Canucks in 2013, played 54 games with the London Knights last year (30-44-74), and all pre-season games for the Canucks last season.  If he doesn’t make the cut this year, back down to the Knights he goes.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 vs Kings 1

Yup, the Canucks are still alive. Something happened during the second intermission. Trailing 1-0 to the Los Angeles Kings going into the final frame, it’s as if the Canucks decided that, hey, they should be playing up-tempo hockey. And the result was probably their best third period of hockey in a long, long time, and a 2-1 win. #Canucks with some serious play action in the 3rd. Torts? Who's Torts? #TGATT — gladys (@gloomybb) April 6, 2014

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 at Avalanche 3 (OT)

And we were so optimistic after last night’s game, eh? But now, after the Canucks’ 3-2 OT loss to the Colorado Avalanche, and the Phoenix Coyotes’ win over the New Jersey Devils, those slim playoff hopes we’re all clinging to are getting even slimmer. The Coyotes need 9 points in their last 8 games, the Minnesota Wild need 8 points in their last 8 games, and the Canucks’ season will come to a merciful end. So long playoffs! Damnitalltohell. #Canucks #TGATT — Victoria Denault (@concretefluff) March 28, 2014

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 4 vs. Panthers 3 (SO) 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 4 vs. Panthers 3 (SO)

Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? The Canucks stroll into Florida, face Roberto Luongo and the Panthers, blow a late lead, and then win a shootout. Again, the kids – especially Nicklas Jensen and Eddie Lack – played well. All things considered, I guess we can’t ask for more than that. Thing 3 triumphs over Thing 1 with a goal from Jensen and big saves from the Stork. #welldonegrasshopper #TGATT #CanucksvsLuongo — doubleLuonGOLD (@luonGOLD) March 16, 2014

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