(Source: nhlpa.com) The Vancouver Canucks will host their second annual Hockey Talks day tomorrow on January 7th, 2014. Canucks Hockey Talks day is a collective effort with each of the Canadian NHL clubs. The Vancouver Canucks along with the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets will each dedicate one of their home game nights in January to raising awareness and addressing the stigma associated with mental illness. The ultimate goal of Hockey Talks is to encourage a nation-wide conversation about mental health, try to stop the stigma wrongly associated with mental illness,...Click here to read more.
Photo credit: Sportsnet Tomorrow, Hockey Canada will unveil their roster for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. In advance of their announcement, scheduled for 8:00 AM PST, we at CHB got together and put together our own version of Team Canada. Goaltenders Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens) and Mike Smith (Phoenix Coyotes) Our thought process: Because Luongo backstopped the gold medal-winning team in 2010 and Price is among the NHL’s leaders in most goaltending categories, we agreed pretty quickly on these two guys. However, there was considerable debate on who should be the third goalie....Click here to read more.
Things were looking up for the Vancouver Canucks in SoCal. They scored 2 early goals, and on the powerplay, no less. They were up 3-2 late in the third period. Eddie Lack was solid too, thwarting the Anaheim Ducks as the Ducks dominated the Canucks in the last 45 minutes of the game. But then Kevin Bieksa took over. He did give the Canucks that 3-2 lead just a minute into the third period, but he was also on the ice for all 3 Ducks goals, and was directly at fault for the first one and maybe even the late,...Click here to read more.
The start of a new year is often time for reflection and resolution. We make promises and renew commitments to our health, our finances, our hobbies, and our time and attention to loved ones. The writers at CHB have come up with some resolutions of their own, and they are all of the Canucks-variety. Some have to do with players, others with fans, and still others have to do with personal attitudes. You’ll even see that some have similar themes. Regardless, we agreed that it was certainly time for a change – not necessarily for the team – but for...Click here to read more.
(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (23-13-7) Anaheim Ducks (30-8-5) The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for a better outcome tonight as they return to the Honda Centre for the second time this season. In their first visit back on November 10th, they lost 3-1. Unfortunately, that won’t be easy. The Ducks are the NHL’s best home team and haven’t lost in regulation in 18 games on home ice this season. They’re 16-0-2, including 6 consecutive wins in which they’ve outscored the opposition 24-12. Overall, they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games, and with 65 points, they lead the Pacific Division by...Click here to read more.
Roberto Luongo came back from injury last night against the Los Angeles Kings. Unfortunately, he was the only one who showed up. He made 46 saves – many of them from in-close and as a result of odd-man rushes – but without much support up front, the Canucks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Kings, their third straight loss to their California rivals this season. The #Canucks deserve to lose this game, Luongo doesn't. #tgatt — G. Justine Galo (@Aviewfromabroad) January 5, 2014 Like this:Like Loading…Click here to read more.
(Photo credit: thescore.com) Vancouver Canucks (23-12-7) Los Angeles Kings (25-13-4) Tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Kings could mean more for the Vancouver Canucks than avenging their disappointing loss in their last meeting on November 25th. In that game, the Canucks took a 2-1 lead early in the third period, only to see the Kings tie it up with less than 3 minutes left, and then eventually win it 48 seconds into the overtime period. That game was the last game of the Canucks’ 6-game homestand, one in which they won just once (1-2-3). By the end of that game,...Click here to read more.
So much for starting off 2014 on the right foot. I set out to make a hungover themed #TGATT, and the game pretty much played along. — Lizz Moffat (@lizzmoffat) January 2, 2014 D’oh! Like this:Like Loading…Click here to read more.
Typically, 5th round picks become forgotten players who either provide depth for the minor league club or fizzle out and turn to other professions. Kevin Bieksa refused this notion fighting his way onto the Canucks via a mix of hard work, toughness and skill. Since his inaugural season with the Canucks in 2005, Bieksa has been a mainstay. But while his role on the team has changed over the years, his value has remained static. Bieksa is a leader both on and off the ice serving as one of the assistant captains and as one of the more colorful personalities...Click here to read more.
(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (23-11-7) Tampa Bay Lightning (23-12-4) The Vancouver Canucks ended 2013 with an impressive 10-1-2 December record. They hope to keep rolling in 2014, but their January schedule gets considerably tougher. Tonight, they’ll meet the Tampa Bay Lightning, who currently sits in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Afterwards, they have the Los Angeles Kings (twice), Anaheim Ducks (twice), Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes (twice) and Chicago Blackhawks, among others, on tap. The Lightning look to get back to their winning ways to start 2014. They’re coming off consecutive losses after going on a season-high...Click here to read more.