Welcome to this week’s Performance of the Week — the weekly post formerly known as Player of the Week — same general idea, same cool blog, just a slightly different approach. It’s painfully obvious who gets this week’s nod — as if the title wasn’t any indication — but it’s wholeheartedly deserved because it’s not every day you get your first career hat trick, and that’s a cool and neat thing that happened to Jannik Hansen on Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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A week after Jason Botchford guaranteed a win, Chris and Matt get together to discuss the week that was and whether Botch got some ink. The week that was also cost Dan Hamhuis, the Canucks stalwart on the blueline. In what looks like a long-term injury, the boys but on their armchair GM caps and figure out if the ‘nucks need to find someone to replace him.
Celebrating Daniel Sedin’s 1000th game, the Canucks faced the Blackhawks for a thrilling Sunday night in Rogers Arena.
Joining Chris, Clay and Matt for an action-packed episode 32 is Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province. Botch gives a low-down on the week that was, talks about what ails the Canucks power-play, and tells us how he thinks the Canucks will do over the next week. How well you ask? Well Jason makes an ironclad guarantee that the Canucks will beat the Oilers with some pretty serious repercussions if they don’t! We also hear his thoughts on Ryan Kesler’s return to Vancouver and we ask, “was Kes misunderstood?” Jason provides us the straight goods. And with every episode, we...
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.
After picking up four of six possible points in California, the Canucks return home on Remembrance Day to face the Ottawa Senators. Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.
With Matt in studio and Chris by phone, the boys pick apart the Canucks recent four game road trip and lay it all on the line. Even beating the optimism shared by Clay in the last episode, the Canucks acquired 6 of a possible 8 points. Was that enough to sway pessimists Chris and Matt? And has the Kesler trade now become the Bonino trade? Better yet, with injuries beginning to pile up, how will the Canucks fare and who will take Vrbata’s place on the top line with the Sedins? You’ll have to listen to find out! California Dreams...
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.
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.
After a fantastic third period comeback against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, the Canucks head to San Jose and embark on game 1 of their 3-game California road trip. Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.