The Canucks are half-way through their 2014-2015 NHL season with a 23-15-3 record for a total of 49 points. The team has slowed down considerably after a strong start and they now sit 4th in the Pacific Division (and in the second wild-card playoff spot) albeit with games in hand on every team in the Western Conference. There are a few concerning things that I’ve noticed in the Canucks’ recent games. And I’ll point them out to you below…without mentioning a single stat. Thus, here are a few things that make you go hmmm: The Canucks aren’t that fast. Up...Click here to read more.
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Performance of the Week could’ve easily been given to former Canuck Roberto Luongo — and he’d no doubt deserve it — but I’ve already written about him — and he’s not really on this team anymore, so there’s also that. I’m giving it to Frank Corrado this week, who was called up for the third time this season for Saturday’s buzzkill snoozefest against the Flames.Click here to read more.
Episode 39 of C4 sees Chris join Matt in studio as they take a look at the Canucks’ disappointing start to 2015. They discuss the poor results from the recent home stand and look at the lack of offense. They also gave some time to potential targets to trade with and who might be moving from the Canucks. As well, Chris provides an update on the Canucks #SocialSuite – put on by the Canucks and Save-On-Foods – before losing his mind when reflecting on the Cam Neely trade. Somehow, regular segment “Half Full, Half Empty” becomes “Full Empty” and wait...Click here to read more.
After an emotional game against Roberto Luongo and the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, the Canucks were looking to bounce back against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night, something they seem to do often enough. (I mean, the Flames are like the Canucks’ safety blanket.) Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.Click here to read more.
It’s the most excited Vancouver fans have ever been to see the Florida Panthers. No, the Panthers didn’t suddenly get good, it’s Mr. Roberto Luongo’s first trip back to Vancity since being traded last year. Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.Click here to read more.
Episode 38 of C4 is live with Matt and Clay chatting about the Smylosphere topic of the year (so far) – Roberto Luongo’s return to Vancouver. Does Luongo receive cheers from an adoring crowd? Or do “boos” instead of “loos” rain down from the upper bowl? And is either deserved?Click here to read more.
Curious, I decided to scroll through the boxscores of the last several Canucks games and check how rarely Hank had drawn a penalty. Unless I missed something, I made it all the way back to the Canucks’ November 14 game against the Arizona Coyotes – this was the last time Hank drew a penalty.Click here to read more.
Coming off a solid win against Detroit, Canucks are looking to continue their winning ways against the New York Islanders. Can starting goalie Eddie Lack redeem himself after last season’s brutal 7-4 loss to the Isles? Victoria Denault recaps the game in your tweets.Click here to read more.
It’s no word of a lie when I say that I adore Henrik Sedin more than most people. (I’m also weirdly protective of someone I’ve never even met, but come on, he’s Henrik Sedin, okay?) Seeing him reach milestone goals 200 and 201 on the same night is pretty spectacular.Click here to read more.