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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 at Coyotes 1

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 at Coyotes 1

The team is battered and bruised, but made it to Phoenix. Well most of them did. Steve Pinizzotto and Zack Kassian did not. Chris Higgins did, but tweaked his back in the morning and couldn’t play. At this point they really just need to hold on and bubble wrap everyone. At all times.

Canucks at Coyotes Game Day Preview: Power Shortage

Canucks at Coyotes Game Day Preview: Power Shortage

After Ray Whitney decided to take his talents to Dallas this past off-season, the Coyotes were left with a big hole in their offense. Whitney had a team high 77 points (24G-53A) last season, so without his production players like Radim Vrbata and Shane Doan were expected to carry the offensive load. To say that the Coyotes have struggled to score as of late is an understatement. They have not won in their last 4 games (0-3-1) while being shut out in 3 of those 4 games and outscored 11-2 altogether. In fact, the Coyotes went a franchise record 245:30...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs Blues 2

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs Blues 2

Still trying to get last night’s game out of our minds, we’re provided the best tonic – a game the following night against St. Louis rolling in hot. "3 shots in twenty minutes" sounds like a really crappy drinking game. — Don Falconer (@TheFalconer) March 20, 2013 SOCIABLE!!

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs Wild 3

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs Wild 3

Only weeks ago we all assumed the Canucks had the Northwest Division locked up. Sure our power play was horrible back then, the defense was muddled, injuries were taking a toll, and goaltending was simply adequate… but things aren’t that bad are they? Canucks lose again? General Manager Nero has some solutions for some personnel moves. #StarTrek #ferfuck pic.twitter.com/HwvLEhLpYa — j.Bowman (@jBowmancouver) March 19, 2013 That can’t be good, can it?

Canucks vs. Blues Game Day Preview: Sad Trombones

Canucks vs. Blues Game Day Preview: Sad Trombones

Needless to say, coming into this season goaltending was not a major concern for the Blues. But as the Canucks faithful know, a team’s goalie situation can change very quickly.

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: On Location in St. Peter’s Square

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: On Location in St. Peter’s Square

For this special, non-postgame Clay’s Canucks Commentary, I check in from St. Peter’s Square in Rome. Perhaps the Canucks need some Divine Intervention as they battle the Minnesota Wild for the division lead and fight to stay in the top 8 in the Western Conference. In this CCC, I quickly touch on the opportunity that exists for both Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo to seize the job of “number one goaltender”.  They’ve been playing it down publicly (while joking around about it with James Duthis on TSN) and they’ve both been good in spurts, but not great.  The team is...

Canucks vs. Wild Game Day Preview: Wild Things

Canucks vs. Wild Game Day Preview: Wild Things

When the Minnesota Wild signed BFFs Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to similar 13-year, $98 million contracts this off-season, some wondered whether or not owner Craig Leopold had finally lost his mind. Don’t get me wrong. Not that these outrageously big contracts weren’t deserved – Parise is a consistent 30-goal scorer and recorded a career-high 94 points in 2008-2009, and Ryan Suter is one of the top defensemen in the league with an average of over 30 points a season over the last 5 seasons – but Minnesota is still a relatively-small market team and Leopold cried poor not long...

Millionaires vs. Red Wings Game Day Preview: Seeking Payback

Millionaires vs. Red Wings Game Day Preview: Seeking Payback

Coach Alain Vigneault admitted the Canucks were embarrassed after their 8-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings back in February. They should be.

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 7 vs Predators 4

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 7 vs Predators 4

The Canucks were back home against the Nashville Predators, having stumbled to and from Ohio, and were looking to set the tone for their second half journey in the shortened NHL season. So what kind of game did we see? If Andrew Alberts scores, I will go streaking #tgatt @lyteforce — G. Justine Galo (@Aviewfromabroad) March 15, 2013 Alberts almost scoring and people going streaking. Who knew Chris could be a trendsetter?

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hansen Comes up Huge and CCC Goes on a Brief Sabbatical

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hansen Comes up Huge and CCC Goes on a Brief Sabbatical

I look at the good, the bad, and the interesting from the Vancouver Canucks’ 7-4 victory over the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena. I doubt that anyone predicted 11 total goals in this contest between two teams that have had difficulty scoring this season.  The fans were treated to a highly entertaining contest that had a bit of everything: nice goals, fights, defensive breakdowns, and even a penalty shot. I touch on Jannik Hansen, Andrew Ebbett, Mason Raymond, Henrik’s penalty shot, David Booth, Kevin Bieksa’s tough game, our crowded blueline, and a little trip I’m taking. Thus, I’ll be taking...

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