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Pass the Time: Canucks vs. Senators Pregame 0

Pass the Time: Canucks vs. Senators Pregame

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for winning Super Bowl XLV. As well, congratulations to Christina Aguilera for joining Bryan Adams in national anthem infamy and looking like a younger Cyndi Lauper in the process. As we turn our attention back to the Canucks and wait for puck drop in tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators, here are some reads to help pass the time: Daniel’s hot on Stamkos’ trail in the Art Ross trophy race. [Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province] Sammy’s back. [Ian Walker, Vancouver Sun] Sami’s getting there too. [Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province] Lee Sweatt’s staying in town. [Ian...

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Injury Woes, Fourth Line Instability and a Zenon Konopka Rumor 0

Injury Woes, Fourth Line Instability and a Zenon Konopka Rumor

After a period of relative stability and good health, it looks like the Canucks are getting bit by the injury bug again. The Canucks lost Aaron Rome and Alex Bolduc to injuries against the Washington Capitals on Friday night; according to Jason Botchford (Vancouver Province), Rome is expected to be out for 2-3 weeks and Bolduc is expected to be out a bit longer than that. But also, the Canucks lost Andrew Alberts to a suspected shoulder injury during last night’s loss to the Minnesota Wild. Chris Tanev, who was recalled earlier as a seventh defenseman in Rome’s absence, may...

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Canucks Review and Preview: January 17 to January 23, 2011 0

Canucks Review and Preview: January 17 to January 23, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@cayking).] Canucks Record 44 GP, 29-9-6, 64 points (1st in Northwest Division, 1st in Western Conference) Who’s Hot Alex Edler is starting to cement his place as one of the good, young defensemen in the NHL. He has been a workhorse, averaging over 25 minutes of ice-time per game in the first 3 games of this road trip and over 24 minutes of ice-time per game this season. Despite the extended ice-time, he’s been very reliable and hasn’t...

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Canucks Midseason Marks: The Bottom Six Forwards 1

Canucks Midseason Marks: The Bottom Six Forwards

(Contributions from J.J. Guerrero and Katie Maximick.) Now that the Canucks have reached the official halfway point of the 2010/2011 season, we take a look back and give the players their midseason marks. Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Manny Malhotra: Malhotra has fewer points than Raffi Torres, which is odd for a lot of people. But he’s the king of the faceoff circle, ranked second in the NHL at 63.4%. With 17 points, he’s on pace to match last season’s 33-point output in San Jose. So has he exceeded expectations? Not really, but he hasn’t exactly underperformed either. Grade: B Raffi Torres:...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 1 -2 Red Wings (SO) 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1 -2 Red Wings (SO)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] You hate to see a game like this go to a shootout. I did. After 60 minutes of the top two teams in the NHL strutting their excellent puck movement, remarkable defense, and fabulous systems play, suddenly everything that made the game so stellar is taken away and a coin...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 3 Sharks 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 3 Sharks

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] The Canucks came into San Jose to play their third road game in four nights. Unbeaten in five, and expected to be dog-tired, there was a sense among Canuck nation that a loss to San Jose was as inevitable as the extraplanar robots that chase down lawbreakers. The Sharks came...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 2 – 1 Avalanche 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2 – 1 Avalanche

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] With a gritty, hard-fought win against the Avalanche, the Canucks have won 5 straight, haven’t lost in regulation in 12 games, and have the best goal differential in the NHL. And, oh yeah, they’re first place in the entire NHL right now. Now, there are plenty of spoilsports out there...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] The Flyers and Canucks were a good matchup on paper. Both teams have excellent strength down the middle and strong forward lines overall, a solid defensive corps, and comparable records. Some said, prior to tonight’s contest, that we might be looking at a potential Stanley Cup Finals matchup. Roberto Luongo...

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Bolduc Breaks Down Again 0

Bolduc Breaks Down Again

Coach Alain Vigneault spoke highly of Alex Bolduc after the 25-year old beat out Canucks fan favorite Brendan Morrison for the team’s fourth line center spot. “We saw an improvement every day in different things we want to see,” Vigneault said Sunday. “It means you have a coachable player who can grasp what you’re trying to teach him. He has always had that determination and speed. It was just a matter of processing the game at each level and he showed us he deserves the opportunity to start on this team.” And start on the Canucks he did. Unfortunately, he...

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Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 4, 2010 Edition 0

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 4, 2010 Edition

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and answers them in her own cantakerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] Photo credit: CBC In this week’s edition of “Ask Katie About the Canucks”, Katie talks about breakouts and busts, cries about B-Mo, picks a new linemate for the Sedins, and picks a drinking buddy. Lisa asks: “If you could choose any player in the NHL and put him on the Canucks, who would it be and who would you play him with?” Katie: I bet every body would be jumping...

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