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Rule 48: Legal Hits Are Now Illegal

Rule 48: Legal Hits Are Now Illegal

If you happened to catch the Canucks game (and why the heck would you have missed it), you saw Alex Edler demolish Kyle Clifford in the neutral zone. You also saw that Edler got himself a minor penalty for the hit and further to this, you got to see yours truly defend the call on Twitter. Now before you call for me to be drawn and quartered, take a look at the hit again (although you can disregard the Kings commentary). When it first happens, the hit looks nice and clean regardless of Rule 48. Clifford has his head down...

Canucks Season Preview Series: Building on Career Years

Canucks Season Preview Series: Building on Career Years

[As we approach the start of the NHL regular season, members of the Canucks blogosphere give their two cents about your Vancouver Canucks and address the issues, questions and expectations of the team in their 40th year anniversary.] En route to scoring 268 goals in the season – second in the NHL only to the Washington Capitals – and winning the Northwest Division for the third time in four seasons, a lot of things went right for the Vancouver Canucks. Specifically, Ryan Kesler, Mason Raymond and Alex Edler all took their game to another level in 2009/2010. For the second...

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 4, 2010 Edition

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...

Which Canucks Defenseman Can Take It To The Next Level?

Which Canucks Defenseman Can Take It To The Next Level?

As it stands, the Vancouver Canucks are a team with four very good defensemen, but also a team without a top-level blueliner. For the first time in years, the team is virtually set up front. With a Hart and Art Ross trophy winner in Henrik Sedin leading the way, he has a strong supporting cast in Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler, both of whom are among the top forwards in the NHL. Behind them is swashbuckling scoring pest Alex Burrows, who led the team in goals last season, and 25-goal men Mikael Samuelsson and Mason Raymond. And with Cody Hodgson...

Distinct Kicking Ass Motion

Distinct Kicking Ass Motion

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com The Canucks, left looking for their swagger after Game 3, seem to now have found it in spades. I don’t know what happened or what was said in their locker room during the second intermission of Game 4. Whatever it was, the players have responded positively and are playing great hockey. They’ve scored 11 goals – 8 ESG, 2 PPG and 1 empty-netter – in the last four periods. Even their penalty-kill has been a bit better. They’ve allowed just 1 PPGA in the last 7 Kings powerplays, and even killed a brief 5-on-3 against them last...

Canucks vs. Kings: Game 3 Game Day Links

Canucks vs. Kings: Game 3 Game Day Links

The Canucks take their show on the road with the series tied at 1-1. Can they play better than their 19-20-2 regular season road record indicates? Without the benefit of last change, how can the Canucks contain Drew Doughty? Can Demitra prove that he’s no Justin Williams? Can the Canucks stop taking stupid penalties? Time to shed road kill reputation. [Monte Stewart, AOL FanHouse; Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province; Jeff Patterson, Georgia Straight; Greg Beacham, AP via Washington Post] Doughty is dangerous. [Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun; Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province;

Canucks vs. Kings: Game 2 Game Day Links

Canucks vs. Kings: Game 2 Game Day Links

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com The Canucks and Kings meet for Game 2 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal Series tonight at 7:00 PM. Does Drew Doughty dare go in Alex Edler’s space again? Will Pavol Demitra show up? Can Andrew Alberts cut back on the dumb penalties? All this and more in today’s game day links: I hope Alex Edler eats his Wheaties for breakfast again. [Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun] Paging Pavol. [Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun, Allan Muir, Sports Illustrated] Rome still out. That means more of Alberts. [Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun] AV has Alberts’ back. [Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun] LA wants...

A Regular Season to Remember

A Regular Season to Remember

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Despite their inconsistent play in the last couple of weeks, it’s hard to deny that the 2009/2010 Vancouver Canucks had a regular season to remember. The Canucks won 49 games, tying the franchise record set by the 2006/2007 edition. Their 30 home wins is a franchise record. They scored 268 goals, 2nd in the NHL only to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It’s their highest goal total since their first season at GM Place. They ranked 3rd in win percentage (.795) in games in which they scored first; they also led the league with 11 wins...

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