The Canucks then ended the week in San Jose, where they couldn’t take advantage of Ryane Clowe’s meltdowns and numerous powerplay advantages, and couldn’t find any puck luck from the hockey gods (5 posts!) en route to a 4-1 loss.
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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Goalie Controversy Gaining Momentum, Slow Starts, and Jerseys Off The Players’ Backs
With less than a week of games under the NHL’s belt in this shortened 2013 season, I’m shocked at how many things made me go hmmm…
Here are a few of the biggest head scratchers.
The window on the Canucks’ Stanley Cup dream is quickly closing. Injuries have rendered Ryan Kesler a question mark, and without him it’s hard to see where the goals will come from beyond the Sedin line.
Because of the shortened season, Canucks fans, unfortunately, again won’t see the likes of Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos. Regardless, there are still some marquee match-ups on tap; here are 5 of them.
Tom Wakefield profiles the second round in the Western Conference and laments the state of NHL playoff action.
Tom Wakefield breaks down the first round of the playoffs in the Western Conference and offers his picks on series outcomes.
Tom Wakefield gives his take on who should win some of the key NHL awards and takes a look at other issues around the league.
As you’ve all most likely heard by now, the Shanaban’s verdict is in – for his elbow to the head of Daniel Sedin, Duncan Keith was suspended for 5 games and will forfeit nearly $150,000 in salary. For the Canucks, it’s a hollow victory. While Keith’s suspension is significant – and pretty much what most expected – it doesn’t bring Danny back. In fact, the Canucks confirmed yesterday that he did suffer a concussion and will be out of the lineup indefinitely. And if he’s still unable to play when the postseason begins, how do the Canucks replace their leading...
Elizabeth Moffat recaps the March 21 game between the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks in your tweets.
Duncan Keith can sound contrite all he wants, but the video evidence is damning. First, the puck is nowhere near Daniel Sedin. Second, Keith threw an elbow and targets Danny’s head. Add Henrik’s allegations that Keith had threatened Danny before the hit and Brendan Shanahan should have a helluva time reviewing this one. (Brad Ziemer via Twitter: 1, 2, 3, 4) Henrik on Keith threatening Daniel before hit: “You have to ask Keith. He’s a tough Canadian guy so I am sure he is going to be honest.” More Henrik: “It’s one of those hits where things were said before...