Tagged: Cory Schneider

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Oilers

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Oilers

[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.] A couple days ago on Puck Daddy, Justin Bourne wrote about the dreaded post-Christmas game, and suggested that hockey fans “be sure to set [the] DVR for ‘anything but NHL hockey’ on Dec. 26 and 27” as players work off their Christmas hams and turkeys with lethargic play. Instead, both...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 7 – 3 Blue Jackets

I Watched This Game: Canucks 7 – 3 Blue Jackets

[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.] Less than twenty-four hours after a high-octane skillfest with one of the NHL’s elite teams in one of the NHL’s elite hockey markets, the Canucks were sentenced to an evening in Columbus. There was concern that this game could be something of a trap game, as Vancouver realistically couldn’t have...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Lightning (OT)

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Lightning (OT)

[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 this post and other foolishness insightful takes on the Canucks and the NHL, visit Pass It To Bulis.] So I don’t think the Tampa Bay Lightning realize they were supposed to treat this game like a ceremonial faceoff: show up, smile for a photo, then stand back while Henrik Sedin picks up the puck and hands it to the Queen. It should...

What About Schneider’s Starts?

What About Schneider’s Starts?

Iain MacIntyre brought up a good point during the first intermission of last night’s game against the St. Louis Blues. During the segment, Iain, Jason Botchford and Dan Murphy chatted about Cory Schneider’s extended break. Iain mentioned that part of the reason for Luongo’s string of 8 consecutive starts was to help get him through a rough patch of play. There’s merit to that argument as you certainly want to make sure Luongo is playing as well as possible going into the playoffs. For better or for worse, the Canucks’ playoff wagon is hitched firmly to Bobby Lou. But what...

Ask Katie about the Canucks: December 6, 2010 Edition

Ask Katie about the Canucks: December 6, 2010 Edition

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] Vancouver’s 3-0 shut out against the Blackhawks on Friday night was definitely a great way to kick off the weekend, but it was Luongo’s poetry reading that stands out for me that night, not because the game was boring, but because Lu’s clip was so unexpected that it surprised a lot of people. Luongo showed he has a great sense of humour. I don’t know if...

Ask Katie about the Canucks: November 29, 2010 Edition

Ask Katie about the Canucks: November 29, 2010 Edition

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com As badly as I want to answer the many questions sent to me this week about Alain Vigneault and his questionable coaching skills, I must put my contempt for him aside and turn to a subject I haven’t talked about yet: Ryan Kesler’s underwear. Just kidding. (Although CHB contributor Chris (@lyteforce) seems to know a thing or two about RK17 skivvies. I think...

Canucks Cancel Practice, Attend Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Canucks Cancel Practice, Attend Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Great piece by Iain MacIntyre (Vancouver Sun) on the Canucks’ decision to cancel practice and attend Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial instead. Believing there are things more important than hockey – yes, even Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens – Canuck general manager Mike Gillis and coach Alain Vigneault have cancelled the usual morning skate in Ottawa and instead will walk with staff and players to the War Memorial to observe Remembrance Day. For once, these National Hockey League millionaires have no special privileges. They’ll merely gather in the hotel lobby, and walk solemnly with their...

Another Stepping Stone for Schneider

Another Stepping Stone for Schneider

In what has to be considered another stepping stone in Cory Schneider’s career, the rookie goaltender put together another solid performance in last night’s 3-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche. He stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced and recorded his third win of the season. He now has a 3-0-0 record, a 0.969 save percentage and a 0.90 goals-against average. It was Schneider’s first true test of the season. His first two starts were in the friendly confines of Rogers Arena against two teams that aren’t expected to make the playoffs; last night’s start was on the road...

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 25, 2010 Edition

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 25, 2010 Edition

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and answers them in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] In this week’s edition of “Ask Katie about the Canucks”, Katie responds to your questions on fan altercations, veteran leadership, secondary scoring, inconsistent play – *ahem Kevin Bieksa ahem* and the Canucks’ goaltending controversy waiting to happen. Merina asks: Do you think that the NHL should implement a rule where arenas need to build protective barriers between fans and players as they come on and off the ice? Who’s responsible...

You know what’s Wild? Balanced scoring!

You know what’s Wild? Balanced scoring!

Finally the offence really shined. Hank and Danny got on the score sheet again but so did almost everyone else! Bellini looked confident playing with the Sedins and scored a goal. Manny Malhotra scored 2 goals and had an assist (bad ass). Jannik Hansen had 2 assists and was noticeable every time he was on the ice. The 2nd line finally gelled and had a goal and an assist. Even Andrew Alberts and Cory Schneider had a point! Alex Edler and Christian Ehrhoff were very solid. Ehrhoff was a +5! And he didn’t have one point! He’s not called the...

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