Amidst the chaos and stampede caused by the bandwagon emptying on Saturday, one thing was overlooked. It’s something that has killed the Canucks in the first two games and has subtly been a difference maker in the series so far. Hits. One of the main reasons that the Blackhawks are coming back from 2 and 3 goal deficits is largely due to their hits, but it starts with their forchecking and playing of the body. The Canucks by no means boast a small roster, Hordichuk, Salo, Mitchell, Bieksa, and Rypien all know how to throw those big bone jarring heavy...Click here to read more.
The Canucks CAN win in Chicago. It’s not a matter of if they win. It’s a matter of how they win. The Canucks sit in a position in which they haven’t been in, well ever. They have depth. After Salo scored his power play goal in first period the defense imploded. That was the turning point in the game. The Canucks defense fell apart, they collapsed in on themselves and before you know it, Kane was walking in on Luongo and the game was out of the Canucks control at that point. During the season after games in which they...Click here to read more.
Shootout success (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Healthy Salo promises a ‘slap-happy’ return (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Schneider shows he’s top prospect (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Taylor made for another new role (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Team to cash in on Edler offence (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Spotlight on Kyle Wellwood: He has his ups and downs, but some promise is there (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ Wellwood still living in the past (Wayne Scanlan via National Post) 70-game workload for Luongo (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Dogs defenseman to see ice time for Vancouver (Kevin Barrett, Telegraph-Journal) Canucks like Cody...Click here to read more.