Tagged: Jannik Hansen

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Stars: The Return of the Honey Badger 0

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Stars: The Return of the Honey Badger

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (11-7-3) Dallas Stars (10-7-2) The Vancouver Canucks are looking to end their 3-game winless streak (0-2-1) tonight against the Dallas Stars. The Stars are 2-1-0 in their last 3 games, and also have won their last 5 games away from American Airlines Center. This is the first of three meetings between the Canucks and Stars. The Stars won their most recent meeting by a 5-1 score back on April 18th, 2013. Who’s Back Jannik Hansen is expected to return to the Canucks line up after missing 10 games with a shoulder injury. At practice on Saturday,...

How Reliable is the Canucks’ Third Line? 0

How Reliable is the Canucks’ Third Line?

Photo credit: CTV.ca John Tortorella has lived and died by his top two lines this season with the Sedins and Ryan Kesler easily on pace to destroy their career averages in ice-time.  While this is perfectly fine for now, I can’t see the Canucks’ top six forwards being able to stay at the top of their game at the tail end of the season if Tortorella is going to continue to ride them so hard, especially when you factor in that Daniel, Henrik and Kesler are certain to be traveling to Russia to compete in the Olympics. I decided to...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 vs. Flames 4 (OT) 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 vs. Flames 4 (OT)

Welcome to the second TGATT of the Canucks 2013/14 season. Well, really it should’ve been the third by J.J. decided it was a good idea to get all hooped up on mai tais in Hawaii and dropped the ball! Talk about letting down the team, eh? Anyhow, what did we expect from the Canucks last night? The lackluster effort like we saw in San Jose or the beating we saw them lay against the Oilers at home Saturday? Didn't want to say it, but saw that coming. #canucks — Linds (@feedmehappy) October 7, 2013 Sure you did.

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Blackhawks 1 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Blackhawks 1

It’s like the Canucks flipped the proverbial switch last night. I mean, after all their 40-minute efforts and 10-minute wins, they played perhaps their most complete game of the season and beat the rival Chicago Blackhawks by a 3-1 score. It was an eventful night, with the Sedins producing their usual share of Sedinery, the newly-formed Higgins-Roy-Kesler line showing some chemistry, and even Max Lapierre played his most annoying game of the season (in a good way). 20-year old Frankie Corrado also made his NHL debut. After spending most of the year in the OHL and suiting up for not...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 7 vs Predators 4 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 7 vs Predators 4

The Canucks were back home against the Nashville Predators, having stumbled to and from Ohio, and were looking to set the tone for their second half journey in the shortened NHL season. So what kind of game did we see? If Andrew Alberts scores, I will go streaking #tgatt @lyteforce — G. Justine Galo (@Aviewfromabroad) March 15, 2013 Alberts almost scoring and people going streaking. Who knew Chris could be a trendsetter?

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hansen Comes up Huge and CCC Goes on a Brief Sabbatical 0

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hansen Comes up Huge and CCC Goes on a Brief Sabbatical

I look at the good, the bad, and the interesting from the Vancouver Canucks’ 7-4 victory over the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena. I doubt that anyone predicted 11 total goals in this contest between two teams that have had difficulty scoring this season.  The fans were treated to a highly entertaining contest that had a bit of everything: nice goals, fights, defensive breakdowns, and even a penalty shot. I touch on Jannik Hansen, Andrew Ebbett, Mason Raymond, Henrik’s penalty shot, David Booth, Kevin Bieksa’s tough game, our crowded blueline, and a little trip I’m taking. Thus, I’ll be taking...