Photo credit: canucks.com Jason LaBarbera won his first game in a Canucks uniform, stopping 31 of 32 Nashville shots. Needless to say, he did a lot to try and strip himself of the LOLBarbera monicker that some Kings fans had given him. (BTW… good to see the Burnaby J nickname catching on.) Some quick thoughts on his first game: Burnaby J is a big boy. Like Lui, he covers up a lot of net. I noticed he was well outside the crease on a few of his saves. For one game at least, he was confident challenging the shooter and...Click here to read more.
LaBarbera turns away Nashville with big debut for Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) LaBarbera shows the right stuff (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Chills, thrills for LaBarbera (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Luongo still a long away from returning to active duty (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Schneider finally strutting his stuff (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Plenty of fight on Jaffray line (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Predators again fail to find offense (John Glennon, The Tennessean) Tootoo wastes no time getting revenge (John Glennon, The Tennessean)Click here to read more.
Maybe the Vancouver Canucks should take the Philadelphia Flyers off their schedule permanently. For one, the Canucks haven’t beat the Flyers at home in almost 20 years. Last season, the Canucks lost the game 8-2 to the Flyers, but also, lost Kevin Bieksa and Sami Salo to long-term injuries watched as Jesse Boulerice played pinata on Ryan Kesler’s face the same night. Yes, last night’s game was great entertainment – definitely one of the more exciting games this season – but the Canucks fell short again on the scoresheet, and also, lost Curtis Sanford to a groin injury. I’m beginning...Click here to read more.
Maybe Mats can play goal too (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Vancouver takes out Gagne but Flyers get even (Ed Moran, Philly Daily News) Canucks lose a game and a goalie (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) LaBarbera thrilled to join Canucks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) BC’s very own comes home (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Getting a little help in the crease (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Kings trade goalie LaBarbera to Vancouver (Rich Hammond, Los Angeles Daily News) Back on ice, but still a long way to go (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) The walking wounded hope to be back on ice (Ben Kuzma,...Click here to read more.