Tagged: Maxim Lapierre

Canucks Review and Preview: October 31 to November 6, 2011 0

Canucks Review and Preview: October 31 to November 6, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing).] Canucks Record 11 GP, 5-5-1, 11 points (4th in Northwest Division, 11th in Western Conference) This past week saw the Canucks suffering two losses, including being shutout for the third time this season. To the delight of Canucks Nation, the boys brought their A-game to Rogers Arena when the Capitals visited on Saturday. Don’t be fooled by the 7-4 score, the Canucks outplayed the Caps, Luongo made big saves when he needed too and most importantly we...

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Canucks Review and Preview: October 24 to October 30, 2011 3

Canucks Review and Preview: October 24 to October 30, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead.  You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing).] Canucks Record 8 GP, 4-3-1, 9 points (2nd in Northwest Division, 6th in Western Conference) Last week, the Canucks were shut out against the Rangers, the second time they’ve been held off the scoresheet this season. The boys were the better team for most of the game, but were unable to capitalize on their chances against King Lundqvist. The Canucks also pounded the Predators – a lopsided 5-1 win – and won an overtime squeaker against the...

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Dog Days of Summer: Dan Carcillo Edition 3

Dog Days of Summer: Dan Carcillo Edition

You know we’re still in the dog days of summer when we’re focusing on a guy like Dan Carcillo. In case you missed it, Carcillo, who signed with the Chicago Blackhawks this summer, caused a bit of a stir when he had this to say about playing the Canucks during his presser: To recap: Q: What do you think of the Vancouver Canucks? Carcillo: Oh geez, I’ve had this question today already. I watched that series. I don’t know. I’m actually pretty excited to play them because there are a few guys there that play a little bit outside of...

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Round 4 Game 5: Lapierre’s Goal 0

Round 4 Game 5: Lapierre’s Goal

The Situation We’re four minutes into the third period, and no one has scored yet. It’s yet another goaltending battle, as Thomas and Luongo have both shut the door so far. Both teams have had stymied on glorious scoring opportunities. Frame 1 Torres plays the puck up to Lapierre, who chips it past a pinching Seidenberg at the point. Frame 2 Chara is the lone man back as Lucic and Seidenberg sprint back to prevent the 2-on-1. Somehow Malhotra is on the ice instead of Hansen for this shift. Frame 3 Now it’s only a 3-on-2, but the three Bruins...

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Ask Katie about the Canucks: What’s up with Clouts? 2

Ask Katie about the Canucks: What’s up with Clouts?

[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 (@KMaximick)] After spending the weekend on Bowen Island I realized how close to Vancouver this little getaway spot was – and not a lot of the island is populated, making it easy for elusive creatures to hide there, like a sasquatch or the notorious “wolf dog” running wild on Bowen right now, or even former NHL players who needed somewhere to go and forget their problems. Which...

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Lapierre, Higgins: You Complete Me 0

Lapierre, Higgins: You Complete Me

When it comes to thoughts on the Canucks’ acquisitions of Maxim Lapierre and Christopher Higgins, it’s hard to say something that hasn’t already been said. With that in mind though, there are a few reasons I think these new players will fit well. The big take away from the addition of Lapierre is that Burrows can finally worry about doing his job. With Rypien out of the lineup, it looked like Burrows was unsuccessfully trying to play under-your-skin-hockey while simultaneously struggling to play Sedin triggerman. Lapierre allows Burrows to focus on offense as a top liner, a role he played...

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