Edler’s had an off year. There’s no hiding it, in the words of one Todd Bertuzzi – “It is what it is”. For the number of people that have thrown him under the bus, I don’t think a lot of people realize just why he’s having the slump this year. Edler can thank all that he was last year, and all that he’s going to be in the future to one player, Mattias Ohlund. Ohlund’s departure from the team left a huge hole on the blue line that was bigger than just one player as his influence on Edler is...Click here to read more.
The Canucks’ Blue Line has in recent years been patrolled by one of the leagues’ best defenses which boasted grit, size, hard hitting, solid two way defensive play, offense, and which for 10 seasons was the stomping ground for Pitea native Mattias Ohlund. As July 1st approaches, Ohlund finds himself in a position he hasn’t faced since becoming a Canuck and his future as a Canuck looks grim. Mike Gillis’ tactics are past the game of hardball and since mid season when there was rumour of contract negotiation talks took place it’s been blatantly obvious Mattias Ohlund isn’t a part...Click here to read more.
- Cody Hodgson made his Moose debut tonight and scored his first pro point as the Moose took game one against the Aeros 2-1. That’s so exciting! If Canucks fans get what they’re hoping for, Cody won’t spend much time at all with the Moose, but it’s nice to see he’s fitting in so well. It sounds like Cory Scheider was great as well because the baby Canucks were outshot 32-18. It’s going to be good news for Gillis if guys like Cody, Cory, and Michael Grabner can step in for the big team next season. Game summary here –...Click here to read more.
If there’s one thing as uncertain as the future of Mats Sundin, it’s the future of Mattias Ohlund.If we know anything about Mike Gillis and the way he manages his team, his lack of negotiation with is a good sign that Ohlund isn’t coming back. Gillis has made a case for himself and making it very clear that he is not a wishy washy deal maker. He plays his cards straight. He made it clear from the day he was signed exactly what he wanted on his team. He made it clear in the offseason, and throughout the season until...Click here to read more.
Ohlund classy to the end (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Sedin contract talks to move from back to front burner (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Why would they trade me? Luongo asks (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Players pause to reflect on past, future (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Sundin sits on fence again (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) How did it go so very wrong for the Canucks? (Jeff Patterson, Georgia Straight) Canucks’ exit should inspire Moose (Randy Turner, Winnipeg Free Press) Will layoff hurt and can Cody help? (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)Click here to read more.
Season ends with 7-5 loss to Chicago (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Blackhawks trumped Canucks in all categories (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Future of Swedes in question after playoff elimination (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) No Canadian Cup champion as Canucks eliminated (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) The better team won, Daniel says (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Great game, but no happy face (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Canucks ousted (Tim Wharsby, Globe and Mail) Canucks KO’d in shootout (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) Winning the Windy City rebirth (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) Chicago’s Kane sends Canucks packing (Toronto Star) Blackhawks beat Canucks 7-5, win...Click here to read more.
Sundin quietly makes way back into postseason (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Back-to-basic for playoff-bound Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Kidding aside, it’s about LA now (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Burrows bugged by $2500 fine for taking a shot at Edmonton’s Stortini from the bench (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) No changes planned for Canucks struggling blueline (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks set high bar for themselves (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) A playoff checklist (Sam Craig, The Hockey News via Metro News Vancouver) Moose fall from first (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)Click here to read more.
Canucks double up Dallas for record 10th straight at home (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) 10 straight wins but time to fret (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Ohlund receives what he deserves (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Kesler plays Superman as Canucks make club record (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Not in the Stars for Marty (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Fans cheer Ohlund as Canucks win record 10th in a row at home (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Some room for improvement (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver) Dallas Stars powerless to seize opportunity at Vancouver (Mike Heika, Star-Telegram)Click here to read more.
Win-win weekend for Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Ohlund is a ‘real stats boy’ (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Can the Canucks survive without Burrows? (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks storm out fast, hang on to beat Avs (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Burrows leads Canucks’ charge (Matthew Sekeres, Vancouver Province) Early errors cost Avs in road loss (Adrian Dater, Denver Post)Click here to read more.
My mother-in-law is coming in from Abbotsford and my sister-in-law is coming in from Vernon today to watch the Canucks game with me and Tracy. Both are big Canucks fans, but for whatever reason, Tracy and I have never seen a live Canucks game with either one of them. Needless to say, we’re very much looking forward to tonight. ***** The Kings are as streaky a team as you’d find these days. They’ve won 3 in a row at home after losing 4 in a row on the road; but just before that, they lost 4 straight home games and...Click here to read more.