The comeback kids have done it again. The Canucks now lead the league with their 10th 3rd period come from behind win after Samuelsson’s 2nd period hat trick helped them stage a 6-4 win in a big NW division tilt. It’s reached a stage where the Canucks level of confidence is so high that they can give up the first goal in nearly every game, they can give up a multi goal lead, and still fight back. The first time around you could argue that maybe it’s a fluke, and while I’m not suggesting that this is some sort of...Click here to read more.
Thank you again to everyone for their suggestions for a nickname for the Sedin, Sedin and Burrows line. There were lots of good and creative entries for sure, and our favorites are: Richard picks “The BroBury Line” (suggested by Terri) Alix picks “The Treadmill Line” (suggested by Archii) I pick “The Trois Kronors” (suggested by Bryan) Congratulations to Terri, Archii and Bryan – we’ll contact you by email and send you your Canucks 2009/2010 Yearbooks. ***** Now, we mentioned in the last post that we’ve added a part 2 to this contest. Richard, Alix and I here at Canucks Hockey...Click here to read more.
Photo credit: canucks.com Trevor Presiloski (The Internet Trashcan) has a good piece on Henrik Sedin’s Hart chances. If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you pass by his site and do. Canucks fans – well most of them anyway – have long appreciated the Sedins’ production. While some may have continued to see them as second-liners or called them ‘sisters’ at the beginning of the season (despite being in the top 20 in the league in scoring for the last couple of seasons), I think even their most vocal critics will admit now that they have evolved into two...Click here to read more.
Photo credit: TSN Earlier today, Jason Botchford (Vancouver Province) suggested the Sedin-Sedin-Burrows line was the second coming of the Westcoast Express line. Scratch that, he said that they are even better than the original. The trio have played 57 games together going back to last winter. In those 57 games, the line has combined for 73 goals and 119 assists for 192 points. That’s 3.37 points a game and is a pace which outdistances the best line in Canucks history. At its peak in 2002-03, the West Coast Express put up 3.31 points a game. And who can argue with...Click here to read more.
With Daniel Sedin out, Henrik has found a way to keep up his point per game play, something that people didn’t think he was capable of. For their entire careers the Sedins had played together, and rarely missing a game, no one really knew just how talented the twins were individually. In 17 games without his brother Daniel on his wing, Henrik Sedin has had 17 points, capped with a hat trick night against the Avalanche to date. While Henrik has struggled without his brother, there’s been a positive side to his time with different line mates. Henrik’s biggest struggles...Click here to read more.
I’m actually not surprised that the first call-ups this season worked out to be Tanner Glass, Guilluame Desbiens and Aaron Rome, over say, Michael Grabner. Remember that the Canucks promoted Mason Raymond to the second line to replace Sergei Shirokov, and promoted Steve Bernier to the first line to replace Daniel Sedin; and thus, they needed to replace Shirokov and Raymond on Kyle Wellwood’s third line. At the time, the Canucks were looking for defensively-responsible bottom-six players and Glass and Desbiens fit that profile better than Grabner. But the lineup in Sunday’s win against the Dallas Stars had mixed results....Click here to read more.
The Vancouver Canucks may be right to give thanks after their 4-3 shootout win over the Dallas Stars last night. They withstood an own goal and some untimely, sloppy defensive play but got the two points anyway, thanks to Kyle Wellwood’s and Ryan Kesler’s beauties in the shootout. In their first game without Daniel Sedin, the Canucks played a much simpler game. They got the puck and moved it up quickly. They threw the puck on net and crashed Turco’s crease. They kept thing simple on the powerplay as well – they moved the puck around and got shots from...Click here to read more.
It’s the day after Terrace’s turn in the spotlight. Kudos to them for hosting their first NHL game and doing a damn fine job. Here are today’s links: Terrace wowed the hockey world. Sean Zandberg (Nucks Misconduct) shares his post-game thoughts from the Canucks’ side. Dominik (Lighthouse Hockey) covers the Islanders side of things. “This was Terrace’s Stanley Cup.” Can the Sedins get to the elite 90-point per season mark? Brad Lukowich is back home. And hopes to stay. Christian Ehrhoff is the new Ed Jovanovski. Willie Mitchell: Local hero. BC boys Mitchell and Tambellini visit their smallest fans. Kesler...Click here to read more.
From Hosea Cheung (24 Hours Vancouver): There’s nothing wrong with a some brotherly competition. It’s probably even for the best, especially when it comes to the Sedin twins. “I’m going to try and beat him,” Henrik Sedin said yesterday at UBC when talking about point production for this upcoming season. More here.Click here to read more.