Having throughly erased the third period of Friday night’s game from our collective memory, we’re back for a Sunday night game against the Blues. I suppose I'll be hoping for a solid 60-minute effort from the #Canucks… about the only thing missing from Friday night. — Clayton Corley (@opiatedsherpa) February 18, 2013Click here to read more.
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The window on the Canucks’ Stanley Cup dream is quickly closing. Injuries have rendered Ryan Kesler a question mark, and without him it’s hard to see where the goals will come from beyond the Sedin line.Click here to read more.
Tom Wakefield breaks down the NHL’s Western Conference Final, predicting a Kings victory.Click here to read more.
Tom Wakefield profiles the second round in the Western Conference and laments the state of NHL playoff action.Click here to read more.
Tom Wakefield breaks down the first round of the playoffs in the Western Conference and offers his picks on series outcomes.Click here to read more.
[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] Did something exciting happen on Monday? I’m not going to analyze the trades from earlier this week as my esteemed colleagues at CHB have done a great job of that already. Instead, I’m going to look at a few other Things That Make You Go Hmmm: 1. Will you be Seeking Stanley…six weeks early? Yesterday, Chris and I represented CHB at the media launch...Click here to read more.
[Every week Caylie King reviews the Canucks week that was and previews the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing).] The Canucks end a 6-game road trip in Phoenix tonight and then head back home for a 7-game home-stand. This isn’t the same team we saw a few days ago in Dallas. With the addition of Zack Kassian, the Canucks addressed their need for a big, physical bottom six forward. Unfortunately, the Cody Hodgson era is over here in Vancouver, but veteran center and Stanley Cup winner Sami Pahlsson will slot into the lineup and help in...Click here to read more.
Ken Hitchcock has more than 500 wins, a .590 career winning percentange and a Stanley Cup to his credit. But he’s never won the Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year. With all due respect to the great work John Tortorella, Dan Bylsma, Kevin Dineen and Mike Babcock are doing with their respective teams, Hitchcock should win his first Jack Adams Award this year. The impact he’s had on the St. Louis Blues has been incredible. To illustrate this, let’s take a look at how each of this season’s coaching changes have played out. Ken Hitchcock Pre-hiring: St. Louis...Click here to read more.
James Mirtle in the Globe and Mail asked an interesting question Monday – which rebuild is better, the Leafs approach or the Oilers approach? Ultimately, the answer to this question can only come years from now, when the young promise on each roster has been fulfilled (or not fulfilled, for that matter). However, as the continued success of the Detroit Red Wings (and continued failure of the Columbus Blue Jackets) suggests, there are franchise factors that can have a major impact on the development of a successful team. Good ownership is one of these factors. Every fan wishes their team...Click here to read more.