Heading into Vancouver to face the Canucks, the Flames and the Canucks share one main goal, get their first win of the season. Both teams have got off to sluggish starts as they are winless in their first two games. While the Flames have battled inconsistency, the Canucks have been surrounded by their never ending goalie conundrum between Corey Schneider and Roberto Luongo. One team will get on track tonight, while the other will be digging a deeper hole.
The Vancouver Canucks have only played 11 games this year so far and fans are already giving the team a bunch of flack. Are the 'Nucks still the "team to beat" this year? How much longer will fans put up with the mediocre hockey they have been seeing? Is Roberto Luongo on his way out of Van City this year? Will Vancouver be a legit playoff contender? Brian Raiger breaks down these questions with his own twist on things.
With 11 games in the book, the boys in blue and green have only managed to rack up 11 points. As of now, the Canucks sit in 4th place in the Northwest Division, 10th in the Western Conference, and 19th in the whole NHL.
A few days ago, a rumour popped up about a trade between the Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning. It basically said that the Canucks should trade Roberto Luongo for Vincent Lecavalier straight up. Kyle Busch and Brian Raiger play devil's advocate with each other in this edition of Back and Forth.
TO VANCOUVER: Vincent Lecavalier
TO TAMPA BAY: Roberto Luongo
Vancouver Canucks Perspective:
Brian Raiger: I think a trade like this wouldn't do anything for Vancouver right now. it is early in the season, and Canucks fans know that Luongo's game comes late. That being said, his last start (against Nashville)was stellar. He only allowed one goal. If we di...