If you take a look at the boards on CDC, it doesn’t take long to find a thread or two (by two I mean 100) about the Canucks making a coaching change. Log on and you’ll find every reason there is to can Alain Vigneault and find someone new.
“He changes the lines too much."
“He isn’t willing to take risks with the line-up”
“He doesn’t start Schneider enough”
“He chews too much gum…..”
Whatever the reason may be, people seem to have a hate on for Alain Vigneault. Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I love every single decision Alain Vigneault has ev...
Just when you thought the Canucks were about to turn a corner, they went out and laid an egg against the Minnesota Wild. Last night's tilt was one of the ugliest I've seen in a long time.
When the goaltender is the best player in a 5-1 loss, you know something isn't right. Schneider was absolutely unbelievable and the team just had to go out and waste a perfectly stellar performance from the kid.
After one of the more exciting games of the year against Washington in which the Canucks won 7-4 and a dominant victory (5-1) against the Calgary Flames, I thought maybe, just maybe, that this team had turned a corner. It turned out I was flat...
The Vancouver Canucks take on the Minnesota Wild tonight for a match-up that is sure to be very….dull. Would it be an understatement to say that Wild hockey isn’t that exciting? Hey, I suppose that since Lemaire left they have been a little more entertaining to watch.
That being said, it’s always nice to sit down and enjoy a Canucks game whether they are playing the Chicago Blackhawks or the aforementioned Wild. What matters is that we are seeing Canucks hockey. Problem with this season was that for the first 10 games, we weren’t seeing Canucks hockey. Now, after two straight wins, the Canucks are going to have to show that this...
After being unranked heading into his draft year, Alex Edler wasn't really on anyone's radar. When the Canucks drafted him 91st overall in 2004 he was quite the unknown for a fan base that likes to know everything about all of its players.
It wasn't until 2006-2007 that Alex Edler got his first taste of NHL hockey. That year he played 22 games and registered three points. While he wasn't spectacular, he didn't make any glaring errors. Fans could see that Edler had the potential to be a mainstay on the Canuck blueline for years to come.
From the beginning, it was incredibly apparent that Edler wasn't your average offensive defense...
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.
Since he has entered the NHL, David Booth has not made the playoffs with the Florida Panthers. Could his first year with a playoff contending team be a long run?
David Booth, 26 years old, still has lots of hockey left in him and now that he is with a contending team, it is only a matter of time before we see him in his 2008-2009 state (where he had 60 points in 72 games).
In practice, he has been skating on the second line with fellow Americans, Ryan Kesler, and Chris Higgins and by having Booth on the wing, it will be a perfect with for Kesler and Higgins, seeing as he has played with both of them at some point of his career (Higgins in Florida, and Kesler in the World Junio...
With 6 games in the books, the Vancouver Canucks are not off to the start they were hoping for. The Nucks are currently sitting at a 2-3-1 record, which is good for 5 points.
Fans are already starting to throw players under the bus, but public enemy #1 is none other than Roberto Luongo. Though he has only played 4 games, going 1-2-1 with a .856 save percentage and a 3.70 goals against average, people are already giving him the boos and heckles.
We all know that Lou is a slow starter, but how much longer can fans stand his mediocre performance? They even sarcastically cheered him when he stopped a dump-in against the Rangers the other night. But change is coming, bot...
In a penalty-riddled game that felt more like a track meet, the Philadelphia Flyers improved to 3-0-0 with a 5-4 win over the defending Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks (1-1-1).
It was Claude Giroux who got the scoring started in the contest as he tallied power-play goal just 7:14 into the first period. Five minutes later, Chris Pronger added a power-play goal of his own to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead.
It was ugly. Dear God, was it ever ugly. In the end, however, the Canucks twice came back from two goals down and topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on the road.
Chris Higgins, Cody Hodgson and Alex Burrows all scored for the Canucks, who got their first win of the season. The powerplay, woeful in their season opener, was better tonight, going 1 for 4. Christian Ehrhoff's absence is indeed obvious. First, though, Let's get to the game.
In the first period, Columbus came out firing, chasing the Canucks all around the rink, and scoring the games first goal. It came after a weak Keith Ballard clearing attempt that was intercepted by Derek Mckenzie. He fed the puck in fr...
Looking at this new season, there are many people poised to breakout in some way. The breakout scorers and breakout goaltenders and breakout defensemen will have plenty of articles written about them. However, there is one role that frequently goes unsung, defensive forwards. Called by many names: grinders, PK-guys, third liners, depth forwards, these players are the unsung heroes of any team. One of them is poised to break out and possibly challenge for the Selke award as the best defensive forward this season. This player is Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland, Blackhawks Captain Jon Toews was a shocking Selke nominee last season. The word s...