Roberto Luongo debuted a new mask in Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. Since the mask is meant to be paired with the Canucks’ third jersey that features their original stick-in-rink logo, it echoes the mask of former Canuck goaltender Curt Ridley.
Ridley’s mask combined four stick-in-rink logos for an eye-catching cross design. It’s a gorgeous design and with the Canucks bringing back the stick-in-rink logo it was just a matter of time before it was revisited. Thing is, Luongo’s not even the first Canuck this season to wear a Ridley-inspired mask. Cory Schneider’s been wearing one all season.Continue Reading —›
Welcome to Day 2 of PITB’s countdown of the top 50 goals the Vancouver Canucks scored in 2011. This afternoon you’ll be treated to a Daniel Sedin hat trick, a brilliant Ryan Kesler power move, and the bowling ball that is Raffi Torres.
There’s also a hat tip to what was a very common theme in the year that was: the victimization of the Pacific Division, as both San Jose and Dallas get burned multiple times. Provided you’re neither a Sharks fan nor a Stars fan, you’ll probably enjoy today’s goals.
Like life (according to John Lennon), we begin at 40.Continue Reading —›
Toronto GM Bryan Colangelo boldly tossed freezing cold water on any expectations before the shortened pre-season began fervently stating that this year was about “building” and not about contention. For a Raptor franchise that has exactly one post-season series victory in its seventeen year history, and have been to the playoffs a mere three times, [...]Continue Reading —›
After a pre-Christmas performance so stingy and humbugged it would make Ebenezer Scrooge proud (insomuch as that old coot can be proud of anything), the Canucks returned from the break as though they had been visited Christmas night by a trio of ghosts portending doom if they continued to be a team that loses to the Flames.
Here’s how it probably went down: the Ghost of Christmas Past took them to Christmas, 1987, when they were in the midst of a horrible stretch in which they won only once in 10 games. The Ghost of Christmas Present made them watch game tape from Friday night versus Calgary. And the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come showed them a horrifying future in which there is actual debate over whether or not the Sedins’ numbers should be retired.
Needless to say, the Canucks were forever changed by this harrowing experience, and they were thus far more generous versus the Edmonton Oilers, giving fans five goals to cheer about, and even anonymously sending a prize turkey to the Cratchit home. I watched this game.Continue Reading —›