Canucks 2 – 1 Predators With a win versus Nashville last night, the Canucks go into All-Star weekend having collected at least one point in 27 of their last 30 games. Yes, that’s the stat Don Taylor reported postgame on Sportsnet Connected, and I want to take a moment to marvel at it. Consider that [...]

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Backbreaking news for fans still basking in the glow of last night’s solid victory over the Nashville Predators, as it has been announced that Alex Edler’s back spasms that kept him out of the game are more serious than initially thought. Edler will undergo micro discectomy surgery on his back and will be out indefinitely. [...]

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Canucks 3 – 4 Avalanche (OT) Give the Canucks credit for showing up to play this one. After a horrendous outing in Minnesota exposed their tired road legs, the excuses for a second consecutive poor performance were readymade. Instead, the Canucks vehemently defied the wishes of their bodies in Colorado, and kept up with the [...]

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Look at the photo above. That’s Keith Ballard. In a hockey bag. In a trash can. The photo is so embarrassing that he asked Derek Jory to do a story on it so he wouldn’t look so bad. Guess what? Turns out, having the facts makes it worse. I’d like you to join with me [...]

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The following quote comes from Iain MacIntyre’s postgame article on the Canucks’ shootout loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night. Maybe it’s just me, but I find it really strange. Let’s examine it. “It was a good game,” Vancouver defenceman Keith Ballard said. “I think everyone who watched it was fairly satisfied. Both teams [...]

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My favourite thing about following a hockey team closely is getting to know the unique tendencies of its players. I’ve watched Keith “Hips” Ballard for half an NHL season now, and unlike Drew Miller, I saw this hit coming. I wasn’t surprised, just like I’m never surprised when Jannik Hansen causes a turnover on the [...]

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In the aftermath of Vancouver’s last regulation defeat, a 3-2 home loss at the hands of the St. Louis Blues, Province writer Jason Botchford questioned questioned the Canucks’ grit. “The Blues forwards were rarely touched,” Botchford wrote, “Even after they shoved around Luongo. In one incident, BJ Crombeen took a shot at the Canucks goalie [...]

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Canucks 3 – 2 Blue Jackets (OT) That was fun, huh? Incredibly, last night was already Ryan Kesler’s fourth multi-goal game of the season, the 13th of his career. However, despite his propensity for scoring in bunches (like a blaxploitation hero), Kesler had yet to net three goals in sixty minutes. Inspired by the Twitterverse’s [...]

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Canucks 4 – 5 Lightning (OT)   So I don’t think the Tampa Bay Lightning realize they were supposed to treat this game like a ceremonial faceoff: show up, smile for a photo, then stand back while Henrik Sedin picks up the puck and hands it to the Queen. It should have been fairly simple. [...]

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