It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States, or, as it’s known in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, and this is no joke, Martin Luther King Jr. AND Robert E. Lee Day (since it definitely makes sense to celebrate the guy who led Team Slavery and the guy who gave the “I Have a Dream” speech on the same day). But anyway, I suspect the Canucks had the laughable alternate holiday in mind during this game, since Robert E. Lee day would be an appropriate evening to stage an event where a group from the North defeats a group from South.
Much like the Panthers’ visit to Vancouver two weeks ago, the story of this one was goaltending, but just as the victor was flipped, so too was the standout netminder. Ryan Miller led the way here, very nearly stretching his shutout streak to three straight games. Mercifully, however, the Panthers managed to end it, just in time for the Canucks to start Eddie Lack Tuesday in Tampa Bay as they should, rather than riding the hot hand for the second straight back-to-back, wearing Miller out, then wondering why he stopped playing well. Much like Eddie Lack tonight, but thankfully, not tomorrow, I watched this game.Continue Reading —›
The Canucks’ road trip concludes this week with two back-to-back games in Florida, followed by a week-long break, which seems like really odd scheduling. Are the Canucks planning on taking a bus back from Florida?
On Monday, the Canucks will be in Sunrise to face Roberto Luongo and the Panthers, while on Tuesday they’ll be in Tampa Bay to take on Steven Stamkos and the Lightning. Which game gets the official PITB GOTW stamp of approval? We’ll go with Monday’s game against the Panthers for two big reasons.Continue Reading —›
Well, that game was lousier than a kid with pediculosis capitis. The Canucks started poorly, were mediocre in the middle, then just plain awful at the end. They were bad and they should feel bad. They sucked harder than someone trying to drink a Slurpee through an 11 kilometre long straw.
The Canucks came out flatter than Wayne Knight’s character in Space Jam. Or Michael Jordan’s acting in Space Jam, for that matter. Regrettably, unlike in Space Jam, Bill Murray didn’t show up out of nowhere to save the day. I wish I had watched Space Jam, but, instead, I watched this game.Continue Reading —›
Every Wednesday we take a look at The Week Ahead to see what storylines we’ll be following, because Wednesday is a day meant for looking ahead to the future. Around here we call Wednesday “Future Day” and we all wear silver jumpsuits and big bubble space helmets. Doesn’t everybody do that?
This coming week, the Canucks will face the Sharks, Stars, and Panthers at home.Continue Reading —›
First, he was an escape goat. Now, he’s a disgruntled goat, at least according to the Florida Sun Sentinel.
Roberto Luongo remains down in Florida with his family, renting inflatable slides, wearing flippers, and hoping he never has to leave. He’s also gearing up for the next NHL season, whenever that will be, which means heading on over to the nearest NHL practice facility and getting some work in. In this case, that means visiting the home of the Florida Panthers.
As we know by now, Luongo would love it if these trips to the brutally named Saveology.com Iceplex were more than just visits. He wants to play there, and he said so again Tuesday. But for now his sighting there means no more than when local NHLers join the Canucks at Eight Rinks to find their legs before heading out every fall.
However, that hasn’t stopped the Sun Sentinel from doing their best to sensationalize every detail of this encounter they possibly can.Continue Reading —›
It’s a good thing this game started at 4:30 on the west coast, otherwise I would have fallen asleep. After the pulse-pounding action of Saturday’s victory in Boston, I had to keep my handy-dandy home defibrillator on hand throughout this game to make sure my heart didn’t stop out of sheer boredom.
Thanks to copious amounts of caffeine and and the early start, I watched this game.Continue Reading —›
Back on June 25th, at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Canucks traded away Michael Grabner, Steve Bernier, and their 1st round pick to the Florida Panthers for defenseman Keith Ballard and forward Victor Oreskovich. The Panthers turned that first round pick into Quinton Howden, waived Grabner out of training camp, then waived Bernier recently [...]Continue Reading —›