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The NHL’s Best Duo Over the last Five Seasons

October 26th, 2010 No Comments

Is there a better twosome that plays on the same line in the NHL these days, than Henrik and Daniel Sedin? I mean who knew that the Twins would evolve into such consistent scoring machines. Being picked in the 1999 NHL Entry draft as the number two and three in the first round, was in itself a great accomplishment. That will go down as Brian Burke’s best drafting move he’s pulled off to date. Not that the Vancouver fans took to them in their early years, as they were unceremoniously dubbed with some unflattering titles, such as the “Sisters”.

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The Blackhawks Keep Canucks Winless on the Road

October 21st, 2010 No Comments

  That number would be four, as in no wins on the road courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 shoot-out victory. Roberto Luongo rebounded from a poor game in Minnesota the night before with a stellar performance allowing only one goal in regulation and none in overtime. Problem is he has yet to stop one opponent in two shoot-outs, allowing six goals on six shots. That adds up to two possible points being lost and this two-game road trip ends with one out of a possible four points. The positive in this was the way the Canucks responded, with all players contributing. But it was Luongo who set the tone. The Hawks came out flying and had posted six shots on net before the game was five minutes old.

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2010-11 NHL Power Rankings: The Quintessential Report

October 10th, 2010 No Comments

With the NHL pre-season behind us it’s almost time to start the regular season where all 30 NHL teams will drop the puck in anger for the first time. There was plenty of movement this summer, which should help change the landscape of the NHL standings in a big way from where the teams finished in 2009-10. Sure, the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils are bound to be amongst the NHL’s elite teams, it’s in the bottom ranks that we will see the most change. Off-season improvements from teams such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, Atlanta Thrashers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins should equate to big changes in the Eastern Conference, while Western Conference teams such as the Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames and Phoenix Coyotes should help determine the playoff

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NHL: 2010-11 Eastern Conference Playoff Picks

September 30th, 2010 2 Comments

With the regular season just a few days away from commencing there are still a lot of roster decisions to be made. That said, for the most part, the top three lines on most NHL rosters are all but set, which makes it all the easier to make some solid predictions for the upcoming 2010-11 season. The following is a look at the Eastern Conference teams and where I see these teams finishing. Washington Capitals: Prediction- 1st In the Eastern Conference. After an excellent regular season which saw the Capitals earn the Presidents Trophy and set all kinds of franchise records along the way, the Caps fell victim to Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak’s superb goaltending in the first round of the playoffs. Consdering just how poorly the Capitals season ended,  you just got to believe that the Capitals will come back with a

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The Vancouver Canucks Young Prospects Go Star-Less Against The Edmonton Oilers

September 13th, 2010 No Comments

I’m not going to get into the Roberto Luongo captaincy topic that has been regurgitated so much it looks like milk curd, because it’s old news by now anyways. What I’d like to do is discuss the Young Stars Tournament game last night between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks prospects.

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Vancouver Canucks Rumours and other Happenings around the NHL

August 24th, 2010 No Comments

  It has been reported on Sportsnet that UFA – Raffi Torres has signed a $1 million, one year contract with the Vancouver Canucks. It also has been floating around on some Tweets that Roberto Luongo would step aside and give up his captaincy to Henrik Sedin. Meanwhile Kevin Bieksa who has been working out at UBC has stated that his goal is to come into camp in good shape and that the trade rumours are out of his control.

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