Posts Tagged ‘Nucks IceMan’

Parity in the NHL and Why it’s Good for the League

November 8th, 2010 No Comments

Well, you wanted parity in the NHL, you got it. Take a look around at the standings in the Eastern and Western Conference if you’re wondering what I’m talking about. Fourteen games into the season and the top eight teams in the East are separated by five points (20-15), the bottom eight by six (15-9). The standings change on a daily basis and it only takes a brief winning streak to go from a non play-off spot to the top five.

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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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The 2010/11 Top Place Finishers in the NHL Western Conference

October 6th, 2010 3 Comments

  NW Division Hey, it’s countdown time to the start of the season and time to look at who may win the divisions in the Western Conference. Obviously this is all subjective, since it depends which team you might be rooting for but if you have followed the trades and personnel changes, then the following choices may make sense. Vancouver Canucks to finish first in their division has been touted since the summer after the signings of the following players: Keith Ballard, Dan Hamhuis, Manny Malhotra and Raffi Torres.

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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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Vancouver Canucks sign RFA Mason Raymond

July 26th, 2010 No Comments

  It was announced today that the Canucks have re-signed forward Mason Raymond to a two-year deal. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

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