Even though the Canucks have a 5 game win streak going on, they just can't seem to catch the Avalanche, why? The Avalanche have a 6 game win streak....guh....
But here's something to cheer you up: The Flames have lost the last six! Woo!
Tomorrow night is our last game in what will seem like the next 20 years...enjoy it while you can
- Salo is close to his return to the Canucks and it's expected that he will play in the game on Saturday against the Leafs
- Mitchell is not close to his return and will not travel with the team on Thursday to the East. In addition to a concussion (now confirmed) he has significant back and neck injuries
- Ryan Johnson wrote a column about his Dad when he was the guest editor at The Province, that really, you should just read. It is really worth the 5 minutes that it will take you to get through it
- The Kurtenblog posts some pictures about the Chicago Blackhawks, it's cause quite...well it's causing a big fuss. I think it's awesome. Take some time to read the comments as they, and Versteeg's face may be the best part of the post. And yes, the Kane one looks photoshopped, but the others? Feel free to discuss...
He can hardly believe that set up job either.no comments
Chicago pulled their goalie. Luongo was brilliant. The top line keeps putting up points. SOB and Baumgartner were solid. Kesler fought Ladd. Oh and the Canucks won 5-1.
Holy freakin hell.
Oh, and because I sat through looking at a greasy looking kid on After Hours, I learned that Patrick Kane thinks there are some pretty girls in Vancouver. I feel shame for the girl he hooked up with last night at the Roxy....the shame face she must have had this morning. And the hangover it took to get it.
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This is one of the last three home games we have in Vancouver. Savour it people because the next ones will be in like two months.....
That's two months of not paying for overpriced crappy beer that you have to wait in line all intermission break for...oh, wait, the Olympics are right around the corner? Well I might be able to get my fix there.
Oh, and this is the 3rd straight appearence on CBC's HNIC, and after last week's 'journalism' by Ron MacLean, and Vigneault's After Hours, it will be interesting to see what is said this week.
The Canucks D look like a joke right now. Both Salo and Mitchell are out, and most likely will not play against Buffalo on Monday either. Last game with Salo going out during the 2nd, Ehrhoff double shifted and played 25:43, hell even O'Brien played 21:49... Tonight we'll have Ehrhoff, Edler, SOB, Lukowich, Rome and Baumgartner. That's right, SOB and Lukowich are considered in your top four defencemen tonight....yeesh. Confidence? Kinda low right now.
Oh, and we're playing Chicago. So confidence is very low. At least we do have our offense going for us right now.
This is the third of the four games we'll play against the Hawks. The Hawks are currently on an 8 game roadtrip, with tonight being game number 5. They have won the last 3 of 4 games, only losing to the Senators.
Rypien and Hansen are both healthy scratches tonight. So with no Rypien, no Mitchell and no Bieksa, does that mean no edge? Regardless, tonight the Canucks seem f-cked going in to the game just based on what our defense looks like. At least we'll be able to listen to the sweet voice of Hughson tonight calling the game.
Oh, and I've tucked a couple videos after the jump, because in conversation, I found out that I know someone who has never seen Milbury throwing a shoe at a fan. The travesty.no comments
Today was the annual Canucks Superskills Competition and since I'm a sucker for hockey players and your children, please enjoy the photos that I've found on the Canucks website.
Kesler and his daughter Makayla
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Here is your recap in form of game thoughts and pictures, enjoy.
Picture of the night:
That's 19 year old WHL goalie, Alex Pechursky who signed a 1 game tryout contract to play as backup, and ends up getting to play his first NHL game for the Pens last night. The pic is of Sid giving him the game puck after last nights loss. The best part was after getting the 3rd star of the game, he came out and did a skate when it was announced.
Game thoughts and a recap in picture form after the jump...