Tag Archive for Vancouver Canucks

Game 4, Pre-Game: well, THIS is new

  The Kings have never swept a seven-game series before. They’ve never been up 3-0 before either. As far as I can tell, their longest playoff winning streak is five games, starting with the last four games of the 2001 Detroit series and continuing with a win in game one of round two against Colorado.…

Wait – you’re saying there’s TWO of those guys?

That hardly seems fair. Vancouvers Canucks’ Daniel Sedin won’t travel for Game 3 – ESPN Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin will not travel to Los Angeles for Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series Sunday night against the Kings, coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Saturday after practice in Vancouver.  

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“Canucks fans expect unpleasantness. But this? This? Even in their darkest moment, the most tortured member of the faithful couldn’t have conceived of this.”

 

I have a different problem with the mean Kings tweet

[...] The tweet in question, issued late Wednesday night from the team’s official account after the Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks in the first game of their playoff series, said: “To everyone in Canada outside BC, you’re welcome.” Lombardi said on Thursday that, “In no way did this reflect the opinion of the players, coaches…

Game One: Kings 4, Canucks 2

Game one goes to the Kings. That’s an odd feeling. That was one of those games the Kings of old knew how to lose. Who are these guys? By which I mean, a game in which the Kings came out strong, dominated, got stone-walled, got a dumb penalty followed by a quick goal-against. Etc. Another…

Playoffs: 2010 Canucks vs. 2012 Canucks

It’s two years later and the Kings are playing the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs again. Let’s take a look at how the Canucks have changed since we faced them in 2010. RETURNING: Henrik Sedin Daniel Sedin (UPDATE: he’s out with a concussion) Ryan Kesler Alexandre Burrows Mason Raymond Alexander Edler…

Why does this headline bug me?

“Kings Must Face Best after Blowing Lead” That’s the headline of Lisa Dillman’s article tonight. I think it bugs me because “the best” was not determined until a few minutes before it was determined who the best would be playing. St. Louis could easily have turned out to be “the best.” So it’s Vancouver. Oh…