Tag Archive for Vancouver Canucks

Tom Benjamin’s post-mortem on his own Vancouver Canucks

Vigneault deserves points for putting in Schneider. I thought it was weird at the time, but it turned out to be a stroke of genius that could easily have won the series for them. Had the Canucks won game 5 in OT, the odds of the series going seven games would have been pretty good.

That game would have been tonight, wouldn’t it?

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.  


“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…