The Canucks' Year to Date
With the all-star break on the horizon and most of the Canucks earning a deserved week off, it seems a good time to weigh in on the season to date on a player-by-player basis: Roberto Luongo - What better place to start than with the “franchise” goalie? After his predictable sluggish start, he has rounded into predictable dominant form. Particularly, after the Boston slight,...
The Slow Death of Hockey Night in Canada
In the lead up to this past Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) broadcast, the CBC promoted the Leafs vs. Canadiens and Oilers vs. Flames match-ups as two epic rivalries. Yes, another night of can’t miss viewing from the national broadcaster. Meanwhile, another key Canucks’ game (this time a rematch of last year’s Western Conference final) went ignored. And paired...
Why Cory Schneider Must Start Against Boston
Fresh word out of Canuck camp is that back-up Cory Schneider will start the most important game of the season tomorrow in Boston. Given the recent strong play of Roberto Luongo, this decision has most of the pundits confused. Here’s why they shouldn’t be. As it relates solely to the fragile ego of the franchise goalie, there is more to be lost than gained by having Roberto face the...