Alan O&#039;Sullivan Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/13079 en Blame for Canucks' first round defeat to the Sharks starts at the top http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/blame-canucks-first-round-defeat-sharks-starts-top In the end, it was a disaster which was surprisingly easy to predict. The inconvenient evidence has been accumulating since the trade deadline all the way back in 2012 — when Canucks management...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/blame-canucks-first-round-defeat-sharks-starts-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/blame-canucks-first-round-defeat-sharks-starts-top#comments Canucks Report Sports Alain Vigneault Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis Daniel Sedin Henrik Sedin NHL Playoffs Ryan Kesler San Jose Sharks Vancouver Canucks Thu, 09 May 2013 02:03:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 15267 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Playoff Canucks will surprise, for better or worse http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/playoff-canucks-will-surprise-better-or-worse We now return to your regularly scheduled programming. The Vancouver Canucks—carrying their usual, cocksure swirl of complete unpredictability—are back playing games into May. Questions of Roberto...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/playoff-canucks-will-surprise-better-or-worse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/playoff-canucks-will-surprise-better-or-worse#comments Canucks Report Sports Cory Schneider NHL Playoffs Roberto Luongo San Jose Sharks Vancouver Canucks Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:28:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 15159 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mike Gillis' very bad, very uncharacteristic year http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/mike-gillis-very-bad-very-uncharacteristic-year If there’s a word which summarizes the Mike Gillis and Laurence Gilman philosophical approach to running a sports franchise it would be this: Control. Not in the sense of micromanagement or outright...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/mike-gillis-very-bad-very-uncharacteristic-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/mike-gillis-very-bad-very-uncharacteristic-year#comments Canucks Report Sports Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis Cory Schneider manny malhotra manny malhotra eye injury Mike Gillis Roberto Luongo Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:21:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14909 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Once ‘arrogant’ Canucks now look like they’re just going through the motions http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/once-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Carrogant%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-canucks-now-look-they%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2re-just-going-through-motions When you get to the end of most long, multi-installment film franchises you’re usually treated to a clumsy pile of recycled, familiar elements that are trotted out to replicate previous successes....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/once-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Carrogant%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-canucks-now-look-they%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2re-just-going-through-motions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/once-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%CB%9Carrogant%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-canucks-now-look-they%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2re-just-going-through-motions#comments Canucks Report Sports Cory Schneider Daniel Sedin david booth Henrik Sedin NHL NHL Playoffs Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:39:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14846 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canucks' stubborn disrespect of the shootout impossible to make sense of http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/canucks-stubborn-disrespect-shootout-impossible-make-sense For a team which has gone to so many great lengths in an effort to achieve every possible measure of competitive advantage, the Vancouver Canucks’ carefree and careless approach to the shootout is...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/canucks-stubborn-disrespect-shootout-impossible-make-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/canucks-stubborn-disrespect-shootout-impossible-make-sense#comments Canucks Report Sports Alain Vigneault Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis NHL NHL shootouts Vancouver Canucks Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:23:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14641 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Complacent Canucks riding for a fall http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/complacent-canucks-riding-fall You have to wonder how much Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis identifies with Kevin Spacey’s character in House of Cards. The on-ice product of his hockey team is at once...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/complacent-canucks-riding-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/complacent-canucks-riding-fall#comments Canucks Report Sports Alain Vigneault Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis Cory Schneider Daniel Sedin Henrik Sedin NHL NHL Playoffs Roberto Luongo Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:04:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14550 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Loss of Malhotra leaves Canucks in faceoff 'fancy stat' flux http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/loss-malhotra-leaves-canucks-faceoff-fancy-stat-flux The line between Manny Malhotra and the need to trade Roberto Luongo sooner rather than later might be finer than anyone realized.&nbsp; The Vancouver Canucks decision to shut Malhotra down for good...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/loss-malhotra-leaves-canucks-faceoff-fancy-stat-flux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/loss-malhotra-leaves-canucks-faceoff-fancy-stat-flux#comments Canucks Report Sports Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis Henrik Sedin manny malhotra manny malhotra eye injury nhl faceoff statistics Ryan Kesler statistics Vancouver Canucks Tue, 19 Feb 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14448 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canucks' winning ways masking bad habits http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/canucks-winning-ways-masking-bad-habits Ten games into the season and the following two statements are true simultaneously: Buffalo Sabres’ winger Thomas Vanek is on pace for 99 points in 48 games, and the Vancouver Canucks are on pace for...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/canucks-winning-ways-masking-bad-habits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/canucks-winning-ways-masking-bad-habits#comments Canucks Report Sports Chicago Blackhawks colorado avalanche Cory Schneider edmonton oilers minnesota wild NHL Roberto Luongo thomas vanek Vancouver Canucks Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:09:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14339 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver fans and media suddenly rediscover that Roberto Luongo is an elite goaltender http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/vancouver-fans-and-media-suddenly-rediscover-roberto-luongo-elite-goaltender Breaking news: Roberto Luongo is an elite goaltender –&nbsp;change everything.&nbsp; <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/vancouver-fans-and-media-suddenly-rediscover-roberto-luongo-elite-goaltender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/vancouver-fans-and-media-suddenly-rediscover-roberto-luongo-elite-goaltender#comments Canucks Report Sports Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis Cory Schneider hockey fans NHL Roberto Luongo Vancouver Canucks Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:48:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14241 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com No excuse for Canucks poor play, and Ryan Kesler won't save them http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/no-excuse-canucks-poor-play-and-ryan-kesler-wont-save-them It’s easy to spin the poor play of the Vancouver Canucks into a simple tale of rust and acclimation. The excuses are many. But there's more to this than meets the eye.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/no-excuse-canucks-poor-play-and-ryan-kesler-wont-save-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/canucksreport/no-excuse-canucks-poor-play-and-ryan-kesler-wont-save-them#comments Canucks Report Sports Daniel Sedin edmonton oilers Henrik Sedin Los Angeles Kings NHL Ryan Kesler San Jose Sharks Vancouver Canucks Zack Kassian Wed, 30 Jan 2013 03:20:00 +0000 Alan O&#039;Sullivan 14195 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com