NHL

US dentist Walter Palmer and Anaheim Mighty Duck Clayton Stoner with trophies.

Trophy hunting: If you can't win one, you can shoot one

Trophy hunting's not just for dentists. NHL players Clayton Stoner and former Vancouver Canuck David Booth are part of the killing spree.

Skating coach Barb Aidelbaum helps Canucks players keep their edge

When Mike Santorelli met Barb Aidelbaum for the first time he didn’t know what to think. The teenager was a budding prospect who was great with the puck but lacked quickness. Santorelli’s father...

Once ‘arrogant’ Canucks now look like they’re just going through the 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....

Canucks' stubborn disrespect of the shootout impossible to make sense of

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...

Complacent Canucks riding for a 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...

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...

Vancouver fans and media suddenly rediscover that Roberto Luongo is an elite goaltender

Breaking news: Roberto Luongo is an elite goaltender – change everything. 

No excuse for Canucks poor play, and Ryan Kesler won't 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.

Kassian rises to power, Canucks clutch first win

If Zack Kassian is still a 'young player learning the game' imagine how good he'll look in another few months or a year. If the 22-year old hadn't been on the ice last night against the Calgary...

Alain Vigneault's recipe for disaster

If there are silver linings perhaps the biggest one is this: There’s just enough time to fly Ryan Kesler to Lourdes and back before the Canucks next game on Wednesday night....