NHL Playoffs

Blame for Canucks' first round defeat to the Sharks starts at the 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...

Playoff Canucks will surprise, for 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...

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....

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...

NHL playoff preview

We’ve all been waiting 10 months for the NHL playoffs. The real season begins tonight. Without further adieu, our first round playoff predictions. Nolan takes the Western Conference, Calyn takes the...

Canucks in desperate need of strength on the blue-line

Caution: sarcasm. This hockey columnist is coming to terms with a frustrating Canucks loss that resulted in the Chicago Blackhawks taking the lead in the Western Conference semi-final. Kevin Bieksa...

Blackhawks down Canucks 4-2; series tied 1-1

The Chicago Blackhawks scored three unanswered third period goals (including an empty-netter) to edge the Canucks 4-2, and tie the series at 1-1 tonight. I expected the Hawks to come out flying...

Oh, Captain, my Captain! Luongo leads Canucks to second round after 4-2 game 6 win

Kevin Bieksa and the Canucks celebrate a series victory over the Kings

Uh, oh...Alberts back in lineup as Canucks prepare for game 5 with Kings

The roller coaster of emotions Canuck fans endured for a 3 hour period on Wednesday night was not for the faint of heart. Well neither is this. Brace yourself heart-achers... Andrew Alberts is back...