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Canucks Release 2014.15 Schedule

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...season opens on the road Wednesday, October 8 at Calgary

Sunday, 22.06.2014 / 4:00 PM / News

Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER, B.C., — The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, released their 2014.15 regular season and pre-season schedule today. The Canucks regular season opens on Wednesday, October 8 at Calgary. The first home game of the season is Saturday, October 11 at Rogers Arena versus Edmonton.

The 2014.15 NHL season marks the second year of a league-wide, four-division format providing fans the opportunity to see every team in every arena. Marquee match-ups highlighting the Canucks schedule at Rogers Arena this season include the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, October 30, the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, January 1 and Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, March 14.

The Canucks schedule features 29 games against Pacific Division opponents, 21 games against remaining Western Conference teams and another 32 games against Eastern Conference clubs.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

October 8 Season Opener @ Calgary Flames

October 11 Home Opener vs Edmonton Oilers

October 30 vs Montreal Canadiens

January 1 vs 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings

February 7 vs Pittsburgh Penguins

March 14 vs Toronto Maple Leafs

April 11 Regular season finale vs Edmonton Oilers

SCHEDULE NOTABLES:

 

The Canucks will play a total of 12 back-to-back series in 2014.15 with eight series taking place on the road, three road/home series and one home/road back-to-back split. The Canucks will make 15 road trips and host 15 home stands. Vancouver’s longest road trip consists of seven away games from November 28 – December 9. The Canucks longest home stand ranges six games from January 27 – February 7. The busiest night of the week is Tuesday with 18 games, followed closely by Thursday and Saturday when 17 games each are scheduled in 2014.15.

 

PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE:

 

The Vancouver Canucks will play a total of seven pre-season games beginning September 23 versus the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks host four pre-season games at Rogers Arena and three games on the road in San Jose, Calgary and Edmonton.

Canucks 2013.14 Regular Season Schedule

Posted by Monte Alto on September 3, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Friday, 19.07.2013 / 1:43 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER, B.C., — The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, released their 2013.14 regular season schedule and pre-season schedule today. The Canucks regular season opens on the road on Thursday, October 3 at San Jose. Vancouver will then return home for their first game of the 2013.14 season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, October 5 versus Edmonton.

The Canucks schedule is highlighted by a number of marquee match-ups at Rogers Arena this season including: the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, October 12, the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, November 2, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, January 7, the Heritage Classic versus the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, March 2 and the New York Rangers on Tuesday, April 1. This season will also mark the first time in franchise history that the Canucks will visit Winnipeg since the Jets relocated. The NHL will adjourn from February 9 to 25 for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The 2013.14 NHL season will take on a new look with the 30 teams reconfigured into a four-division system. The Western Conference will be comprised of two seven-team divisions while the Eastern Conference will be split into two eight-team divisions. Vancouver will play in the same division as Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Jose. The new scheduling matrix will ensure that all 30 teams play in all 30 arenas at least once a season.

With the new alignment comes a new schedule format as well. Within the Canucks division, Vancouver with play 3 Home/2 Away against two teams, 2 Home/3 Away against two teams and 2 Home/2 Away against one team. When playing other Western Conference teams, Vancouver will suit up for three games against each team (2 Home/1 Away versus four teams, 1 Home/2 Away versus three teams). The Canucks will play one home and one away game each season against all Eastern Conference teams as well, giving Canucks fans the opportunity to see the stars of each NHL team on an annual basis.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

October 5 - Home Opener vs Edmonton Oilers

October 8 - New Jersey visits Vancouver

October 12 - Montreal visits Vancouver

November 2 - Toronto visits Vancouver

November 23 - 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks visit for the first time of the season

January 7 - Pittsburgh visits Vancouver

March 2 - Heritage Classic vs Ottawa Senators at BC Place

April 13 - Regular season finale vs Calgary

SCHEDULE NOTABLES:

The Canucks will play a total of 16 back-to-back series in 2013.14 with ten series taking place on the road, three at home and three home and road splits. The Canucks will go on 15 road trips and play 15 home stands. Vancouver’s longest road trip will consist of seven away games from October 15 to October 25. The Canucks longest home stand ranges six games from November 14 to November 26. The busiest night of the week will be Saturday with 15 games, followed closely by 14 games on Thursday as well as Sunday.

PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE:

The Vancouver Canucks will play a total of six pre-season games, beginning on September 16th versus the San Jose Sharks at 7:00pm. Vancouver will play four games at Rogers Arena and two on the road against San Jose (one home, one road), the Edmonton Oilers (one home, one road), Phoenix Coyotes (one home) and the New York Rangers (one home).

ON THE AIR:

Every Canucks game will be broadcast on TEAM Radio. A regional and national television broadcast schedule will follow on a later date.

John Tortorella gets dream job coaching Canucks

Posted by Monte Alto on September 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

'I couldn't be more excited,' says former Rangers bench boss

Posted: Jun 25, 2013 12:19 PM ET

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2013 7:10 PM ET

 

Canucks head coach John Tortorella smiles while answering a question during his introductory news conference on Tuesday. The former Rangers bench boss vows to work at his relationship with reporters. Canucks head coach John Tortorella smiles while answering a question during his introductory news conference on Tuesday. The former Rangers bench boss vows to work at his relationship with reporters. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

John Tortorella feels "privileged and honoured" to have the opportunity to be an NHL head coach in Canada and become the 17th bench boss in Vancouver Canucks history.

"It's something I've always thought about," Tortorella, a native of Bedford, Mass.., and Vancouver's first U.S.-born coach, told reporters on Tuesday after signing a five-year contract. "One of my dreams … was hoping some day I could coach in Canada. To be with this team where it's at … I couldn't be more excited."

A kinder, gentler Tortorella took centre stage in Vancouver, vowing to improve his relationship with the media and discussing among other topics, the accountability of players across the board, the mental aspect of the game and the need for a combined offensive and defensive approach to be successful.

The 55-year-old was unemployed for just over three weeks, let go after compiling a 171-115-29 regular-season record with the New York Rangers. The Rangers went 19-25 in post-season play during his tenure, reaching the Eastern Conference final in 2012.

Tortorella succeeds Alain Vigneault, who was fired on May 22 after seven seasons on the job. Vancouver took a 3-2 series lead on Boston in the 2011 Stanley Cup final with Vigneault at the helm, but proceeded to lose 10 of the next 11 post-season games. They were the first team eliminated this spring, swept by San Jose.

Previous to this past season's lockout-shortened schedule, Vancouver had won fewer than 42 games just once in 10 years. The Canucks went 26-15-7 in the 2013 regular campaign.

'There's no question I'm going to push the players as individuals and also to create a team concept.'— Newly hired Canucks head coach John Tortorella

"It's a pretty unique situation coming to a team that's winning, that has done a lot of great things along the way [like] almost winning a Stanley Cup [in 2011]," he said. "It's the next level the [Canucks] organization is looking for. I know how I'm going to approach it. It's going to be asking the players that are here, hopefully some younger players coming through to our organization, for more out of them.

"There's no question I'm going to push the players as individuals and also to create a team concept. That's a big part of coaching and where the improvement needs to be, as individuals and a group within a concept."

Late in the 1999-2000 season, Tortorella was named interim coach of the Rangers, who went on to miss the playoffs for a third consecutive season. He moved on to coach the Lightning the next season and guided them to the playoffs in his third campaign. In 2004, Tortorella won the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay and was the Jack Adams Award winner as coach of the year.

Tortorella also spent several seasons as an NHL assistant coach beginning in the 1980s, including turns with Buffalo, Phoenix and the Rangers.

Top U.S.-born coach

He's posted 410 wins in 854 regular-season games behind the bench, more wins than any American-born coach in history.

Tortorella made it clear he would push the Canucks players to create a team concept, saying "that's part of coaching."

The new hire takes over a club that finished 19th in goals scored after being in the top five the three previous full seasons. Alex Burrows led the team in goals in 2013, with just 13. The Canucks ranked in the bottom 10 on the power play and in face-off percentage, and were unable to hold several leads.

Arriving with the reputation as a defensive-minded coach, Tortorella stressed that each of the league's 30 teams need to play defence and that defence shouldn't hurt a club's offensive ability and vice-versa.

"You look at [this year's] playoffs, especially the finals. You look at that Chicago team what they can do offensively. But they played hard defensively, too," Tortorella said. "I don't think there's any coach in this league that does not want more offence out of his club and try to make their team play offensively, but you will not win championships unless you play defence.

"It’s great to say let’s score off the rush and have some great offensive flow. It doesn’t happen that way all the time within the game. You need to be able to score goals playing underneath the hash marks also.

"To be able to do both," Tortorella added, "that’s when you can sustain yourself through a sixty-minute hockey game, an eighty-two-game [regular season] schedule and maybe get where you want to be through fifty-six, fifty-seven days of playoffs."

Like Tortorella, Vigneault had a defensive-minded reputation at the time of his hiring in 2006 and Canucks general manager Mike Gillis reminded the assembled media that the team led the Western Conference in goal-scoring for three straight seasons from 2009 to 2012.

"Coaches coach the players that they’re given, and they find a way to win with the players they have. He’ll discover the way to win with our team," said Gillis of Tortorella.

"I think John will have ample opportunity to understand the players that are here, understand their skill set and work with that skill set to be the most successful team we can be."

Run-ins with media

Tortorella's run-ins with the media and offering public criticism of individual players have been well documented, but he said Tuesday that he's "dedicated" to making the relationship work in Vancouver.

"I know how important this job is and I know how important that part of the job [dealing with media on a daily basis] is here [in Canada]. I know that's being talked about a lot," he said.

Since the Rangers let him go, Tortorella said he has gone through the process of self assessment.

'No players deserve to be put into a [bad] situation by my actions with you [the media]. That's what really hit home with me. It will be rectified.'— John Tortorella

"Have I made mistakes? Absolutely," he said. "I make my own bed in this type of situation with the perception of myself in the media, but I think I'm a pretty good coach, too. I know how important it is with this job, especially in this city and province. I going to work at that and not going to put this organization into a difficult spot."

Tortorella said a big reason for his outbursts in the media is due to his hate for losing games.

"Everybody says be a good loser," he said. "I think if you're a good loser, you're a loser, but I certainly can't put people in situations that I've [put them] in. No players deserve to be put into a [bad] situation by my actions with you. That's what really hit home with me. It will be rectified."

Gillis has talked publicly about putting a winning and entertaining product on the ice. Tortorella's recent teams have often been more successful than entertaining.

The Canucks and Rangers have made coaching decisions in recent days that have amounted to something of a trade, with Vigneault introduced last week as New York's new bench boss.

The two clubs have not met since an October 2011 contest.

Their next meeting figures to be one of the dates to mark on the 2013-14 NHL calendar.

NHL 2012 LOCKOUT OFFICIALLY OVER

Posted by Monte Alto on January 13, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

NHL LOCKOUT OVER AS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING SIGNED

1/12/2013 11:30:11 PM


The long wait for NHL hockey is over.


 Skates and sticks will replace suits and briefcases for a Sunday opening of training camps after players voted massively in favour of a new collective bargaining agreement to end the nearly four-month old lockout.


However, it took hours after the players' vote for the two sides to complete a written memorandum of understanding consistent with what the players voted on that had to be completed before the CBA became final. That was finalized late Saturday night.


Camps and other business could not begin until the deal was completed.


The 36-hour electronic voting process for the players ended Saturday morning, reportedly with 98.2 per cent saying yes to the deal and only 12 voting against it.


The league's 30 clubs are eager to get started on a seven-day, hurry-up camp to get ready for a 48-game schedule over only 99 days that begins with 13 games on Jan. 19.


Opening night match-ups include the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising as they play host to Chicago, as well as Toronto at Montreal, Ottawa at Winnipeg and Anaheim at Vancouver. Edmonton is at Vancouver and San Jose visits Calgary on Jan. 20.


The teams will play only inside their own conference in the regular season.


A string of announcements are expected from teams that have been barred from signing players and making deals since the lockout started on Sept. 15.


The league ratified the deal on Wednesday.


Teams will not have their usual 50-plus players in a short camp, but there are intriguing questions about who will make their teams.


Especially among a group of young stars knocking on the door.


In Edmonton, they're already talking about line combinations involving first overall draft pick Nail Yakupov and how much promising free agent signing Justin Schultz will play on the defence.


Oilers coach Ralph Krueger, with young talents Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back from the AHL, can finally start work on his first NHL job.


Others like centre Mark Scheifele in Winnipeg, defenceman Morgan Reilly in Toronto, forward Mikhail Grigorenko in Buffalo and forward Alex Galchenyuk in Montreal also have a shot at making their teams.


The Calgary Flames and their new coach Bob Hartley can also take a look at their top prospect Sven Baertschi, who looked good in a brief call-up from the junior Portland Winterhawks late last season.


Captain Jarome Iginla's side needs to integrate off-season acquisitions Dennis Wideman and Jiri Hudler into the lineup, not to mention former KHL scoring star Roman Cervenka.


The Leafs begin amid the turmoil of general manager Brian Burke's abrupt firing this week, leaving Dave Nonis to deal with concerns in goal. A top newcomer is big forward James Van Riemsdyk. A concern is the health of injured defenceman Jake Gardiner.


Montreal begins with new general manager Marc Bergevin and a new coaching staff led by Michel Therrien trying to dig their way out of last place in the Eastern Conference. New faces are Brandon Prust, Colby Armstrong and Francis Bouillon, but the biggest change would be having both defenceman Andrei Markov and captain Brian Gionta back from major injuries.


Second-year coach Paul MacLean in Ottawa will be looking to build on last season's surprise jump to the playoffs, led by a Norris Trophy season from Erik Karlsson. The Sens have added scoring punch in winger Guillaume Latendresse.


The Jets have bolstered their attack with Olli Jokinen and Alexei Ponikarovsky, and have star forward Evander Kane starting on a six-year contract extension.


The Vancouver Canucks are unchanged, although they open camp with second-line centre Ryan Kesler recovering from wrist and shoulder surgery.


Fans in Minnesota will be excited to see marquee acquisitions Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, who together signed contracts worth US$198 million.


And there could be fun in Florida, where veterans Alex Kovalev and Marek Svatos were invited to camp, although former Canadien and Nashville Predator Andrei Kostitsyn declined in order to stay in the KHL.


The Stanley Cup finalist New Jersey Devils, who lost Parise, are expected to wait until midweek for their scoring leader Ilya Kovalchuk to show up after staying behind to play in the KHL all-star game.


The Kings have their entire team back, which could be a major plus with a short camp. There will be no new players or system to break in. Star forward Anze Kopitar is to miss the start of the season with a knee injury, however.


The Boston Bruins begin camp with veteran goalie Tim Thomas on sabbatical, with Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin now sharing the net.


Nearly 200 players found work for varying lengths of time in Europe during the lockout. They and the players on two-way contracts who skated in the AHL should be ahead on conditioning compared to the majority who worked out in gyms at home and skated a few times on city rinks.


A tentative agreement to end the lockout was reached last week on the 113th day of the lockout.


The two sides finally got a deal completed after a 16-hour negotiating session in New York and assistance from federal mediator Scot L. Beckenbaugh.


The deal is for 10 years, but either side can opt out after eight. The previous collective bargaining agreement was in effect for seven seasons.


The lockout forced the cancellation of 510 games, including the Winter Classic and all-star game.


The NHL released a full schedule minutes after the agreement was signed. If the Stanley Cup final goes seven games, the final game will be played on June 28.


No pre-season games will be played.


Many NHL players have taken part in informal skates at practice rinks over the last week to prepare for the shortened camp and season.


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Sides still at odds in NHL labour talks

Posted by Monte Alto on October 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

By IRA PODELL

NEW YORK — The Associated Press

Published Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

Last updated Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012, 9:53 PM EDT

 

Five hours of talks in two sessions between the NHL and the players' association did little to move the sides closer to a deal in the nearly one-month lockout.


The NHL's top two executives — Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly — met with the NHLPA's main negotiators — executive director Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr — for nearly an hour Wednesday morning to assess where the sides were on Day 25 of the NHL lockout, but there was no concrete discussions on the troublesome core economic issues preventing a deal.


A four-hour session that stretched into evening centred on player health and safety issues along with other miscellaneous legal topics. The health issues involved seeking multiple medical opinions on injuries, and who should make determinations when a player is healthy enough to return to action after being hurt.


“We have some disagreements in those areas,” Daly said. “When you get to this point of the discussions on some of those areas, that is to be expected so we're kind of refining some of the things we continue to have disagreements on.


“We had no discussion of the major economic issues or system issues, so that continues to be a disappointment from our perspective.”


The sides will meet again Thursday — which should have been NHL opening day — but there are still no plans to delve into how the sides will split up hockey-related revenue that was in excess of $3 billion last season.

 


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Alberta labour board rules NHL lockout of Oilers, Flames can continue

Posted by Monte Alto on October 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

EDMONTON — The Alberta Labour Relations Board has decided that the NHL’s lockout of players from the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames can continue.


The board said in a written ruling released Wednesday that forcing an end to the lockout for two members of a 30-team league would be unlikely to solve the contract dispute between the National Hockey League and the players’ union.


“It is our expectation this is nothing more than an unhelpful distraction from their efforts,” the ruling said. “An order declaring the lockout to be in violation of the (Alberta Labour Relations) Code would have no positive impact on this dispute.”


The National Hockey League Players’ Association had wanted the board to rule the lockout illegal in Alberta.


NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league was pleased with the ruling.


“We are hopeful that this will enable both the league and the NHL Players’ Association to focus all our efforts and energies on negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement in order to get our game and our players back on the ice,” Daly said in a statement.


A release from the NHLPA said the union was considering its options.


“The players are obviously disappointed with today’s decision,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, the Alberta Labour Relations Board decided not to exercise its discretion to determine whether the owners’ lockout violates Alberta law.”


The labour board held a hearing into the dispute last month.


The union had argued that the Oilers and Flames are Alberta businesses and as such must abide by provincial labour rules.


Those rules say a mediator must have 14 days to work with both sides in a contract dispute before a lockout vote can be held.


The NHL had applied for a mediator in Alberta, but informed the board after three days that it didn’t believe meetings would have to be held.


Lawyers for the NHL told the board that the league has always bargained as a unit and not through individual teams and argued that the league needs to operate under one set of labour laws to function.


The labour board didn’t answer the question as to whether the league should come under its jurisdiction. It noted that both the league and the players have made arguments under the laws of various jurisdictions depending on circumstances.


But it did decide that it had discretion under the law not to issue a ruling at all if it felt that would be the best way to get the two sides back to the bargaining table.


“This is a case where it makes labour relations sense to exercise our discretion not to make a declaration of unlawful conduct and not to issue any remedy,” the board said.

Meanwhile in New York, the NHL and the NHLPA met for five hours but the talks did little to move the sides closer to a deal in the nearly one-month work stoppage.


Daly and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman met with the NHLPA’s main negotiators — executive director Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr — for nearly an hour in the morning to assess where the sides were on Day 25 of the dispute, but there was no concrete discussions on the troublesome core economic issues preventing a deal.


A four-hour session that stretched into Wednesday evening centred on player health and safety issues, along with other miscellaneous legal topics.


The sides will meet again Thursday — which would have been the opening day of the NHL’s regular season — but there are still no plans to delve into how the sides will split up hockey-related revenue that was in excess of US$3 billion last season.


These were the first negotiations since the sides held an unannounced meeting in Toronto on Friday to discuss where they were and how to move the process forward.


The NHL has already cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season, wiping out 82 games from Thursday through Oct. 24.

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Cattle call not as alarming to Canucks

Posted by Monte Alto on September 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Sept 24 2012

 

On a day when the Canucks were to open their slate of seven preseason games with a pair against the Flames in Vancouver and Calgary, the on-ice activity Monday was reduced to a nine player rent-a-skate at UBC before reacting to the latest NHL lockout rhetoric and name calling.

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Team Regular Season Schedule ... 2012-13

Posted by Monte Alto on September 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

October 2012 

Date Visitor Home Time (PT) TV Network/Results

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 Canucks Flames  7:00 PM CBC

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 Oilers Canucks  7:00 PM CBC Tickets

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 Hurricanes Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 Canucks Predators  5:00 PM SNET-VAN(HD)

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 Canucks Blue Jackets  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 Canucks Red Wings  3:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 Canucks Penguins  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 Canucks Stars  5:30 PM SNET-VAN(HD)

Sun, 28 Oct 2012 Lightning Canucks  6:00 PM SNET-VAN(HD) 

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 Red Wings Canucks  7:00 PM TSN 


November 2012 

Date Visitor Home Time (PT) TV Network/Results

Thu, 1 Nov 2012 Avalanche Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-VAN(HD)

Sat, 3 Nov 2012 Canadiens Canucks  7:00 PM CBC, RDS 

Wed, 7 Nov 2012 Canucks Ducks  7:00 PM TSN

Thu, 8 Nov 2012 Canucks Kings  7:30 PM SNET-VAN(HD)

Sat, 10 Nov 2012 Canucks Avalanche  7:00 PM CBC

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 Panthers Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD) 

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 Blackhawks Canucks  7:00 PM TSN 

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 Wild Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 Canucks Senators  4:30 PM NHLN-US, SNET-VAN(HD)

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 Canucks Canadiens  4:00 PM CBC, RDS

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 Canucks Rangers  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 Canucks Islanders  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 Canucks Sabres  4:00 PM SNET-VAN(HD)


December 2012 

Date Visitor Home Time (PT) TV Network

Sun, 2 Dec 2012 Ducks Canucks 6:00 PM SNET-P(HD) 

Tue, 4 Dec 2012 Stars Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 6 Dec 2012 Predators Canucks  7:00 PM TSN

Sat, 8 Dec 2012 Senators Canucks  7:00 PM CBC 

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 Oilers Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 Canucks Sharks  7:30 PM SNET-VAN(HD)

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 Maple Leafs Canucks 4:00 PM CBC, NHLN-US 

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 Sharks Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 Canucks Wild  5:00 PM NHLN-US, SNET-P(HD)

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 Canucks Blue Jackets  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 Canucks Blues  4:00 PM SNET-VAN(HD)

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 Flames Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 Canucks Flames  6:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 Bruins Canucks  7:00 PM CBC 

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 Blues Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)


January 2013

Date Visitor Home Time (PT) TV Network/Results

Wed, 2 Jan 2013 Blue Jackets Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD) 

Fri, 4 Jan 2013 Canucks Oilers  6:30 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sun, 6 Jan 2013 Flyers Canucks  6:00 PM TSN 

Tue, 8 Jan 2013 Avalanche Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 Canucks Maple Leafs  4:00 PM CBC, NHLN-US

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 Canucks Capitals  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 Canucks Red Wings  4:30 PM SNET-P(HD)

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 Canucks Blues  5:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 Ducks Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 Canucks Oilers  6:30 PM SNET-P(HD)

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 Sharks Canucks  7:00 PM TSN

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 Avalanche Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

 

February 2013

Date Visitor Home Time (PT) TV Network/Results

Sat, 2 Feb 2013 Blackhawks Canucks 7:00 PM CBC

Wed, 6 Feb 2013 Canucks Avalanche  6:30 PM TSN

Thu, 7 Feb 2013 Canucks Wild  5:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sat, 9 Feb 2013 Canucks Jets  7:00 PM CBC

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 Wild Canucks  7:00 PM TSN 

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 Blues Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 Stars Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sun, 17 Feb 2013 Kings Canucks 6:00 PM SNET-P(HD) 

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 Canucks Stars  5:30 PM SNET-P(HD)

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 Canucks Predators  5:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 Canucks Blackhawks  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 Coyotes Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 Kings Canucks  7:00 PM TSN 


March 2013

Date Visitor Home Time (PT) TV Network/Results

Sat, 2 Mar 2013 Flames Canucks  7:00 PM CBC

Sun, 3 Mar 2013 Canucks Flames  4:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Fri, 8 Mar 2013 Canucks Avalanche  6:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 Canucks Wild  3:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 Canucks Blackhawks  5:30 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 Predators Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 Red Wings Canucks  7:00 PM CBC

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 Wild Canucks  7:00 PM TSN

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 Canucks Coyotes  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sat, 23 Mar 2013 Canucks Kings  1:00 PM NHLN-US, SNET-P(HD)

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 Canucks Ducks  5:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 Devils Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD) 

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 Blue Jackets Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sat, 30 Mar 2013 Canucks Oilers  7:00 PM CBC


April 2013

Date Visitor Home Time (PT) TV Network/Results

Mon, 1 Apr 2013 Canucks Sharks  7:30 PM SNET-P(HD)

Thu, 4 Apr 2013 Canucks Coyotes  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD)

Sat, 6 Apr 2013 Flames Canucks  7:00 PM CBC

Mon, 8 Apr 2013 Coyotes Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD) 

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 Oilers Canucks  7:00 PM SNET-P(HD) 

NHLPA Looks to Legally Block Lockout in Quebec

Posted by Monte Alto on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


From TSN.ca on September 10, 2012


The NHL Players' Association is hoping that Quebec's labour laws will keep members of the Montreal Canadiens from being locked out by the league.

The team's players have hired Montreal-based lawyer Michael Cohen, who sent a cease and desist letter to the Habs owners and the NHL on Friday.


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A Presidential Victory

Posted by Monte Alto on April 9, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Saturday, 07.04.2012 / 10:56 PM / Features By Janelle Kidd


Canucks blank the Oilers to claim top spot in the League for the second straight season.Battling down the final stretch, the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up their regular season campaign, capturing the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive season with a 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night at Rogers Arena.


Inside the GameThe GoodsMike's three starsGame GalleryGame HighlightsRaw: Alain VigneaultRaw: Roberto Luongo Raw: Henrik Sedin Raw: David BoothRaw: Kevin BieksaQuick Clip: Fancy, fancyAnd now it’s onwards and upwards.


The win was a great way to cap an impressive season that saw the team break the 50-win barrier and arm themselves with home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.


"It means we've had a good year," said coach Alain Vigneault. "This group has played some real solid hockey, and been consistent, and for us to win the Presidents' Trophy again says a lot about the group of people and the equality of the people we have."


Roberto Luongo turned away 17 shots for his fifth shutout of the season and 60th of his career. Although he wasn't busy all night as Vancouver outshot Edmonton 42-17, he made several key saves to keep the Oilers off the scoresheet.


After opening with energy and dominating throughout the first period, the Canucks were scoreless despite 17 shots. Henrik Sedin on the powerplay finally solved Devan Dubnyk in the second for his 14th of the year, to give the Canucks the only goal they needed in the winning effort.


In the final frame Sammy Pahlsson was quick to pad Vancouver's lead, before David Booth, on the man advantage, dangled his way down the ice to slide another one past the Edmonton netminder and put the Canucks up 3-0.


Fighting right down to the wire to claim first place in the NHL, the Canucks delivered a solid team effort that showcased all of the components coming together – goaltending, scoring depth, solid defence, and an effective powerplay – and now their attention turns to the real battle ahead.


"Now the fun starts," said Henrik. "This is the exciting part of the season, something we’ve all been waiting for. Not only the team but I think the city, so it’s going to be fun."


Home-ice advantage in hand, the team feels prepped for the long haul ahead.


“It was a tight race right to the end and we’re happy with the way that we’re playing going into playoffs," said Kevin Bieksa. "And that’s the most important thing."


Bring on the KingsThe night was packed with action around the NHL as every team suited up for their final game of the regular season.


Dropping their match 3-2 in overtime to the Sharks, the LA Kings slipped to the No. 8 seed in the West and will face off against Vancouver in the opening round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they kick off next week.


“LA we’ve had a little bit of a rivalry with the last couple years and we met them in the playoffs a few years ago,” said Bieksa. “It kind of started there. They’re physical, chippy games, and they're probably one of the teams we’ve had the most scrums with I think throughout the season. They’re very, very deep up front, big and strong on the blueline and have probably one of the best goaltenders in the game.”


The Canucks were 2-1-1 against the Kings this season, and faced the LA squad during the first round of the playoffs two years ago. Vancouver won the series in six games.


Well-Deserved AwardsPrior to tonight's puck drop the Canucks handed out their annual player awards for the 2011.12 season, recognizing their top talent that was later showcased in the 3-0 victory.


Henrik Sedin took home the Cyclone Taylor Trophy as the team’s MVP selected by the fans. Having led the Canucks with 81 (14-67-81) points on the season, the Canucks captain also earned his fourth Cyrus H. McLean Trophy.


Also getting in on the action was Roberto Luongo, who was awarded the Mike’s Three Star Award, having collected the most Three Stars nominations, chosen by broadcasters, during the season.


In his first season with the team, David Booth was honoured with the Most Exciting Player award, as voted by fans this season. Booth who potted a beautiful goal in the third, will play in his first postseason game when the playoffs get underway.


Alexander Edler also earned some hardware in the form of the Walter (Babe) Pratt Trophy, voted by the fans, for the Most Outstanding Defenceman. And closing out the winners was Chris Higgins, who is the recipient of the Fred J. Hume Award for being the Canucks “Unsung Hero” as selected by the fans.


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