September 16th, 2017This is the second installment of my three-part series on the Vancouver Canucks' 'X' factors for the coming, 2017-18 season. Erik Gudbranson takes the spotlight for this edition and will hopefully take some spotlight with him on to the ice when hockey returns.
Gudbranson is a towering...
September 14th, 2017Even in a city like Vancouver, where many are predicting another lowly finish, there's hope.
There's no hope of competing for a Stanley Cup this season. Even any talk of the playoffs seems far-fetched. Yet, there remains hope.
Jim Benning has assembled a strong cast of young players who will...
Summer can be a bit slow for hockey news, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to talk about.
If you get two people together who love to talk hockey, there's no time that isn't suitable for a good hockey talk. Even in the dog days of summer, Ben Birnell of the Utica Observer-Dispatch and myself...September 7th, 2017
This article was originally written in January, 2015.
If you've been following the 2015 NFL Playoffs, you already know the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers are moving on to the Divisional round. A team that finished the regular season at 7-8-1, which advanced by virtue of defeating an...September 4th, 2017
Corey Pronman’s Top 100 Prospect List threw cold water on the Canucks' hype train. No reasonable person in Vancouver believes the team has enough young stars to make a playoff run yet. However, only four Canucks skaters made it into Pronman’s run-down in mid-August. Most concerning, is 2017 5th...September 4th, 2017
As September began, so did yet another chapter in the career of Thomas Vanek. As of Friday, the Vancouver Canucks are the newest home for the offensively-gifted Vanek.
With 12 seasons of experience and an evident knack for finding the scoresheet, the Canucks are hoping Vanek can revamp their...September 4th, 2017
Even though training camps open in a few weeks, notable free agents remain without a job. That includes 33-year-old Thomas Vanek, who doesn't have a contract despite posting solid numbers last season.
With the Detroit Red Wings, Vanek posted 38 points in 48 games. After posting numbers like...August 31st, 2017
As the NHL gets closer to the season and contracts start to turn into professional tryouts (PTO's) there appears to be some resolution on the horizon for a few players teams had their eyes on during the summer. Talents like Matt Duchene, John Tavares and David Pastrnak were among those most...August 30th, 2017