Vancouver Canucks

6th Pacific | 0-0
  • Goals For
    186 GF
  • Goals Against
    239 GA
  • Power Play %
    15.8 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    81.1 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    821 PIM
  • Avalanche’s new head coach Bednar is at least saying the right things
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    Avalanche’s new head coach Bednar is at least saying the right things

    Look, there are exceptions, but new head coach press conferences feature the same basic terms and buzzwords. After witnessing the high-octane Pittsburgh Penguins skate opponents ragged on their way to the 2016 Stanley Cup, any reasonable coach would throw “speed” into their phrasing. Still, the Colorado Avalanche have been so deeply buried by even the most basic of modern measurements that you had to wonder: would they learn from Patrick Roy’s struggles? Can someone come in and at least attempt to keep up with the pack? We won’t know for sure anytime soon, but hey, at least Jared Bednar seems to be saying the right things as he transitions from the AHL to the Avalanche’s head coaching gig. When

  • It’s Calgary Flames day at PHT
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    It’s Calgary Flames day at PHT

    If you want to boil the Calgary Flames’ past two seasons down simply, you could do worse than this: In 2014-15: Bob Hartley won the Jack Adams Award. In 2015-16: The Flames fired Bob Hartley. The Flames finished this past season with 77 standings points, missing the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven years. While Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan survived the sophomore curse, the Flames couldn’t survive in their own end. No team allowed more goals than the 260 Calgary surrendered last season. It cost people some jobs, most notably that of Hartley. Off-season Naturally, the first big change in Calgary comes with Glen Gulutzan replacing Hartley behind the bench. Much like the team he’s

  • One way or another, Al Montoya will be important to Canadiens
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    One way or another, Al Montoya will be important to Canadiens

    This is part of Canadiens day at PHT … Here’s an unsolicited opinion: a good backup goalie is often underrated. Yes, getting a quality Plan B is easier said than done – goalies are an unpredictable lot – but it’s simple to see when it pays off. (There are plenty of examples, but Matt Murray winning a Stanley Cup for the Pittsburgh Penguins is the shiniest one.) Even if injuries aren’t a big issue, a No. 2 goalie is a pretty safe bet to play 20 games for a given team. In that regard, Al Montoya could be a significant upgrade over Mike Condon, and that could be important. Waning workhorses In 2015-16, no goalie played 70 regular season games. Jonathan Quick was the workhorse of the NHL with 68,