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Video- “We Need To Change The Complexion Of Our Hockey Club” -John Tortorella

Some strong words from Coach Tortorella post-game after a 2-0 loss to the Wings last night.


from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,

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Videos- Highlight Glove Saves Last Night

First Sergei Bobrovsky with the great save last night against the Ducks...


Pluse Eddie Lack stops Darren Helm twice on the play, the second save is a reverse glove save, watch below...

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Video- Tortorella After Morning Skate

Tortorella talked to the media today after the Canucks skated this morning.

He addressed his suspension and then talked about the team, which is struggling at this point.

He says his team needs to be competitive, which it has not been lately.

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Vancouver/Montreal Trade

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Morning Line


Tortorella today after the monring skate in Detroit.

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Since When Did Re-Tool Mean A Firesale?

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,

You probably heard it on TSN, both Pierre LeBrun and Bob Mckenzie reporting the Canucks plan to re-tool, which means everyone on the roster is available save the Sedin twins.

Not sure why the twins get to escape the trade block, but that’s the way it’s being presented.

Now, when you report something like that, a lot of fans are going to run with it, and read into it.

They’re going to view the Canucks as sellers leading up to the trade deadline and they’re going to say “Hey, this sure sounds like a firesale.”

Many did.

Then, they’re going to head off to rumour mill la-la land imagining who the Canucks could get while they rebuild, retool, or whatever you want to call it.

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Video- Tortorella Larger Than Life In Winnipeg

Tortorella does make his official return from suspension on Monday when Vancouver plays in Detroit.

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Kevin Bieksa Out At Least Through The Olympic Break

via TSN,

The Vancouver Canucks will be without defenceman Kevin Bieksa for at least the next five games with an undisclosed injury.

Canucks acting head coach Mike Sullivan said the 32-year-old won't be going with the team on their upcoming road trip meaning he's out until at least after the Olympic break.

The eight-year veteran has three points in his last three games and 19 in 55 games this season. He played more than 23 minutes in Vancouver's loss to Chicago on Wednesday.

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Time For Some Roster Changes In Vancouver

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

You can say that this is still the best of Canada’s seven National Hockey League teams — at this moment. But it won’t be for long if general manager Mike Gillis stands pat with this roster. Suddenly it’s obvious what needs to be done here: find a way to move some of these veteran assets, despite the fact almost every pertinent veteran here has some form of no-trade clause.

Calgary sat on Miikka Kiprusoff and Jarome Iginla too long, never won anything, and didn’t get enough back for the assets. So the Flames had to start from scratch.

Gillis has way more assets — defencemen like Kevin Bieksa, Alex Edler, Jason Garrison and Dan Hamhuis; forwards like Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows, Chris Higgins; Roberto Luongo — but he’s hamstrung himself by giving them all no-trades. And suddenly, those clauses aren’t the worst thing about a few of these deals.

Alex Edler is in his second year of decline, but received a six-year, $30 million deal this past summer anyhow. Daniel Sedin has become a 20-goal man where once he was good for 35. He and Henrik were given four-year extensions at $7 million per, while San Jose GM Doug Wilson got Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau for less money and less term.


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Daniel Sedin- No Longer An Elite Player?

from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province,

Are Daniel Sedin’s days as an elite offensive player in the NHL over?

The numbers certainly suggest that, and if you look at his age (33), the state of the supporting cast around him and the increased minutes a new coaching regime is asking him to play, a reversal of form will be a tall order.

With the Canucks desperate for scoring this month, Sedin has been unable to deliver. He’s in a 13-game goal-scoring drought — his longest since the 2007-08 season — and has been able to contribute just five assists in that span.

Though they had an excellent December, the Canucks are 4-6-3 in the same 13 games that constitute Sedin’s goal drought.

Yes, Sedin leads the Canucks in scoring at 40 points — tied with currently injured brother Henrik — but it is a group that is ranked 22nd in NHL scoring. If Daniel is able to reverse the troubling trend, a good time to start would be on Wednesday night when the Blackhawks — who lead the NHL in offence — visit Rogers Arena.


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