Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Vancouver Defeated 9-1 In Anaheim

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,

Monday night’s 1-0 loss to the Kings was called a statement game by the Canucks. But two nights later, they didn’t have a whole lot to say.

The players had talked about becoming tougher to play against after that emotional game against the Kings. Wednesday night, they were only tough to watch.

Coach John Tortorella had talked about “owning the ice.” The Canucks pretty much leased it out to the Ducks.

Tortorella was almost speechless after the game, refusing to say much about the team’s worst loss in ages.

“I am not even going to try and explain it,” he said. “It was one of those nights, so we plow on to our next game and get ready to play that one.”

Asked what disturbed him the most, Tortorella said: “A lot of things. It does me no good, it does the players no good to discuss what happened here. The biggest thing for us is we just need to get out of here and get ready for our next game.”

Until this team can solve its acute offensive problems, wins are going to be hard to come by against the NHL’s top teams.


added 8:58am, Below, watch Garry Valk of Sportsnet break-down the loss.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink


Hootinani's avatar

The Sedins are really earning those giant contracts, eh?

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/16/14 at 10:23 AM ET

pautna's avatar

Pathetic losers.

Posted by pautna on 01/16/14 at 11:33 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I heard just a snippet of Torts post game press briefing. It was like the old days with the rangers. I love it when bad Torts goes off.

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/16/14 at 12:33 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

You gotta wonder where the “code” is when there are guys like Sestito throwing punches at unwilling combatants (Jordan Nolan) and guys who are down on the ice (Jackman).  Definitely deserved the penalties he’s gotten in the last two games.

No place in the game for goon tactics like that.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 01/16/14 at 12:52 PM ET


Once the game was out of hand and Vancouver started running after Ducks’ players the officials did exactly the right thing. They began tossing ‘Nucks in the box left and right. I was reading comments sections on a Youtube clip and fans and the SN announcers were completely baffled as to why the officials were calling everything the Nucks did. Idiots. If you can’t compete with the other team then suck it up and move on. Instead they start working over Selanne with their sticks.

As for Sestito…he needs a lengthy suspension. Give him ten games for, if nothing else, doing a horrible impression of a hockey player. What a f*ckin knuckle-dragger this guy is.

Posted by godblender on 01/16/14 at 01:14 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Completely classless Canucks. And you know that when guys like Webber are coming in with the hard, two-handed slashes, it’s being done to appease Torts. Oh brother.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 01/16/14 at 02:11 PM ET


torts does not belong in the league.  he sucks.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/16/14 at 02:15 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

This is early for the Canucks annual meltdown, no?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/16/14 at 02:16 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

This is early for the Canucks annual meltdown, no?

It’s never too early for a Canucks meltdown.  If it could happen in September, I’d be happy.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 01/16/14 at 02:41 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Daniel Wagner of Pass it to Bulis,

This game was about as frustrating to watch as it likely was for the Canucks to play. I was frustrated for different reasons than other Canucks fans, I suspect. Others were likely frustrated by the way the Canucks were playing, while I was frustrated that the Canucks weren’t rewarded for the way they were playing, at least early in the game. The biggest frustration is that it’s going to be impossible to convince anyone the Canucks weren’t awful.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/16/14 at 02:57 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com