Shake Up the Happiness

A shakeup never hurts, right? (Unless it’s the Northridge Quake. Oh, that was bad. But I’m talking about hockey here in LA. The Kings, in particular.) With Vancouver coming in off a 1-0 loss to the Ducks a nigh...

PHOTO GALLERY: Blue Jackets v. Canucks 12/11/2018

The Vancouver Canucks squeeze past the Columbus Blue Jackets in the finals minutes of the game with a 3-2 win Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.  (Rachel Lewis - Inside Hockey) ...

Hockey Gods Calling

“Hello, LA Kings? Remember that goal you scored on Thursday by banking it off a Toronto defenseman’s head? We’re taking it back.” That must have been what happened for the Canucks to jump out to a 2-0 lead v...

Ducks Start at Home, Finally

The Ducks finally, belatedly, started their home season on Sunday, a week and a half after they opened. Coming into the night, they had played five games already, so it’s not odd that their fans have waited, so...

Messages of the Wrong Sort (Mostly)

If I were heading to the NHL playoffs like the Anaheim Ducks are, I’d be using the last few games of the season to send some messages. What would they be? That we’re a tough team that won’t be pushed around. Th...

No Big Surprise

What’s up with LA? Not the people, nor the city—the hockey team. Coming into Tuesday, they’ve won two of the last three and gained a point in the other. They lost two before that, but back to mid-November, they...

Canucks Lack Nothing

Sunday night, the Anaheim Ducks looked to put a whumping on the Canucks something like the Kings had done 23 hours prior, when they’d beaten them 5-1 and chased Ryan Miller from the crease after two periods. ...

Vancouver Magic Goes Poof!

You know that saying, “Fifty is the new forty”? How about “red is the new black?” What about “Vancouver is the new Toronto”? In hockey terms, that’s just what’s happening. Here’s what I mean.   Year ...

Five Things We Learned After Vancouver Loss

Phoenix came into Vancouver splitting its first two games in the Canadian road trip. This would have been a perfect opportunity for a team that is just behind their opponent in the playoff race for a wild card ...