When: 4 pm face-off at Rogers Arena
Where to Watch: CBC, NHL.com
Where to Listen: TSN 1040
Opposition Blog: Pension Plan Puppets
SB Nation Game Hub
Money Line: TOR -120 to -165
A month ago, the Canucks were embarrassed on the scoreboard by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Nazem Kadri saw fit to rub it in late in the game with a vicious hit on Daniel Sedin. Tonight Vancouver has a shot at redemption. November’s loss came during one of the toughest stretches for Vancouver in recent memory. The team has been playing better of late as the patchwork D continues to hold. It could be a very entertaining game tonight, as long as it doesn’t degenerate into retribution-seeking.
Pregame reading: Sportsnet ran an excellent, wide ranging interview with Trevor Linden today. To me, it confirms everything I’ve thought about the rationale for the Canucks plan of retooling rather than tearing it down.
Dan Murphy tweeted some reaction to that piece:
As long as #canucks remain in the "race" the message from up top won't change. If/when they fall out, direction could change.— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) December 3, 2016
I'm sure the hope/goal was to make a push in Sedin's last contract year and twins would have been on board for that.— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) December 3, 2016
Moving up two spots in draft lottery instead of down two would have helped!— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) December 3, 2016
A Hot Stove tidbit, maybe?
Looks like Jordan Subban will be a scratch for the Comets Saturday. Not on the ice for warmups— O-D Comets (@OD_Comets) December 3, 2016
Enjoy the game, everyone. Coconuts go!