Cherry Picking: Mar. 12, 2013

Olympic All-stars, Lu's back & AV's expectations

Tuesday, 12.03.2013 / 1:05 PM
Colin Hope

Alain Vigneault: Canucks ‘exactly where I thought we would be’

While things are far from hunky-dory in Canuckville, Alain Vigneault isn’t necessarily surprised says the Vancouver Sun’s Elliott Pap.

It's now up to Roberto Luongo to stop the bleeding

Roberto Luongo is back between the pipes after watching the last three games from the bench. Jason Botchford wonders if he can pull the Canucks out of their current funk.

Special teams have become an anchor for Canucks

If you get tired of reading, you can use David Ebner’s graphs to figure out what’s been going wrong with the Canucks slumping special teams units.

Picking the 2013 NHL all-stars, with a twist

With the NHL’s Trade Deadline just under a month away ESPN’s hockey insider, Pierre LeBrun, takes a look at who could be swapping jersey’s by season’s end.

Rapid Fire

- Brendan Gaunce picked up an assist as the Belleville Bulls doubled up Kingston 4-2 in OHL action Monday. The Canucks first rounder from last year now has 55 points in 57 games.

- Episode 6 of New Van Fan features many idiotic things that you’ve likely overheard at the local watering hole, like “I think Markus Naslund is probably the most overrated Canuck of all-time.” My blood has been brought to a boil.

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