The Canucks lost last night against the Islanders, big whoop.


We all know that tomorrow's game is what matters. Even though the Canucks are atop of the NW Division, does that matter if we lose to the Sharks? No, you know that people will throw the team under the bus on the Team 1040 tomorrow if the Canucks lose to the Sharks since tomorrow IS the statement game.

Is it possible? Yes, the Sharks were embarrassed by the Stars last game in Dallas losing 8-2, and have struggled since the Olympic break losing to teams just on the playoff bubble. But then again I wouldn't read too far into that, don't forget last year, the Sharks were Canuck killers. I know I'm waffling here, but I don't think the Sharks are as bad as they have appeared in the last 10 games and I also feel that both teams really have had their problems. With Samuelsson out and Grabner in, it should make the dynamic interesting, and hopefully we'll see a defensive change with SOB drawing back in. Check out fellow bloguin blog Couchtarts for your SJ perspective.

Game time 7pm on TSN

Other Canuck News

What the Canucks did lose in the game against the Islanders is Mikael Samuelsson as he has been sidelined for 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury he sustained in the third period. Michael Grabner has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose to take his roster spot. As much as I am dismayed that Samuelsson is out, shit happens, and to Grabner this is his chance to show that he can bring offense to the team.

In other Canuck news, Jordan Schroeder has been signed to a three-year entry-level deal with the Vancouver Canucks. He is in Vancouver for some orientation and will take in tomorrow's Sharks game before reporting to Winnipeg to join the Manitoba Moose.

Note: The photo is from Fuck Yeah Sharks