A couple of other tidbits one might find interesting from the Vancouver Canucks schedule; the club has three five-game road trips in 2022-’23 including the one that opens the season, and one six-game home stand at the beginning of March. Those would represent the longest home/road stints on the calendar.
The Canucks also have a five-game home stand that begins March 31st before they finish on the road for the final three games of the season.
All seven games in April are against the Western Conference with five of them within the Pacific Division. The LA Kings could be a key opponent, they show up twice on the Vancouver Canucks schedule in the final twelve days.
It’ll be here before you know it. Meanwhile …
Angry in Alberta
According to Sportsnet, Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treviling is “pissed off” about what media and outside fans are saying about the town and his club after the departures of Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk.
Meanwhile, VHN touched on this angle on Saturday evening: what the Calgary changes mean for the Vancouver Canucks and the rest of the Pacific Division. Well, Steve Macfarlane at Calgary Hockey Now throws down his perspective on the acquisition of Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar from the Florida Panthers. It was a good return for Tkachuk, but just how good especially considering the departure of Gaudreau and that the new guys will soon be free agents.
On the other end of the deal, we hear from Florida Hockey Now that the Panthers pushed hard for Tkachuk and now they’re just giddy. The Florida Panthers are celebrating.
Will Huberdeau’s time in Calgary be shortlived? According to Montreal Hockey Now, Huberdeau has already expressed his desire to someday play for his hometown Canadiens. He grew up in the ‘burbs there. Cue the NHL trade chatter as only Montreal can.
And what we can only hope the Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken will someday be, and the Battle of Alberta already is, we have a little bit of that in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Right now fans in Pittsburgh are enjoying the summer of discontent in Philadelphia, where the Flyers missed out on both Gaudreau and Tkachuk. Sam Carchidi adds some salt in the wound with some Philadelphia Flyers criticism.
Enjoy your Sunday folks!