Thursday, October 01, 2009

CanuCks: C factor

Four games kick off the NHL season tonight and CBC-TV has a Hockey Night in Canada doubleheader. Montreal in Toronto is the early game. I don't even think the Habs will make the playoffs this season. The Vancouver Canucks are in Calgary for the late game. Here is what I "C" in the Canucks' immediate future:
  • Colorado - Game 2 on Saturday
  • Columbus - Game 3 next Monday
  • Canadiens - Game 4 next Wednesday
  • Cal Clutterbuck - Game 7 on October 17 versus Minnesota. The Canucks better see him on the ice or they will get crunched! Clutterbuck lead all NHL forwards in bodychecks last season with 356 - 71 more than Dustin Brown of the LA Kings.
The Canucks will win a division title like last year and fare better than Chicago, who knocked them out of the playoffs.