Chicago Blackhawks Face Canucks, Can Send Message To Reeling Team

October 20th, 2010 by Jeff Hicks Leave a reply »
The last 18 hours have been interesting in hockey, eh?

As the Chicago Blackhawks appear to be picking up steam after stringing together two wins, the visiting Vancouver Canucks are heading in the completely opposite direction.

In a heated, mostly one-sided game last night, the Minnesota Wild beat up the Canucks on the scoreboard and literally. The eye-opener about the game was not the 6-2 score, but Vancouver blowhard Rick Rypien trying to throw down with a Minnesota fan, as well as pushing a referee.

The fan and his father were moved to another seat after the altercation, in which all the fan did was clap as Rypien left the ice. Something could have been said, but we may never know.

With the talks of Vancouver being a favorite in the Western Conference, removing the "C" from goaltender Roberto Luongo and their now slow start to the season, the B.C.-based team could be in for a world of hurt when they visit the west side tonight.

Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp have been nothing short of scorching hot. Hossa was recently named a "Three Stars" of the week for the NHL, and Sharp has potted a fistful of goals in less than five ...

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