Vigneault wonders how Blackhawks-Canucks can get more intense


For many realists/fun-killers, a late January match between the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks isn’t that big of a deal. The rest of us cannot help but get excited, though, especially after Dave Bolland stirred the pot early in the season.

Ben Kuzma reports that Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault doesn’t think that Bolland’s comments will make much of a difference simply because the hostilities would be boiling over anyway.


Vigneault makes an excellent point, but it could always get more interesting. With that in mind, enjoy a few interesting tidbits to fan those flames.

“You feel these are the games that get more and more important as you move along in the season,” Luongo said. “It just feels that it blows by and the next thing you know you’re in the playoffs.”

  • Finally, sit back and enjoy this collection of recent Blackhawks-Canucks videos, which spotlights a notable lack of friendliness.

source: Getty Images(Nov 6, 2011)

source: Getty Images(2011 playoffs, Game 4)

source: AP(Feb. 4, 2011)

source: AP(March 5, 2010)

source: AP(March 29, 2009)

Something tells me there will be plenty of entries for “Jan. 31, 2012.”