Author: J.J. Guerrero

Why Weekes?

Why Weekes?

After already taking away Jim Hughson from the Canucks’ portion of the CBC telecast, it seems the CBC now has also give us Kevin Weekes to provide color commentary. The fact is, Weekes was horrible. He was biased – he obviously has a man-crush on the Kipper – and his comments added no value to the broadcast. Not that the Canucks didn’t deserve criticism because for the first 20 minutes they did. But as horrible as they were in the first period, they were very good in the final two. Hearing Weekes’ comments, you wouldn’t have been able to tell....

Previewing the Northeast Division

Previewing the Northeast Division

Continuing with our previews of the divisions, we posed some questions to some of the Northeast Division bloggers – David Oleksy from Die By The Blade (Buffalo Sabres), Chris Topham from Lions In Winter (Montreal Canadiens) and The Wonderful World of Loser Domi (Toronto Maple Leafs). Here are their responses: 1. What was the biggest improvement your team has made for the upcoming season? Die By The Blade: The biggest improvement the Sabres made might be mental as opposed to any specific move. The Sabres noticed that the game has become more physical than it was immediately following the lockout,...

Previewing the Atlantic Division

Previewing the Atlantic Division

Last night I sat down with Mike Meyers from Tavares Country, ClockWork Flyers from Clockwork Orange (and Black), Carlos from Speaking of the Devils, Damian from Pens Universe, and Catherine Smith from Cathybytes.com representing the Rangers to break down the Atlantic Division for the upcoming 2009-10 Season. Take a look at what they had to say. Atlantic Division Season Preview

Mats Sundin retires

Mats Sundin retires

Photo credit: CBC In a news conference in Sweden this morning, Mats Sundin announced his retirement. “It was a tough decision,” Sundin told reporters at a news conference at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel. “It’s sad to tell you today that my career as a pro hockey player is over.” Sundin played his last season with the Vancouver Canucks with mixed results. After sitting out half a season, it took him a while to get his game going. And in fact, he didn’t play his best games until near the end of the postseason. To that point, some Canucks fans will remember...

Previewing the Central Division

Previewing the Central Division

Last night, we had the pleasure of chatting with Dirk Hoag from the On The Forecheck blog and he gave us a preview of what to expect from the Nashville Predators and the rest of the Central Division. Following is the transcript: 2009/2010 Season Preview: Central Division

Previewing your 2009/2010 Vancouver Canucks

Previewing your 2009/2010 Vancouver Canucks

With only three sleeps left until the puck drops for real in the 2009/2010 season, we’ve gathered some of your favorite bloggers to preview your 2009/2010 Vancouver Canucks. Richard, Alix and I will be moderating the discussion; and on the panel, we have: Sean and Mike from Nucks Misconduct, Brian and Josh from Canucks Corner, Cam from Canucks Army, and the crew from The Crazy Canucks podcast, Rebecca, John and Dave. We also hope to have Derek Jory, the Canucks website writer, join us at some point. Please do feel free to submit your questions – starting at 8:00 PM,...

Improved pro scouting equals depth

Improved pro scouting equals depth

Photo credit: canucks.com Since Mike Gillis took over as Canucks GM, there has been a lot of talk about pouring more resources into scouting and player development. After two off-seasons now, it’s easy to see the positive impacts this has had in the system. I don’t think it’s a secret that Cody Hodgson and Michael Grabner disappointed this preseason, but looking at the bigger picture, we’ve now found out that the organization is deep enough that the team doesn’t have to rush them into the big leagues. They can afford to keep guys like Jordan Schroeder (NCAA), Anton Rodin (Sweden)...

Liveblogging the preseason: Canucks vs. Flames

Liveblogging the preseason: Canucks vs. Flames

Cody Hodgson and Michael Grabner get another chance to impress the Canucks’ brass. Sergei Shirokov returns to the lineup. Which one of them will still be with the team come October 1st? Live Blogging the Pre-Season: Canucks vs Flames

Canucks Links for Seotember 25, 2009

Canucks Links for Seotember 25, 2009

Well, you didn’t expect the Canucks to go 107-0 this season, did you? Without further adieu, here are today’s Canucks-related links: Cody struggles, Canucks lose. Hodgson still hurt, Shirokov skating today. Surprise, surprise… Sami got hurt again last night (but apparently he’ll be okay). Andrew Raycroft has a leg up on Cory Schneider in the battle for the backup position. More on Raycroft vs. Schneider here. Canucks get a new dressing room. And damn does it ever look slick. 29 players are left in Moose camp.

Cody Hodgson is NOT a prima donna

Cody Hodgson is NOT a prima donna

Ever the lightning rod for controversy, Richard called Cody Hodgson a prima donna in a post yesterday. Because Hodgson’s age means that he’ll either make the team or be sent back to junior, Richard feels that Hodgson has been dogging it during preseason under the impression that he won’t go back to the league where he won CHL Player of the Year. Let me get this straight – Cody Hodgson is NOT a prima donna. Far from it. I don’t know how anyone can blame him of being one after a season in which he excelled in the OHL, played...

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