Author: Katie Maximick

Ranted: Why Cory Schneider shouldn’t have had to apologize 4

Ranted: Why Cory Schneider shouldn’t have had to apologize

Katie Maximick doesn’t think that Cory Schneider should have had to apologize for responding to the Canucks hate being spewed by the media.

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Ranted: Marchand’s Denial, Boston’s Hypocrisy 25

Ranted: Marchand’s Denial, Boston’s Hypocrisy

Hey Boston? What’s the name of the longest river in the world? (If you’re not that smart, the joke is usually “da Nile”). Seriously, has your city lost its mind? Because it sure as hell has lost a lot of its credibility across the NHL after the Marchand-Salo affair. For Boston players, coaches, GMs, media and fans to almost unanimously agree that there was nothing wrong with Marchand’s hit on Salo makes the city look completely ridiculous, immature and unprofessional. I understand this maybe from the fans and even the players at times, because they’re passionate about the game, but...

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Ranted: Call it what it is – Cunneyworth is being discriminated against. 1

Ranted: Call it what it is – Cunneyworth is being discriminated against.

On January 7th, most of us will be a week into our already-failing New Year’s resolutions, but in Quebec on that day, separatists and French-language groups will be protesting against the “policy of Anglicization” at the first Habs home game of the new year. The firing of Jacques Martin and hiring of English-speaking Randy Cunneyworth as interim head coach has many in Quebec upset. To them, the Montreal Canadiens are already becoming Anglicized with the growing presence of English music at the Bell Centre, bilingual arena announcements and the lack of Francophone players on the Habs roster. Naming Cunneyworth as...

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Ranted: Lay off Bieksa 3

Ranted: Lay off Bieksa

Two years ago, I would never have written this post on Kevin Bieksa. At least, if I did, it would have had a completely different angle and would most likely be titled, “Kevin Bieksa and His Contract Years: I TOLD YOU SO!” or something along those lines. For years I was a firm believer that Bieksa was a contract year player, and as the Canucks entered the 2010/2011 season, I said to many friends, “Watch. Bieksa will play great, they’ll re-sign him, then he’ll slip back into mediocrity again.” Some might say that I was right when I said that....

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Ranted: Is Shanahan into Campbell’s Kool-Aid? 6

Ranted: Is Shanahan into Campbell’s Kool-Aid?

Well, it’s a new season and another Boston Bruin makes a cheap, dirty play. This old scene is becoming as predictable as a Jennifer Aniston movie. Only this time, this season, NHL fans (outside of Boston) figured there would be a different outcome to the same old story. With the introduction of new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, and his nit-picking start to the season when it came to dirty hits and headshots, NHL fans figured that the old Colin Campbell days were over. Surely Milan Lucic would be penalized for his hit on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller. Lucic after all...

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Hockey in Wartime: 11 Things to Remember 3

Hockey in Wartime: 11 Things to Remember

In Canada, patriotism and hockey go hand in hand. We hear it whenever the anthem is sung before a game, whether in a local hockey rink or in a major arena. We feel it when the Canadian flag is lifted to the rafters after a gold-medal victory. We see it in the faces of excited fans and proud players. In fact, hockey is so deeply engrained in Canadian pride and morale that during both World Wars, the federal government urged various leagues to continue operation during wartime. They considered hockey a crucial dynamic of the Canadian home front. “We don’t...

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Ranted: Barry Rozner and his Canucks Hate-orade 3

Ranted: Barry Rozner and his Canucks Hate-orade

“And so here come the Canucks, the same group of whining cheap-shot artists who alternate between diving and slashing when they’re not sucker-punching or biting, all while refusing to drop their sticks.” “[Schneider]’s the better goaltender right now and probably was a year ago, but the Canucks didn’t have the guts to play the right guy.” “Of course, gutless is synonymous with Canucks.” Ladies and gentleman, if you haven’t met before, you’ve just been introduced to Chicago-based columnist Barry Rozner from the Daily Herald. These quotes come from Thursday’s column which he wrote in anticipation of Sunday’s hockey game. I’d...

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Right to Play Charity Tweetup: October 25th, 2011 at The Charles Bar 0

Right to Play Charity Tweetup: October 25th, 2011 at The Charles Bar

It wasn’t even a year ago that I was researching and writing about the power of social media and charity. Now, myself and friend Justine Galo are trying it out for ourselves to see how generous Vancouver can be. So on Tuesday, October 25th at the Charles Bar in Gastown, we are hosting a charity Tweetup starting at 6:00 PM during the Canucks game. All proceeds raised will be going to Right to Play Canada, a fantastic organization designed to help unfortunate children play sports across Canada, and around the world. We know many of you have attended Canucks Tweetups...

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Ranted: Don’t like Luongo? Why don’t you #occupythenet yourself? 19

Ranted: Don’t like Luongo? Why don’t you #occupythenet yourself?

This must be some kind of record or something. It’s only five games into the season and many Canucks fans are already all over Luongo like Homer on a donut. And to think he only played three of those games. Can’t the guy catch a break in this city? Ever? I mean, how dare he take the team to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. What a jerk! We should send him to a Siberian gulag for being such a selfish person, not to mention the worst goalie in the NHL! After all, what are Vezina nominations, Jennings Trophies...

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