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Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Zack Kassian

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Zack Kassian

Now let’s take a gander at a forward that the Canucks would be very happy drafting. Zack Kassian is one badass dude and there’s a high chance he’ll be gone by the time the Canucks pick. But if he does happen to fall to the Canucks, well, RAWRRR. It’s all in his NHL.com profile. Kassian had 63 points (24 goals 39 assists) in 61 games with the Peterborough Petes last season. He’s 6’3” and 210 and plays physical. This past season he had 136 penalty minutes. It’s a dirty little secret that the guys who go to the box a...

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Calvin De Haan

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Calvin De Haan

Next up in the Canucks potential draft pick file is Calvin De Haan. He’s another one of those delightful offensive defencemen that everyone has flirty eyes for. You can get all his swoonworthy stats in his NHL.com profile. De Haan was first in scoring for Oshawa defencemen last season with 63 points (8 goals 55 assists) in 68 games. At 6’0″ and 170 he might be a little bit small, but his high hockey smarts will probably make up for it. Ooooooh. You know how I like the smart ones. He skated for Canada at the under 18 Championships and...

Canucks in the Winter Classic?

Canucks in the Winter Classic?

There’s some speculation that the NHL is considering a doubleheader for next season’s Winter Classic. While the NHL hasn’t officially announced it yet, there was a report about a month ago that mentioned that one game will be played at Fenway Park between the Boston Bruins and (possibly) the Washington Capitals; today, there’s talk that another may be held at McMahon Stadium in Calgary betwen the Flames and… ready for this… the Vancouver Canucks. From CBC.ca: After two seasons of NHL games played outdoors south of the border, Canada could be getting in on the action for the next Winter...

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – David Rundblad

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – David Rundblad

We continue our tour of potential Canucks draft picks with David Rundblad. Our tour today is taking us out of North America and to the wonderful country of Sweden. David Rundblad is a 6’2″ defenceman that shoots right. Cooooo. You know how much I love the Swedish defencemen. I’m sold already, but we’ll continue with the hot stats. You can find all the news that’s fit for print in his NHL.com profile. Rundblad had 10 assists in 45 games during his first season with the Swedish Elite League. In a short jaunt with the junior team he recorded 15 points...

Sedin Swedish for ‘Cha-Ching’

Sedin Swedish for ‘Cha-Ching’

As the July first deadline draws closer, Canucks fans everywhere, yours truly included, have been wondering what’s going to happen to the Sedins. It’s arguable that for a while now they’ve been the backbone of the franchise and without them we wouldnt be able to compete. They are our top point getters and co-lead the team this season with 82 points a piece in the regular season, and 10 points a piece in the post season. We finally get some insight into what they want as a Swedish newspaper is reporting that if the Canucks want to keep the twins...

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Zach Budish

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Zach Budish

Next up on our who’s the next contestant at the Canucks draft table is Zach Budish . You can get all his snazzy stats on his NHL.com profile. He would a lovely pick up for the Canucks and is 6’3″ and a right wing. Budish was kicking ass and taking names on his high school team in Minnesota and recorded 63 points (26 goals 37 assists) in 30 games in 2007-2008. He was injured playing football and was forced to miss his senior year of hockey, but had 27 points in 15 games with the Minnesota High School Elite League...

The Shirokov saga continues

The Shirokov saga continues

Even after signing a two-year, two-way deal with the Canucks, it appears that Shirokov’s move to North America may not be certain. From James Mirtle: Russian winger Sergei Shirokov is the talk of Canucks circles these days after he signed a two-year two-way contract with Vancouver for a salary of about 875,000 a season last week. Drafted by the Canucks in the sixth round in 2006, Shirokov has impressed at the world juniors and other international events, and currently plays for CSKA Moscow, where he had 41 points this past season. The tricky part is the fact that Shirokov’s rights...

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Stefan Elliot

Bebeh Draft Pick Profiles – Stefan Elliot

Stefan Elliot would be a great pick for the Canucks at the draft. The Canucks pick 22nd and he’s ranked around 17th overall. His profile at NHL.com provides you all the goodies. He’s a 6’1” defenceman that led the Saskatoon Blades in scoring for defencemen with 55 points (16 goals 39 assists) in 71 games while also finishing +20. It sounds like he could be that “offensive” defenceman the Canucks always seem to be yearning for. Elliot is a local boy and is a fan of the Canucks. Owww owww. Bonus points for the wee one. He’s also a smart...

Short and sweet

Short and sweet

“(The Cup) was above my head, and I was thinking of just one person – Luc. This was for him from me.” Kris Letang. That’s just so beautiful. Oh Tangers. He’s a beauty. Enjoy your summer with the Cup, Tangers. It’s well deserved [updated by J.J.: 06/15/2009, 12:07 PM] In case you missed it, here’s Letang’s post-game interview on CBC (YouTube):

Here we are again

Here we are again

So, it’s been a while, eh? This lovely summer weather hit and I turned into a total blogger slacker. I do apologize my lovelies. – The Penguins win last night delighted me. There’s a lot of guys I like individually on the Wings but I just wanted it more for the Penguins. Tangers made me weep when he mentioned Luc Bourdon and winning it with him. That is why I wanted the Penguins to pull it off. Geno Malkin was ALL KINDS of adorable in his post game interview. Oh the broken English “Big day…my life…my friends happy…I happy” Ahhhhh....

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