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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....

The art of walking away

The art of walking away

In talking about the Sedins’ contract extension talks this morning, Jason Botchford (Vancouver Province) mentioned something interesting: The Canucks’ bargaining strategy hinges on two things: The belief the twins were honest when they said they are willing to take less to stay in Vancouver, and the fact Gillis is willing to walk away. Without a deal nearing the middle of June, it’s clear Gillis believes life can go on without the twins. He wouldn’t have let it go this long if he didn’t believe he can reload without the Sedins. It’s neither ideal nor his first choice. Both the trade...

Getting better at the draft table

Getting better at the draft table

I started writing this post to point out the Canucks’ God-awful drafting history – after all, not one single Canucks draft pick since 2006 has suited up for the team yet – but with Michael Grabner and Cody Hodgson seemingly having taken further steps in their development this season and news that 2006 6th round draft pick Sergei Shirokov has agreed to a deal in principle this week to come to North America, I had to give pause and revisit what I wanted to say. While Dave Nonis and Mike Gillis have made decent strides in selecting NHL-caliber players in...

Shirokov signed?

Shirokov signed?

A couple of days ago, GM Mike Gillis went on The Pipeline Show and indicated that the Canucks were close to signing one its three Russian prospects. The Russian players that were mentioned (Sergei Shirokov, Ilya Kablukov and Kiril Koltsov)… The one that we have and I won’t mention his name – the number one prospect in that group – we’re very close to signing and bringing over. Yesterday, a rumor surfaced that the Canucks had indeed signed Sergei Shirokov. The team hasn’t confirmed this yet so I suppose we’ll cross our fingers and wait until they do. The Canucks...

The Kids Are Alright

The Kids Are Alright

The Canucks season may be over, but the Canucks affiliate the Manitoba Moose are ripping up the post season in the AHL which has those Canucks fans still around, excited about a few things. There’s been one thing the Canucks have had problems over the last few seasons. Scoring. Scoring comes from shooting. Some of the most promising Canucks prospects, Hodgson, Grabner, and my personal favourite, Bolduc have just been racking up shots in the playoffs. One of the most telling stat of the Mooose’s playoff success thus far has been their shot dominance. Grabner has a whopping 68 shots...

Ripper rolls out the punches for two more years

Ripper rolls out the punches for two more years

Glitter Graphics I like Ripper a lot. He’s speedy and great fighter for his size. If he can stay healthy I really think he could have a similar career track to Alex Burrows. Did you see that little spin move he made to set up that goal of Hordi’s in the Chicago series? He’s got some pretty snazzy moves. Ripper is going to be a fan favourite if he isn’t already and I think I’ll add him to my potential Ohlie replacement list now that he has some job security. Remember that fight he had with Brandon Prust in the...

Cody Hodgson: CHL Player of the Year

Cody Hodgson: CHL Player of the Year

The accolades keep coming for Cody Hodgson. Today, the Canadian Hockey League named him The Hockey Company Player of the Year: Hodgson scored a career-high 43 goals and 49 assists for 92 points in 53 games with a plus-minus rating of plus-41 and 33 penalty minutes. The Battalion captain led the OHL with 11 game-winning goals and had a league-high point scoring streak of 23 games from November 21 to February 11. Hodgson recorded 26 multi-point games with four hat-tricks and one five-point game November 6 in an 8-4 win over the Plymouth Whalers. He won gold with Canada at...

4th Annual SeaWalk Run for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

4th Annual SeaWalk Run for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Hey all, I’m involved in organizing a charity run which benefits Canuck Place and I wanted to share it with you in hope that you’ll pass it on to as many friends of yours as you can and hopefully turn out for a beautiful run/walk for an excellent cause. The details are below and you can find everythin at the SeaWalk Run Website. 4th Annual SeaWalk Run Benefitting Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Time: 7:30am Date: May 31th, 2009 Start/End Point: The Village at Park Royal South. Breakfast: A runner’s breakfast will be waiting for you at the finish line Run...

Neidermayers Canucks?

Neidermayers Canucks?

The other day Scott and Rob Niedermayer’s agent told the Team 1040 Sports Radio they would be interested in playing for Canada’s West Coast club. Now it’s no surprise that certain players look like they’re on their way out of the Canucks organization and certain voids need to be filled. By bringing in Scott and Rob you solve a bunch of the Canucks problems at once. The proverbial killing two birds with one stone. Where do I even start with how they’d impact the team? Ohlund looks like he’s going to test free agency so assume the vacancy there, Scott...

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