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Hordichuk Norris

Hordichuk Norris

In his latest blog post, Darcy Hordichuk talks about fighting: I know you’ve all been waiting for this one and I’ve been kind of excited to write this too. Obviously, you know that I get into a lot of fights but that’s my role and I love it but like most things, I had to earn respect doing what I do and I think the first time I really made a statement was when I was 19, back in the IHL. I was sent down to the Solar Bears from the Thrashers camp – I was 19 and should’ve gone...

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MSM links for December 29, 2008

MSM links for December 29, 2008

Demitra-Sedins reunion pays off (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Shutout memory’s unfaded (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Demitra looks dangerous against the Senators (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Senators’ struggles continue on road (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks end mini-slump with easy win over Senators (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sens lose again (Ottawa Citizen) Fractured foot caused by friendly fire put Pyatt out at least a month (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Like this:Like Loading…

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Forget last night’s game and have a Merry Christmas

Forget last night’s game and have a Merry Christmas

The Sharks did their best to give us their bah-humbug but I’d advise not let that get you down. I’m not going to sugarcoat it – the Canucks looked like they left their legs in Vancouver – but I also realize that teams stink it up once in a while. Especially after a physical game and a big win the night before, and a delayed flight that ensured the players wouldn’t get to San Jose until 3:30 AM. There is much to look forward to the post-Christmas schedule. Mats Sundin is due to fly in to Vancouver on Saturday and...

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Cody’s on fire

Cody’s on fire

From the CHL website: So far, so good for Team Canada. John Tavares of the Oshawa Generals and Zach Boychuk of the Lethbridge Hurricanes each scored a pair of goals to help Canada to a 7-0 win over Slovakia in their final pre-tournament warm-up game on Tuesday in Hamilton. Cody Hodgson of the Brampton Battalion picked up three assists for his third straight three-point game. Hodgson was Canada’s top scorer with nine points in exhibition wins over Sweden, Finland and Slovakia. Yup, that’s our Cody Hodgson and he’s getting a lot of rave reviews for his play. It feels good...

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MSM links for December 24, 2008

MSM links for December 24, 2008

‘Twas a nightmare before Christmas (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Sharks shell Schneider (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) A very silent night as Canucks lose 5-0 to Sharks (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Sharks blitz Vancouver 5-0 (David Pollack, Mercury News) Sharks like Sundin addition (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) One size cap hardly fits all (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Like this:Like Loading…

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MSM links for December 23, 2008

MSM links for December 23, 2008

Daniel makes the difference (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks survive a penalty fest (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) These Canucks are tough enough (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Ducks coach cultivated Kesler’s talent in AHL (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks hang on for 4-3 win over Ducks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Ducks box themselves in against Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Ducks penalty problems cost them game in Vancouver (Dan Wood, OC Register) It’s almost impossible to beat Sharks at home (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Sharks hope to continue home success against Canucks (David Pollak, Mercury News) Count on Crow for colour...

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Canucks Fanzone live on location at GM Place

Canucks Fanzone live on location at GM Place

You guys already know about the Canucks Fanzone and all the promo work we’ve been doing for them. Last night, Dave, Rebecca, Richard and I were live and on location at GM Place to debut the new Canucks Fanzone kiosk. Rebecca did a live hit with Scott Rintoul which they played at the jumbotron in the first period. Photo credit: Canucks Fanzone Dave and I recorded some video commentary in between periods. Photo credit: Canucks Fanzone Fin and Santa joined us in the second period. Photo credit: Canucks Fanzone The gang. Photo credit: Canucks Fanzone Like this:Like Loading…

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MSM links for December 22, 2008

MSM links for December 22, 2008

Duck’s game must warm up (Marc Weber, Vancouver Province) Morrison off to a slow start (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Anaheim aims to see Ryan soaring one day (Marc Weber, Vancouver Province) Thin hockey socks offer no protection (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) O’Brien’s calling foul… right after being called foul (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks-Ducks game to lack Finnish Flash (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sundin departure angers Leafs fans (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Sundin soap washes out in Wild West (Jack Todd, Montreal Gazette) Canucks still need another piece (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Like this:Like Loading…

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MSM links for December 19, 2008

MSM links for December 19, 2008

Winds of change blowing in Vancouver (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Gillis shoots and scores with signing (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bridesmaids finally get hitched (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) He’s capable of dominating (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Lineup more dangerous (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Santa Gillis delivers shiny present (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Sundin is a Canuck (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Sundin takes less money to give Canucks cap room (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Mats Sundin says no to New York (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Sundin is Naslund and Linden, but better (Cam Cole via National Post) No shock, Sundin...

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Santa, Sundin, Ho ho ho

Santa, Sundin, Ho ho ho

Color me giddy with the news that Mats Sundin is a Vancouver Canuck (TSN). After six long months, the Mats Sundin saga is finally over as the unrestricted free agent has agreed to a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks. “I am truly excited to be joining the Canucks,” said Sundin in a team statement. “Once I made the decision to return to play a few weeks ago, the Vancouver opportunity was simply the best overall fit. I want to thank Mike Gillis and the entire Canucks organization for their professionalism throughout this entire process.” These signings don’t usually happen...

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