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Henrik’s highlight goal

Henrik’s highlight goal

Last night was a good night for Henrik Sedin. After scoring his 100th career goal only 30 seconds earlier, he scored his 101st. And man, what a thing of beauty that goal was: Who knew he had that in him?

‘Dem streaky Kings

‘Dem streaky Kings

My mother-in-law is coming in from Abbotsford and my sister-in-law is coming in from Vernon today to watch the Canucks game with me and Tracy. Both are big Canucks fans, but for whatever reason, Tracy and I have never seen a live Canucks game with either one of them. Needless to say, we’re very much looking forward to tonight. ***** The Kings are as streaky a team as you’d find these days. They’ve won 3 in a row at home after losing 4 in a row on the road; but just before that, they lost 4 straight home games and...

MSM links for March 13, 2009

MSM links for March 13, 2009

Sedin contract talks end to avoid playoff run distraction (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Young gun lives up to hype and then some (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Stretch run schedule favours Canucks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks getting a royal visit (24 Hours Vancouver) Sticking with it (Sam Craig, The Hockey News via Metro News Vancouver) Wounded Moose No. 1, but not relaxing (Tim Campbell, Winnipeg Free Press) Flames eye Abbotsford as new home for AHL affiliate (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Risky move for AHL farm team (Vancouver Province)

MSM links for March 12, 2009

MSM links for March 12, 2009

Wait until they tell their mothers (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Ducks leave Nucks California screaming (Vancouver Sun) Canucks to hold pre-game ceremony in honour of Ackles (Vancouver Sun) Canucks sink 4-3 in Duck pond (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Impotent penalty-kill claiming few victims (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Niedermayer’s overtime goal gives Ducks 4-3 win over Canucks (Metro News Vancouver) Vancouver Canucks’ confidence ignites stretch drive (Jeff Patterson, Georgia Straight) Ducks defeat Canucks in overtime (Dan Wood, OC Register) Newcomers make big contributions for Ducks (Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times)

MSM links for March 11, 2009

MSM links for March 11, 2009

Burrows had a plan (Faceoff.com) Talks with Sedins reach standstill (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Tough love for Luongo (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver) Moose eager to make a deal (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)

Random hump day thoughts

Random hump day thoughts

Before the Canucks/Kings game on Monday, I went on Jacked In With Jessica (Kelowna AM 1150) and noted the Kings’ very good powerplay and the Canucks’ very lousy penalty-kill. That night, of course, the Canucks allowed 2 powerplay goals against en route to a 3-2 loss. The loss itself didn’t bother me; after all, they had to lose at some point. Their special teams play, however, may be cause for concern. Lately, the Canucks have had a bad habit of letting in a PPGA or two or three. Since January 1st, they’ve allowed a PPGA in 20 of their 26...

MSM links for March 10, 2009

MSM links for March 10, 2009

Canucks win streak dies in LA (Vancouver Sun) A mother of a road trip (Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun) Royal return after trip (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks land hard in Lala land (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) No better sounding board than the mom who cheers you on (Vancouver Province) Are these guys for real? (Hosea Cheung, 24 Hours Vancouver) Kings show some grit in winning third in a row (Billy Witz, Los Angeles Times) Moose GM hopes to deal (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

A word on Canucks ticket prices

A word on Canucks ticket prices

Right after the trade deadline, Bruce Constantineau (Vancouver Sun) wrote a piece about a raise in Canucks ticket prices for next season. The Vancouver Canucks will hike season ticket prices by an average of two per cent next season — joining a small minority of NHL teams so far who have announced price increases during a global recession. Canucks’ chief operating officer Victor de Bonis said prices on about 45 per cent of season tickets will be frozen, while increases on the remaining 55 per cent will range up to 3.3 per cent. He said ticket-price increases in recent years...

Ohlund’s number one

Ohlund’s number one

Not that his status as one of the best defensemen to ever wear a Canucks jersey was ever in doubt, but Mattias Ohlund reached a significant milestone on Saturday night. From Elliott Pap (Vancouver Sun): Canuck Mattias Ohlund earned another piece of franchise history Saturday when he collected the 321st point of his career. Ohlund is now tied with Jyrki Lumme and Dennis Kearns for most points by a blueliner. He has 18 games to set a new mark. “Eighteen more to go, you never know,” Ohlund said Sunday, smiling. “I guess [it’s possible]. I’m not too concerned about it....

MSM links for March 7, 2009

MSM links for March 7, 2009

Canucks go fishing for a big win (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood, Pyatt, humble, hopeful (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks will try to stop history repeating itself against Sharks (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) What is ailing the Sharks (David Pollak and Mark Emmons, Mercury News) Prospects make patience pay (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)

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