CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

MSM links for November 19, 2008 0

MSM links for November 19, 2008

He’s one of the best left-wingers in Canucks history (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Blueshirts not low skill, low scoring (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Raymond out to dump funk (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Backup Sanford wants a start, sort of (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Edler’s ready for Rangers (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Markus Naslund skating under the radar for Rangers (Michael Obernauer, NY Daily News) Stingy Blueshirts getting by with D (Dan Martin, NY Post)

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MSM links for November 18, 2008 0

MSM links for November 18, 2008

Early flash, no dash in second (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Will Luongo play all four games on road trip? (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Going down a hard road (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Not everybody’s loving Raymond (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Starting over incognito (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Islanders beat Canucks in a shootout to win third in a row (Peter Botte, Daily News) Hit on Baumgartner sheer stupidity, Arniel laments (Winnipeg Sun) Highest net worth of ‘em all? (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)

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MSM links for November 17, 2008 0

MSM links for November 17, 2008

Luongo ready for new memories (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) ‘Cy Young’ candidate enjoys burying Buds (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Road warriors or just road weary (Marc Weber, Vancouver Province) Isles look like team in oldtimers league (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ chemistry experiment a success (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Net worth increases (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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A plea to give Bobby Lou the “C” 2

A plea to give Bobby Lou the “C”

I must’ve missed this online petition when I was away. Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner c/o NHL New York 1185 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Mr. Bettman, More than 2,200 Vancouver Sun readers have spoken and implore you to alter National Hockey League rules to allow Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo to wear the ‘C’ as the team’s captain. The Canucks have named him their leader, on and off the ice, and we join fans of the team, and the league, in requesting you address this matter with the utmost urgency so he can finish the season recognized...

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Old school 6

Old school

As expected, the Canucks celebrated their past when they unveiled their 3rd jersey yesterday at a news conference. It features the stick-in-rink logo we love and a Johnny Canuck on a V shoulder patch. Just think of every logo the team had before the skate one and throw it all in one jersey. (But seriously, it looks better on Willie and Mattias than how it looked on the leaked photo.) If you missed it, here are some photos and the following is a short video on the concept. The team will wear this jersey for the first time tomorrow night...

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Breaks and bruises 2

Breaks and bruises

I guess it was only a matter of time until the good health of the Vancouver Canucks’ defense ended. After being hit by a shot from teammate Michel Ouellet four games ago, Kevin Bieksa is expected to miss 2 to 4 weeks with a fractured left foot. Sami Salo is also day-to-day with a bruised shoulder. After missing all but 34 games last season with a lacerated calf muscle, Bieksa initially struggled to find the form from his 2006/2007 breakout season. Through 13 games this season, he has looked good. His 11 points (3G-8A) ties him for 3rd in team...

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MSM links for November 14, 2008 0

MSM links for November 14, 2008

New third jersey pass players’ test (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Tough break for Canucks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks D-man maintains ties to Leaf Nation (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Broken foot sidelines Bieksa (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Bernier swings and misses (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Wellwood got his slack back coast (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) This season recalls productive Toronto teamup with Sundin (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Fat to fabulous: The Kyle Wellwood story (Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun) Ouellet puts on happy face after Canucks cameo (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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MSM links for November 13, 2008 0

MSM links for November 13, 2008

Two streaks bite the dust (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Avs goalie Budaj outduels Bobby Lou (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Luongo closes door while offence dithers (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Canucks goal scorers not hitting net (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Luongo’s shutout streak ends (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Wolski, Svatos deliver in shootout for Colorado (Adrian Dater, Denver Post) A taste for coaching (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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MSM links for November 12, 2008 0

MSM links for November 12, 2008

Canucks worried about jinxing Luongo’s shutout streak (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Hansen’s in, but Burnaby Joe is out (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Mitchell, Bieksa shutdown specialists (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Hansen’s injury bumps rookie down roster ladder (Vancouver Province) Learning to minimize the minors (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Sundin sells Toronto home, remains quiet on future (Tim Wharsby, Globe and Mail)

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Catching up 6

Catching up

After two weeks on the road and almost a week with a nasty cold, I finally got around to watching some Canucks hockey. I don’t know how Mike does it, but it’s damn tough to stay up and watch the boys when the games start at 10:00 PM or 10:30 PM. Anyway, I know I’ve got some catching up to do so here goes. At 201 minutes and 8 seconds, Roberto Luongo’s current shutout streak is nothing short of impressive. If he shuts the door through the first 11 minutes and 4 seconds of tonight’s game, he’ll break his own...

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