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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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Trevor’s night

Trevor’s night

On the night when the spotlight was on him, Trevor Linden turned the spotlight back on everyone else. On the night we thanked him for leading many Canucks teams and being a mentor to many Canucks players, he asked us to think of all his great teammates and great coaches. On the night we thanked him for everything he’s ever done for the Canucks, the city of Vancouver, the province of British Columbia and the game of hockey, he came back and thanked us instead for allowing him to be a part of our lives. In other words, on Trevor...

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MSM links for December 17, 2008

MSM links for December 17, 2008

Linden ‘an ambassador for the game’ (Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun) 16: So much more than a number (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Linden joining exclusive club (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Linden left special mark on Canucks (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Canucks are ready for Trevor Linden tribute (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Trevor’s night (Collin Gallant, Medicine Hat News) Smyl gets some company in the rafters (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) No. 16 retires (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Hordi butting heads? Hardly. (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Linden can stand up for himself, thanks. (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Wait! Could longest wait...

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Our turn to thank Trevor

Our turn to thank Trevor

My apologies for being out of touch for the last week and a half. I was in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for work last week and had to deal with some medical issues when I got back. At any rate, I wasn’t going to miss tonight’s game. (I made sure to tell my doctors at Abby Hospital that.) The tributes have been coming in fast and furious for Trevor Linden. I’ve expressed mine here, here and here. But as everyone is recounting their most memorable Linden moments, let me share the first time I ever noticed Trevor. As some...

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MSM links for December 16, 2008

MSM links for December 16, 2008

What? Sundin end in sight? (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Canucks, Rangers in Sundin tug-of-war (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Decision day for Mats Sundin tomorrow (Mark Zwolinski, Toronto Star) Sundin’s choices: New York and Vancouver (Steve Zipay, NY Newsday) Out of the cold: a return to exuberance (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Hordichuk didn’t mean to slight Linden, says Canucks GM (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Musical chairs for backups (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Like this:Like Loading…

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MSM links for December 5, 2008

MSM links for December 5, 2008

Canucks fall to Red Wings 6-5 (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Vancouver collapse in third, lose fourth straight to Wings (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Backups take their chances well (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Canucks miss their captain (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) 3-goal outburst lifts Wings over Canucks (George Sipple, Detroit Free Press) Larionov part of team lore (George Sipple, Detroit Free Press) Wings wing it in third (Ted Kulfan, Detroit News) Try watching snow melt for real thrill (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Little big Koivu is intense both on and off the ice (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Like this:Like Loading…

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Not in a million, zillion years

Not in a million, zillion years

From TSN.ca: While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman ponders his decision on the length of Sean Avery’s suspension, the Dallas Stars will continue to consider their options for Avery’s future with the organization. To unload Avery’s $3.875 salary this season, the Stars could place Avery on waivers and if he clears, send him to the American Hockey League. The Stars have a partial affiliation with the Manitoba Moose and currently have five Dallas players on their AHL roster; however the Moose have made it clear they are not interested in providing a place for Avery to play. Moose owner Mark Chipman...

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MSM links for December 4, 2008

MSM links for December 4, 2008

Sanford says his back is back and is ready to start (Vancouver Province) Wings what Nucks need (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bad timing could belt the Canucks (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Playmaker Wellwood adjusts to new role as goal-scorer (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bernier counting goals, not sheep (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks relish date at ‘The Joe’ (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Sanford feels well enough to start (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Sundin could maybe sort of save Canucks season (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Cody Hodgson’s early Christmas (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Moose get straight A’s (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)...

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