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The quarter pole review

The quarter pole review

After 22 games, the numbers don’t lie. The Vancouver Canucks are 14-6-2 and their 32 points are good for 1st in the Northwest Division, 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th in the entire NHL. They are 11-3-1 against the West and 5-0-1 against the Northwest. They’ve beaten the Red Wings twice, the Flames and the Wild twice, and the Penguins and the Rangers. Overall, the other numbers are good as well as unexpected. The Canucks have scored 68 goals so far this season and their average of 3.09 per game is good for 9th in the NHL and is...

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 69

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 69

Although touted as the super groin spectacular due to Luongo’s injury being the top story in Vancouver news over the last week or so, this episode is pretty much about a team united (and happy to boot). All of co-hosts join together to talk lines, recent wins, upcoming road trips, and to try and figure out the meaning behind the end of game hoots and hollers for Sanford. Click here to listen to the episode.

MSM links for November 26, 2008

MSM links for November 26, 2008

Luongo has company (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Schneider bides his time (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Smartened up by a dressing down (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) D-men jump up, so do their numbers (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Bieksa just about ready (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Team’s play, effort a welcome ray of sunshine (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) The groin heard around the world (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver) Moose makes the jump (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

MSM links for November 25, 2008

MSM links for November 25, 2008

Belief system wins out (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sanford stones Cup champs (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) ‘Don’t be Luongo, Louie’ (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Luongo suffers common goalie injury (Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun) Salo wires home the winning goal (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Sanford’s biggest save yet to come (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Sedins, Demitra keep clicking (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Luongo has groin strain, not tear (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Red Wings fall to Canucks in overtime (Dave Dye, Detroit News) Red Wings lose lead late, game in overtime (Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press) Big pads for goalie...

MSM links for November 24, 2008

MSM links for November 24, 2008

Canucks mix their emotions (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Wait may be over for Canucks’ top draft pick (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Schneider has opportunity (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Tough game even without Luongo (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Luongo’s injury could put Schneider on display (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Safety net lacking (Adam Wazny, Winnipeg Sun) Salmon Kings’ goalie gets Moose call thanks to Luongo injury (Cleve Dheensaw, Victoria Times Colonist)

The Sanford and Schneider show

The Sanford and Schneider show

We should find out the results of Roberto Luongo’s MRI after the Monday morning skate (TSN), so until then, we’ll be sitting on pins and needles. Of course, the hope is that the injury is relatively-minor – i.e. that he didn’t tear anything – and that he could be back on the ice in a couple of weeks or so. Just for fun, here are the number of games Lui would miss depending on how long he’s out for: 1 week: 3 games (2 home, 1 away) 2 weeks: 7 games (2 home, 5 away) 4 weeks: 12 games (5...

Joining thescore.com Sports Federation

Joining thescore.com Sports Federation

Some of you have probably already noticed “The Score” banner on top of the site. Well, this past summer, I was approached by Scott Carefoot, who works for The Score and also writes the Raptor Blog, about joining their new sports federation. After careful consideration, I agreed. The full press release on the new thescore.com Sports Federation I still get a snicker when I read the line, “some of the most influential blogs in sports”. I love doing this blog and all and I know a lot of you come back regularly, but I hardly consider myself influential. I’m just...

MSM links for November 21, 2008

MSM links for November 21, 2008

Winning – and grinning (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Salo’s sidelined again (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Demitra loves sticking it to old team (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Sanford stands tall between pipes (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Saturday likely going to shootout (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Gillis-Bettman meeting right on schedule (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Pavol Demitra’s return haunts Wild (Michael Russo, Minneapolis Star-Tribune) ‘We just do our job’ (Adam Wazny, Winnipeg Sun)

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 68

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 68

Everyone gathered this evening for a quick episode where we discuss Luongo’s early November shutout streak, the third jersey, the Canucks making their film debut, and some making their debut in Manhattan. Third jersey talks, and a whole lot of Wellwood appreciation round out this edition of The Crazy Canucks. Click here to listen to the episode.

MSM links for November 20, 2008

MSM links for November 20, 2008

Scoring early and often (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Burrowing in on Naslund (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) It was a strange and different night (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) The goal that wasn’t actually was (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Naslund’s night of frustration (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Naslund’s numbers state his case (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Miettinen a good fit in Minnesota (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Try to give Naslund his due (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Nazzy deserves respect (Barry Macdonald, 24 Hours Vancouver) Lundqvist falls short in great goalie battle matchup (Lynn Zinser, NY Times) Henrik Lundqvist gets the hook...

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