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Old school

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...

Breaks and bruises

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...

MSM links for November 14, 2008

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)

MSM links for November 13, 2008

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)

MSM links for November 12, 2008

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)

Catching up

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...

MSM links for November 5, 2008

MSM links for November 5, 2008

Yes, Wellwood can (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks prey on Preds (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Learning the hard way (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Surprising Wellwood tallies twice (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) From punchlines to stat lines (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Still missing the key pieces to be contenders (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks make prey of Predators (Bob Mackin, 24 Hours Vancouver) Canucks learn to counterpunch (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver)

MSM links for November 4, 2008

MSM links for November 4, 2008

Shame on you (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Productive Hansen out with groin injury (Ian Walker, Vancouver Sun) Raymond likely with Kesler, Burrows (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Johnson struggles in faceoff circle (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Wellwood knows that he must keep producing to stick (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Canucks look to get back on track (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) A rehash of last year? (Bob Mackin, 24 Hours Vancouver) Living up to expectations (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 67

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 67

It’s been a strange ride since our last episode. We’re without J.J. on this one while he is out east for work, but you can expect to hear about some of his adventures as a Canucks fan in the land of… well… out there. However, it’s strange in the terms of watching a team that gives us great highs and puzzling lows. Click here to listen to the episode.

MSM links for November 3, 2008

MSM links for November 3, 2008

Wings overpower Canucks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Wings played keep-away (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Wings’ checking sets up powerplay (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Not that special-teams play (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Red Wings show Canucks how high bar is set (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Hansen’s groin leaves squad with minimum (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Power overload (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Wings power past Canucks (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) It might have been Osgood’s best effort (Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press) Red Wings end Western trip with win over Canucks (Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press) Wings finish...

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