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Homegrown

Homegrown

Photo credit: Yahoo! Sports I was watching the Vancouver Canucks try and kill a penalty against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night when I noticed the players Alain Vigneault threw on the ice. The first group included Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows and the second group included Jannik Hansen and Rick Rypien. I then looked at the box score (NHL.com) at the end of the game and noticed the list of goal scorers – Hansen, Kesler, Burrows and Mason Raymond. And I got to thinking… Since when did we have the Manitoba Moose on our roster? In fact, the...

MSM links for October 17, 2008

MSM links for October 17, 2008

Burrows digs out win for Canucks (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) One glorious goal lifts Raymond (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Burrows buries the Wings (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Raymond shows the love (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks blueliners play prominent role (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Hot issues (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Canucks nail OT win over Wings (Bob Mackin, 24 Hours Vancouver) Kesler’s line nets three goals (Ted Kulfan, Detroit News) Home woes strike Wings again (Dave Dye, Detroit News) Wings winless at home; Irate Babcock faults turnovers (George Sipple, Detroit Free Press) Helm performs well as Zetterberg’s sub (George James...

MSM links for October 16, 2008

MSM links for October 16, 2008

Rock ’em sock ’em Rypien (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Wings mixed on subject of Luongo’s captaincy (Dave Waddell, Vancouver Sun) Red Wings spread the talent around (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Bruises and cuts = guts (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Three things to watch (Vancouver Province) Blueliner Bieksa could rejoin team for road game against Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday (Vancouver Province) Kesler gets shot at powerplay (Ottawa Citizen) Demitra line shows promise (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) After straining groin, Henrik Zetterberg might not play tonight (George Sipple, Detroit Free Press)

New Canucks 3rd jersey leaked?

New Canucks 3rd jersey leaked?

Photo credit: icethetics.blogspot.com John sent me a link to Icethetics, who apparently has a leaked version of the Canucks third jersey the team was planning on unveiling on November 15th. It was never a secret that the team wanted to bring back the vintage stick-and-rink logo – Chris Zimmerman has said as much at the past couple of State of the Franchise events – and this jersey certainly fits what’s been said all along. Personally, I’ve always liked this logo though I admit that it looks a little awkward from this angle. Plus, there’s already chatter that the Johnny Canuck...

MSM links for October 15, 2008

MSM links for October 15, 2008

DC disaster not forgotten (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Luongo makes October adjustments (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bulging twine (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Don’t bury them just yet (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Gunning to go back (Adam Wazny, Winnipeg Sun)

MSM links for October 14, 2008

MSM links for October 14, 2008

Caps gun Canucks (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Bieksa’s injury only mild (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Luongo is no match for Capitals (Corey Masisak, Washington Times) Capitals insider (Tarik El-Bashir, Washington Post) Caps slam Canucks 5-1 (Brian McNally, DC Examiner) Second line coughs up turkey (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Coach shouldn’t have messed with lineup (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Sedins a short bet these days (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Demitra in his city of dreams (Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun)

MSM links for October 10, 2008

MSM links for October 10, 2008

Win would have made Bourdon proud (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Very little to criticize from amazing opening night (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Bourdon inspired Burrows (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Bourdon’s buddies unbowed (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Wall of dreams lasting tribute to Bourdon (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Torch is held high (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Early season schedule will tell (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Scrappy Canucks rout Flames (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) The Danish is good to go (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks ice Flames in opener (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Bertuzzi and Co. sputter in start (George...

A touching tribute

A touching tribute

Last night’s ceremony to honor Luc Bourdon was simple and touching. With the entire Canucks team surrounding them on the ice, members of the Canucks staff behind the benches and Canucks fans standing in their seats or watching on TV, Luc’s family stood on GM Place ice. They fought back tears while remembering the life of Luc, one that was too promising but too short. Alex Burrows and Roberto Luongo presented them with Luc’s last game-worn jersey and Tom Cochrane came out and played “Big League” alongside a video tribute showing highlights of Luc’s life. Like Chris Zimmerman promised, it...

MSM links for October 9, 2008

MSM links for October 9, 2008

Team photo only place to see Lu’s sweater C (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks roll out confidence (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks look at talent, not contracts, in latest moves (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) It’s all theory until season starts (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Luc Bourdon’s spirit lives on (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Night to celebrate Luc’s life (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Far, far away a village mourns (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Cold shoulder for naysayers (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Demitra ‘outshone’ superstar teammates (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Mason right at home on the range (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Vengeance...

MSM links for October 8, 2008

MSM links for October 8, 2008

Luongo regains his calm, focus (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks add grit, hope goals will follow (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks will bar the door (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Brown goes here, there and everywhere… (Vancouver Province) Brown, Wellwood survive (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood makes final cut (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) O’ Brien shakes off road rust in practice (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Hodgson has high hopes for next season (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Better picture on PPV, but higher price (Vancouver Sun) Home renovation (Guts Mctavish, vancouver.24hrs.ca) Sniper a good fit for Moose (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Bourdon...

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