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MSM links for October 7, 2008

MSM links for October 7, 2008

Canucks, Lightning complete four-player swap (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Not a Jovo Cop, more a Shane O’Cop (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Scorer Michel Ouellet in minors for now (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) GM rethinks final roster plans (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) An about face move for an in-your-face guy (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Prized first-round pick Hodgson sent back to junior for ‘a little bit of seasoning’ (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Luongo’s C could stand for many things (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) The C still has plenty of shine (Tim Wharsby, Globe and Mail) What to expect (24 Hours)

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 65

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 65

At this point, we’re undefeated. Sure, it’s the pre-season, but we’re not complaining about a 6-0 record thus far. New faces are impressing us, a new coaching style seems to be working well, and the new lines are producing better than anyone has really expected. We also got our answer about who will be captain this season, so there is something to be said about that. Rebecca is a not so healthy scratch for this one, but the rest of the crew gathers with their homework in tow on some new faces on our lineup. Click here to listen to...

MSM links for October 6, 2008

MSM links for October 6, 2008

Preseason success sorts out Canucks questions (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Canucks fall to Ducks in overtime (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Ducks end Canucks’ perfect run (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Raymond provides preseason thrills (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Wellwood makes a compelling case (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Hodgson signs on with Canucks for three years (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Coach, GM reckon Hodgson looks like money in the bank (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Dollars determine positional battles (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver)

MSM links for October 3, 2008

MSM links for October 3, 2008

Still undefeated (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sanford goes back to backup (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Top guns back firing on all cylinders (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Healthy blueliners boost goals count (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Real tempting to get excited over preseason (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Spotlight on… Jannik Hansen (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks try to ease travel burden (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) An extreme makeover (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Entertainment vs. wins (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver)

Captain Lou

Captain Lou

Photo credit: canucks.com Goaltender Roberto Luongo’s selection as captain of the Vancouver Canucks may have been unconventional but I think it’s still the right choice. No one can dispute that he is the Canucks’ best player. He makes his teammates better. He makes the team better. He is one of Canucks’ most vocal leaders, and really, they’ll go as far as Luongo takes them. By definition, he already was the team’s captain. And that’s just the on-ice stuff. One of the characteristics I’ve admired most in Canucks captains is their dedication to charities and involvement in the communities. Trevor Linden,...

MSM links for October 2, 2008

MSM links for October 2, 2008

Canucks make it five in a row with win over Flames (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Hansen makes case to stick (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Kesler hails Hansen after two-goal night (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Demolition of Flames ‘a lot of fun’ (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) One way for Luongo to wear captain’s ‘C’ (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) You can’t spell captain without a C (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Gendur earns shot he wanted (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Captain in cage makes for curious choice (Randy Sportak, Calgary Sun) ‘Nucks GM takes road less travelled (Bruce Dowbiggin, Calgary Herald) Rypien...

MSM links for October 1, 2008

MSM links for October 1, 2008

Canucks’ best will wear the ‘C’ (Vancouver Province) Players, coaches all laud Luongo’s choice as captain (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Luongo the first goalie in 41 years to be named captain (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Captaincy another step on right path (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Willie OK with wearing the ‘A’ (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Badge? We don’t need no stinkin’ badge (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Break from tradition (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Strange move makes sense as Canucks give Luongo the ‘C’ (Cam Cole, National Post) Canucks bend league rules, name Luongo team captain (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail)...

New Canucks captain to be announced

New Canucks captain to be announced

The Vancouver Canucks have scheduled a press conference at 11:30 this morning. Word from the rink is that the team will annouce its 12th captain in team history. The press conference will be streaned live from canucks.com.

MSM links for September 30, 2008

MSM links for September 30, 2008

Wellwood has weighty expectations (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Fit enough to play (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood wins battle of the bulge (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Not ready for prime time (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Grabner sent down to farm (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Rypien puts injury woes behind him (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) No more exhibition play for Schneider (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun)

MSM links for September 29, 2008

MSM links for September 29, 2008

Ducks shot down (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) No limits on new players, Gillis says (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood seizes chance to impress (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks still need a better second line (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Still learning to play with Sedins, OK on powerplay (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks turning heads (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver)

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