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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...

On Demitra, Salo, Brown and Pettinger

On Demitra, Salo, Brown and Pettinger

Because I’m on the road, I missed the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. I’m not complaining (it was probably a good thing). Still, here are some random thoughts on what has transpired so far this week. On the injuries: It took all of two weeks before Sami Salo and Pavol Demitra suffered their first injuries of the season. Like Alanah said, only Kyle Wellwood benefits from those injuries. And maybe Jason Krog (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province). The scary thing is, the top part of the Canucks lineup is already becoming reminiscent of last year’s. Darcy Hordichuk...

This Saturday’s game brought to you by the number 7

This Saturday’s game brought to you by the number 7

There’s a lot of chatter the last few days about the very cryptic message the Canucks have put up on their website. Who else suffered rejection for an NHL franchise, but never quit? Who else turned a symbol of tradition into a passionate tradition copied all across sports? Who else survived the insults of the Flying “V”, the Plate of Spaghetti and the Skate going down? Who else turned a symbol of surrender into a passionate tradition copied all across sports? October 25th, 2008 General Motors Place 7 There is, of course, speculation about what it means and Mike, Sean...

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