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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...

My goalie is better than your goalie

My goalie is better than your goalie

Some trash talk from Stan Fischler before tonight’s Canucks/Rangers tilt: I watched the Canucks lose a shootout to the Islanders on Monday evening at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum and found the Vancouver sextet competitive, but hardly overwhelming. Yes, Roberto Luongo is a legitimate Vezina Trophy candidate, but then again, so is Henrik Lundqvist. Plus, Henny wins more games than Roberto and, hey, Luongo couldn’t even defeat Joey MacDonald in the showdown shootout duel. Oh the horror! Maybe I should remind the Maven that his Rangers lost to the same Islanders a couple of weeks ago. Heck, they lost 2-1 and...

Belated thanks

Belated thanks

Alanah linked to this article from Jim Hughson (CBC): Markus Naslund’s last full shift as a Vancouver Canuck came late in the third period on April 5, 2008, the final day of the season. It was an anonymous shift in a 7-1 home loss to Calgary with linemates Byron Ritchie and Ryan Shannon. I remember it well because very few people noticed or pointed out it might be Naslund’s last shift. We were all pre-occupied. GM Place was in the midst of a Trevor Linden love-in as the iconic Vancouver winger played in what everyone sensed was his last NHL...

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