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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...

MSM links for October 20, 2008

MSM links for October 20, 2008

Triple trouble for Canucks (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Injuries create roster dilemma for Canucks (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Team can’t cut Juice loose (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Classic injury woes hit Canucks (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Bad month a laughing matter (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Problems are beginning to pile up (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Chicago Blackhawks beat Vancouver Canucks 4-2 (Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune) Huet responds to Khabibulin’s play with super effort (Tim Sassone, Daily Herald) Sharp, Hawks bounce back in win (Tim Sassone, Daily Herald) First time is a charm (Lacy J. Banks, Chicago Sun-Times) Winning is salve...

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 66

The Crazy Canucks: Episode 66

We’ve been having fun spotting the crew on various posters and buses around the lower mainland, so feel free to look through The Crazy Canucks Pool on Flickr to see some of them. We’re also six games into the 2008-2009 regular season, so we take some time to reflect on what we’ve seen and parse through what we think about what we saw. Click here to listen to the episode.

The Crazy Canucks and the Canucks Fanzone

The Crazy Canucks and the Canucks Fanzone

If you’ve been subscribing to The Crazy Canucks podcast, you already would have known about John, Rebecca, Dave, Alanah and I being part of the Vancouver Canucks’ ad campaign this year. And over the last couple of weeks or so, we’ve been seeing the product of a three-hour long photo shoot with the team. First, there’s the launch of the Canucks Fanzone, which showcases various Canucks bloggers, podcasters and other media. Second, we’re starting to see our mugs on buses and Sky Train stations around Metro Vancouver. Apparently, we appear on 55 buses and each of the Sky Train stations....

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