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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...

Shot down

Shot down

Yesterday, Iain MacIntyre delivered the Vancouver Sun’s petition to allow Roberto Luongo to wear the ‘C’. Unfortunately, the response was as was probably expected: Daly was impressed by the passion of Canuck fans, but unmoved. The rule stands. He said Canuck general manager Mike Gillis raised the captaincy question at GM meetings last month, but there wasn’t strong sentiment either way. In case you’re wondering, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was a little busy Tuesday morning. Bettman had his three-year-old nephew in his office, where there is a Stanley Cup made of Lego, because the boy’s mom was delivering him a...

MSM links for November 19, 2008

MSM links for November 19, 2008

He’s one of the best left-wingers in Canucks history (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Blueshirts not low skill, low scoring (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Raymond out to dump funk (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Backup Sanford wants a start, sort of (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Edler’s ready for Rangers (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Markus Naslund skating under the radar for Rangers (Michael Obernauer, NY Daily News) Stingy Blueshirts getting by with D (Dan Martin, NY Post)

MSM links for November 18, 2008

MSM links for November 18, 2008

Early flash, no dash in second (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Will Luongo play all four games on road trip? (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Going down a hard road (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Not everybody’s loving Raymond (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Starting over incognito (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Islanders beat Canucks in a shootout to win third in a row (Peter Botte, Daily News) Hit on Baumgartner sheer stupidity, Arniel laments (Winnipeg Sun) Highest net worth of ’em all? (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)

MSM links for November 17, 2008

MSM links for November 17, 2008

Luongo ready for new memories (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) ‘Cy Young’ candidate enjoys burying Buds (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Road warriors or just road weary (Marc Weber, Vancouver Province) Isles look like team in oldtimers league (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ chemistry experiment a success (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Net worth increases (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

A plea to give Bobby Lou the “C”

A plea to give Bobby Lou the “C”

I must’ve missed this online petition when I was away. Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner c/o NHL New York 1185 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Mr. Bettman, More than 2,200 Vancouver Sun readers have spoken and implore you to alter National Hockey League rules to allow Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo to wear the ‘C’ as the team’s captain. The Canucks have named him their leader, on and off the ice, and we join fans of the team, and the league, in requesting you address this matter with the utmost urgency so he can finish the season recognized...

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