Tagged: Andrew Alberts

He Said, She Said: More Manny, More Bally, Less Rome 0

He Said, She Said: More Manny, More Bally, Less Rome

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2011 17:07 Hey Caylie, So here we have Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Apparently a must win. I’m not exactly sure why winning the first game at home in the final makes Game 2 a must win, but apparently that’s what people allegedly wiser than I seem to think. C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:21 Hi Chris, I’m not sure if it is...

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Ridiculous, Comical and Cursed 0

Ridiculous, Comical and Cursed

To add injury to insult, the Canucks lost another defenseman to injury in last night’s 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Andrew Alberts is out with a broken wrist; the Canucks have placed him on LTIR and called up Yann Sauve to replace him. If you look at the list of walking wounded, it includes Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler, Keith Ballard, Lee Sweatt, and now Alberts – that’s a better group of defensemen than some teams have in the lineup. If Sami Salo, who limped off the ice after the game, joins that list I’d dare say it’s one...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 2 Senators 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 2 Senators

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis -- the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game.] You’d have thought, from the tone of the media coverage leading up to this game, that Ottawa was coming in with a bag over their collective heads, while the Canucks had been spotted a guillotine, a French audience, and a death warrant personally signed by Maximilien Robespierre. From the outset, this one looked like a routine execution, the league’s best team up against,...

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Injury Woes, Fourth Line Instability and a Zenon Konopka Rumor 0

Injury Woes, Fourth Line Instability and a Zenon Konopka Rumor

After a period of relative stability and good health, it looks like the Canucks are getting bit by the injury bug again. The Canucks lost Aaron Rome and Alex Bolduc to injuries against the Washington Capitals on Friday night; according to Jason Botchford (Vancouver Province), Rome is expected to be out for 2-3 weeks and Bolduc is expected to be out a bit longer than that. But also, the Canucks lost Andrew Alberts to a suspected shoulder injury during last night’s loss to the Minnesota Wild. Chris Tanev, who was recalled earlier as a seventh defenseman in Rome’s absence, may...

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Canucks Midseason Marks: The Defense 0

Canucks Midseason Marks: The Defense

(Contributions from J.J. Guerrero and Matt Lee.) Now that the Canucks have reached the official halfway point of the 2010/2011 season, we take a look back and give the players their midseason marks. Photo credit: canada.com Dan Hamhuis: The Smithers native has been everything the Canucks wanted in a top defenseman – excellent skater, positionally-sound defensively and good puck-mover. Hamhuis often plays against opposing team’s top lines, but is also on pace to match his career-high point totals. Grade: A- Kevin Bieksa: Bieksa is perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the Canucks’ season. Playing injury-free for the first time in...

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Canucks Review and Preview: January 2 to January 9, 2011 2

Canucks Review and Preview: January 2 to January 9, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@cayking).] Canucks Record 36 GP, 23-8-5, 51 points (1st in Northwest Division, 2nd in Western Conference) Who’s Hot Kevin Bieksa has been playing some of his best hockey since his breakout season in 08/09. In his last 3 games he has 4 points (2-2-4) and is an impressive +6. He is playing smart hockey with good pinches, passes and point shots that are getting through the defence. Who’s Not With the Canucks on a 4-game win streak it’s...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] The Flyers and Canucks were a good matchup on paper. Both teams have excellent strength down the middle and strong forward lines overall, a solid defensive corps, and comparable records. Some said, prior to tonight’s contest, that we might be looking at a potential Stanley Cup Finals matchup. Roberto Luongo...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Lightning (OT) 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Lightning (OT)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view this post and other foolishness insightful takes on the Canucks and the NHL, visit Pass It To Bulis.] So I don’t think the Tampa Bay Lightning realize they were supposed to treat this game like a ceremonial faceoff: show up, smile for a photo, then stand back while Henrik Sedin picks up the puck and hands it to the Queen. It should...

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