“(The Cup) was above my head, and I was thinking of just one person – Luc. This was for him from me.” Kris Letang. That’s just so beautiful. Oh Tangers. He’s a beauty. Enjoy your summer with the Cup, Tangers. It’s well deserved [updated by J.J.: 06/15/2009, 12:07 PM] In case you missed it, here’s Letang’s post-game interview on CBC (YouTube):Click here to read more.
The NHLPA is doing a good thing (Vancouver Sun): The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced Monday that hockey fans and friends of the late Luc Bourdon of the Vancouver Canucks will be able to support the Luc Bourdon Memorial Fund through an online eBay.ca auction that was launched on Saturday. All proceeds raised will support scholarships and various youth-related initiatives in honour of Bourdon. The auction features hockey memorabilia donated by NHLPA members, NHL clubs and various hockey organizations. Notable items donated to the auction include a Sidney Crosby autographed stick, Nicklas Lidstrom- and Saku Koivu-autographed jerseys, and...Click here to read more.
Win would have made Bourdon proud (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Very little to criticize from amazing opening night (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Bourdon inspired Burrows (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Bourdon’s buddies unbowed (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Wall of dreams lasting tribute to Bourdon (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Torch is held high (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Early season schedule will tell (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Scrappy Canucks rout Flames (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) The Danish is good to go (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks ice Flames in opener (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Bertuzzi and Co. sputter in start (George...Click here to read more.
Last night’s ceremony to honor Luc Bourdon was simple and touching. With the entire Canucks team surrounding them on the ice, members of the Canucks staff behind the benches and Canucks fans standing in their seats or watching on TV, Luc’s family stood on GM Place ice. They fought back tears while remembering the life of Luc, one that was too promising but too short. Alex Burrows and Roberto Luongo presented them with Luc’s last game-worn jersey and Tom Cochrane came out and played “Big League” alongside a video tribute showing highlights of Luc’s life. Like Chris Zimmerman promised, it...Click here to read more.
Luongo regains his calm, focus (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks add grit, hope goals will follow (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks will bar the door (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Brown goes here, there and everywhere… (Vancouver Province) Brown, Wellwood survive (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood makes final cut (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) O’ Brien shakes off road rust in practice (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Hodgson has high hopes for next season (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Better picture on PPV, but higher price (Vancouver Sun) Home renovation (Guts Mctavish, vancouver.24hrs.ca) Sniper a good fit for Moose (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Bourdon...Click here to read more.