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MSM links for May 11, 2009 1

MSM links for May 11, 2009

Veteran core must dig deep (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks need offense to emerge – or else (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Maybe Mitchell’s ’03 experience can lead way to comeback (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Campbell evades Vancouver heavy hitters (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) So little power in powerplay (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Fret not, because it ain’t over until… (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Series a long way from over, insists Canuck Willie Mitchell (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Blackhawks pumped about chance to finish off Canucks at home (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Do or die time (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail)...

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Salo, The PP, and Some 5-on-5 3

Salo, The PP, and Some 5-on-5

In the post season so far the Canucks special teams woes have disappeared completely. They boast the third best Power Play in the league (tied for third with Chicago) at 25% and they’ve allowed the third fewest goals against while down a man of the remaining playoff teams. Of the 11 goals they have scored in this series so far, 5 have been Power Play markers. While it’s nice to see the Canucks powerplay clicking they can’t rely on the Blackhawks sloppy play to win games. On top of having a red hot powerplay, the Canucks penalty kill has been...

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MSM links for May 5, 2009 0

MSM links for May 5, 2009

Canucks confident in face of adversity (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Demitra off the ice and in the shop for some ‘maintenance’ (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Windy City scribe tries to rile Luongo (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Burish loves Hawks’ ‘pretty cool’ turnaround (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) No panic for Canucks as they prepare for Game 3 against Blackhawks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) ‘Hawks winger weighs in on series (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Ryan Kesler: A miracle worker? (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Byfuglien having huge impact on series (Eric Duhatschek, Globe and Mail) Beefy Byfuglien is unstoppable (Damien Cox, Toronto Star)...

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Let The Bodies Hit the Floor 6

Let The Bodies Hit the Floor

Amidst the chaos and stampede caused by the bandwagon emptying on Saturday, one thing was overlooked. It’s something that has killed the Canucks in the first two games and has subtly been a difference maker in the series so far. Hits. One of the main reasons that the Blackhawks are coming back from 2 and 3 goal deficits is largely due to their hits, but it starts with their forchecking and playing of the body. The Canucks by no means boast a small roster, Hordichuk, Salo, Mitchell, Bieksa, and Rypien all know how to throw those big bone jarring heavy...

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MSM links for April 22, 2009 0

MSM links for April 22, 2009

Canucks take series with overtime win (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Party erupts in downtown Vancouver (Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun) Canucks beat Blues in overtime, sweeping best-of-seven series (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Legend of Burrows growing (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Salo, Sundin set to return (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Saint Lou rules in St. Louis (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) The sweep is sweet, but what about Luongo (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Burrows: This one was for Luc (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks sweep aside Blues (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Alex Burrows and Roberto Luongo lead the way as Canucks sweep...

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MSM links for April 16, 2009 0

MSM links for April 16, 2009

Canucks beat the Blues to open Stanley Cup playoffs (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks got the results they were looking for (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) A Swede’s need for speed (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Blues ‘disappointed in the outcome’ (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks draw first blood with 2-1 home win (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks left scratching their heads over strange playoff penalty calls (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Penalty kill shines in Canucks opener (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Canucks take early initiative (Matt Sekeres, Globe and Mail)

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Canucks annual end-of-season awards 0

Canucks annual end-of-season awards

At tonight’s game against the LA Kings – the Canucks’ last home game in the regular season – the team is handing out their annual end-of-season awards. Here are my personal picks: Cyclone Taylor Trophy (presented to the Most Valuable Player) Roberto Luongo There are a lot of Canucks who have been critical to the team’s success this season. Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler and Willie Mitchell are having career seasons, and the Sedins have seemingly and quietly raised their game in the last couple of months. However, the fact is that the Canucks would not be in the position they...

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MSM links for April 9, 2009 0

MSM links for April 9, 2009

Sundin quietly makes way back into postseason (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Back-to-basic for playoff-bound Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Kidding aside, it’s about LA now (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Burrows bugged by $2500 fine for taking a shot at Edmonton’s Stortini from the bench (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) No changes planned for Canucks struggling blueline (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks set high bar for themselves (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) A playoff checklist (Sam Craig, The Hockey News via Metro News Vancouver) Moose fall from first (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)

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MSM links for April 7, 2009 0

MSM links for April 7, 2009

Division hopes are toast if Flames aren’t tamed (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Scoring sensation inspires libation (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Sutter’s cap squeeze has come back to bite him (Vancouver Sun) Team record’s fine so have a little faith (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Knowing when to say when is a challenge for feisty Burrows (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Captain Luongo letting Canucks Nation down (Bruce Dowbiggin, Calgary Herald) Burning issues: Flames at Canucks (Calgary Herald)

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MSM links for April 6, 2009 0

MSM links for April 6, 2009

Canucks spin tires against Avalanche (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Lowly Avalanche bury Canucks (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks remind us how bad they can be at times (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Edler should be difference maker in playoffs (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Everybody’s loving Mason Raymond (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks buried by Avalanche (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) How can the Canucks beat the best if they can’t beat the worst? (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks possess new range of scoring depth (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Home-ice advantage clearly a top priority (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Wolski wings...

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