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Canucks vs. Kings Game 6 Game Day Links

Canucks vs. Kings Game 6 Game Day Links

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com The Canucks can close off their Western Conference Quarterfinal Series against the LA Kings tonight. Can they go for the jugular? Or do they allow the Kings a chance at Game 7 on Tuesday? Can the Kings stop the ‘S-Train’? And if they do, can they also stop the Canucks’ secondary scorers? Here are today’s game day links: Go for the jugular. [TSN; Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province; Ed Willes, Vancouver Province; Ryan Sullivan, News 1130] Kings sticking with Quick. [Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province; Helene Elliott, LA Times; Eric Stephens, OC Register] How do you stop the ‘S-Train’?...

Distinct Kicking Ass Motion

Distinct Kicking Ass Motion

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com The Canucks, left looking for their swagger after Game 3, seem to now have found it in spades. I don’t know what happened or what was said in their locker room during the second intermission of Game 4. Whatever it was, the players have responded positively and are playing great hockey. They’ve scored 11 goals – 8 ESG, 2 PPG and 1 empty-netter – in the last four periods. Even their penalty-kill has been a bit better. They’ve allowed just 1 PPGA in the last 7 Kings powerplays, and even killed a brief 5-on-3 against them last...

Canucks vs. Kings Game 5 Game Day Links

Canucks vs. Kings Game 5 Game Day Links

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Looking for a place to party pregame? [

Goody Bag

Goody Bag

– Kes was nominated for the Selke AGAIN! I think he has a real shot at winning it this season. He’s improved his offensive totals while still blocking a ton of shots and being bad ass on the penalty kill. His faceoff winning percentage is wonderfully high and he’s 2nd in league in takeaways. Basically at this point I sound like Samuel L Jackson when I talk about Kes. (not safe for print) Datsyuk is awesome yeah. But I think it’s time for a change! – Let me tell you, I adore defence. A defenceman or a defensive forward is...

The Samuelsson Effect

The Samuelsson Effect

If there’s one thing we can take away from this playoff run, win or lose, it’s that Mikael Samuelsson held up his end of the bargain. The former Red Wing who in just four playoff appearances had 69 career playoff games played has been a force for the Canucks and has scored some clutch goals to either keep the Canucks alive, or spark them to something better, both in the regular season and now the post season where it matters most. Last night after getting put with the Sedins, Samuelsson scored a huge goal to tie the game up and...

Canucks vs. Kings Game 4 Game Day Links

Canucks vs. Kings Game 4 Game Day Links

Canucks coach Alain Vigneault laid down the gauntlet to his best players yesterday. Roberto Luongo, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Sami Salo, Alex Edler, Ryan Kesler were all called to the forefront, and in no uncertain terms, challenged to get it done. Have they truly learnt from previous playoff disappointments? Will they rise up to the challenge this time around? Obviously, we hope it’s the latter. Statistically-speaking, teams overcome a 3-1 first round series deficit only 20% of the time. On the other hand, if the series is tied 2-2, the team with home-ice advantage ends up winning the series 60%...

Sedins ‘History Will Be Made’ Commercial

Sedins ‘History Will Be Made’ Commercial

It’s nice to see the NHL finally pick up on the Sedins. It’s not like they’ve been invisible, yet so far in may respects they’ve been downplayed or gone unnoticed. The most recent time being their uncharacteristically slow time to recognize Henrik in any way for the Art Ross. They were quick on the uptake to track Stamkos, Ovechkin and Crosby, but Henrik seemed to fall by the wayside. I can understand the NHL spending much of it’s focus on promoting non-Canadian teams because that’s where they need to increase market penetration, but it was nice to see the Canucks...

A Regular Season to Remember

A Regular Season to Remember

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Despite their inconsistent play in the last couple of weeks, it’s hard to deny that the 2009/2010 Vancouver Canucks had a regular season to remember. The Canucks won 49 games, tying the franchise record set by the 2006/2007 edition. Their 30 home wins is a franchise record. They scored 268 goals, 2nd in the NHL only to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It’s their highest goal total since their first season at GM Place. They ranked 3rd in win percentage (.795) in games in which they scored first; they also led the league with 11 wins...

Some Sweet Sedin Magic

Some Sweet Sedin Magic

In case you missed Daniel Sedin’s between-the-legs, hat-trick goal, coming from Henrik Sedin’s between-the-legs pass:

Notes and Things

Notes and Things

– I was in the Vancouver daily 24 hours today for the 5 on 5 segment. It was fun and those involved sure bring the funny. It’s pretty flattering Guts Mctavish asked me since he’s one of the very funniest puppets or people I know. An online version can be found here if you’re so inclined. – On the Shane O’Brien situation, while he’s made bad decisions and deserves some discipline from the Canucks, the person (or people) that sent the picture to Deadspin are so SO low. If you do a little research it’s clear that picture wasn’t even...

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