Tagged: Jannik Hansen

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...

What’s the deal with Hansen?

What’s the deal with Hansen?

There have been a handful of players on the Canucks bottom six this year who have been questionable selections for the roster and it seem as each game goes by some of those spots are put even more-so into question because of extremely sub par play. Now it’s no secret I’m a huge Jannik Hansen fan, so naturally I’m upset when he gets unnecessarily scratched, or sent down on a conditioning stint, no matter how voluntary it was. With that in mind though, there’s got to be something else at play here that we’re not hearing about. I know he...

Playoff Time for Pyatt

Playoff Time for Pyatt

I’ll admit over the course of the season I’ve been really harsh towards Taylor so I guess now I have to take it easy on him. Pyatt’s back in town and according to the team has resumed his full duties as a Canucks player. Again, my condolences go out to him and to the Bragnalo family, I can only imagine what it’s like for Taylor to have lost his high school sweetheart of 11 years. That being said, it’s playoff time, we’re right in the thick of things and the question now is “Who/what/where/when/why to do with Pyatt”. Pyatt was...

MSM links for January 9, 2009

MSM links for January 9, 2009

Luongo feels ‘great’, takes shots at practice (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Luongo a big step closer to returning (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bullish on Sundin (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Talent to burn, room to learn (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Johnson just can’t wait to get a handle on nagging finger injury (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Blues found a gem in Sweden’s Patrik Berglund (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) More help on the way for Moose (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

MSM links for October 3, 2008

MSM links for October 3, 2008

Still undefeated (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sanford goes back to backup (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Top guns back firing on all cylinders (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Healthy blueliners boost goals count (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Real tempting to get excited over preseason (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Spotlight on… Jannik Hansen (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks try to ease travel burden (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) An extreme makeover (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Entertainment vs. wins (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver)

MSM links for October 2, 2008

MSM links for October 2, 2008

Canucks make it five in a row with win over Flames (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Hansen makes case to stick (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Kesler hails Hansen after two-goal night (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Demolition of Flames ‘a lot of fun’ (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) One way for Luongo to wear captain’s ‘C’ (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) You can’t spell captain without a C (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Gendur earns shot he wanted (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Captain in cage makes for curious choice (Randy Sportak, Calgary Sun) ‘Nucks GM takes road less travelled (Bruce Dowbiggin, Calgary Herald) Rypien...

MSM links for September 25, 2008

MSM links for September 25, 2008

Centres of attention (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Lines are drawn (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Bernier latest to see double (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) ‘This will be a good line’ (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) A smaller, righty version of a Sedin (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Ohlund’s contract status another hot potato for GM Gillis (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Forwards show they’re ready to put their countries on the hockey map (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) All’s not well in Wellwood’s world (Barry Macdonald, 24 Hours)

First impressions

First impressions

The Crazy Canucks podcast crew were guests of the Vancouver Canucks in suite 519 last night. Needless to say, it was an excellent experience and it gave John, Rebecca, Dave, Alanah and I all an opportunity to meet the team’s marketing group and brainstorm on potential partnerships this season. (Plus, the popcorn was damn good.) It also gave me a chance to form some first impressions on the Canucks. I don’t know if it’s the players or their system, but the Canucks looked faster in their first two preseason games. They made a lot of plays off the rush –...

%d bloggers like this: