Tagged: Johnson

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)...

The Future is Now 0

The Future is Now

Cody Hodgson was just named OHL Player of the year. The other day someone asked, “If given the opportunity, would you trade Hodgson for the first round pick in the 2009 draft?” (Or work a trade that included Hodgson for the first round pick) As speculation goes there’s a snowballs chance in hell, or Patrick Stefan’s chance at scoring on an empty net breakaway, that John Tavares will not go first overall in the 2009 draft. If it’s not him, it will be Victor Hedman. Tavares amongst the class of 2009 is the standout. There’s likely no one that will...

MSM links for April 25-26, 2009 2

MSM links for April 25-26, 2009

Pyatt skates with the Canucks (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Sundin may not be ready to play in round 2 (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Luongo’s suspect puck handling worked against Blues (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Sundin not certain of return (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Pyatt makes emotional return to Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Mitchell re-joins Canucks but leaves workout early (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canuck Johnson’s impact felt all the way to Coach’s Corner (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks-Flames would be a dream matchup (Eric Francis, Edmonton Sun) Moose seal the deal (Tim Campbell, Winnipeg Free Press) No doubt about...

MSM links for March 17, 2009 0

MSM links for March 17, 2009

Has there been a better time to be a Canucks fan (other than ’94)? (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Johnson fingered for blame (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Amicable split for the ‘caped crusaders’ (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks keep eye on S-Kings (Cleve Dheensaw, Victoria Times Colonist) Recent trends good for ‘Nucks? (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) For love of game – and Cup (Hosea Cheung, 24 Hours Vancouver) Tests abound for Dallas Stars (Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News)

‘Dem streaky Kings 0

‘Dem streaky Kings

My mother-in-law is coming in from Abbotsford and my sister-in-law is coming in from Vernon today to watch the Canucks game with me and Tracy. Both are big Canucks fans, but for whatever reason, Tracy and I have never seen a live Canucks game with either one of them. Needless to say, we’re very much looking forward to tonight. ***** The Kings are as streaky a team as you’d find these days. They’ve won 3 in a row at home after losing 4 in a row on the road; but just before that, they lost 4 straight home games and...

MSM links for March 12, 2009 0

MSM links for March 12, 2009

Wait until they tell their mothers (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Ducks leave Nucks California screaming (Vancouver Sun) Canucks to hold pre-game ceremony in honour of Ackles (Vancouver Sun) Canucks sink 4-3 in Duck pond (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Impotent penalty-kill claiming few victims (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Niedermayer’s overtime goal gives Ducks 4-3 win over Canucks (Metro News Vancouver) Vancouver Canucks’ confidence ignites stretch drive (Jeff Patterson, Georgia Straight) Ducks defeat Canucks in overtime (Dan Wood, OC Register) Newcomers make big contributions for Ducks (Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times)

MSM links for January 5, 2009 0

MSM links for January 5, 2009

Fan depreciation (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Canucks fail to show appreciation in 3-2 shootout loss (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Two-goal lead melts under Stars (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) LaBarbera gets point for Vancouver (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Dallas Stars stand up to test with 3-2 shootout win (Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News) Sundin’s Canuck debut depends on practice (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sundin says he’s raring to go — but he wants to be careful (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Johnson’s foot OK, but finger slow to heal (Vancouver Province) Brutal scheduling shows it effects (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Here we...

MSM links for December 31, 2008 0

MSM links for December 31, 2008

Maybe Mats can play goal too (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Vancouver takes out Gagne but Flyers get even (Ed Moran, Philly Daily News) Canucks lose a game and a goalie (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) LaBarbera thrilled to join Canucks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) BC’s very own comes home (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Getting a little help in the crease (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Kings trade goalie LaBarbera to Vancouver (Rich Hammond, Los Angeles Daily News) Back on ice, but still a long way to go (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) The walking wounded hope to be back on ice (Ben Kuzma,...

MSM links for November 27, 2008 2

MSM links for November 27, 2008

Canucks Gameday (Vancouver Province) Rivalry, home-and-away, crank up heat (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Bring it on (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Mitchell’s play a real plus for the Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Taking two for the team (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Flames shoot for fresh start (Scott Cruickshank, Calgary Herald) Flames, Canucks in different orbits (Bruce Dowbiggin, Calgary Herald) Net to be taken lightly (Randy Sportak, Calgary Sun) Pointing fingers (in a good way) at Canucks (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Credit Gillis for hot start (Barry Macdonald, 24 Hours Vancouver)