Tagged: Luongo

Rusty Confidence 6

Rusty Confidence

The 10 day break was long and hard for fans and for the players. So much so that Bieksa and Kesler even got into it a little bit in practice. But that’s a good thing. It showed they still had their edge. First game against the Blackhawks was everything people expected and then some. A rollercoaster of emotion GM Place went from being louder than a jet engine, to being so quiet you could hear mice scurrying around in the rafters. The Canucks didn’t show an abundance of rust, and they didn’t show an a lot of over confidence either....

MSM links for May 1, 2009 0

MSM links for May 1, 2009

Canucks jump to series lead after narrowly averting disaster (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Canucks take Game 1 with 5-3 win over Chicago (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks win stranger than fiction (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Hawks D go too deep and pay the price (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Wellwood runs deep (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Van, Chicago mayor make friendly bet (Bob Mackin, 24 Hours Vancouver) Hawks bemoan late Canuck goal after third-period rally (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood’s a cut above in Canucks win (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) A win – and they can only get better (Iain...

MSM links for April 30, 2009 0

MSM links for April 30, 2009

Canucks hope brawn wins over brains in this series (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Tallon tales: Chicago GM reminisces about Canucks stint (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) ‘Lay off the layoff questions’ — Luongo (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Tsawwassen family faces true blue test of loyalty (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Mitchell prepared for a ‘battle’ (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Trash talk is cheap as game nears (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Double-standard for stars, tough guys: Hordichuk (Vancouver Province) Hawks a fortunate draw for the Canucks – right? (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province With friends like these, who needs enemies? (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province)...

Windy City vs West Coast 1

Windy City vs West Coast

It’s almost over. Canucks fans were in an unprecedented situation where they had time to watch the other series while their players were on a 10 day break thanks to a first round sweep of the Blues. After a thrilling first round which saw upsets and stunners, everything from the President Trophy winner getting ousted by the 8 seed in the west, to the Hurricanes stunning the Devils in the last minute of the third period. If the second round is anything like the first we’re in for a treat. The series is going to come down to the usual...

MSM links for April 29, 2009 0

MSM links for April 29, 2009

Recent history adds intensity to Canucks-Blackhawks series (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Sedins get another shot at Sammy (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Memory serves Canucks well (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Mitchell back on ice, but doesn’t fully practice (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Kesler named Selke award finalist (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) For the Sedins, that was then, this is now (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Staying out of box will be the key (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Young versus the restless (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver) Passed over for Vezina, Luongo eyeing Stanley Cup (AP via USA Today) Hodgson OHL’s best...

MSM links for April 28, 2009 0

MSM links for April 28, 2009

Canucks to play Chicago in next round (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) How the Canucks and Blackhawks matched up this season (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Leave out Louie? (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks will face Blackhawks in round two of playoffs (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Restless Canucks start ruckus in practice (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Anxious for round 2 action (Hosea Cheung, 24 Hours Vancouver) Hawks can beat Canucks (Tim Sassone, Chicago Daily-Herald)

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...

Why Luongo’s in the Zone 0

Why Luongo’s in the Zone

Luongo’s been on fire as of late. He’s stolen games for us, his stats are fantastic, and there’s little you can say about him that at this point is negative. He’s 7-0 in his last 7 starts, he’s got a GAA of 0.85 in those games, he’s posted 3 shutouts in that span, and he at one point had a shutout streak of 145 minutes. People have taken for granted how well he’s been playing and no one’s stopped to think twice as to why he’s playing so well. It’s expected of him, by him and by the fans, but...

MSM links for April 24, 2009 0

MSM links for April 24, 2009

Steady as she goes for Luongo and crew (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Players, coach believe in timely rest stop (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Soft spot for Vancouver after all these years (Kent Gilchrist, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ Luongo not concerned about long rest between series (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) The difference maker (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Luongo aims to follow Roy (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Almost everything clicking (Sam Craig, The Hockey News via Metro News Vancouver)

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...