[Editor's note: With the Manitoba Moose starting its AHL playoff run, CHB would like to welcome Jimmy Mac to the blog as a Moose correspondent. He is a professional stand-up comedian who has travelled for over 19 years performing across our great continent. He also worked in television for 7 years as a host for a morning show, fill-in color for the Manitoba Moose broadcasts and current goaltender for the NHL/Winnipeg Jets Alumni & Friends Charity Hockey Team. Being a goaltender, his opinions are expressed from the "crease" point of view. Though he is not officially affiliated with the organization,...Click here to read more.
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Last night I had the chance to watch the Moose play as they came to town to take on the Calgary Flames affiliate the Abbotsford Heat. One thing I was looking forward to seeing was Sergei Shirokov play. I was all over the kid in the pre-season, and foolish enough to think he was ready to play on the Canucks roster this season. Brian from Canucks Corner put me in my place, but after watching Shirokov play last night things make a little more sense. I like many others was wondering why players like Desbiens and Grabner were being called...Click here to read more.
Cory Schneider is starting tonight’s preseason game against the Flames and is scheduled to play the whole game. The other Schneider – Mathieu – has finally joined the boys for practice. Evan Oberg got the coach’s attention. Manitoba Moose training camp opens today. And yes, 42-year old Mike Keane is coming back. Canucks 7th round draft pick Steven Anthony gets a hat trick for the Saint John Sea Dogs.Click here to read more.
The Canucks season may be over, but the Canucks affiliate the Manitoba Moose are ripping up the post season in the AHL which has those Canucks fans still around, excited about a few things. There’s been one thing the Canucks have had problems over the last few seasons. Scoring. Scoring comes from shooting. Some of the most promising Canucks prospects, Hodgson, Grabner, and my personal favourite, Bolduc have just been racking up shots in the playoffs. One of the most telling stat of the Mooose’s playoff success thus far has been their shot dominance. Grabner has a whopping 68 shots...Click here to read more.