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Party in the USA 4

Party in the USA

I almost spit out my coffee when John Shorthouse referenced Miley Cyrus’ song at the end of the Canucks’ 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators yesterday. Better than daddy Billy Ray’s Achy Breaky Heart, I suppose. As you all know by now, it was the 9th time this season the Canucks had overcome a 3rd period deficit to come back and win the game – that’s 3 wins more than any other team in the league. While it’s disconcerting that they seem unable to produce the proverbial 60-minute game, it’s also remarkable that they somehow manage to find a win...

Waiving Lukowich and Fuzzy Math 2

Waiving Lukowich and Fuzzy Math

Alain Vigneault admitted that waiving Brad Lukowich this morning was a salary cap move. It gives the Canucks some flexibility approaching the trade deadline tomorrow and I’m going to attempt some fuzzy math to show how much flexibility this gives them. (Dangerous, I know, but please do correct me if I’m wrong.) With Lukowich on the roster, the Canucks were carrying $306,360 in daily salary, about $12,059 more than the maximum allowable $294,300 teams are allowed to carry. Without Lukowich, the Canucks now carry $298,243 in daily salary. Because Kevin Bieksa is currently on LTIR, the Canucks can technically carry...

Canucks Links for September 15, 2009 0

Canucks Links for September 15, 2009

It’s the day after Terrace’s turn in the spotlight. Kudos to them for hosting their first NHL game and doing a damn fine job. Here are today’s links: Terrace wowed the hockey world. Sean Zandberg (Nucks Misconduct) shares his post-game thoughts from the Canucks’ side. Dominik (Lighthouse Hockey) covers the Islanders side of things. “This was Terrace’s Stanley Cup.” Can the Sedins get to the elite 90-point per season mark? Brad Lukowich is back home. And hopes to stay. Christian Ehrhoff is the new Ed Jovanovski. Willie Mitchell: Local hero. BC boys Mitchell and Tambellini visit their smallest fans. Kesler...

Canucks Links for September 14, 2009 0

Canucks Links for September 14, 2009

The puck finally drops for some preseason action tonight as our beloved Vancouver Canucks take on the New York Islanders in Terrace, BC. Here are today’s Canucks chatter around the web: It’s Hockey Night in Terrace. Willie wants to go fishing in Terrace; Wellwood doesn’t even know where it is. Terrace is excited at being named Hockeyville. And so they should be. (I just wish CBC was just as excited.) Turns out there’s a great view from Terrace. Again, you can check out Joe Pelletier (Greatest Hockey Legends) for the festivities straight from Terrace. Lots of linkage from the Islanders’...

Odds and ends 0

Odds and ends

- Cody Hodgson made his Moose debut tonight and scored his first pro point as the Moose took game one against the Aeros 2-1. That’s so exciting! If Canucks fans get what they’re hoping for, Cody won’t spend much time at all with the Moose, but it’s nice to see he’s fitting in so well. It sounds like Cory Scheider was great as well because the baby Canucks were outshot 32-18. It’s going to be good news for Gillis if guys like Cody, Cory, and Michael Grabner can step in for the big team next season. Game summary here -...

MSM links for May 12, 2009 0

MSM links for May 12, 2009

Season ends with 7-5 loss to Chicago (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Blackhawks trumped Canucks in all categories (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Future of Swedes in question after playoff elimination (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) No Canadian Cup champion as Canucks eliminated (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) The better team won, Daniel says (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Great game, but no happy face (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Canucks ousted (Tim Wharsby, Globe and Mail) Canucks KO’d in shootout (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) Winning the Windy City rebirth (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) Chicago’s Kane sends Canucks packing (Toronto Star) Blackhawks beat Canucks 7-5, win...

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)...

MSM links for May 8, 2009 0

MSM links for May 8, 2009

Canucks, Blackhawks series tied at 2-2 (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks were within 3 minutes of a 3-1 series lead (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Nobody ever said this would be easy (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Blackhawks down Canucks 2-1 to tie series (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks low shot tally costs in end (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks let one slip away (Eric Duhatschek, Globe and Mail) Blackhawks are fit to be tied (Rosie Dimanno, Toronto Star) Supporting role suits Sundin (Rosie Dimanno, Toronto Star) After tragedy, solace in The Game (Rosie Dimanno, Toronto Star) Chicago hope (Terry Jones, Toronto...

MSM links for May 2, 2009 0

MSM links for May 2, 2009

The Bulin Wall of Shame (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Cowan re-joins Canucks at practice but not expected to play against Blackhawks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks claim bad third period merely a blip (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Kane’s puck luck inspires Canucks comments (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Pyatt unlikely to play tonight (National Post) Oft-injured Salo still battling for Holy Grail (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) From pudgy to prodigy (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) Hawks wish they had the last two minutes to do over (Tim Sassone, Chicago Daily-Herald) Rusty Canucks feeling fortunate (Tim Sassone, Chicago Daily-Herald) Flu limited Toews...

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)...