Canucks go fishing for a big win (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood, Pyatt, humble, hopeful (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks will try to stop history repeating itself against Sharks (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) What is ailing the Sharks (David Pollak and Mark Emmons, Mercury News) Prospects make patience pay (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)
Depending on who you talk to, yesterday’s flare-up between Mason Raymond, Willie Mitchell and Shane O’Brien was a positive or a negative sign. It’s a positive if you consider that the players are at least showing some emotion. It’s a negative if the bad blood carries into the dressing room and during games. Not too long ago, the players themselves were commenting on how truly tight-knit this group of Canucks are so I’m sure the former is true. I hope that’s still the case. Some coverage from the scrap: Canucks scrap at team’s skate (Hosea Cheung, 24 Hours Vancouver) Yowza!...
All Luongo wants is the two points (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Sundin ready for second half (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Sundin spent break away from rink (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Backup LaBarbera goes to the dogs and back during break (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Canuck winger playing outside the box (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun)
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)
Canucks worried about jinxing Luongo’s shutout streak (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Hansen’s in, but Burnaby Joe is out (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Mitchell, Bieksa shutdown specialists (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Hansen’s injury bumps rookie down roster ladder (Vancouver Province) Learning to minimize the minors (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Sundin sells Toronto home, remains quiet on future (Tim Wharsby, Globe and Mail)
Photo credit: canucks.com Goaltender Roberto Luongo’s selection as captain of the Vancouver Canucks may have been unconventional but I think it’s still the right choice. No one can dispute that he is the Canucks’ best player. He makes his teammates better. He makes the team better. He is one of Canucks’ most vocal leaders, and really, they’ll go as far as Luongo takes them. By definition, he already was the team’s captain. And that’s just the on-ice stuff. One of the characteristics I’ve admired most in Canucks captains is their dedication to charities and involvement in the communities. Trevor Linden,...
With Trevor Linden’s retirement and Markus Naslund’s and Brendan Morrison’s departures, the team has yet to announce the next Canucks player to don the ‘C’ on his jersey.
What do you guys think? Who is your next Canucks captain?
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