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Canucks/Blackhawks brouhaha 15

Canucks/Blackhawks brouhaha

Photo credit: canucks.com Shortly after the Canucks scored and made it 3-0 in the 3rd period against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight, the Blackhawks decided to show how tough and resilient they are. First, Dustin Byfuglien punched Roberto Luongo in the face. A few seconds later, Dave Bolland punched Daniel Sedin while the puck was a good 30 feet away from him. Yeah, real tough. Alain Vigneault was pissed off at Chicago coach Joel Queneville and rightfully so. Sending their tough guys going after the Canucks’ best players was a chicken shit move and it’s the kind of “fighting” the league...

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Lost opportunity not a big deal.  Yet. 0

Lost opportunity not a big deal. Yet.

“Over 82 games, sometimes these things are going to happen, but this was a missed opportunity for us,” said Canucks coach Alain VIgneault. “It was there and everybody knew about it, but our game wasn’t good enough. They got a bounce or two but were the better team.” – Alain Vigneault after last night’s loss Given the Canucks have lost every 5 games or so, I suppose it wasn’t a surprise that they lost to the Phoenix Coyotes last night. They were, after all, coming off 4 consecutive wins and they can’t be expected to win every game. Given that...

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MSM links for February 5, 2009 0

MSM links for February 5, 2009

GM goes back, back, back (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) A rusty Luongo will come around: Gillis (Vancouver Province) O’Brien provides welcome distraction (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) For the time being at least, Sedins’ man is no agent of change (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) How I got Sundin moving (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) A turning point? (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) McIver back on blue line (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Like this:Like Loading…

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SOB apologizes, Gillis accepts 1

SOB apologizes, Gillis accepts

Like any good relationship who has just had a fight, they talked it over and cleared things up. And after the game-day skate yesterday, Shane O’Brien apologized. From Ben Kuzma (Vancouver Province): Instead of driving his career into the ditch, Shane O’Brien took the high road Tuesday. The Vancouver Canucks defenceman clarified his comments over the frustration of being a healthy scratch Saturday and not understanding the message that he must play tougher and not necessarily fight. O’Brien met with general manager Mike Gillis on Tuesday morning to map out the right route for his eventual return to the lineup....

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MSM links for February 3, 2009 0

MSM links for February 3, 2009

Not forever a Canuck, classy Ohlund plays on (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Coach has only good memories of Sundin (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) O’Brien comes out fighting – with words (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) O’Brien not happy with Canucks brass (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Father knows best when to keep mum (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Demitra ready for new mate (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Lack of scoring frustrates Sundin (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Ward saves his best (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) What’s wrong with them? (Hosea Cheung, 24 Hours Vancouver) Hodgson earns OHL weekly honour (Mike Hayakawa via YorkRegion.com) Like...

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SOB speaks out and some stats from the ‘D’ 4

SOB speaks out and some stats from the ‘D’

My friends will attest that I’m a big Shane O’Brien fan. I think he’s a solid guy, considering his third-pairing role. I think he’s a tough guy that doesn’t hesitate to defend his teammates when he needs to. (Mason Raymond probably agrees with me as well.) Today though, one night after being a healthy scratch for the first time since being acquired by the Canucks, he spoke out about his role (Hosea Cheung, Canucks 24/7): After Monday’s practice, it was Shane O’Brien’s turn to speak out. “I’m not asking to be first unit powerplay, 25 minutes a night,” said the...

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Signs of life 4

Signs of life

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!...

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MSM links for January 29, 2009 0

MSM links for January 29, 2009

Canucks continue home-ice slump losing 5-3 to Nashville (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) And the suffering continues (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Clouds of gloom gather at GM Place (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) ‘Good teams find ways to win’ (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Get-out-of-jail cards all used up (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) O’Brien fined for riding to the rescue but vows he’d do it again (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks still stuck in reverse (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Sundin likes to take it easy (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Stars tickled pink over agreement with Moose (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Like...

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MSM links for December 22, 2008 0

MSM links for December 22, 2008

Duck’s game must warm up (Marc Weber, Vancouver Province) Morrison off to a slow start (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Anaheim aims to see Ryan soaring one day (Marc Weber, Vancouver Province) Thin hockey socks offer no protection (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) O’Brien’s calling foul… right after being called foul (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks-Ducks game to lack Finnish Flash (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sundin departure angers Leafs fans (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Sundin soap washes out in Wild West (Jack Todd, Montreal Gazette) Canucks still need another piece (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Like this:Like Loading…

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MSM links for December 3, 2008 0

MSM links for December 3, 2008

Looks like it’s Schneider time (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks notebook: Sanford sits out (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) ‘I’m ahead of schedule,’ says Luongo (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks shoot… they don’t score (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Kesler, Burrows need goals (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) O’Brien trying to stay out of penalty box (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Hurt Lu hurts, but Wellwood makes it well (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver) Vancouver Canucks’ performance looks very familiar (Jeff Patterson, Georgia Straight) Like this:Like Loading…

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