Not that his status as one of the best defensemen to ever wear a Canucks jersey was ever in doubt, but Mattias Ohlund reached a significant milestone on Saturday night. From Elliott Pap (Vancouver Sun): Canuck Mattias Ohlund earned another piece of franchise history Saturday when he collected the 321st point of his career. Ohlund is now tied with Jyrki Lumme and Dennis Kearns for most points by a blueliner. He has 18 games to set a new mark. “Eighteen more to go, you never know,” Ohlund said Sunday, smiling. “I guess [it’s possible]. I’m not too concerned about it....Click here to read more.
Good morning boys and girls. It’s 5:19 AM and I just rolled out of bed and wife’s annoyed. We go through this same routine every trade deadline day. I set my alarm for 5:00 AM, I wake up, and she wonders why the heck I do this. No worries. I know she follows along at work. I hope you will too. But first, coffee. [update: 03/04/2009, 5:23 AM] From Bruce Garrioch via Hosea Cheung: League sources say the Canucks are offering D Kevin Bieksa, LW Mason Raymond and a No. 1 pick for Bouwmeester. That package is about what I...Click here to read more.
Ohlund would consider waiving no-trade clause, but expects to cash in on July 1 (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Plenty of trade deadline action in the offing (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Why mess with a winning team? (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Burrows repeats his plea to stay (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks’ Edler playing with broken bone in his foot (Vancovuer Sun) Let’s make a deal (Vancouver Sun) March madness (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Devil’s in details for 2010 (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) They could be Canucks trade bait (Tim Campbell, Winnipeg Free Press) Time for the Canucks to wheel and...Click here to read more.
Canucks take lead and keep it to beat Senators 5-2 (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Scoring was never really his thing (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Sundin circus to Sedin circus (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Yes, they can: Canucks beat Senators 5-2 (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Rebuilding the blueline (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Sundin’s road show arrives in Ontario (Roy MacGregor, Globe and Mail) The Sundin train to TO stops in Ottawa (Wayne Scanlan, Ottawa Citizen) Double trouble for Sens (Ken Warren, Ottawa Citizen) Sundin deserves nothing less than cheers in TO (Sam Craig, The Hockey News via Metro News Vancouver)...Click here to read more.
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)Click here to read more.
The Vancouver Canucks didn’t just lose a hockey game last night; they lost yet another top defenseman to injury. From Brad Ziemer (Vancouver Sun): Mum’s the word on Canuck defenceman Mattias Ohlund, who did not play the third period of Friday night’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Atlanta Thrashers. The Canucks were not divulging the nature of Ohlund’s injury, except to say it is an “upper-body” ailment. “He’s got an upper-body injury and is going to be re-evaluated when we get home and we’ll let everybody know on Sunday,” said tight-lipped Canuck coach Alain Vigneault. Ohlund wasn’t saying much more...Click here to read more.
After two weeks on the road and almost a week with a nasty cold, I finally got around to watching some Canucks hockey. I don’t know how Mike does it, but it’s damn tough to stay up and watch the boys when the games start at 10:00 PM or 10:30 PM. Anyway, I know I’ve got some catching up to do so here goes. At 201 minutes and 8 seconds, Roberto Luongo’s current shutout streak is nothing short of impressive. If he shuts the door through the first 11 minutes and 4 seconds of tonight’s game, he’ll break his own...Click here to read more.
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,...Click here to read more.
Wait and ‘C’ time for Ohlund (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Coach can always circle out the wagons by sending Johnson (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Time’s now to make a mark (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) New beginning, old concerns (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Clean sheet for Moose (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)Click here to read more.