Tagged: playoffs 2009

MSM links for May 15, 2009 0

MSM links for May 15, 2009

Gillis prepares for a busy summer (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Considering adversity, a decent job by Vigneault (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) One big, happy hockey family (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Vancouver Canucks re-sign Steve Bernier for two years (Vancouver Sun) Demitra and three others to go under knife (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) “It’s not easy playing just once a month,” LaBarbera says (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Yeah, we lost, but that was some great hockey (Vancouver Sun) ‘I felt we were the better team,’ Canucks GM says (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Canucks clean out lockers after loss (AP via...

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MSM links for May 14, 2009 0

MSM links for May 14, 2009

Ohlund classy to the end (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Sedin contract talks to move from back to front burner (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Why would they trade me? Luongo asks (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Players pause to reflect on past, future (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Sundin sits on fence again (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) How did it go so very wrong for the Canucks? (Jeff Patterson, Georgia Straight) Canucks’ exit should inspire Moose (Randy Turner, Winnipeg Free Press) Will layoff hurt and can Cody help? (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press) Like this:Like Loading…

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MSM links for May 13, 2009 0

MSM links for May 13, 2009

How do you lose a legacy? (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) The case for letting Luongo go (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) The hard truth: Canucks must deal Luongo (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Did the somebodies up there want Chicago to win? (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Vigneault’s future with Canucks rests in hands of management (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Time to tinker after playoff stinker? (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Why, howdy Hodgson (Tim Campbell, Winnipeg Free Press) Hodgson joins Moose for third round (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Like this:Like Loading…

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Dan O. and Leggo laid an eggo 10

Dan O. and Leggo laid an eggo

By NHL standards, Dan O’Halloran and Mike Leggo officiated a good game last night. Like Colin Campbell’s disciplinary decisions this offseason, the officiating was horribly inconsistent. If Colin Campbell is the ringleader of NHL justice, then his referees have a done a good job of following him. Considering the importance of last night’s game, it was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen. From my point of view, it seemed like Dan O. and Leggo didn’t know how they wanted to call the game. At times, they would let a lot of things go; at others, no. They...

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Season Wrap Up – Missing Since April 21st: Roberto Luongo 23

Season Wrap Up – Missing Since April 21st: Roberto Luongo

I’ve defended Luongo all season. There are people that are saying that I’m completely out of line for what you’re about to read, there are people saying that were it not for Luongo, we would never have gotten where we were. There are people that say it was the defences fault and that he is not to blame. When the regular season is done, it’s gone. What happens in the regular season means nothing. It’s over. Don’t believe me? Look at the San Jose Sharks. Slam dunk case. ln an elimination game, all stats go out the window. Nothing matters...

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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...

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Giving credit where credit is due 2

Giving credit where credit is due

It’s hard to sum up an entire season in one post, so rest assured that Richard, Alix and I will do our best to offer our thoughts in a series of them over the next few days. ***** I was optimistic this morning because I sincerely thought the Canucks had what it took to compete with the Blackhawks and force a Game 7. I was optimistic because, in this biggest game of the series (heck, the biggest game of the season), I expected Roberto Luongo to be at his best. The Canucks competed alright and they did a lot of...

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Even Shane O’Brien Scored 4

Even Shane O’Brien Scored

It’s over. It’s not the end of the world, but for the next couple of days it’s certainly going to feel like it. Everyone predicted what they thought the game would be like, we all hoped for Game 7, the only 7 the Canucks saw tonight was on the score sheet. The final score Blackhawks 7 – Canucks 5. This was a night that saw almost everything you could think of in a game. Horrible refereeing, enourmous hits happening all game long, beautiful goals, run and gun hockey, a hat trick, some fabulous goal tending, some not so fabulous goaltending,...

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Every Night Becomes a Best of One 9

Every Night Becomes a Best of One

In this series you can look at stats and claim that Henrik has been the best forward, but best is a relative term. Their best hasn’t been good enough, and that’s why the Canucks are down in the series. Daniel hasn’t done anything of mention so far, and Burrows who’s our new first line winger has been silent. Tonight, backs against the wall, this is where teams are made. You don’t become legends, or go down in history, without facing adversity. The Canucks have been with their backs against the wall before. When they were sitting in 11th they faced...

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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)...

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