Tagged: playoffs 2009

MSM links for April 24, 2009

MSM links for April 24, 2009

Steady as she goes for Luongo and crew (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Players, coach believe in timely rest stop (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Soft spot for Vancouver after all these years (Kent Gilchrist, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ Luongo not concerned about long rest between series (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) The difference maker (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Luongo aims to follow Roy (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Almost everything clicking (Sam Craig, The Hockey News via Metro News Vancouver)

Spring Break for the Canucks

Spring Break for the Canucks

Before I go praising the Canucks through every high hill and low dale, I have to give credit where credit is due and that’s to the St. Louis Blues. They played a fantastic series, they were young, inexperienced, and they gave us a heck of a run for our money. The 4-0 series sweep was no indication of how close the series was and even in the last game, they were down, they got up, they tied it, and they took us late into OT before they finally fell to their final playoff loss of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. So...

MSM links for April 22, 2009

MSM links for April 22, 2009

Canucks take series with overtime win (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Party erupts in downtown Vancouver (Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun) Canucks beat Blues in overtime, sweeping best-of-seven series (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Legend of Burrows growing (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Salo, Sundin set to return (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Saint Lou rules in St. Louis (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) The sweep is sweet, but what about Luongo (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Burrows: This one was for Luc (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks sweep aside Blues (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Alex Burrows and Roberto Luongo lead the way as Canucks sweep...

Bring Out The Brooms

Bring Out The Brooms

Game 4 and the Canucks need one win to become the first team to advance to the second round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If the first three games were any indication of what to expect, you can believe that there’s a lot more coming. Only two teams in the NHL have ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series, the Islanders and the Leafs. The first three games have given us everything we could have possibly asked for. There’s been hitting, some of the cheap stuff, fantastic goal tending, spectacular goals, can we really ask...

MSM links for April 21, 2009

MSM links for April 21, 2009

Canucks unleash triple trouble (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Taking care of business (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Police ready in case Canucks fans turn frantic (Mary Frances Hill, Vancouver Sun) Lesser lights shining as well (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Winning is only the beginning (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Sundin, Kariya likely both out (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Sundin’s status unclear for game 4 (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Canucks smell sweep (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) St. Louis Blues down but not out against Canucks (Jeremy Rutherford, St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Kariya’s status unsure for tonight (Norm Sanders, Belleville News-Democrat) Moose put focus...

The fat lady’s warming up but she ain’t singing yet

The fat lady’s warming up but she ain’t singing yet

I don’t blame Canucks fans for their exuberance (or even overexuberance) going into tonight’s game 4. I don’t know if the Canucks have ever been in this situation – a 3-0 lead in a 7-game series – but I know they’ve never completed a 4-0 sweep. It’s certainly exciting to think that it could happen tonight. I like that the Canucks realize how tough tonight’s game is going to be. I like that they realize they may have narrowly escaped defeat last Sunday. I like that they know they have to be better. From CBC Sports: Foremost on the minds...

X-Factor

X-Factor

In these playoffs it’s clear that the Canucks need to be firing on all cylinders. Everyone talks about the Sedins needing to step it up. They talk about Luongo needing to be on top of his game, but there’s one thing that can really be the X-Factor for this year’s Canucks playoff run and it is the play of 4 players. Particularly it is the 3rd line and Ryan Johnson. Coming off game three where the Canucks faced their biggest challenge in a first period throttling that saw them spend half the period on the penalty kill. That’s where the...

Canucks jersey is the new Ed Hardy

Canucks jersey is the new Ed Hardy

It’s not uncommon for downtown Vancouver nightclubs to ban Ed Hardy and Charles Audigier attire, but banning Canucks jerseys? Seriously? From the CBC: Playoff fever may be sweeping the city, but infected Vancouver Canucks fans are not always welcome in at least one downtown pub. Mark James told CBC News he was kicked out of the Library Square Pub on West Georgia Street for wearing a Canucks jersey immediately after the team won its second playoff game against St. Louis on Friday night. The reason? “The reasoning was dress code. The jersey is not a part of their dress code,”...

MSM links for April 20, 2009

MSM links for April 20, 2009

Canucks reaching into broom closet (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) No Sundin, no problem (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Canucks tighten grip on Blues (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Sundin injury a reminder Canucks should sweep Blues away (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Is a nagging hip injury bothering Sundin (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ special teams coming together at perfect time (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Canucks vault to 3-0 series lead (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Blues fading to black (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) Blues reverting to early season form at worst time (Jeff Gordon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Blues must play statement game...

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