Tagged: Ryan Kesler

I Watched This Game: Canucks 7 – 3 Blue Jackets

I Watched This Game: Canucks 7 – 3 Blue Jackets

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] Less than twenty-four hours after a high-octane skillfest with one of the NHL’s elite teams in one of the NHL’s elite hockey markets, the Canucks were sentenced to an evening in Columbus. There was concern that this game could be something of a trap game, as Vancouver realistically couldn’t have...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Red Wings (OT)

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Red Wings (OT)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] The Canucks and Red Wings have met twice this season, and both games have been among the most entertaining of the year. We at PITB often talk about the way Canucks fans view their team’s games through a vaccuum; we disregard the play of the other team and blame everything,...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 1 Blues

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 1 Blues

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] This was one of those games the Canucks had to win. No, it wasn’t a must-win (I hardly believe in them), but it was a road game against a beleaguered and bruised Blues team, for whom three of their top three offensive weapons weren’t playing. And, sadly for St. Louis...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Blues Jackets (OT)

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Blues Jackets (OT)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view this post and other foolishness insightful takes on the Canucks and the NHL, visit Pass It To Bulis.] That was fun, huh? Incredibly, last night was already Ryan Kesler’s fourth multi-goal game of the season, the 13th of his career. However, despite his propensity for scoring in bunches (like a blaxploitation hero), Kesler had yet to net three goals in sixty minutes....

Games Within The Game

Games Within The Game

There are several interesting storylines in tonight’s game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Alain Vigneault vs. Scott Arniel Before Arniel signed a three-year contract with the Jackets, he was frequently mentioned as a possible AV replacement. After all, Arniel coached the Manitoba Moose to some very good seasons (like AV did) and took them to the Calder Cup Final (unlike AV). If GM Mike Gillis ever decided that he’s had enough of Vigneault’s man-crush on Kevin Bieksa, surely Arniel would have been one of the favorites to step in behind the Canucks’ bench. Now, Arniel has...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2 – 1 Oilers

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2 – 1 Oilers

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view this post and other foolishness insightful takes on the Canucks and the NHL, visit Pass It To Bulis.] Let’s talk about Daniel and Henrik Sedin, currently sitting 4th and 7th in the NHL with 36 and 35 points, respectively. Henrik has 4 more assists than any other player; Daniel is 5th in the league in goals. They’ve been among the top ten...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 5 – 4 Ducks (Shootout)

I Watched This Game: Canucks 5 – 4 Ducks (Shootout)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view this post and other foolishness insightful takes on the Canucks and the NHL, visit Pass It To Bulis.] My favourite thing about come-from-behind victories is the following day’s media coverage. Despite a Canucks’ victory, articles are still overwhelmingly negative, because the journalists have pre-written pieces about a Canucks loss. When it becomes a win, they hold their tone. They’ll claim it’s because...

Luongo, Goalie and Poet

Luongo, Goalie and Poet

This is Luongo’s BEAUTIFUL poetry that appeared on TSN in the intermission of last night’s game. He then shutout the Hawks in a mesmerizing performance. It brings a tear. Maybe he should write a whole book of poetry right before the playoffs. Maybe that’s what has been missing in the Canucks dressing room the past couple of seasons. The guys should have a poetry night before they hit the ice. Sami Salo: “Yearning for a titanium body” Alex Burrows: “1 Sedin 2 Sedin 3 Sedin GOAL!” Mikael Samuelsson: “G is for goalie F is for forward Y is for yonder...

I Feel the Need.. the Need for Speed

I Feel the Need.. the Need for Speed

(Please forgive me for the cheesy headline, but any chance you get to drop a Top Gun reference there is no way you can pass it up – kinda like taking pot shots at the Calgary Flames for instance.) If you’ve been watching the Canucks over the past couple of weeks, you’ve likely noticed a few players find a third and fourth gear in their skates. Heck, the only Flames worth watching last night were coming from Raymond and Tambellini as they lit the ice up. In fact, it seems that Tambellini’s insertion into the Canucks second line provided Kesler...

RK17: Ryan Kesler, Fashionista

RK17: Ryan Kesler, Fashionista

Ryan Kesler has joined the ranks of Ovechkin and Crosby when it comes to having a clothing line. The two time Selke nominee who spent his summer touring the country with NHL 2K11 to promote his newest video game has teamed up with FIRSTAR Sports to launch his line RK17. FIRSTAR Sports announces their partnership today with Ryan Kesler to launch RK17, an exclusive Kesler-inspired collection of apparel. RK17 is fashionable sportswear that includes shirts, jackets, hats and other casual wear. The must-have line goes on sale next week. I like the jacket he’s got on in this picture, but...

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