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Still on the Bandwagon

Still on the Bandwagon

Funny how one game can change the mood among Canucks fans. After Friday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Kings, you can almost feel the panic rippling through Canucks Nation. You can almost sense it from the team too when they juggled their line combinations. With various players stuck on 0 goals, coach Alain Vigneault lined Mason Raymond up next to the Sedins, promoted Jeff Tambellini to the second line, and demoted Mikael Samuelsson from the first line to the third line. It worked. Sunday’s 5-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes was huge on a number of levels. As a...

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 11, 2010 Edition

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 11, 2010 Edition

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and answers them in her own cantakerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com In this week’s edition of “Ask Katie Canucks about the Canucks”, Katie tackles questions from teacher Lisa VanDalfsen’s Grade 6 class at Promontory Heights Elementary Community School in Chilliwack. Q: If the Sedin twins had to be separated which one would you keep and why? Katie: Well now that Henrik Sedin has been named Captain, I guess we’d have to get rid of Daniel! Also, Henrik is...

Canucks Season Preview Series: Depth Up The Middle

Canucks Season Preview Series: Depth Up The Middle

[As we approach the start of the NHL regular season, members of the Canucks blogosphere give their two cents about your Vancouver Canucks and address the issues, questions and expectations of the team in their 40th year anniversary.] For far too long, the Canucks have been pretty thin up the middle. When talking about their lineup, it seemed like they’ve always had a decent no. 1 center but lacking a big, physical one. As for depth? Forget about it… unless you want to fondly remember the days of Marc Chouinard and Tommi Santala. Mike Gillis started addressing the Canucks’ depth...

Canucks Season Preview Series: Building on Career Years

Canucks Season Preview Series: Building on Career Years

[As we approach the start of the NHL regular season, members of the Canucks blogosphere give their two cents about your Vancouver Canucks and address the issues, questions and expectations of the team in their 40th year anniversary.] En route to scoring 268 goals in the season – second in the NHL only to the Washington Capitals – and winning the Northwest Division for the third time in four seasons, a lot of things went right for the Vancouver Canucks. Specifically, Ryan Kesler, Mason Raymond and Alex Edler all took their game to another level in 2009/2010. For the second...

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 4, 2010 Edition

Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 4, 2010 Edition

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and answers them in her own cantakerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] Photo credit: CBC In this week’s edition of “Ask Katie About the Canucks”, Katie talks about breakouts and busts, cries about B-Mo, picks a new linemate for the Sedins, and picks a drinking buddy. Lisa asks: “If you could choose any player in the NHL and put him on the Canucks, who would it be and who would you play him with?” Katie: I bet every body would be jumping...

Ask Katie About the Canucks: September 27, 2010 Edition

Ask Katie About the Canucks: September 27, 2010 Edition

In this week’s edition of “Ask Katie About the Canucks”, Katie talks about expectations, Lou’s hair, Kes for Captain, Burrows’ replacement, Todd Bertuzzi and puck bunnies. Trent (an Oilers fan) asks: With all this talk about the Canucks being the team to beat in the west this year, do you think this will hamper or help them in the season and playoffs? Also, what if anything is missing from their line-up to put them over the top? Katie: Last year a lot of people predicted the Canucks to win the Cup early on, and I don’t think they (the team)...

Putting Team First: Luongo Gives Up The “C”

Putting Team First: Luongo Gives Up The “C”

After a meeting with Mike Gillis this morning, Roberto Luongo has given up the Canucks captaincy. Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that goaltender Roberto Luongo has decided he will relinquish his role as team captain. Luongo’s leadership remains important to the club’s continued success and he will continue to support teammates with his work ethic, discipline and desire to win. “Roberto has been an excellent captain for our team the past two seasons,” said Mike Gillis. “We respect and support his decision to relinquish the captaincy and are confident that he will continue to help...

Ask Katie About The Canucks: September 13, 2010 Edition

Ask Katie About The Canucks: September 13, 2010 Edition

(Editor’s note: Welcome to the inaugural edition of “Ask Katie About The Canucks”. Every week, Katie Maximick – some of you know her as @canucksgirl44 on Twitter or as the Cantankerous Canuck on her personal website – will take questions from you and answer them in this space. We hope you enjoy her sass as much as we do. – J.J.) First question from @BobSongs: “Who will wear the mantle of goat this season? Sundin, Welly and Alberts… who’s next?” Katie:  Honestly, Bob, this year’s scapegoat may be Andrew Alberts again. Last season he was everyone’s favourite person to yell...

Gillis, Luongo: Monday Morning Meeting

Gillis, Luongo: Monday Morning Meeting

While in Penticton for the Canucks Young Stars Tourney, Mike Gillis mentioned that his long-awaited, much-anticipated conversation with Roberto Luongo about the Canucks captaincy will take place today. “I think the expectations that go with that position or that title in a Canadian city can be a distraction,” Gillis said. “I will discuss it with him (Monday) and I will find out whether he feels the same way and get his thoughts on the process. “I know he desperately wants to win a Stanley Cup and he is going to do everything in his power to do that. If he...

Put the dagger in Chelsea Dagger

Put the dagger in Chelsea Dagger

Worst. Song. Ever. I’m glad the Canucks agree, and I, too, hope we don’t hear it as often as we did last year.

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