Tagged: Sami Salo

Let’s Get Physical… Physical! 1

Let’s Get Physical… Physical!

Where the heck did that come from on Wednesday? In the previous week, we’ve heard all kinds of experts confirm the Canucks as the favorite to win it all this June but an equal number of them expressed that they wouldn’t be surprised if the most dominant team in the NHL this regular season with all their trophies and top-5 presence in nearly every important statistical category were bounced by the reigning champs in the first round. Why? Most questioned whether the Canucks were tough enough both mentally and physically to make it through what is probably the most difficult...

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Ask Katie about the Canucks: Lui’s confident heading to the playoffs – are you? 2

Ask Katie about the Canucks: Lui’s confident heading to the playoffs – are you?

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@KMaximick)] Photo credit: National Post Whoever likes losing 4-1 to the worst team in the NHL raise their hand. Anyone? No? Yeah, that’s what I thought. I think the only worth-while thing Canucks fans got out of Saturday’s game against Edmonton was the HNIC Afterhours interviews with coach Vigneault and Roberto Luongo. Andrew (@andz205) asks: Lui said during his HNIC interview that he’s excited to face the...

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Ask Katie about the Canucks: Comebacks, Goalies, Nicknames and Pranks 1

Ask Katie about the Canucks: Comebacks, Goalies, Nicknames and Pranks

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@KMaximick)] Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Welcome back, Ask Katie readers. I hope you all enjoyed the Canucks win on Saturday and your weekends, including yesterday’s Heritage Classic in Calgary. Carey Price looked like he was about to get pneumonia and perhaps did, considering the Flames scored four unanswered goals on the poor guy. Adrian (@unambig) asks: Maybe you’re a closet Flames fan? Katie: Maybe the Leafs will make...

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Canucks Review and Preview: February 14 to February 20, 2011 1

Canucks Review and Preview: February 14 to February 20, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@cayking).] Canucks Record 56 GP, 36-11-9, 81 points (1st in Northwest Division, 1st in Western Conference) Who’s Hot It was about this time last year that Mikael Samuelsson went on a hot streak, a way of showing Team Sweden what they were missing out on. To say that Sammy is en fuego as of late would be an understatement. He has 6 goals and 14 points in his last 8 games while adding a different look to the...

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Keep Salo Away From The Crackers 1

Keep Salo Away From The Crackers

When the final buzzer sounded in the Vancouver Canucks’ final game against the Chicago Blackhawks on May 11th last year, they were down to a defense corps that includes Kevin Bieksa, Christian Ehrhoff, Sami Salo, Andrew Alberts and Shane O’Brien. Barring any last-minute changes, the Canucks will start tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames with a defense that includes the same top-four of Bieksa, Ehrhoff, Salo and Alberts. Plus, instead of SOB, they’ll have Aaron Rome in the lineup. And rookie Chris Tanev. For all the excellent planning and work GM Mike Gillis did over the summer to address the...

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Ask Katie about the Canucks: Conspiracy Theories and Some Slash 1

Ask Katie about the Canucks: Conspiracy Theories and Some Slash

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@KMaximick)] Hi there, hungover Canucks fans! For those of you who don’t give a damn about football, thanks for your questions for today’s column. You were a big help during a hectic weekend when people were too enthralled with Troy Polamalu’s mane of hair and Fergie’s train-wreck version of Sweet Child of Mine to help me out. You, my friends, saved the day. I feel like I’ve...

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Pass the Time: Canucks vs. Senators Pregame 0

Pass the Time: Canucks vs. Senators Pregame

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for winning Super Bowl XLV. As well, congratulations to Christina Aguilera for joining Bryan Adams in national anthem infamy and looking like a younger Cyndi Lauper in the process. As we turn our attention back to the Canucks and wait for puck drop in tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators, here are some reads to help pass the time: Daniel’s hot on Stamkos’ trail in the Art Ross trophy race. [Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province] Sammy’s back. [Ian Walker, Vancouver Sun] Sami’s getting there too. [Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province] Lee Sweatt’s staying in town. [Ian...

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Catching up to Cody and the Canucks 1

Catching up to Cody and the Canucks

My apologies for not posting anything in the last couple of days. Work and home life got a bit crazy. Regardless, allow me to share some quick thoughts on the Canucks this week. ***** Is it just me or does the Canucks’ rise to the top of the NHL standings feel somewhat surreal? Recently, it’s almost as if the Canucks can’t do anything wrong. Even during their worst stretch of the season early in January when they lost 6 of 8 games, they managed 8 points and maintained their first place standing in the Western Conference. Despite being decimated by...

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