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MSM links for December 3, 2008 0

MSM links for December 3, 2008

Looks like it’s Schneider time (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks notebook: Sanford sits out (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) ‘I’m ahead of schedule,’ says Luongo (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks shoot… they don’t score (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Kesler, Burrows need goals (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) O’Brien trying to stay out of penalty box (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Hurt Lu hurts, but Wellwood makes it well (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver) Vancouver Canucks’ performance looks very familiar (Jeff Patterson, Georgia Straight) Like this:Like Loading…

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Uh-oh 4


I’m trying to look for a silver lining in the Canucks’ 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. I’d like to say that they at least outplayed the Jackets, only to be outplayed by rookie goaltender Steve Mason. Or that they’ve bounced back after back-to-back losses to the Calgary Flames. I can’t. The Canucks weren’t good. Well, maybe they were in the third period, but they still squandered a 2-1 lead with only 11 minutes left in the game. The powerplay connected twice – which matched their total from the last week and a half – but the...

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MSM links for December 2, 2008 0

MSM links for December 2, 2008

Canucks go from toast of the town to just toast (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks drop third straight to Blue Jackets (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks down to one healthy goalie (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Now a bad back, just Sanford’s luck (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Controversial autograph-signing session hounds Burrows (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) The faceoff: Luck has nothing to do with it (Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun) Kesler won’t forgive Umberger (Faceoff.com) First taste of the show (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Chat with coach spurs to snap six-game drought (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Mason saves the day (Aaron Portzline,...

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Flame out 0

Flame out

The Vancouver Canucks lost both games of a home-and-home series against the Calgary Flames. It was ugly in a sense that the Flames – and the Minnesota Wild – are now a single point behind our division-leading ‘Nucks, but also, the more offensive style of hockey we watched the first 22 games disappeared sometime between the first and second periods of Thursday night’s game. The Canucks were outchanced and outshot in both games, though truth be told, this isn’t anything new. (They have now been outshot in 15 of their first 24 games.) On Thursday, what was noticeable was how...

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MSM links for November 28, 2008 0

MSM links for November 28, 2008

Cowboy hat trick stalls drive (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Flame Cammalleri haunts former agent Gillis (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Hidden problems revealed (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Too sloppy, too loose, too confused (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Checking line still in a drought (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Been there, done that… again (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Cammalleri pulls his first career hat trick (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Cammalleri’s hat trick proves difference (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) All’s well now for Wellwood (Scott Cruickshank, Calgary Herald) Cammalleri wears hat in Flames win (Scott Cruickshank, Calgary Herald) Long road worth it to...

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MSM links for November 25, 2008 0

MSM links for November 25, 2008

Belief system wins out (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Sanford stones Cup champs (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) ‘Don’t be Luongo, Louie’ (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Luongo suffers common goalie injury (Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun) Salo wires home the winning goal (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Sanford’s biggest save yet to come (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Sedins, Demitra keep clicking (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Luongo has groin strain, not tear (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Red Wings fall to Canucks in overtime (Dave Dye, Detroit News) Red Wings lose lead late, game in overtime (Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press) Big pads for goalie...

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MSM links for November 24, 2008 0

MSM links for November 24, 2008

Canucks mix their emotions (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Wait may be over for Canucks’ top draft pick (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Schneider has opportunity (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Tough game even without Luongo (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Luongo’s injury could put Schneider on display (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) Safety net lacking (Adam Wazny, Winnipeg Sun) Salmon Kings’ goalie gets Moose call thanks to Luongo injury (Cleve Dheensaw, Victoria Times Colonist) Like this:Like Loading…

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The Sanford and Schneider show 2

The Sanford and Schneider show

We should find out the results of Roberto Luongo’s MRI after the Monday morning skate (TSN), so until then, we’ll be sitting on pins and needles. Of course, the hope is that the injury is relatively-minor – i.e. that he didn’t tear anything – and that he could be back on the ice in a couple of weeks or so. Just for fun, here are the number of games Lui would miss depending on how long he’s out for: 1 week: 3 games (2 home, 1 away) 2 weeks: 7 games (2 home, 5 away) 4 weeks: 12 games (5...

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MSM links for November 21, 2008 0

MSM links for November 21, 2008

Winning – and grinning (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Salo’s sidelined again (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Demitra loves sticking it to old team (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Sanford stands tall between pipes (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Saturday likely going to shootout (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Gillis-Bettman meeting right on schedule (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Pavol Demitra’s return haunts Wild (Michael Russo, Minneapolis Star-Tribune) ‘We just do our job’ (Adam Wazny, Winnipeg Sun) Like this:Like Loading…

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MSM links for November 19, 2008 0

MSM links for November 19, 2008

He’s one of the best left-wingers in Canucks history (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Blueshirts not low skill, low scoring (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Raymond out to dump funk (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Backup Sanford wants a start, sort of (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Edler’s ready for Rangers (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Markus Naslund skating under the radar for Rangers (Michael Obernauer, NY Daily News) Stingy Blueshirts getting by with D (Dan Martin, NY Post) Like this:Like Loading…

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