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Out of Town Notebook: Lost Seasons in Montreal, Los Angeles? 2

Out of Town Notebook: Lost Seasons in Montreal, Los Angeles?

Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens-Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Final. Don’t expect a repeat appearence from either team. Today, the Kings made it official, hiring Darryl Sutter as their new coach. We talked last week about how hiring Sutter might just be the least imaginative, worst-thought-out decision GM Dean Lombardi could make for his team. The Kings already defend well – it’s hard to see Sutter adding to this area. The Kings already had a coach who demanded accountability – and it’s doubtful Darryl Sutter will do this in a way that’s more innovative than...

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Out of Town Notebook: Concussions, Kings and Darryl Sutter 2

Out of Town Notebook: Concussions, Kings and Darryl Sutter

Things that make one wonder on a Tuesday:  The Kings are in Trouble  Has Dean Lombardi lost his mind?  According to reports, the Los Angeles Kings are looking at Darryl Sutter as their next coach.  Because the Lombardi-Sutter connection won championships in San Jose, right?  Look, it’s not like the problem with the Kings isn’t well-known. They aren’t scoring enough goals (last in the league). Their point-producers, outside of Anze Kopitar, are all under-performing.  How Sutter – a notorious “defense-first, -second and –third” coach – could be seen as the right person to create scoring is a mystery.    Not...

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Shinny: CHBWFHP Update and Can Someone Tell Wayne Gretzky His Daughter is Blowing Up Twitter? 0

Shinny: CHBWFHP Update and Can Someone Tell Wayne Gretzky His Daughter is Blowing Up Twitter?

We’re back! Did you miss us? (Don’t answer that question.) Let’s check in on where we stand in the inaugural Canucks Hockey Blog Writers Fantasy Hockey Pool (or as it shall be dubbed this week, the “Can Someone Please Tell Wayne Gretzky His Daughter is Blowing Up Twitter Invitational”). Remember, you can check out our pool here. Onto the standings:   1. 2 Sedins, 0 Cups (Tom) – 95 points As 2 Sedins, 0 Cups continues its historic run towards the first CHBWFHP championship, I would just like to make it known that this win is all the more sweet...

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Out of Town Notebook: Better or Worse Than Their Record 0

Out of Town Notebook: Better or Worse Than Their Record

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] If the 2011-12 season was the Pacific Ocean, we’ve barely dipped our toe into the cold waters. Nonetheless, there’s been almost a month of NHL hockey, and it’s not too early to start evaluating what’s happening around the league. Here now are a handful of teams better than, or worse than, their record-to-date. Significantly Worse Than Their Record (aka the Ron Washington is a Lousy Coach Division) Toronto: The Leafs enter Friday with a 6-2-1 record and a...

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Out of Town Notebook: A Day of Hockey Tragedies 0

Out of Town Notebook: A Day of Hockey Tragedies

In January I wrote that Russian hockey, by forcing domestic players into the KHL, was ensuring the the league could one day approach, if not equal and surpass, the talent level found in the NHL. Today’s tragic plane crash underscores how that will probably never happen. In his book “King of Russia: A Year in the Russian Superleague,” Dave King talks at length in about the travels of KHL teams – the tough mining towns, the surrounding poverty and the perilous flights teams took between games. It’s a subject matter he’s commented on again in the wake of the accident. There’s lots of...

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Ask Katie about the Canucks: October 11, 2010 Edition 0

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...

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