Tagged: Steve Bernier

X-Factor 0

X-Factor

In these playoffs it’s clear that the Canucks need to be firing on all cylinders. Everyone talks about the Sedins needing to step it up. They talk about Luongo needing to be on top of his game, but there’s one thing that can really be the X-Factor for this year’s Canucks playoff run and it is the play of 4 players. Particularly it is the 3rd line and Ryan Johnson. Coming off game three where the Canucks faced their biggest challenge in a first period throttling that saw them spend half the period on the penalty kill. That’s where the...

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MSM links for April 20, 2009 0

MSM links for April 20, 2009

Canucks reaching into broom closet (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) No Sundin, no problem (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Canucks tighten grip on Blues (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Sundin injury a reminder Canucks should sweep Blues away (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Is a nagging hip injury bothering Sundin (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks’ special teams coming together at perfect time (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Canucks vault to 3-0 series lead (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Blues fading to black (Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun) Blues reverting to early season form at worst time (Jeff Gordon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Blues must play statement game...

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MSM links for April 17, 2009 0

MSM links for April 17, 2009

Hockey Night in Canada gives Vancouver the bird (Jonathan McDonald, Vancouver Province) Snow showers around Luongo doesn’t faze goalie (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Let us spray, pesky Blues are saying (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Five-on-five more than a fair fight for the Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Bernier happy to give Salo credit for goal (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks a better hockey club with Salo on the ice (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Blues coach plays optimism card because ‘we can play better’ (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood adapts well to new role (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Sundin parked...

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Home cookin’ 2

Home cookin’

Something happened to the Canucks after that January 31st home loss to Minnesota. That home loss was their 9th straight at home, a franchise low; since then, they’ve gained 31 of a possible 38 points (15-3-1) and won 10 straight games at home, a new franchise high. It was then that Alain Vigneault decided to split up Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows, and while they’ve easily been the team’s best players since that move, the rest of the team have also played much, much better. The results are certainly quite impressive. Just look at this before and after picture of...

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MSM links for January 9, 2009 0

MSM links for January 9, 2009

Luongo feels ‘great’, takes shots at practice (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Luongo a big step closer to returning (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bullish on Sundin (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Talent to burn, room to learn (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Johnson just can’t wait to get a handle on nagging finger injury (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Blues found a gem in Sweden’s Patrik Berglund (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) More help on the way for Moose (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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Ripple effect 0

Ripple effect

After a 4-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers last night in which he had 3 points, Alex Burrows does the best job of summing up the effect of Mats Sundin’s addition to the Vancouver Canucks lineup (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun): “We didn’t see their top four defencemen all night,” Burrows explained of the Oiler matchups. “We saw a lot of their third pairing, so obviously that’s going to open up ice for us. I think everybody will be benefit from him.” Kyle Wellwood also added: “I was talking to Henrik and Daniel before the game, telling them the other team’s...

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MSM links for December 4, 2008 0

MSM links for December 4, 2008

Sanford says his back is back and is ready to start (Vancouver Province) Wings what Nucks need (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bad timing could belt the Canucks (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Playmaker Wellwood adjusts to new role as goal-scorer (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Bernier counting goals, not sheep (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks relish date at ‘The Joe’ (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Sanford feels well enough to start (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Sundin could maybe sort of save Canucks season (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Cody Hodgson’s early Christmas (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Moose get straight A’s (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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MSM links for November 26, 2008 0

MSM links for November 26, 2008

Luongo has company (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Schneider bides his time (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Smartened up by a dressing down (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) D-men jump up, so do their numbers (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Bieksa just about ready (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Team’s play, effort a welcome ray of sunshine (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) The groin heard around the world (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver) Moose makes the jump (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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MSM links for November 14, 2008 0

MSM links for November 14, 2008

New third jersey pass players’ test (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Tough break for Canucks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks D-man maintains ties to Leaf Nation (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Broken foot sidelines Bieksa (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Bernier swings and misses (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Wellwood got his slack back coast (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) This season recalls productive Toronto teamup with Sundin (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Fat to fabulous: The Kyle Wellwood story (Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun) Ouellet puts on happy face after Canucks cameo (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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MSM links for November 13, 2008 0

MSM links for November 13, 2008

Two streaks bite the dust (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Avs goalie Budaj outduels Bobby Lou (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Luongo closes door while offence dithers (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Canucks goal scorers not hitting net (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Luongo’s shutout streak ends (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Wolski, Svatos deliver in shootout for Colorado (Adrian Dater, Denver Post) A taste for coaching (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)

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