Amidst much anticipation, elevated expectations and dreams of the team’s first Stanley Cup, the puck finally drops tonight for the Vancouver Canucks’ 2010/2011 season. Can the Canucks live up to their top billing or will they wilt faster than Kate Gosselin’s career? They won’t answer those questions tonight. This team will be judged on the games they play this spring. But they need to get there first, and tonight is step one of that process. As we count down the minutes to game time, here are some links to tide you over: The Canucks and Kings face off against each...Click here to read more.
Tagged: Tom Larscheid
The following video is courtesy of Gladys (@gloomybb); it’s a tribute by John Shorthouse and Michael Buble (from Michael Buble’s concert on Friday night at GM Place Rogers Arena) to retiring Canucks color commentator Tom Larscheid. Nice touch. Who knew Shorty could sing?Click here to read more.
After 33 memorable years, Tom Larscheid is done as the Canucks colour commentator. He was the colour-man on Vancouver hockey broadcasts for all but four NHL seasons since 1977, and for more than a generation of hockey fans Larscheid’s insight and instincts provided a blunt barometer of the team’s performance – good or bad. “When you have a job you’ve loved each and every day, you’re sorry to give it up,” Larscheid said late Wednesday. “But the simple reality is I’m 70 years old and it’s time to pass the baton. It will be strange not to be up there...Click here to read more.