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Game Day - Blues @ Canucks

<img src="http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab192/canucksarmy/CanucksArmy%20Logos/PotP.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">The eight-game home stand continues tonight as the St. Louis Blues visit GM Place to play the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks will look to buck their recent trend of playing well against good teams, and playing poorly against struggling teams. The Blues are struggling right now, so the perfect tonic for them would seem to be to play the Canucks. For one reason or a

Canucks Army

Canucks Army

 

SIX BEFORE CHRISTMAS

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/salmonprospects.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">Lightning struck twice this week at SOFMC, with the Salmon Kings getting early first goals in their last two home games against the Stockton Thunder. On a power play, Chad Painchaud and Olvier Filion cycled the puck to Jimmy Sharrow who unleased a wicked snap shot from the high slot to open the scoring. With a tribute to the time of the year, after Cliff Lesquene finshed anno

Salmon Kings Booster Club

Salmon Kings Booster Club

 

O Captain My Captain - The AHL Years

<img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_awtafni6vMw/SoY2OaBaQFI/AAAAAAAADGk/TOicpXAtSx0/s200/moosepatch.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed"> Hockey Blog In Canuckland continues its look today at the three men who have captained the Manitoba Moose through their AHL days. As we saw yesterday, the groundwork was laid for future captains of the Moose by two hard-working former NHL players and a long-time warrior on blueline. Randy Gilhen, Scott Arniel, and Brian Chapman represented the team as cap

Teebz

Teebz

 

Boudreau's "Bravo"

With the Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks tied at 2 at 12:24 of the third period, referee Brad Meier assessed Caps Tom Poti a double minor that changed the game. Washington's head coach, Bruce Boudreau couldn't beleive what he was seeing as Poti first received a cross-checking minor for hitting Alex Burrows in the shoulders. Then, after dismissing Meier's call with a "take off" waving gesture, Poti was given an additional two minute minor for Unsportsmanlike conduct. On the subseq

Larenzo

Larenzo

 

NO JOY IN SAN JOAUQIN COUNTY

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/salmonprospects.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">One hundred and twenty years ago, the San Francisco Examiner printed a poem some say was set in Stockton, California. Ernest Thayer's ''Casey At The Bat" contains the oft quoted stanza, "There is no joy in Mudville, for the mighty Casey has struck out." Tears are once again flowing in the San Joaquin County city. For five consectutive periods, the "Roar of the Thunder" has b

Salmon Kings Booster Club

Salmon Kings Booster Club

 

Make-Up Call for the Referees? Chinese-Canadian Brandon Yip Could Debut for Avalanche

<img src="http://scarlet.capitals.nhl.com/uploads/Poti_80277508_497e034c7cbc9.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed" width="250" height="163">In the Canucks-Capitals game, defenceman Tom Poti simply gestured that he believed Burrows dived, was given an unsportsmanlike penalty on top of his crosschecking penalty on his hit-from-behind; a weak call no matter which team you are cheering for. In the ensuing power play, Mason Raymond cashed in with his second goal of the game and 14th goal of t

Opmac

Opmac

 

G 35: Washington @ Canucks In-Depth Summary

Game 35: Washington (21-7-6) @ Canucks (19-14-0) The hottest ticket of the year as the most exciting player in NHL since #99 retired comes to town for only the second time in his career (try and figure that one out). Ovechkin and his high-powered Capitals (Semin, Backstrom, Laich, Green and even ex-Canuck Brendan Morrison who is having a comeback season) visit GM Place sitting atop the entire NHL in points (well they were when they last played, since then New Jersey and Pittsburgh have both

kanucks25

kanucks25

 

Showcasing Shane

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/11/nov1709_chbsmall_smallt.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">It's no surprise that O'Brien's been in the hot seat for most of his time in Vancouver. Be it for taking bad penalties, own goals or glaring errors that cost the Canucks. He's probably the only person that gets more flak for going to the penalty box than Mats Sundin. That and the fact we had Schneider just sitting ready to go lead to O'Brien's timeout in the press box.

Mozy

Mozy

 

Since When is Kesler the Badass?

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/11/nov1709_chbsmall_smallt.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">This team is not big, it's not tough. It's turned into a skilled team that needs to out skate and out work it's opponents to win versus out thugging them. We don't have a lot of grit but the grit we have does the job, which is why I can't for the life of me figure out why Kesler's game as of late has changed. If anyone's noticed Kesler lately his play's turned from skilled p

Mozy

Mozy

 

Game Day - Capitals @ Canucks

<img src="http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab192/canucksarmy/CanucksArmy%20Logos/PotP.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">The Vancouver Canucks look to bounce back from a disappointing home loss as they host the league's most electric player tonight, as the Capitals come to town to take on the Canucks at GM Place. The Canucks could have gutted out a valuable, important, spirit-lifting win against Anaheim on Wednesday night. But they didn't. They could have finally been in a play

Canucks Army

Canucks Army

 

O Captain My Captain - The IHL Years

<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_awtafni6vMw/Syuvy5RrhvI/AAAAAAAADYc/kCOYN7ev0tQ/s1600-h/deadpoets.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 500px; height: 262px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_awtafni6vMw/Syuvy5RrhvI/AAAAAAAADYc/kCOYN7ev0tQ/s320/deadpoets.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5416616265746450162" /></a> Hockey Blog In C

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Teebz

 

Michael Grabner's Imminent Return and Darcy Hordichuk's Future

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/10/oct2509_grabmas_rr.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">After being cleared to begin skating by himself last week, Michael Grabner joined the team for their practice today at General Motors Place and looks poised to return to playing hockey by the end of December. But the question is where? The first choice appears to the Canucks farm team, the Manitoba Moose. The Moose do not have the sexiest top six in the AHL on paper and

Opmac

Opmac

 

Merry Christian! Plus Thoughts on Hordi, Henrik and Shanny

<img src="http://nhluploads.invisionzone.com/canucks/1260870440/gallery_58911_38_6048.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">CanucksCorner.com has been part of the Canucks fan site community since 1996. It's home to fan produced blogs and discussion. We're also home to Tom Benjamin's NHL Blog and George Fawcett's unique Canucks history database. Writers Brian Wawryshyn, Tom Benjamin, Justine Galo, Aaron Davis and Phillip Loe provide articles for the site. CanucksCorner.com is also an active mem

CanucksCorner

CanucksCorner

 

FROM ST. FABIEN TO VICTORIA- PATRICK COULOMBE

Google Patrick Coulombe and the first choice you may find is an offical Nov. 17 QMJHL game summary of a 6-4 win by the Chicoutimi Sagueeans over the Rimouski Oceanic. Then with the Oceanic and a future Sageean, Patrick Coulombe had a goal and an assist. A 16 year old rookie, Sidney Crosby contributed to both of Columbe's points. His hometown of St. Fabien is on the south shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, to the east of Rimouski. From here he would go on to play for Jonquiere in the elite

Salmon Kings Booster Club

Salmon Kings Booster Club

 

Game 34: Anaheim @ Canucks Summary

Game 34: Anaheim (12-13-7) @ Canucks (19-14-0) Vancouver looks to win four consecutive games for the first time this season against a Ducks team that is last in the Western Conference (which is odd for a .500 team). This off-season, Anaheim traded away top defenseman Chris Pronger and also lost top-4 blue-liner Francois Beauchemin to free agency making this team average in a department they were strong in for many years. To counter this, they acquired Lupul and Saku Koivu bolstering their

kanucks25

kanucks25

 

Hordichuk's Expiration Date Has Arrived

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/11/nov1709_chbsmall_smallt.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Darcy Hordichuk was brought to the Canucks for one reason and one reason only. To be a brute, to crush not just hit, and to chuck knuckles raining fists of fury. He was brought on to either to spark some energy via taking down, or at least taking on the other team's heavyweight. He was brought on as our heavyweight and was expected to use his grit as retribution for a bad hi

Mozy

Mozy

 

Canucks' Five Playoff 'Musts'

After dropping a decision late in the third period at home against the Ducks, who were 3-5-5 on the road entering the game, the Canucks have some ground to gain. Following the loss, Vancouver is 10th in the West, and Minnesota, who holds a game in hand, only trails by three points. These, in my humble opinion, are the 5 things they must do to ensure a playoff spot in the Western conference. 5) Better third line production: Kyle Wellwood, wherefore art thou? Please leave the Press box and c

Larenzo

Larenzo

 

SALMON KINGS EXECUTE A QUAD

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/salmonprospects.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">As a coach would say, the Victoria Salmon Kings "took it right to" the Stockton Thunder "from the get go" as they won their fourth straight game. Just twenty seconds in, Adam Taylor's faceoff win led to a quick opening goal by Scott Howes. A Thunder response came via a defensive zone coverage breakdown that enabled Stockton captain #12 J.F. Caudron to make it a 1-1 game. "Wit

Salmon Kings Booster Club

Salmon Kings Booster Club

 

Anaheim Post-game Reaction

The last ten minutes of the third period were probably the most fun I've had watching the Canucks in awhile. The action was rapid and the Canucks were constantly on the forecheck, causing turnovers and creating scoring chances. But where was that all game? The Canucks have been plagued with inconsistency all year and no wonder they're still sitting outside the playoff picture - they can't play a full 60 minutes of solid hockey. The first period was forgettable to say the least, but only when the

Jason Chen

Jason Chen

 

Canucks improving, slightly

The injured players are mostly back, but there were games where the players look one step behind and without initiative that makes you feel pessimistic and switch to other forms of entertainment. At least Gillis was able to voice a similar opinion and maybe it had an effect. Their record now is 19-14-0, riding on a current 3-game win streak. Or maybe because they're currently playing at home. The Wonder Twins magic is intact. What's more, Burrows is thriving again with them. Henrik 2nd in

puckman

puckman

 

Game Day - Ducks @ Canucks

<img src="http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab192/canucksarmy/CanucksArmy%20Logos/PotP.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">The Vancouver Canucks look to avenge a lopsided side loss from earlier this season as they host the Anaheim Ducks tonight at GM Place. While the Canucks are riding a three-game home winning streak, the Ducks are sitting in last place in the Western Conference. Hopefully for Canucks fans, this game will see a much different result than the first meeting between the

Canucks Army

Canucks Army

 

Looking For a Scape Goat: Vigneault

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/11/nov1709_chbsmall_smallt.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Through all the ups and downs this season there haven't been very many constants. We've had a mismatch of players, we've been short staffed on forwards, blue liners, goaltenders. We've had a hot power play, a cold penalty kill. We've signed ECHLers, played with the waiver wire, and the only thing that's remained constant in the first 33 games of the season is Alain Vigneault

Mozy

Mozy