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Game Day - Predators @ Canucks

<img src="http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab192/canucksarmy/CanucksArmy%20Logos/PotP.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">The Canucks should be making special wishes to Santa Claus tonight. "Please Santa - give me a win and a healthy roster at the end of the night!" The Nashville Predators visit Vancouver tonight as the Canucks look to rebound from a woeful and disheartening effort in their last outing. The Canucks have two games remaining on this eight-game home stand and should be l

Canucks Army

Canucks Army

 

Injury Updates: Edler, Johnson, Demitra; Schneider Contemplating Retirement?

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/011308_blues09_tt.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">The Vancouver Canucks received two bits of news on the injury front today with Swedish defenceman Alex Edler probable to go. In the same tweet, Murphy reports that Alex Edler will be paired with Christian Ehrhoff, Shane O'Brien with Kevin Bieksa, and Willie Mitchell with Sami Salo. This means both Aaron Rome and Mathieu Schneider will be sitting out tonight's contest as healt

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Opmac

 

'Canuck Fan in Afghanistan'

<a href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/12/dec2209_diesel_3_b.jpg" border="0"><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/12/dec2209_diesel_3_gw.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed"></a>Upon request from Kevin Kinghorn..and again for Fans who may have missed it, My 'Canuck Fan in Afghanistan' Article. By a Fan..for the Fan's Enjoy! My Alarm sounds. Today isn't an ordinary Day for me, I'm not waking up and putting on my slippers and flicki

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diesel_3

 

Number Crunching

The Canucks suffered a letdown in their game against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night to wrap up a 2-2-0 week but we won't disappoint in this week's edition of Number Crunching. Read on to find out who takes home the coveted Number Crunching Player of the Week Award. I MAY BE A BACKUP BUT DON'T CALL ME NUMBER TWO <img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/12/dec1009_hansen_t.jpg class="imageFloatLeftFramed">For most teams, getting to face an opposition's backup net

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FAVOURITE HOCKEY RELATED GIFTS

For those who have not read or seen the video of Roch Carrier's wonderful story, "The Sweater", this is a perfect time of the year to do so. It reminds me of the request my brother and I made during the days of "the original six." Both of us requested Leafs shirts, but they were sold out, and under the tree my brother got a Montreal shirt while I received a Rangers shirt. Growing up in Winnipeg, Al Neale (former Salmon King David Neales father) remembers the Rocket Richard jersey he got. C

Salmon Kings Booster Club

Salmon Kings Booster Club

 

Trevor Linden -- Still a Class Act

<a href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/12/dec2109_linden_b.jpg" border="0"><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/12/dec2109_linden_t.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed"></a>Well, Ladies and Gents...This is my first AfghaniBlog and it is starting on a very positive note. This week for me hasn't really been very easy, on the 19th of December I was in the Role 3 hospital having surgery on my lower back to remove a growth, I know, not at all rou

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diesel_3

 

Team Canada Watch - December 21

Another week and the list continues to get shorter. This final week of scouting and evaluation will be absolutely vital for Olympic hopefuls, especially for bubble players like Drew Doughty, struggling veterans like Brenden Morrow and Shane Doan, and players who have clawed their way into consideration, like Patrice Bergeron. GOALTENDERS 1 (1) Martin Brodeur, NJ (.887 SV% isn't pretty, but chalk up two more wins for Canada's starter) 2 (3) Marc-Andre Fleury, Pit (3 straight wins over r

Jason Chen

Jason Chen

 

The Kicking Motion

Was Alex Burrows' goal good or not? It really depends on which team you're rooting for really because even as a die hard fan I thought the call would've gone either way, but because Mike Leggo originally signaled a no-goal, his original call stands. In the NHL rulebook, Section 5, 39.4 (iv), it clearly states that: "Puck directed or batted into the net by a hand or foot or deliberately batted with any part of the attacking player's body. With the use of a foot/skate, was a distinct ki

Jason Chen

Jason Chen

 

Canucks-Blues Post-Game Review

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/04/alexBurrowsa4.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">The no-goal For the second consecutive game, the Vancouver Canucks had referee Mike Leggo assigned to their game after refereeing the Washington Capitals game in which he called a questionable unsportsmanlike penalty to Tom Poti for making a diving hand gesture. Then he proceeded to call a penalty shot on the Canucks after Canucks defenceman hauled down Alexander Semin on a partial break

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Opmac

 

Pressure is on against the Blues!

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/12/dec2009_blu_rr.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Tonight the Vancouver Canucks face a struggling St. Louis Blues hockey team, currently sitting in 15th place in the Western conference. Many fans would expect this to be an easy win for the Canucks. Our recent track record however, concerns me. I expect this game to be a hard fought battle, and contrary to popular belief; that this game should be in the bag before the blades eve

MLT

MLT

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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