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Optimist Prime - 11.06.2009

<table border=0 width=1000 align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/10/oct0209_optimist_blog.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">Of late there have been a lot of people ragging on the Vancouver Canucks for the way they've been winning games. Think about that for a second. People are ragging on the Canucks for how they are chalking up wins. Does that make sense to anyone else? That's the same as telling your g

Optimist_Prime

Optimist_Prime

 

Samuelsson: The Swedish Solution

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/10/oct28_samuelson_t.jpg" align="left" hspace="8" vspace="2">There was expectation that Samuelsson upon inking a 3 year deal in the off season, was going to be the next Marc Chouinard, or Jan Bulis; the general feeling about him was that he was going to under perform. In fact he's done the complete opposite.<br /><br /> After finding his way onto the Canucks, his 6th NHL team, the Swede has stepped up and led this team off

Mozy

Mozy

 

From Size to Speed

One thing that's been clear this season, is the Canucks are not a bumping and bruising team. Fifteen games into the season they've faced teams that have taken the body to them and they've been horribly out done. With the Canucks looking like an episode of The Biggest Loser coming into the season, a lot of the Canucks forwards lost weight like the new look Wellwood and Bernier, but some of the wrong Canucks also lost weight. The Canucks don't have a lot of grit, but when your grit players are sli

Mozy

Mozy

 

Oh Ryan, My Captain

Justine Galo: CanucksCorner.com November 3, 2009 marked for me, and for many out there, the coming out party of Ryan Kesler. That game against the New York Rangers at GM Place solidifies the letter on this man's chest. Question is: Is it the 'right' letter? We've been seeing the improvement in Ryan's game over the last few years, especially after the Canucks matched a qualifying offer the Philadelphia Flyers made to him in 2006. Ryan Kesler is, as they say in Toronto, "The Straig

CanucksCorner

CanucksCorner

 

Antler Banter - Volume 1

<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_awtafni6vMw/SwOCKKVkqWI/AAAAAAAADUM/5gb9mY3VL0g/s1600/antlerbanter.JPG"><img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 200px; height: 188px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_awtafni6vMw/SwOCKKVkqWI/AAAAAAAADUM/5gb9mY3VL0g/s200/antlerbanter.JPG" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5405307088859867490" border="0" /></a>Welcome to the very first "Antler Banter

Teebz

Teebz

 

Best day ever!

Nothing says best day ever that spending your whole paycheck in one day. The whole day started after i just got my mark back from last weeks psychology mid-term, B-. not too shabby! to celebrate, I decided i would buy a Canucks away jersey at my local Edmonton jersey city. When i got there however, I, like most canuck fans would, jizzed in my pants. On the rack of jerseys lay only three white skate jerseys, the most rare in all of hockey! I bought one without thinking and i am still wearing it a

The Hornet

The Hornet

 

Going Deep: Part Two

In this two part comprehensive article, Aaron Davis explores the depth of your Vancouver Canucks. In this second installment Aaron looks at the future of the team, the young draftees that are just beginning their dreams of playing in the blue, green and white. In part one of "Going Deep" we took at look at the immediate depth of the Canucks and those players that we may see on the ice this season. Part two centers on those other names that we may not yet know. Players that have their destinies e

CanucksCorner

CanucksCorner

 

Going Deep: Part One

In this comprehensive two part article, Aaron Davis explores the depth of your Vancouver Canucks. Part one of this piece looks at those players that we could see on the ice in a Canucks jersey this season. It stands to reason that in an 82 game season, every NHL team will have to deal with top players experiencing a slump or injury. Hockey is a contact sport and arguably the fastest major sport there is so eventually, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, stuff happens. It's in those mome

CanucksCorner

CanucksCorner

 

New York City, Trial by Depletion

Just a quick intro note to say that Game Time is in roughly half an hour for the Rangers game tonight, and I am not feeling this one... Sorry faithful, I do believe in our players, and our depth, but as the old war movie title says, this ones a bridge too far. I really hope they can prove me wrong tonight, that would be amazing, and I intend to watch every moment live. Which is why my introductory blog entry is a short one, I am off to watch and be amazed by my Nucks Resilience as they over

Optimist Prime

Optimist Prime

 

Burrows and Blue

If there was one player the Canucks need to rediscover his offensive game in a big way, especially in light of all the injuries to their forwards, it would be none other than Alex Burrows. The 28-year old, who last season had a breakout campaign with a career-high in goals (28), assists (23), and points (51), isn't off to a terrible start by any means with eight points (3-5-8) in 15 games. However, for a player who last season finished second behind only Daniel Sedin on the team in goal sc

bassvanfrassen

bassvanfrassen

 

New Forum!

Nice new forum - clean and sleek. Top Injured Canucks missed: 1. Grabner - The surprise of the Canuck rookie crop. Whenever he and his linemates - Kesler and Raymond are on the ice, I feel excited watching them zip around chasing pucks and getting scoring chances. I think Burrows would be the ideal replacement but then who will go chase pucks for Henrik's line? 2. Daniel Sedin - Never ceases to amaze me every time he and his twin uncannily pass the puck to each other to get a good scori

puckman

puckman

 

Optimist Prime - 10.30.2009

<table border=0 width=1000 align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/10/oct0209_optimist_blog.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">If you're a nerd like I am, you love Mythbusters. If you're a nerd like I am, you love Mythbusters and you know that it's possible to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI. With all the injuries the Vancouver Canucks are being forced to play through right now, finding the silver

Optimist_Prime

Optimist_Prime

 

If the playoffs started today... - OCT.16.09

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/10/garrett_sm.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">If the playoffs started today... How many times have you heard this already? If the playoffs started today Vancouver, San Jose, and Detroit would all miss. Are you kidding me? The most games any team has played is seven and Atlanta has only played three. Colorado and the Rangers are off to great starts but they have played less than one tenth of their seaso

John Garrett

John Garrett

 

Getting Acquainted

<p><img style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/09/schneider_blog.jpg" alt="" border="0">Now that we've had a good couple months in Vancouver, we're all settled into life here and surprisingly, the transition has been very smooth. The whole family loves the city and the kids love the school so everything's been great so far.</p><br> <p>With the busy schedule it's been a little difficult to really see the city but

Mathieu Schneider

Mathieu Schneider

 

Long drive, short camp

<img style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2009/09/schneider_blog.jpg" alt="" border="0">After years of reading about it in news articles, I have finally come to the mercy of the blogging world, thanks to Canucks.com. I don't know a lot about it but what I do know is just from things I have read so bear with me if it takes me a couple tries to get the hang of it.<br><br> I remember when the internet was just starting to get popula

Mathieu Schneider

Mathieu Schneider

 

Road Trip thoughts

<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/10/garrett_sm.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">The Canucks are coming off a very successful 3-0-1 road trip. They have put themselves in a playoff position and have strung together a dozen games where they got 19 of a possible 24 points. They have beaten elite teams like the Washington Capitals and have beaten some struggling teams like the St. Louis Blues and the Edmonton Oilers without playing down to thei

John Garrett

John Garrett

 

Canucks @ Blue Jackets - Oct.21.08

CANUCKS 0 @ BLUE JACKETS 0 PREGAME Nationwide Arena is the place to be tonight as the Vancouver Canucks are in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. It hasn't been roses for either team as of late, both have lost three of their last four games. Someone's slump has to end tonight and should Vancouver bring their A-game to Columbus, they'll certainly come out on top. That is much, much easier said than done, especially with Pavol Demitra, Sami Salo, Darcy Hordichuk and Rick Rypien all out of

Game Log Typer

Game Log Typer

 

Canuddiction - OCT.21.08

<table border=0 align=center width=80%><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/macri_headshot.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>Hold on a minute while I stretch my writing fingers, it’s been a while. Every year around this time I get extremely busy, and inventing ways to get out of prior engagements in or-der to watch hockey consumes most, if not all, of the free time I have. The Canucks are my drug of choice (unless Phil Collins’ “Sussud

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

Canucks @ Blackhawks - Oct.19.08

CANUCKS 2 @ BLACKHAWKS 4 PREGAME The end is near for the Vancouver Canucks. Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks (1-2-2) is Vancouver's (3-2-0) second last on their six-game road trip and in order to get back into the swing of things away from GM Place, they'll need a good effort against the Hawks. After starting the season with back-to-back wins against Calgary, Vancouver has lost two of three, most recently to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. The good news for the Canucks

Game Log Typer

Game Log Typer

 

Canucks @ Sabres - Oct.17.08

CANUCKS 2 @ SABRES 5 PREGAME The road weary Vancouver Canucks continue their six-game, 11-day road trip tonight at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo as they try to spear the red-hot Sabres. The Canucks (3-1-0) are coming off another impassioned win as they came from behind to upend the Detroit Red Wings last night, 4-3 in overtime, while the Sabres (3-0-0) have yet to allow their opposition to score more than once in a game and are undefeated early on. Buffalo is looking a lot like the 2006-07 edi

Game Log Typer

Game Log Typer

 

Canucks @ Red Wings - Oct.16.08

CANUCKS 4 @ RED WINGS 3 (OT) PREGAME The Vancouver Canucks opened the 2008-09 regular season with two consecutive wins, but their third game of the season, a 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals last Monday night, quickly erased the memory of those opening wins. The Canucks (2-1-0) look to bounce back tonight as they visit Joe Louis Arena to play the defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. The Wings (2-1-0) are coming off two straight road wins after starting the season with a 3-2

Game Log Typer

Game Log Typer

 

Only 79 more to go

<table border=0 align=center width=80%><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/mikeblog.gif border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>Four plus hours, one Amtrak train, one NY subway, two Metro jaunts, two cups of shockingly bad coffee and one viewing of Factotum (Oh Matt Dillon, you crazy drunk) and I finally see the Mecca of my journey: the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. The majority of the country is preoccupied this evening with the

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee