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Dewy-Eyed Babes - MAR.11.08

<table width=80% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>I would never count myself among the fans of Dan Cloutier, that legion of dewy-eyed babes, but I didn’t despise him with a passion either. I always thought he managed quite admirably during the regular season, considering how often his teammates, caught pinching up on the play, abandoned their hapless netminder to three-on-tw

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Not a Leaky Condo - MAR.11.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/bear_head.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>My apologies for the inconsistent theme in this blog today folks, it is exam and report card time, and I am up to my eyeballs in marking, writing, and stressing about the Canucks and their season. I'm also busy looking for a house to buy in the Lower Mainland, and let me tell you, what a pain in the behind. Buying a house

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

Morrison's Dilemma - MAR.10.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/02/chuckstanley_sm.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">For two years before he went on the disabled list, Brendan Morrison was cursed by being “hurt but not too hurt”. He had his share of nagging injuries, a hip injury and a sports hernia for starters, but nothing severe enough to definitely keep him out of the line-up. As Morrison prepares to return to the

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

 

Let's Get Nuts - MAR.08.08

<table width=80% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/mikeblog.gif border=0 align=left hspace=4 vspace=1>Remember in Batman (the older one mind you, before Joel Schumacher vomited all over the franchise) where an angry Michael Keaton grabs a fire poker, smashes a lamp and screams at the Joker, "You wanna gets nuts? C'mon, let's get nuts!"<br /><br /> That phrase keeps popping up in my head when I watch Vancouver

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

A Night in the Box - MAR.07.08

<table width=75% align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" style="float: left; padding-right: 4px;">Whenever someone finds out I work for the Vancouver Canucks and get to go into the press box – which is fairly often since I shout it from the roof-tops – the first question is invariably the same: is Farhan Lalji really a robot sent back through time to destroy life as we know it? Yes. Yes he is. The second question

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Memo to Vancouver - MAR.07.08

<table width=80% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>Memo to Vancouver hockey fans: stop listening to panicky poultry. Chicken Little had it wrong – the sky is staying put. Ha - I wonder if the Nashville Tennessean newspaper has a cover story this morning promoting public self-immolation for disconsolate Predators fans? For those of you hysterically proclaiming that, with

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Shut-out - MAR.06.08

<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>I believe that this team can compete in (or as of now, for) the playoffs. After all, being a fan is largely composed of belief. The problem is, I don’t know that this team can compete. Since the trade deadline passed, the Canucks have scored as many goals in four games as the Washington Capitals tallied 18 minute

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

The Best Trades Not to Make - FEB.27.08

<table width=75% align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" style="float: left; padding-right: 4px;">Sometimes The Best Trades Are The Ones You Don’t Make It was hard not to chuckle as Pierre McGuire said it. The Vancouver Canucks were the losers at this year’s trade deadline? Reallllly? Well, Pierre is a gifted hockey analyst. Sure, the sheer volume of his commentary is enough to set off all the car alarms withi

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Rookie Hazing - FEB.25.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/raymond_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=3 hspace=4> While we have a rare day off – not sure if we’ll be getting many more with the final stretch run coming – but I’ll give you a quick update. Last time I wrote, it was Dice and Ice and since it was my first year at the event, I really didn’t know what to expect. Most of you probably already saw or heard but as with years

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

 

Behind Enemy Lines - FEB.25.08

<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>It’s Friday night and I’m attempting to match my cousin stride for stride over ice-patched city streets. His gait sporadically breaks in out and of a race-walk as we march through the mudded remnants of what would be a grass boulevard, had it not been the middle of February. A curved roof appears through breaks i

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

First Attempt - FEB.22.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/02/chuckstanley_sm.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">The NHL’s trading deadline is February 26. For hockey fans, it’s Christmas all over again. Canuck fans are nestled all snug in their beds, with visions of Mats Sundin on the power play dancing in their heads. Some fans, sadly, are like the kid who wants a pony for Christmas. They have such high expect

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

 

A Female Gaze - FEB.20.08

<table width=80% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>Okay. I confess that I do bring a slightly masculine edge to my girlie pursuits. I am quite possibly the only woman with a guilty addiction to “MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives” who gets annoyed with the inaccuracies in the hockey aspects of the show. Conversely, I also view sports through a female gaze. So I have to a

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Fight Night - FEB.17.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/bear_head.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>Fight Night at GM place on Saturday – what a great way for this much maligned team to show the rest of the league we have team toughness. With players like Isbister, Linden, and Weaver, opposition goons beware! The point, of course, is that we don't need nor want a thug like Stortini in this lineup. In this NHL, you cannot aff

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

Dealing the Cards - FEB.13.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/kesler_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=2 hspace=6>As most of you know, Dice and Ice was last night and it was very successful and a lot of fun. We dealt some cards, got some entertainment, good food, and all for a good cause so it was all great. I dealt blackjack and of course, being dealer, I didn’t win… but I gave out a lot of money. I’m not much of a card player b

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Settling In - FEB.12.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/raymond_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=3 hspace=4>Tonight’s the Canucks annual Dice and Ice event, which being my first year and all, I’m pretty blind about the whole thing truthfully. I know it’s a great charity event that the team puts on every year and raises a lot of money for the Canucks for Kids Fund but other than that, I don’t know what it’ll be like as far the sc

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

 

Mighty Mite Hero - FEB.11.08

<table width=80% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>Yeesh. Pity the poor ticketholders who witnessed the Canucks on Saturday night, looking more snowed under by Avalanche conditions than the Coquihalla Highway. It was beginning to feel like an Old Yeller moment, where the kindest thing might be to take the team out behind the barn and put them and us out of our collective mis

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Dear Hockey Gods... - FEB.11.08

<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>An Open Letter to the Hockey Gods. Hey there Hockey Gods, How’s it going up there? Pretty good, I’m sure. You live on a cloud as fluffy and soft as a kitten taped to a puppy, and if I understand correctly, you have limitless reserves of Philadelphia brand cream cheese spread. But listen, in all honesty,

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

A Quick Change - FEB.08.08

<table width=75% align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" style="float: left; padding-right: 4px;">How quickly things can change... Roberto Luongo had just stopped Mike Modano in the shootout. Trevor Linden strolled towards centre ice with a chance to win the game for Vancouver. Canucks fans couldn’t have planned it any better; they were sitting on top of the world. Here was Vancouver’s resident penalty sho

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Embracing Eli Sundin - FEB.07.08

<table width=90%><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/mikeblog.gif border=0 align=left hspace=4 vspace=1>Is it possible that somewhere between a happy Eli Manning and a frustrated Mats Sundin lays the duty of Markus Naslund and the fate of this season's Vancouver Canucks? Sure, why not? My insomnia and frequent hits to the head over the years say yes! In what I promise will be my last football reference for this hockey season, my geograp

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

The Great Frozen Game - FEB.06.08

<table width=80% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>The sand on Waimea Bay beach is the colour of cornmeal and the dramatic North Shore waves crash and froth over it like so much macchiato foam. But even a week in Hawaii with a frosty girl drink in hand can’t prevent a gal’s brain from turning to the great frozen game. I have to say, it is much easier to pick up the hockey sc

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Playoff Bound - FEB.04.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/bear_head.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>The Canucks will make the playoffs this year. It'll be close, but they will make it. They are also the team that no one will want to face. This is my prediction, and I am prepared to back it up by any means necessary. I'm aware of the standings, I'm aware of the slide, and I'm aware of how difficult it is to get into t

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

My Interview - JAN.31.08

<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>Interview with the Man-Crier I’m going to keep this one short, but I thought I’d tell you about an exciting little week I had recently. Not only did I manage a personal high score on Dance Dance Revolution, but I had myself a little in-game interview with Mr. Scott Rintoul during the Canucks-Blues game last We

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

Team Tease - JAN.30.08

<table width=75% align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" style="float: left; padding-right: 4px;">With all due respect to Adriana Lima, she’s got nothing on this Canucks team. Lima, of course, is the international supermodel best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. A simple Flickr search of her name produces hundreds of images of the scantily-clad Brazilian bombshell, not to mention a heart attack for whoev

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon