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Canucks @ Flames - Oct.11.08

CANUCKS 5 @ FLAMES 4 (OT) PREGAME The Vancouver Canucks (1-0-0) can string together their first winning streak of the season tonight as they face the Calgary Flames (0-1-0) in the back end of a home-and-home series. It won't be easy though, despite skating circles around the Flames two nights ago in an embarrassing 6-0 win in their home opener, the Canucks are up against a very talented Flames team, one that is looking for a little redemption. A good start to this game is a must for both t

Game Log Typer

Game Log Typer

 

The Parade - Oct.10.08

<table width=80% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/09/henderson_head.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">It was a night of opposites, when Def (and apparently dumb) Leppard managed to place the mighty Stanley Cup upside down (the only crime that will still get you executed in Canada) and when the Canucks put together a classy and touching tribute to a young defenseman lost far too soon, then went out and got a fantastic victory

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Canucks vs Flames - Oct.9.08

CANUCKS 6 vs FLAMES 0 PREGAME Who better to kick off the 2008-09 NHL season against than a Northwest Division foe. It's the Vancouver Canucks against the Calgary Flames tonight in Vancouver's home and season opener at GM Place, the Canucks are hoping to kick this season off in style by smothering the Flames. A familiar face will be in the line-up for Calgary tonight as former Canuck Todd Bertuzzi will meet his old mates once again; this game promises to be a physical battle that will surel

Game Log Typer

Game Log Typer

 

Opening night - OCT.08.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/10/darcy_blog.jpg" style="border: 1px solid rgb(66, 66, 66);" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">I'm excited about the first game of the year on Thursday because it'll be my first one as a Canuck and I just can't wait to get back to really playing hockey again. Even in preseason, the fans were really getting into it, especially that last

Darcy Hordichuk

Darcy Hordichuk

 

Captain Canuck - SEP.30.08

<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">Bugs Bunny: “We’re foundering fast. Oh no! The Captain goes down with his ship.” Yosemite Sam: “I resign. You’re Captain” Bugs: “No, you’re Captain” Sam: “I’m Captain and I say you’re Captain, Captain” And just last week I was feeling like the good ship Canuck was going to make it past the tricky shoals. Now I

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Out at The Jake - SEP.29.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/09/sanford_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">Two days of intense training camp and then straight into preseason games, the season's keeping us very busy but in the midst of it all, we got a chance to slow down a bit and enjoy some golf too. Don't get me wrong, we're not going out to hit a leisurely round of 18 in the middle o

Curtis Sanford

Curtis Sanford

 

Raining Toads - SEP.24.08

<table width=80% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/09/henderson_head.jpg align=left hspace=4>The Canucks are 2 and 0! Can a rain of toads be far behind? Or maybe we should just give in to the sweet insanity – could you safely run the parade down Robson Street? After a summer of handwringing, despair, and battening down the hatches of the good ship Canucklehead, fearful of the tsunami of team awfulness surging towards

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Planning the attack - SEP.21.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/10/darcy_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">This is my first trip here to Whistler but what a beautiful place. To have training camp up here is pretty exciting. Unfortunately we're only here for a couple of days so we haven't had the chance to go around very much. This is definitely a place where I'd like to come back to in th

Darcy Hordichuk

Darcy Hordichuk

 

A Weekend in Whistler - SEP.20.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload//2008/06/cory_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">If you've never been to Whistler, I highly recommend it. I had never been here before and yesterday I spent some time outside while it was so sunny and it's pretty gorgeous here with all the mountains. The hotel is great too and I really like the village, I went down there and just wal

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Glad to be back - SEP.20.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/09/sanford_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">Going into free agency, you never know what's going to happen and I'm just glad it worked out for me and my family that we're back in Vancouver. The relationship I had with the guys last year, it's always nice to return to familiar territory and not have to relocate. We're all settled,

Curtis Sanford

Curtis Sanford

 

New guy in town - SEP.19.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/10/darcy_blog.jpg" style="border: 1px solid rgb(66, 66, 66);" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">Being the new guy in town is always hard but coming here was maybe one of the best moves we've had. Also, having to follow in the footsteps of some of the Canucks.com bloggers of the past, I don't think will be easy but I'll do my best. My wife,

Darcy Hordichuk

Darcy Hordichuk

 

While in Camrose... - SEP.16.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload//2008/06/cory_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">This whole week has gone by so quickly and it's already the end of this trip to Camrose. I've never been to Alberta so this is my first trip here and so far, it's not bad. It seems like a pretty good town, although I haven't really seen much of it other than the rink and the hotel. The

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Training camp predictions - Sept.16.08

<table width=70% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/09/sothward_head.jpg align=left hspace=4> This has got to be the best time of year: hockey fans start organizing their fantasy pools; the NFL gets going, while MLB gets interesting; and, Blue Jacket fans everywhere begin to wonder if this is FINALLY going to be their year to make the playoffs. I think it's fair to say that Doug MacLean was to Columbus as Stu Jackson was t

Eric Southward

Eric Southward

 

Tourny Talk - SEP.14.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload//2008/06/cory_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1"> It felt good to hit the ice again today, me and the guys had another solid practice and I think we all feel pretty good heading into this week's prospects games against Edmonton and Calgary. I think the games will be a good test for us. It's good to be back on the ice practicing but

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Getting Acquainted - SEP.13.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload//2008/06/cory_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">I'm going to start with hockey stuff today since it's on the top of my mind right now. Today's focus at camp was mostly on systems, getting to know each other and get working as a unit. The coaches were mostly talking about communication because you're playing with guys you're not real

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Boston Summer - SEP.12.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload//2008/06/cory_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">The first question you always get come September is, "what did you do this summer?" Trust me, I'd love to roll out some fascinating tale about the day I spent hanging with the Red Sox and how a freak stinger into the dugout led to me pinch hitting for Tim Wakefield in front of 36

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

The Familiar Scream - SEP.08.08

<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>As far as life lessons go, I’ve learned next to none. It’s actually remarkable how little I’ve absorbed over the years; the cheat code for 30 lives in Nintendo’s Contra, the lyrics to every Spice Girls song except for ‘2 Become 1’, and an intimate knowledge of Thermoeconomic theory are really the only things

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

Lace 'em up - SEP.03.08

<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>The end of summer is such a great time. Sure, we'll all miss the bikini's but I tire of hearing the same ol' excuses about "missing sunny weather" or "Backyard BBQ's are the best." Last I checked the sun still shines in the fall and BBQ's aren't impossible in the snow. In fact, with some some winterly dedication, seare

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

My Hometown - AUG.26.08

<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>If you aren't in, then you are out. If you are not for us, you are against us. While these statements sound like a recruiting add for the Marines, or the latest round of motivational posters for suicidal Islamic fundamentalists, I assure it is something slightly more domestic; in both senses of the word. I have been luc

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

Just Say Yes - AUG.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>When it comes to the (less than) graceful retirement of athletes, I’m beginning to think we should institute a “Logan’s Run” policy. I realize that today’s very fit players can stay in the game longer than their brethren of yore. But no matter how hard you work out in the summer, you cannot stop time. And just because y

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Fin Wins! - JUL.30.08

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/fin_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=3 hspace=4>Well, another eventful Celebrity Mascot Games (16th) in Orlando, Florida and finally after six year, my team WON! Go Team Blue! It was sheer domination by the Blue team as we won 4 of the 5 events and tied for first in the 5th event.<br><br> With the theme this year being American Gladiators, organizer

Mascot Fin

Mascot Fin

 

Get Your Popcorn Ready - JULY 23.08

<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">Summer means blockbuster movies and blockbuster NHL free agent signings.  The similarities between the two could spark another Oliver Stone conspiracy theory. 1.  Great expectations often become great disappointment. One evening many years ago, a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to a mov

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

 

We Can Still Beat Colorado - JUL.07.08

<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>We can still beat Colorado. Unlike fans of other teams, Canuck fans don't often get to revel in the basking warmth and feel good vibe that usually accompanies a hockey trade. Some teams - the Rangers and Wings come to mind - seemingly never stop year to year, but outside of the obviously wonderful Luongo/Bertuzzi de

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee