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Things are Looking Up - OCT.18.07

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>A week has passed since Philadelphia racked up their Frequent Flyer Points. And as predicted, our team took the lessons from that hideous loss into their next three battles. Defensive positioning was better, stickwork was better, the Sedins can control the puck for an entire powerplay. Yes, the collapse in the third period a

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Busy Day - OCT.18.07

<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>We had a day off yesterday, which was nice since we’ve going pretty hard since the season started. It’s kind of weird to have three days between games but it’s good because the next week will be pretty intense. Typically on off days I sleep until 9… maybe 10 but I actually slept in until about 11:00, which is unlike me but

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

“A Day in the Blogger’s Life” - OCT.1707

<table border=0 align=center width=90%><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/macri_headshot.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>A lot of you* have sent in letters asking me what being a blogger is like, so I thought I’d indulge your curiosities with a behind-the-scenes look into my life. Last Wednesday, I kept a diary as I went about my day. Some of it is pretty normal stuff, some of it will blow. your. mind. So enjoy the unabridged recor

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

The Flyers in Vancouver - OCT.12.07

<table width=90% 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’m not a gal who opposes the occasional light spanking, but C’MON!! That was just brutal. I was going to have another brief moan about the stupid NHL schedule, but perhaps a six year interval between Flyers visits is a good thing. And here I was all atwitter to be attending my first game of the season, moving merrily wit

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Mr. Clutch - OCT.15.07

<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>Two different people have more or less, delivered the most exciting moments of my history with the Canucks. It seems like every time I recall one of those highlights that make me grin from ear to ear these two guys are a part of it. Greg Adams might as well change his name to Mr. Clutch. He scored some of the greatest, an

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

Show Me The… Free Tickets? - OCT.12.07

<table><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">I really dislike Jerry Maguire. It’s 40 minutes too long. It disguises itself as a sports movie when it’s actually a love story. And it’s forever cursed Western society with, “You had me at ‘hello.’” So imagine my dismay now that I find myself taking a page straight out of Jerry’s handbook. In the film’s opening minutes, Maguire has a vision. Tired of the cu

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

24’s Impact On The Canucks: And I’m Not Talking About The Cooker - OCT.10.07

<table><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">Microsoft had just released the original Xbox. Nintendo had followed a few days later and launched its Gamecube. And after a 28-game stint as a Washington Capital, Trevor Linden had barely rejoined the Vancouver Canucks. Yes, a lot has changed since the Philadelphia Flyers last visited General Motors Place on December 31st, 2001. Thankfully, even more is about to.

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Which Canuck Should I Be? - OCT.04.07

<table width=90% align=center><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" align="left" hspace="4"> “8,500 fans? For the jersey launch?”<bR><br> That was my reaction on August 29th when I learned just how many spectators had poured into GM Place to watch the Vancouver Canucks unveil their new uniforms. <br><br> The startled tone in my voice wasn’t there because I was surprised so many fans would go to a Canucks-the

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Running Diary – San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks – OCT.05.07

<table><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">7:01: Dan Murphy smashes the record for quickest mistake by a Canucks broadcaster to start the year when, just one minute into the season-opening telecast, he declares, “It has been 154 days – not that we’re counting or anything – since the Canucks last played a meaningful game, a 2-1 overtime loss to the Sharks which knocked Vancouver out of the playoffs.” That Vancouv

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Answering the Call - OCT.04.07

<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>The season is finally about to start up and I can’t wait to get going again. With the way the season ended last year with the team and for me, personally, with the injury I’m just excited to start up again. Even though this isn’t my first year, every year is just as exciting when the regular season approaches. The lev

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

The 07/08 season stretches before us as pristine as a fresh sheet of ice. - OCT.03.07

<table width=90% 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 love this moment right before the games begin, when fantasies are unmarred by the record, before hysteria sets in and the unruly un-faithful are demanding to rip the “C” off the captain’s sweater and trade everyone remotely connected to the team. Now is the time of endless possibilities when a long-time fan can dare to dr

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

8 Hits in a Duffle Bag - OCT.03.07

<table border=0 align=center width=90%><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/macri_headshot.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>There’s either too much, or not enough, going on to write a cohesive blog on one subject, so here are some quick hits. <b>1. Roberto Luongo debuts his new mask. </b> I love goalie masks, and having a goaltender who changes his regularly makes my heart smile. Luongo’s new bucket is really nice. Lov

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

The Final Countdown - OCT.03.07

<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>I know I am beginning to hate myself for these musical references in blog titles. But now that song is stuck in your head isn't it? You're welcome, go rock out in the bathroom mirror. So this anticipation is just a killer isn't it? If you bounce around the intraweb you'll see preview after preview and best guess after best guess of what

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

Twenty-Nine And A Half Men - SEP.28.07

<table><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">Roberto, Roberto, Roberto. Now you’ve really gone and done it. Remember that scene in Jurassic Park? You know, the one where the cup of water starts to shake, letting everyone know that a hulking dinosaur is on the way? Well, a lot of cups must be shaking in the NHL’s head office this week. The source? Twenty-nine general managers stampeding to the commissioner’

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

The Puck Deletes Here - SEP.26.07

<table><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" align="left" hspace="4">TV is back. After the worst summer lineup in recent memory, this week’s returns of Heroes and House couldn’t have come any sooner for fans of the small-screen. Unfortunately for me, my PVR didn’t record either one. Power outage? Nah. Cable glitch? Not quite. No, my PVR didn’t record anything because it’s still stuffed full with last season’s Canucks games.

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Pre-season 07-08

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>Am I the only one who felt a little sad when Dan Cloutier was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings? Probably. Poor old Dan had a pretty rough ride on the message boards of this website. Dan’s only real crime during his time in Vancouver was that he, like almost all goalies in the NHL, was never great. He was often

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Getting Closer - SEP.26.07

<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>It’ been a while since I’ve blogged but as you’ve probably noticed, there’s just not a lot of time with the road trip, the games, the practices, and… dare I say, time to rest? – well not much of it any way. My parents were in town last week to visit and it was really nice to have them here and to have familiar faces ar

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

 

Road Rage - SEP.24.07

<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>By my count, the Canucks have won the Stanley Cup several times and, since their inception into the league, have been the most successful Canadian team besides Montreal. I'm not talking about my NHL08 league either, this is real. I'm not usually one to bellyache about the inequalities in the NHL, but this one drives me up

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

An Open Letter to "That Guy" - SEP.24.07

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/macri_headshot.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>We’ve all seen him. He’s the guy we talk about on the car ride home from the rink. He takes up residence in every stadium throughout North America, looking vaguely similar whether in Columbus or Calgary. He’s “That Guy,” and I have a few things to say to him: 1. To that guy who always sits behind me and shouts out inst

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

On With The Show* - SEP.21.07

<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>Raise your hands if you can't stand the Flames or Oilers. (Those of you who didn't can go walk into oncoming traffic. No no, don't do that, you could end up hurting someone's car) Sure, it's only a preseason game, but Wednesday night was a quick glimpse into the tempo and atmosphere of what facing the Calgary Flames, Version 3.Keenan-0,

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

15 days

<table width=90% 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 settled in last night, with a couple of sudoku puzzles and the radio tuned to Tom and Shorty calling the Flames/Canucks pre-season tilt. I love those guys. As a buddy of mine always says, you can listen in at any point in the game and instantly tell how the Canucks are doing by the tone of Larscheid’s voice. Normally I

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Adequacy - SEP.19.07

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/macri_headshot.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4>Wayne Gretzky once said, "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." I feel the same way about bloggers. Only replace the word "puck" with "story", and the term "hockey player" with "blogger." Actually, that doesn't make much sense at all. I suppose what I'

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

NHL Debut - SEP.17.07

<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>Our last day in Victoria was definitely a quick one. We left the hotel up at Bear Mountain at around 9 o’clock to go to the Save on Foods Memorial arena. There were tons of people waiting outside even though it was cold and raining. Now that’s dedication you can only get here. The intra-squad game was really a lot fu

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond