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The Grind - JUN.27.08

<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">Camp just flew by this week and I can't even believe it's the last day already. Everyday has just been packed with one thing after another and before I even had time to realize, we were up at Grouse Mountain and it's the last day. At the beginning of the week, all I knew was that I was

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Balancing Act - JUN.26.08

<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 just have a few minutes this afternoon before we're doing gym work, so I thought I'd put a few words down for Day Four. We got on the ice with pucks for the first time this morning. I felt alright, but it's the first time I've seen the puck in a while so the timing's a

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

The Beanpot - JUN.25.08

<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">We started out today with an on ice session before coming back to GM Place to do some more fitness testing. It's an exhausting day and it makes me think about how glad I am that I finished my class just before I came out here. I'm still trying to finish up my degree and I just did my

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Three Truths and a Lie - JUN.24.08

<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">First of all, thanks to everyone for the comments on the yesterday's entry. This whole thing is still very new to me. I did notice an interesting question though, someone asked if Cory was short for something and funny, because I've even asked my parents and it's not short for anything at

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Sophomore Year - JUN.23.08

<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">Like most of the other players before me, this is my first attempt at a blog and I'm hoping to keep up the tradition. I'm going to try to continue this throughout the week and hopefully through training camp in before the season (we'll see how I do). I haven't really even read many blog

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider

 

Waiting for Reality to Hit - JUN.21.08

<table align="center" border="0" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload//2008/06/Hodgson2_062108.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">Wow. What an incredible and unbelievable 24 hours it has been in Ottawa. It was an adventure even before we arrived – we drove five hours from Markham just to get here. And let me tell you, it wasn't an easy journey. Trying to get a group of about 20 people to come down to Otta

Cody Hodgson

Cody Hodgson

 

Drafting Mathematics - JUN.20.08

<table align="center" width="90%"><tbody><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload//2008/06/dotto_blog.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="1">I hated math in school, it was excruciatingly monotonous, needlessly extensive and ludicrously intensive, and of course I never imagined what I was learning would actually have practical applications in the "real world". So imagine my surprise upon learning new GM Mike Gillis had given his scouting

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

 

No Regrets - JUN.12.08

<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>Never, in my whole life, have I been prouder of an athlete than I am of Trevor Linden. He has done what so many people fail to do in their lives. He has finished his career, and he can have no regrets. No regrets? How can he have no regrets? His name isn't on the Stanley cup. Those very astute observers out there wil

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

Newfies, Swedes and a bad Cherry

<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>It sounds like a joke - how many Newfies does it take to hoist the Stanley Cup? Apparently, just one, but you have to imagine that the hands of every citizen of Newfoundland were stretching out across the kilometers last night, to help local lad Dan Cleary lift that most precious of sports trophies. And frankly, you have

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

A guy to remember - MAY.30.08

<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 thing about sports is so many people follow it, often times with great passion, because in part it gives us a reprieve from the stresses of life and, yes, having to deal with some of the more unpleasant parts of simply being human. Bad day at school or work? It’s ok, the game’s on. Some others may jump headlong

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

Remembering LUUUUC

<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 wish I had interviewed Luc Bourdon. I never got the chance. We were never in the room at the same time. I did pass Luc on Burrard Street late in the season and, as always when I’m standing next to an NHL defenceman, I marveled at how huge, solid and powerful he looked. And how boyish. “Such a sweet baby face”, I tho

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Deal or No Deal - MAY.28.08

<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 the Vancouver Canucks, change is imminent. The team needs more speed, grit and offensive talent if they hope to make the playoffs and contend for the Stanley Cup next year. Almost all Canuck fans realize this, but they may not realize just how soon that change may come. Team history suggests that th

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

 

A (maybe) Goodbye - MAY.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>This may be my last chance, so I’d like to give my own shout out to my beloved skilled guy. <br><br> I never really understand why people spend so much time insulting Markus Naslund for what he is not, instead of celebrating what he is and has been to this city and this team. Big guys who waste their natural as

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Tasty Fruit Leather

<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>FACT (possibly not): The bags under Mike Gillis's eyes are not in fact from working hard, but instead, are a place where he stores fruit leather so he can have a healthy but delicious snack on the go. FACT (definitely so): He can make me cry by simply staring at me for more than three seconds (I had to avert

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

A Real Dream Job - Apr.18.08

<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">Think back to the recently completed Masters golf tournament. Trevor Immelman, a young and relatively inexperienced player, performed beautifully through the first 71 holes and went to the last tee with a 3 shot lead. A standing ovation, a green jacket and golf immortality were a mere 400-odd yards away

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

 

Pretend Time - APR.18.08

<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>Pretend you're Dave Nonis and it's the trade deadline. Your team is floundering left and right, your defense corps is a mess and Jay Feaster gives you a call. You guys get to talking about the kids, golf averages and this last season of Lost and then come up with a wacky idea: he'll trade you his 51 point getter (and n

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

A Big Thank You - APR.15.08

<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>Thank you Mr. Nonis. Thank you for building a team that for the first time in a long time has a strong farm system, some good prospects, and a game breaking goaltender. I'm sorry that all of these things, coupled with a record-breaking season last year, weren't enough to save your job. You deserve better, and I'm certain tha

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

A Retrospective - APR.14.08

<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>I can’t believe that’s it for the season. It’s always nice to get the first one under your belt so I know more of what to expect next year. The biggest thing this year is that there was such a huge learning curve – I mean, everyday I was learning something new. I don’t think I can put my finger on what the most signif

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

 

Hard to Say Goodbye - APR.10.08

<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>It’s still hard to believe that the season’s over already and that this will my last blog for the year. This year definitely had its ups and downs - I mean I don’t have to tell you guys, you’ve all lived it with us. It was a tough year with all the injuries we’ve had to deal with but it as a really good group of guys

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

A Springtime Cure - Apr.04.08

<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 have to start sacrificing something different to the hockey gods. Seriously, what a fickle bunch of cruel deities. So that big old fat lady has sung on yet another season of hockey for the Canucks. In the miserable aftermath of it all, it seems that you can recap the 2007-08 season with three simple words: failu

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

Packed with Pachyderms - APR.02.08

<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 have done everything in my power to help the team. I have made a wish at the fountain in front of the Aquarium, worn my lucky leopard-print bra on game days, wrapped myself in my Canucks blanket and surrounded myself and the television with all manner of team paraphernalia. Which makes me just one “arf” short of barking ma

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

Bure's age not just a number - APR.02.08

<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">Just the thought of Pavel Bure turning 37 on March 31 was enough to make my head spin (it was either that or the scotch I was drinking during the Canucks/Flames game the night before). So many thoughts run through my head as I think about it, such as: It’s no secret that the Canucks are a little

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

 

Appeasing the Hockey Gods - MAR.31.08

<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 not writing sooner, but I was in China on a school workshop. My experience was a very profound one; I learned a great deal about Chinese culture, Chinese education, and Chinese society. One thing I was particularly surprised by was the apparent lack of religion in the country, especially when compared to h

Polar Bear

Polar Bear