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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

 

Down in Hot-lanta - JAN.27.08

<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>Hey Canucks Fans! Well I made it down to “Hotlanta” but is anything but hot, however it is Sunday morning and the sun is shining for the All-Star game later today. Saturday was a fun time for me as I had a few things on the go at Phillips Arena. All the mascots from the NHL are here (23 of us). First on the age

Mascot Fin

Mascot Fin

 

All-Star Weekend (Day 1) - JAN.24.08

<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>Hey Canucks Fans! One more night and I head out to Atlanta for All-Star Weekend. I will be joining the other 22 NHL mascots (7 teams don’t have mascots…what a shame) this weekend for some fun and laughs at a few events. We will be participating in a mascot hockey game on Saturday morning and mingling with the crowd

Mascot Fin

Mascot Fin

 

Down The Stretch - Jan.23.08

<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>In case you’re wondering (and I’m pretty sure that you are), things are going pretty well with me right now. In addition to enjoying a delicious Diet Pepsi Jazz Caramel Cream (Mmm...taste the jazz!), I also recently signed a small endorsement contract with a soft drink manufacturer. In the interest of good taste

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

Losing is a Disease - JAN.22.08

<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>“Losing is a disease…as contagious as bubonic plague.” The Natural About now we need Roy Hobbs (with a talented, aging Swede named Mats or Peter standing in for Robert Redford) to leap over the boards clutching “Wonderboy”, his lightning-bolt-emblazoned stick, to save the day, the season, and the team. Yes indeed, if life

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

1000-to-2 - JAN.22.08

<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;">While watching the Markus Naslund 1,000 game hoopla last week, I got to thinking: is it weird that the Canucks presented Markus with flowers before the LA game? Is he a big flower enthusiast? Are hockey players routinely given flowers for reaching milestones? The one time I needed Scott Oake to provide me with some clari

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

Number Game - JAN.18.08

<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>The schedule has been crazy lately but you know what? I think I might even prefer it that way. I mean, at the beginning of the year when we had all those long breaks, it was hard to deal with. I was so bored having all that time off so being busy and playing a lot is good. <a target="_blank" href="http://cdn.nhl.c

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Travelling Man - JAN.18.08

<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>It’s been a crazy roller coaster ride, what with the traveling back and forth, but it’s always exciting getting to come back up here. When I got sent back down, we were on the road in Houston so I never even made it back to Winnipeg to get more clothes or anything like that. You don’t get much time between the time th

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

 

The Land of the Endless Grind - JAN.16.08

<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>Last weekend, for a change of pace, I watched a couple of periods of the Detroit/Ottawa game. In some ways it was like travelling to a different country – things looked vaguely familiar but oh so different. There was almost no back or forechecking – the top lines rarely went anywhere near the boards, and certainly would not

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

The Kiss - JAN.14.08

<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>Hey Canuck Nation! Whale it has been a crazy week as some of you may know with Pam Anderson at GM Place for the New York Rangers game. It was my idea to go up in the suite during our Dentyne Kiss Cam promotion in the 3rd period, thinking it would be cool if Pam kissed the whale on the cheek. I was shocked when she g

Mascot Fin

Mascot Fin

 

Nice Guys Finish First - JAN.14.08

<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>I'm glad I am not a fan of the Flyers. My sensibilities as a West coast pseudo-hippie with socialist leanings would be offended by the brash Republican style of hockey the Flyers play. If I cannot be a fan of George W. Bush, then I cannot be a fan of any team associated with his hockey equivalent: Bobby Clarke. I am glad I

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

 

One Man Team - JAN.11.08

<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;">Imagine. You’re at General Motors Place and it’s the final regular season home game for the 2007-08 Vancouver Canucks. The hated Calgary Flames are in town (just in case you’re wondering what that smell is). It can all mean only one thing: it’s team awards time! Willie Mitchell wins the Babe Pratt for best defen

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

 

The Island and the Pie - JAN.09.08

<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>For those of us who agonized through the Stanley Cup final in 1982, a visit from the Islanders always provides a small jolt of nostalgic emotion. The 2008 version of the old foe could really use a little help from Mike Bossy. Now, I just loved the first period last night, and obviously, so did the Canucks. But, they are s

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

 

A New Game, Texans and My Voodoo Sucks - JAN.09.08

<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>A few random musings from the dude's who's life has finally settled to a point where he can direct most of his gerbil-like attention back to the only sport and team that matters. "Killing Me Softly with His Blues" -Lori Lieberman I play a little mental game when the Canucks are in a shootout and I encourage you to try it. It's calle

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

 

Writer's Block - JAN.07.08

<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>Back in my highschool creative writing class, I used to think that a perfectly acceptable solution to writer’s block was to spin a delightfully witty yarn about a guy with writer’s block. Surely the clever deconstruction of the fourth wall would amuse my teacher into showering me with red-ink A ++’s. In retrospec

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

 

Superskills - JAN.04.08

<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 been a good month since I last wrote a blog but it’s been busy, you know? With Christmas and the crazy schedule leading up and right after the break, there’s just not a ton of time. Anyway, Christmas was good, very quiet but good. It was just my wife and I but it’ll be the last Christmas for just the two of us. We’

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Just Around the Corner - DEC.20.07

<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>Last time I blogged, I said I would start my Christmas shopping and I actually did. I didn’t have much shopping to do but what I did need, I got it all done in Winnipeg for the most part. I only really needed to get a few things, my parents, fiancé, and a couple of others – pretty easy I’d say. Christmas this year will

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

 

The Greatest Gift of All - DEC.20.07

<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>I feel that sometimes it's difficult to establish any sort of meaningful connection with you, the reader. I mean sure, I've received several emails from people telling me that my words have touched them on an emotional level they never knew existed, but until I can personally reach out and touch every one of you,

Mike Macri

Mike Macri