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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

 

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