How much has the lleague paid the canucks this year to make sure they do not make it back to the Finals. Think about it starting last summer when we let ,Christian Erhoff, the only Canucks defenceman capeable of playing the point on the powerpla. IE a good point man is one who when the opposing player fires the puck around the boards in an attempt to cllear the zone has the ability to move laterally fast enough to get to the puck before it leaves the zone. Erhoff was the only defencemen we had
Attention Louie: The season starts in September not December! Why is it every year it takes you a quarter of the season to get into top form? Granted you played a lot of hockey last year but, still it shouldn't take you this long to get back into top form. I know I'm being picky,so what else is new, but if we are going to win the cup at some point during your tenure here. You have to come out of the gate with a more consistent game. Maybe it's because, in the past you have had to carry the load
Kiddo's to the Canucks. You all played one h-e double hockey sticks of a game last night against Calgary! Last nights game was a great all round effort by everyone on the team. Louie, you played by far the best game I have ever seen you play and I have been at every home game you have ever played as a Canuck. This team so much better when they play as five man units. When all five men go on offense together and when all five men go on defense together. Bottom line, The is no I in team. As long a
I am writing this addition of my blog because this addition of the Canucks is BORING ME OUT OF MY COTTON PICKING MIND! Every game it's the same thing. Play it safe, dump and chase, wave your stick at your opponent and maybe he'll cough up the puck.When did the NHL become the No Hit League? There seems to be no intensity in our game at all. WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE HIT SOMEBODY! The brand of hockey the Canucks are producing,at the moment is enough to put one into a coma! Did we not learn from last
Here we go again,"From the penthouse to the outhouse",and the truth be told, nobody gives a dam." Oh you do? Then why,pray tell do you keep filling the building to capacity as the team ascends further and further down the standings? If you are really serious about wanting a Stanley cup winner in this town then show it in the only way the powers that be understand. Just stay home.
Yes, it's true we were one win away from winning the Cup last year but one win away is not winning the cup. If you
Would the REAL Vancouver canucks please stand up! Which team are you are you a team that gets a lead and then plays kitty bar the door the rest of the night or are you the team that went into Chicago and kicked Ass! I am hoping you are the latter because I am sick and tired of looking at the former.
A long time ago I saw an interview with Wayne Gretzky in which he said when he went out on the ice he went with the attitude that the puck was his and in doing so, tried to the best of his abil
Nice guy's finish last... This describes every Canucks teams since 1970. For example last night the Canucks were up 5-0 going into the third period. So, what do they do, instead of trying for a sixth seventh or eighth goal they play kitty bar the door for the third period. Worse than that they gave up a goal in the last minute of the game to a team that didn't deserve a goal and ruined a shutout bid for louie to boot.
This team is at its best when they play high tempo game at both ends of th
I will be,"The Season Ticket Game", on Thursday,October. 2011. Since I found out about this it has gotten me thinking about the Canuck's players and fans who have gone before.
In the 1974-1975 the W.H.A. Came to Vancouver, in the form of a team called the Vancouver Blazers. At that time there was a waiting list to get season tickets for the Canucks. So, my parents decided to get Season tickets for the blazers. That year was the first year the Canucks won any thing. They won their division an
Okay,koodo's to,"THE 7TH. MAN" in game five of the semifinal's. You were much better...but, there is still room for improvement. In case you have been living under a rock and haven't realised it.WE ARE GOING TO THE STANLEY CUP PEOPLE! So, show your support for,"OUR TEAM!" This is not a time to be sitting on your hands being the startipical quiet,polite Canadian's. As they say at the games,"GET UP AND SHOUT"your support from the rooftops. In the American war of independence they talk about,"The S
As I looked around ROGERS ARENA IN GAME FIVE OF THE VANCOUVER-NASHVILLE series I noticed Something. Whenever the croud started the wave or were asked to,"MAKE SOME NOISE!" Everyone would get involved. Everyone that is but, the upper eshelon of,"THE 7TH. MAN."
As I looked down from my seat in section 311A WC SEAT 3 I noticed very few of the people in the suites or the club seats were cheering.
Now I know these people pay more for thier seats than any of the rest of us in the building and t
"NANANNA, NANANANA, HEH HEH HEH, GOODBYE.
Well, for the first time in my thirty five years as a Canucks Season ticket holder I am jumping off the band wagon. I have seen this movie way to many times.
Every time I think the Canucks have a legitimate shot at the Stanly Cup an opposing team finds our teams weakness, and exploits it.
In 1982 we had Grit, determination and great goal tending but,lacked the offense to go toe to toe with the likes of Gilies,Potvin and Bossy.
In 1995 we ha
Early this morning the canucks Biggest Fan entered Heaven. My mother and I have been Season ticket holders since 1976.My mother was the biggest Canucks fan ever. She and my father originally got season tickets with the Vancouver blazer's of the WHA in 1975 and when the Blazer's left town in 1976 we got season tickets with the canucks.Their original seats were just below the organist at the pacific Coliseum. I sat in section X Row WC (Wheel Chair) In case I haven't mentioned it before I am a para
Last nights game has convinced me we could go deep into the playoffs but, do have enough to win it all? According to fans who commented on my last blog posting we still need a power forward. My response to that is,"what do you call Ryan Kesler chopped liver? Now don't get me wrong, for the longest time I thought kesler was never going to turn into a hockey player never mind a power forward and , might I add, a very good power forward. How did he do it you might ask. First, since Mike Gillis has
Sorry to say but, the success of the canuck's is making me uneasy. I have been a season ticket holder since 1976 and have too often had my hopes dashed by the canucks. Having said that, there are things that are different about this team than any other team in canuck history:
1) Every line has scoring ability.
2) Their defense (when healthy) is the most mobile defensive group in team history.
3) They have two goaltenders of equal talent.
The one thing I am not sure weather they have
OK so maybe I was wrong...maybe the canucks do have enough to go all the way...then again... OK I admit the team has been deluged with injuries,especially on the back end and have still found ways to win. However, it is still regular season and as we all know the checking gets much tighter in the playoffs. Can the canucks battle through tighter checking. Having had watched the Canucks against the HABS the answer would be no. Granted we are pretty banged up on the back end right now but even so w
Lately I have been trying to figure out what it is that stops the canucks winning hockey's holy grale The Stanley Cup. After a lot of thought I have come to the conclusion that the Canucks are just too hot headed. They go out game after game and retaleate for something an opposing player has done and are given a penalty for it. A team mate gets injured by a "legal hit" and we lose our cool,take a penalty and more often then not get scored upon.
For much of the Canuks forty years in the le
Why does everything sports have a nickname but the media? The Canucks are called ,"The Nucks", The Lions are Called."The Leos", The White Caps are Called, "The Caps", BC Place is called,"The Dome" and up until recently the hockey arena was called,"The Garage". Everything sports seems to have a nickname, everything but the media.
I am one of the minority. I was born within the actual borders of the actual city of Vancouver instead of Greater Vancouver. For as long as I can remember I have lis
So, here we go again waiting for the other shoe to fall. I have been a season ticket holder of the Canucks since 1976 and I have seen this movie too many times. The canucks wet our interest with good play get hot and everyone jumps on the bandwagon sermising the canucks are on the way to winning the stanly cup. Then reality sets in. A short comming of the team becomes apparent and brings us back to reality. This year, as In past years, it's been a vital peice to the success of the team has been