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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

 

Then and Now - NOV.19.07

<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>So everything’s rosy again in Vancouver. Sure, we’re still only 3 points up on last place in the conference, but we’re only 3 points shy of fifth. We might be in the gutter, but we’re staring at the stars. Speaking of stars, if you become one playing hockey in Van-couver, it might be wise to do everything in your

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Mike Macri

 

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,

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Mike Macri

 

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

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Mike Macri

 

The COFFEE Club - Nov.08.07

<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>Being a Canuck fan really is a special thing. It's a club that sees every member endure a rite of initiation. Invariably, that initiation is one of disappointment. I'm sure that there are plenty of people that might say that they started following the team when the West Coast Express was at their peak; others mig

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Mike Macri

 

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

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Mike Macri

 

Shut-out - MAR.06.08

<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>I believe that this team can compete in (or as of now, for) the playoffs. After all, being a fan is largely composed of belief. The problem is, I don’t know that this team can compete. Since the trade deadline passed, the Canucks have scored as many goals in four games as the Washington Capitals tallied 18 minute

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Mike Macri

 

Saving the Chestnuts - SEP.12.07

<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>Hello, and welcome to my weblog (or “blog”). For this first one, I’m not going to write about the upcoming season, or anything that happened in the offseason for that matter. Nor am I going to venture an opinion on the new jerseys (even though I feel that it is a topic that still needs fleshingout). Instead, I’m going to

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Mike Macri

 

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

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Mike Macri

 

Easter Promises - MAR.25.08

<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>Oh Easter, thine bastion of tradition - your four-day weekend is always a reminder of two things in my life: a belly full of Maker’s Mark and creme eggs, and watching hockey while the sun is still up. There is nothing I enjoy more than an Easter Sunday morning that consists of blasting the quads with some hack sq

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Mike Macri

 

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

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Mike Macri

 

Dear Hockey Gods... - FEB.11.08

<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>An Open Letter to the Hockey Gods. Hey there Hockey Gods, How’s it going up there? Pretty good, I’m sure. You live on a cloud as fluffy and soft as a kitten taped to a puppy, and if I understand correctly, you have limitless reserves of Philadelphia brand cream cheese spread. But listen, in all honesty,

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Mike Macri

 

Canuddiction - OCT.21.08

<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>Hold on a minute while I stretch my writing fingers, it’s been a while. Every year around this time I get extremely busy, and inventing ways to get out of prior engagements in or-der to watch hockey consumes most, if not all, of the free time I have. The Canucks are my drug of choice (unless Phil Collins’ “Sussud

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Mike Macri

 

Best Canuck Hits - Dec.04.07

<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 thought I’d switch things up a bit and not regale you with my thoughts on the weekly minutia. Instead, here are some of the best hits ever thrown by a Canuck. I’m sure that there are some good ones from the 70s and 80s, but they aren’t readily available in video form, and well, you might not be too interested i

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Mike Macri

 

Behind Enemy Lines - FEB.25.08

<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>It’s Friday night and I’m attempting to match my cousin stride for stride over ice-patched city streets. His gait sporadically breaks in out and of a race-walk as we march through the mudded remnants of what would be a grass boulevard, had it not been the middle of February. A curved roof appears through breaks i

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Mike Macri

 

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

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Mike Macri

 

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'

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Mike Macri

 

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

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Mike Macri

 

“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

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