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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

 

Spanglish - MAR.22.08

<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>My wife and I are obviously very excited about our little girl arriving soon but my older sister, Jenny, might be even more excited than us, if that’s even possible. She’s so excited about having the baby around, so that’ll be nice. I know that she’ll be watching the baby the whole summer, we probably won’t even get to see

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Dealing the Cards - FEB.13.08

<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>As most of you know, Dice and Ice was last night and it was very successful and a lot of fun. We dealt some cards, got some entertainment, good food, and all for a good cause so it was all great. I dealt blackjack and of course, being dealer, I didn’t win… but I gave out a lot of money. I’m not much of a card player b

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

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

 

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

 

In the Windy City - Dec.03.07

<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>With Thanksgiving out of the way, Christmas is making its way into the house – actually Christmas arrived while I was on the road. Usually we start setting things up the day after Thanksgiving but because I was away, my wife actually set up the tree and the little village so it was all there when I got home. My wife is

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Life On the Road - Nov.21.07

<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&rsquo;s been almost two weeks since we&rsquo;ve been on the road and this is definitely a crazy one. With three games in four nights, we spend more time on the plane than in the cities we&rsquo;re visiting. <br /> <br /> With Minny and Edmonton, we&rsquo

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Signing Day - Nov.06.07

<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 three days since we last played and honestly, I’m getting kind of bored. I don’t like long breaks between games and when you have this much time, you don’t know what to do after a while – I just want to play. It’s actually kind of painful having to wait so long between games. I’d rather play everyday or play nin

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Busy Day - OCT.18.07

<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>We had a day off yesterday, which was nice since we’ve going pretty hard since the season started. It’s kind of weird to have three days between games but it’s good because the next week will be pretty intense. Typically on off days I sleep until 9… maybe 10 but I actually slept in until about 11:00, which is unlike me but

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Answering the Call - OCT.04.07

<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 season is finally about to start up and I can’t wait to get going again. With the way the season ended last year with the team and for me, personally, with the injury I’m just excited to start up again. Even though this isn’t my first year, every year is just as exciting when the regular season approaches. The lev

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Old Timer - SEP.15.07

<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>After five training camps, what’s different about it is that I feel more comfortable this year. All of the other years, I didn’t really know all the guys that well and this year is kind of like family and coming home. Every year, they change the systems a lot so there’s still something to learn every year, which is goo

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

Not Justified - SEP.14.07

<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>Okay, so I never actually read any of Burr’s blogs last year but I’ve been told my name’s been mentioned a couple of times. Well let me tell you something that I’m sure he’s never mentioned in any of his blogs. Just recently, I bought him tickets to the Justin Timberlake concert and every time I ask him, it seems like he d

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

 

First Go - SEP.13.07

<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>So here it goes: first blog on canucks.com. I’ll be the first to say, I’m not completely sure about writing all this much, but I’ll give it a shot. If Burrows could do it... So, most asked question so far has been what I did this summer. Coming off the injury, I had a lot of time off without skating, so I started in e

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler