Ryan Johnson

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About Ryan Johnson

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    Vancouver Canucks Player
  • Birthday 06/14/1976

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  1. Congrats on scoring your first goal in a while against the Sharks, Ryan, you got 2 points for us out there!

  2. Oh, cool, I never knew you had a bro that played in the NHL. There's lots of johnson's in the nhl. XD

  3. Hey Ryan! That blog you just did was very interesting! Hope you keep posting more. Good luck in tomorrow's game vs. the senators & Welcome back to Vancouver, :D!

  4. Catching up

    <img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2010/03/mar1210_rj_lg.jpg" border="0" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">It's been just over a month since we practiced at GM Place and it's really nice to get back home - not to mention to sleep in our own beds again. And it's been even longer since my last blog but I'll try to get better with updates now that we're home more. We're excited to be home and hope that the fans remember who we are and they don't think the season is over. It's a fun time of year with the playoffs just around the corner and we're all excited for a big run and I'm sure all the fans are as well. As far as the road trip goes, we're happy with the way the road trip went and we'll definitely take the 8-5-1 record from the games. The best part of the trip was definitely the start of it with us visiting all of the Canadian cities. Everyone's got a lot of family and friends around so that's always great. But anytime we play a Canadian city is always exciting and you notice that everyone is more enthusiastic and those games are always more special. <a class="zoomImage" href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2010/02/Canucks_Boston_10_b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2010/02/Canucks_Boston_10_t.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed" border=0 /></a>And the worst? Well I wouldn't say "worst" but the last six games were tough because there were a few back-to-back games so it was a lot of travel and that takes a lot out of you. The guys responded really well and we could've used that as an excuse but we didn't. We played six great games, despite all the travel and time zones and the hotels. The hotels - there were moments when you get in the elevator and you have no idea what floor you're going to or what room and you have to go to the front desk and ask and they look at you funny - that's when you know you've been on the road too long. But it was overall a good trip. We only had about a week for the Olympic break before we came back to Vancouver for practices so I went down to Fort Lauderdale, where I have a home and enjoyed some sun in Florida. It was very low-key and I just took care of my foot - well my feet - laid on the beach, did a lot of relaxing, and a bit of working out. <a class="zoomImage" href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2010/03/mar1210_beach_b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2010/03/mar1210_beach_t.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed" border=0 /></a>If you've never been to Fort Lauderdale before, you must go visit. It's a great city right by the Atlantic Ocean along the beachfront coast between Miami and West Palm Beach. Fort Lauderdale beach is the place to go with a lot of restaurants, beautiful hotels, and pools right down by the water. Right now, the water is really nice and refreshing but when you get into spring, it gets almost like soup so I'll leave it up to you when you decide to visit. I was lucky enough to catch some men's curling during the Olympics with Mason and that was a blast. Usually when you think of curling, people are quiet and very respectful but there were a lot of people around us drinking, chanting and screaming, which I didn't really expect. <a class="zoomImage" href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2010/03/mar1210_curling_b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2010/03/mar1210_curling_t.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed" border=0 /></a>Norway had their funny looking pants on so every two minutes there were chants of "Norway's pants". They were just chanting that over and over and the guys would lift their brooms up and do the polite "Thank you." But really thinking, "We've got a game to play here." We didn't participate in the chant but we mostly just took it all in. Thunder Bay is actually a big curling town so I have tried it but not very often but the times that I've tried it, it's pretty tough. I remember the first time I did it, I was falling all over the place like most people are their first time. There was a lot of balance involved but it was fun. It's definitely an odd feeling being on the ice without skates and I think being on ice at anytime without skates is weird like even when I just walk on the ice here. I just feel like it's an accident waiting to happen so I avoid it as much as possible. Now it's time to focus and bring our game back home as we get down the stretch here.
  5. Hope you come back next season, Ryan!

  6. SHOT BLOCKING JUGGERNAUT!!!!! <3 you

  7. One of my favorite Canucks, I admire your heart and passion, you're a big reason the Canucks win games, putting your body on the line, its players like you that give the Canucks a chance to go far in the playoffs. GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

  8. Hey Ryan! Welcome to the boooards! Love having you on the PK!!

  9. Well done on your first blog, Ryan! You're a fabulous player and work so hard every game - you have lots of fans.

  10. Hello Ryan, I'm a big fan. I'm looking forward to reading your future blogs! :D

  11. Hi Ryan,

    Looking forward to reading your blog entries. =)

  12. Blog newbie

    <img src="http://canucks.nhl.com/v2/photos/mugs/8460527.jpg" border="0" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">I've been told I have big shoes to fill as the newest Canucks.com blogger but I think I can handle this - I know I can at least measure up. To be honest, I don't know a lot about blogging but I know a lot of people who spend a lot of time on it. I know a lot of people depend on it for information and some people run their lives through their blog but I'm not one of those. I don't spend a lot of time on it and I don't read them so this is an entirely new thing to me altogether. Stick with me, it might take a couple of tries to get a full handle on this. But I think I'll be a pretty quick learner because I do write a lot and I really enjoy writing. I read a lot and I find a lot of readers are also good writers because they are very well-versed when it comes to writing. I enjoy writing so anytime when I am asked to put something together, I find it quite easy and enjoyable. I do spend a lot of time on the computer and that is my pipeline of connectivity but by no means am I a techy or am I fixing computers. With the way we travel and move around, the times and schedule that we keep, it is my way of connectivity to friends and family and the world. The hockey schedule often means you can lose the world for five or six days so it's a way to keep updated. Now, I'll get a chance to combine the two worlds. I have to admit that Canucks.com isn't my homepage - CNN.com is. I really like to keep connected to the world and I find is the most reliable with keeping me up to date around the world. It's the same with TV because I don't watch TV programs like sitcoms, it's usually CNN and for newspapers, I'll read USA Today. I find when I used to play in the States I used to follow more Canadian news but I guess I'm not as much now that I'm back in a Canadian market. Although I check, almost on a daily basis, is my hometown newspaper but it's not really a newspaper - it's more like a pamphlet - the Chronicle Journal in Thunder Bay. It's fun for me to keep tabs on my hometown even though I don't spend a lot of time there but it's just nice to keep abreast of what's happening there. They've got three or four lead stories and that's it. There's not a whole lot to browse through but it's just nice to know what's going on whether it's economy wise or just local facts. What's nice about reading the Chronicle Journal is the lead stories are very simplistic compared to CNN or larger publications because it's not hijackings or murders - it's something like a guy drove his car into the beer store and stole two cases of beer so for me, it's just refreshing to have the simplicity of it. Or even today - it was a story about someone who finished 10 marathons after he quit smoking - definitely not anything like on CNN. So, basically I read a lot but haven't gone much into the blog world but I'm excited about this process.