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Bure's age not just a number - APR.02.08

<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">Just the thought of Pavel Bure turning 37 on March 31 was enough to make my head spin (it was either that or the scotch I was drinking during the Canucks/Flames game the night before). So many thoughts run through my head as I think about it, such as: It’s no secret that the Canucks are a little shor

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

Appeasing the Hockey Gods - MAR.31.08

<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>My apologies for not writing sooner, but I was in China on a school workshop. My experience was a very profound one; I learned a great deal about Chinese culture, Chinese education, and Chinese society. One thing I was particularly surprised by was the apparent lack of religion in the country, especially when compared to her

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

A Playoff Pet Peeve - MAR.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">As the NHL playoffs draw near, so too does one of my hockey pet peeves. I’ve never understood how any loyal Canuck fan could cheer for Northwest division rivals Calgary or Edmonton just because they’re based in Canada. I can remember watching the Stanley Cup final in 2004 and hearing many so-called C

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

The Badwater Ultramarathon - MAR.27.08

<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>I’m going to suggest that everyone take a pill. Considering the level of utter hysteria that must be building out there in the streets, on the call-in shows and in the media, I am recommending it be prescribed in jumbo-sized suppository form. Yesterday I was in the middle of a run when I got caught in that spectacular hailst

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

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

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

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

Good Old Number 16 - MAR.17.08

<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>There were things to enjoy in the Canucks’ victory over the Stars on the weekend: the nine point performance of the Markus-Mo-Matt line; Willie “Timex” Mitchell – he takes a licking and keeps on ticking – battling and bleeding profusely enough to warrant admiration from Don Cherry; the crabby, frustrated expression on Marty Tu

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

Dewy-Eyed Babes - MAR.11.08

<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>I would never count myself among the fans of Dan Cloutier, that legion of dewy-eyed babes, but I didn’t despise him with a passion either. I always thought he managed quite admirably during the regular season, considering how often his teammates, caught pinching up on the play, abandoned their hapless netminder to three-on-tw

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

Not a Leaky Condo - MAR.11.08

<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>My apologies for the inconsistent theme in this blog today folks, it is exam and report card time, and I am up to my eyeballs in marking, writing, and stressing about the Canucks and their season. I'm also busy looking for a house to buy in the Lower Mainland, and let me tell you, what a pain in the behind. Buying a house an

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Morrison's Dilemma - MAR.10.08

<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 two years before he went on the disabled list, Brendan Morrison was cursed by being “hurt but not too hurt”. He had his share of nagging injuries, a hip injury and a sports hernia for starters, but nothing severe enough to definitely keep him out of the line-up. As Morrison prepares to return to the

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

Let's Get Nuts - MAR.08.08

<table width=80% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/mikeblog.gif border=0 align=left hspace=4 vspace=1>Remember in Batman (the older one mind you, before Joel Schumacher vomited all over the franchise) where an angry Michael Keaton grabs a fire poker, smashes a lamp and screams at the Joker, "You wanna gets nuts? C'mon, let's get nuts!"<br /><br /> That phrase keeps popping up in my head when I watch Vancouver games

Mike the Yankee

Mike the Yankee

A Night in the Box - MAR.07.08

<table width=75% align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" style="float: left; padding-right: 4px;">Whenever someone finds out I work for the Vancouver Canucks and get to go into the press box – which is fairly often since I shout it from the roof-tops – the first question is invariably the same: is Farhan Lalji really a robot sent back through time to destroy life as we know it? Yes. Yes he is. The second question i

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

Memo to Vancouver - MAR.07.08

<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>Memo to Vancouver hockey fans: stop listening to panicky poultry. Chicken Little had it wrong – the sky is staying put. Ha - I wonder if the Nashville Tennessean newspaper has a cover story this morning promoting public self-immolation for disconsolate Predators fans? For those of you hysterically proclaiming that, withou

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

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

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

The Best Trades Not to Make - FEB.27.08

<table width=75% align=center><tr><td><img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sunny_blog.jpg" style="float: left; padding-right: 4px;">Sometimes The Best Trades Are The Ones You Don’t Make It was hard not to chuckle as Pierre McGuire said it. The Vancouver Canucks were the losers at this year’s trade deadline? Reallllly? Well, Pierre is a gifted hockey analyst. Sure, the sheer volume of his commentary is enough to set off all the car alarms within an

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

Rookie Hazing - FEB.25.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/raymond_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=3 hspace=4> While we have a rare day off – not sure if we’ll be getting many more with the final stretch run coming – but I’ll give you a quick update. Last time I wrote, it was Dice and Ice and since it was my first year at the event, I really didn’t know what to expect. Most of you probably already saw or heard but as with years p

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

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

Mike Macri

Mike Macri

First Attempt - FEB.22.08

<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">The NHL’s trading deadline is February 26. For hockey fans, it’s Christmas all over again. Canuck fans are nestled all snug in their beds, with visions of Mats Sundin on the power play dancing in their heads. Some fans, sadly, are like the kid who wants a pony for Christmas. They have such high expect

Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley

A Female Gaze - FEB.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>Okay. I confess that I do bring a slightly masculine edge to my girlie pursuits. I am quite possibly the only woman with a guilty addiction to “MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives” who gets annoyed with the inaccuracies in the hockey aspects of the show. Conversely, I also view sports through a female gaze. So I have to a

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

Fight Night - FEB.17.08

<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>Fight Night at GM place on Saturday – what a great way for this much maligned team to show the rest of the league we have team toughness. With players like Isbister, Linden, and Weaver, opposition goons beware! The point, of course, is that we don't need nor want a thug like Stortini in this lineup. In this NHL, you cannot aff

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

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 but

Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler

Settling In - FEB.12.08

<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/raymond_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=3 hspace=4>Tonight’s the Canucks annual Dice and Ice event, which being my first year and all, I’m pretty blind about the whole thing truthfully. I know it’s a great charity event that the team puts on every year and raises a lot of money for the Canucks for Kids Fund but other than that, I don’t know what it’ll be like as far the sc

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

Mighty Mite Hero - FEB.11.08

<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>Yeesh. Pity the poor ticketholders who witnessed the Canucks on Saturday night, looking more snowed under by Avalanche conditions than the Coquihalla Highway. It was beginning to feel like an Old Yeller moment, where the kindest thing might be to take the team out behind the barn and put them and us out of our collective mis

Nancy Henderson

Nancy Henderson

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