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All these stoppages in play - NOV.07.07

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>On top of everything else, even the schedule is conspiring to extinguish any momentum. All these stoppages in play. Later on, the boys seem to have endless back to back contests but right now there are an awful lot of days off between games. I have to admit, I turned on Hockey Night in Canada last Saturday with dread in my

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Darkness falls across the land - OCT.31.07

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>With apologies to the late, great Vincent Price: Darkness falls across the land The midnight hour is close at hand The foulest stench is in the air The funk of forty lousy years Zombie-Sedins play five-on-five The fans hopes barely stay alive The Northwest Chumps, the skating dead Each home game fills the crowd with dread The

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Nancy Henderson

Spontaneously Combusted - OCT.26.07

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>California has spontaneously combusted and so have the Canucks. No, hang on... It’s a sunny day, so let’s start on the sunny side, shall we? As Luongo goes, so goes the team. Roberto has played very well the last two games and is beginning to look like our beloved superstar backstopper again. Our new backup was sharp too,

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Nancy Henderson

Things are Looking Up - OCT.18.07

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>A week has passed since Philadelphia racked up their Frequent Flyer Points. And as predicted, our team took the lessons from that hideous loss into their next three battles. Defensive positioning was better, stickwork was better, the Sedins can control the puck for an entire powerplay. Yes, the collapse in the third period a

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Nancy Henderson

The Flyers in Vancouver - OCT.12.07

<table width=90% 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 not a gal who opposes the occasional light spanking, but C’MON!! That was just brutal. I was going to have another brief moan about the stupid NHL schedule, but perhaps a six year interval between Flyers visits is a good thing. And here I was all atwitter to be attending my first game of the season, moving merrily with

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Nancy Henderson

The 07/08 season stretches before us as pristine as a fresh sheet of ice. - OCT.03.07

<table width=90% 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 love this moment right before the games begin, when fantasies are unmarred by the record, before hysteria sets in and the unruly un-faithful are demanding to rip the “C” off the captain’s sweater and trade everyone remotely connected to the team. Now is the time of endless possibilities when a long-time fan can dare to drea

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Nancy Henderson

Pre-season 07-08

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>Am I the only one who felt a little sad when Dan Cloutier was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings? Probably. Poor old Dan had a pretty rough ride on the message boards of this website. Dan’s only real crime during his time in Vancouver was that he, like almost all goalies in the NHL, was never great. He was often go

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Nancy Henderson

15 days

<table width=90% 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 settled in last night, with a couple of sudoku puzzles and the radio tuned to Tom and Shorty calling the Flames/Canucks pre-season tilt. I love those guys. As a buddy of mine always says, you can listen in at any point in the game and instantly tell how the Canucks are doing by the tone of Larscheid’s voice. Normally I ha

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Nancy Henderson

Going for #2 - SEP.12.07

<table width=90% align=center border=0><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/henderson_headshot.jpg align=left hspace=4>Louie’s back in town and apparently, more determined that ever. Woo-hoo! Bring on the season. The puppy boys are battling it out for a chance to show off at the main camp, with Coach Vigneault delightfully playing them like little violins – praising them one day, slapping them upside the head the next. From all reports, Ma

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Nancy Henderson

The Deeper They Go...

<img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/hendersonblog.gif align=left hspace=4> I always say “the deeper they go in the playoffs, the better the jerseys look”. And the sweater they are wearing when they finally win the Cup? Well, that one will be cherished as the most beautiful garment imaginable. Men will get married in that jersey.<br><br> Only in hockey-mad Vancouver would so many fans turn up on a warm and sunny summer afternoon to get first gander at w

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Nancy Henderson

Can't Hardly Wait

<img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/hendersonblog.gif align=left hspace=4>WHEW! It was incredibly difficult to believe that the Canucks organization would ever make such a spectacular misstep. Screwing over perhaps your most beloved player once is bad enough, but twice? Unthinkable! Thank heavens we have dodged that bullet. I was pretty sure that Dave Nonis was far too canny to allow it to happen, but years spent following the Canucks can encourage a fan to brace

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Nancy Henderson

Proud... As Always

<img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/hendersonblog.gif align=left hspace=4>Will it be splendidly emblematic of everything we stand for here in Canuck Land, or will it be Buffalo banana slug ugly? That will be the question when the local hockey faithful finally get to clap eyes on the brand new team jersey. I find it rather amusing that men whose typical, carefully-considered sartorial routine consists of grabbing the cleanest t-shirt and pants off the floor, manage t

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Nancy Henderson

No Long Term Panic

<img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/hendersonblog.gif align=left hspace=4>Are you kidding me? For this I spent an entire hockey season grimly following Swedish Elite League games on the Internet?? Grasping at charity scrimmages and prospect tilts like a shopper grasping for the last pair of size 7 sling-backs at the Army and Navy Shoe Sale? (Sorry boys, but there are so few chick analogies in sports writing – you have to throw the occasional one in). Silly me, I be

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Nancy Henderson

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