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Number Game - JAN.18.08

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Ryan Kesler


<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.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/011308_blues04_b.jpg"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="0" align="right" alt="" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/011308_blues04_t.jpg" /></a> What made the trip even better is that I got to go home and see some family and friends, which always makes it better. This was a really good trip because it’s been a while since we visited here and being with family always makes a trip better.

People have been bringing up stats and number to me all the time because I’m two points away from my career best but it doesn’t really matter to me. I keep it in the back of my mind but I’m not too worried about that. They’re just numbers, I’m more concerned about the team success than my own personal stats.

<a target="_blank" href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/12/dec0807_practice08_b.jpg"><img vspace="1" hspace="4" border="0" align="left" alt="" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/12/dec0807_practice08_t.jpg" /></a>As long as we’re winning and doing well in the standings my points don’t matter. I don’t think I’m doing anything differently than in previous years but I think I have a little more responsibility but it’s good, I think that’s good for me.

Since assuming the checking role on the team, I think the biggest change I’ve noticed in my own game is that I focus on other players more than focusing on just playing. It’s helped me become a well-rounded player and I’m more aware of everything going on in the game, and that’s been a huge help too. I think playing against players of that caliber, you’ve got to figure out their tendencies and kind of go from there but it’s not always easy. Hopefully I can just keep improving from here.

We’ll get a long stretch off for the all-star break but we’ve still got three games ahead of us, including one against Minny, who we’re neck and neck with right now. Right now, I’m thinking maybe Vegas or Whistler but still not sure yet. </td></tr></table>

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It's great that you got to see your family and friends, it must be tough not being able to see them that often. You obviously play a big part in this teams success and you've been awesome so far, hope you keep it up! You're right the Minny game is big, especially because of how the standings are right now. It's pretty crazy.

Anyways I'll be biased and say Whistler.

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Kes you rule

Whistler is always a relaxing choice

but vegas is always more fun




have a great rest of the season


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go to vegas!! win/loose some money :P i wasn't expecting another blog in the same month LOL i don't know if you read the comments people leave to your blogs, do you? oh well i hope you do. but great play in the past couple of games. break some more sticks, jk don't get to frustrated, that doesn't help with nothing. thats got to suck not seeing your family a lot. i don't think i could go to long with out seein mine. but anyways thats for signing my jersey that one day and goodluck in the game tomorrow VS the red wings. hope to see you tomorrow in the morning before or after the the skate. :D

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Thanks for the post..always good to read.

Glad you got a chance to visit family - must be tough being away

Always wondered, are you guys allowed to go wild on the slopes during the season or do you have to take it easy to avoid injury?

Here's to a great game tonight....Have a wonderful break

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Great effort in tonight's Flordia game. Tough luck. Hope you win and actually stay in the race for Northwest title.

This is akward coming from a Flames Fan. :mellow:

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Great effort in tonight's Flordia game. Tough luck. Hope you win and actually stay in the race for Northwest title.

This is akward coming from a Flames Fan. :mellow:

Ahaha, yes very. I personally hate the Flames because well, I'm a Canuck fan.

Go Vegas, dude! :)

Good luck on the rest of the games too, the Canucks are playing good. :)

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