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Answering the Call - OCT.04.07

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Ryan Kesler

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<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 level of anticipation and the buzz of the season never goes away and it’s still something I look forward to the same way as the first year. But this year’s a little different for me because I’m trying not to be so uptight out there and just have fun with it. I mean, there is a limited amount of time that you can play this game so I want to enjoy it while I can and really make everything count when I’m out there. It’ll be a good year as long as I don’t forget why I’m doing this.

<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/092907_oilers02_b.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/092907_oilers02_t.jpg border=0 align=right vspace=1 hspace=4></a>Going into tomorrow, I feel really good because I’ve had a pretty good pre-season so it’s definitely helping my confidence and hopefully, it’s just the start of what’s to come for the rest of the year. It definitely helps to start off well and build my confidence so that I can do what I’m asked and feel comfortable making plays. The team’s looking for scoring and I want to be one of those guys to step up.

But that’s the big question eh? Can I continue this through the season?

I think I should be able to if I continue to go into every game the same way I have so far. I think the last couple of pre-season games, especially the one against Calgary, I felt really good and I was happy with the way I performed there so I’m ready for the season to get going.

I’m happy with the way the schedule starts off for us with back-to-back games. For some reason, I always find that I play better the second game of back-to-back games so it kind of works out well for me. I usually don’t feel like I get right into it until the second game but I’ve already played two back-to-back games in the pre-season so theoretically I should be all set to go, right?

<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/092607_sjsharks01_b.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/092607_sjsharks01_t.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4></a>But I do think that it’s harder to start at home than on the road because there’s a lot of pressure and you want to put on a good show for the fans but I mean, it’s definitely not a bad thing to start at home.

We had a team meeting yesterday in the morning and then we had the rest of the day off but it wasn’t all that eventful. I just moved into my place and we’re pretty much settled but there’s just little things to figure out now but that’s all the stuff my wife does. Decorating and all the little things, I just try not to get involved – it’s probably better that way.

One more sleep until the opening faceoff… I can’t wait.</td></tr></table>

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Hi Ryan!

Sounds like your super excited for the season! As am I. I think you'll do really really well this season, hopefully you can stay healty!!! :D I can't wait till tomorrow night, it's going to be so exciting! Have fun out there! :)

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HEY RYAN AND TO ALL THE GUYS IN THE UNIFORM FROM CRANBROOK B.C. ( THE NEIDERMYERS ARE DEAD TO US )

WELL ALL BE INFRONT OF THE BIG SCREEN CHEERING OUR ASS'S OFF, NOT ONLY FOR THE 1ST GAME, BUT FOR THE INTIRE FRIGGIN SEASON...EVERY GAME ! YOU BOYS CAN TAKE IT ALL THE WAY THIS YEAR. I KNOW IT. THATS WHY WHEN I WAS IN VEGAS LAST WEEK I PUT $10 BUCKS ON CANUCKS TO WIN LORD STANLEY. THE GUY WHO TOOK MY BET AT THE MIRAGE THINKS IVE GOT A LOCK. YOU GUYS CAN DO IT. WE'RE BEHIND YA ALL THE WAY. NOW, GO GET THE CUP !!!! JAS

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Hey Kesler,

Good luck this season, keep up the hard work.

Don't always be looking for Naslund,

you have a great shot yourself.

So make sure you shoot.

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Guest PavelBure#10

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Tomorrow's the first game! Can't wait. Hopefully you'll have an awesome season. And aren't you American, so what's with the eh? :P haha anyways good luck!

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This season will be interesting. I really like your attitude. Stay positive and keep your head up!! Keep finding ways to smile. It is going to be better than we all know.

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This season will be interesting. I really like your attitude. Stay positive and keep your head up!! Keep finding ways to smile. It is going to be better than we all know.

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I'm just as excited for opening night as you are haha!

keep up the excellent play ryan.

make us proud.

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Hi Ryan!

Sounds like your super excited for the season! As am I. I think you'll do really really well this season, hopefully you can stay healty!!! :D I can't wait till tomorrow night, it's going to be so exciting! Have fun out there! :)

hi ryan have good seaon and good luck tom and win the stanely cup too im canuck fan from craig

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Guest Alandra

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Keep up the positive attitude

We all know that the canucks are #1

Go 'Nucks Go

:D

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Guest ravioli

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Hey Ryan! :D

It's always exciting this time of year, eh? :P I've been counting down to the first game of the season since july! :P It was horrible when everybody found out that you would be out of the line-up for 12-16 weeks. I remember that day. It was awful!

It was great to see you back in the first play-off game against the stars! :) Too bad you missed the rest of the play-offs :( . I think that you'll be able to get through the whole year this time. This year should be great!

Have an amazing season! All the best! I can't wait until tomorrow! It should be great!

- ravioli

WE ARE ALL CANUCKS! GO CANUCKS GO!

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Yay omgsh it all starts tomorrow!!!!

keep up the good work kes you did awesome

in the preseason and im sure you can keep it up

in the regular season as well. just be positive lol

its so awesome how excited you are for

the first game. i cant wait to see the hole

new and improved team play and in the

new jerseys. B) its gunna be wicked. good

luck tomorrow kes, you'll do awesome!!!!

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Kes buddy you and I are the same age. Your constantly improving at what you do. As am I.

The world is ours man. Lets take it.

I hope you feel comfortable at center between Nazzy and Shannon. Work on your faceoffs and we'll be lighting it up whenever your on the ice.

GOOD LUCK!

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Hey Kes!!!

OMG the games tomorrow!!!! Can't WAIT!!...so exciting. You sound so Excited.Good luck tomorrow in the Open Seasoner and the rest of the season. Your preseason games were awesome you looked good out there, keep up the hard work and the goals will come. Have A Great Season and have fun!

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

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Great to hear your stoked for the season!

Can't wait to see you continue to transfer that energy and enthusiasm onto the ice

We're all hoping you create a dangerous, speedy, and skillfull line with Ryan Shannon and Markus Naslund!

Good luck to you, Ryan

Here's to a great year!

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Hey ryan

wow another season of hockey is under way !!!! Like u said just go out there and have fun , I belive in you . i know u are goin to do very well this season ...

Lisa

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good luck this year man

its sweet that you're doing the blogs instead of burrows. he was pretty confusing sometimes lol

its your time buddy

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good luck this year man

its sweet that you're doing the blogs instead of burrows. he was pretty confusing sometimes lol

its your time buddy

lol no Burrows wasn't confusing! But yeah have a good season Kes and it's great that your excited for the upcoming season.

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HEYY rYan =)

SEeemss likee someeoneee excited for tomorrowwss gamee

im too

CANTT

AITT

UNTIL

7 O CLK =) :D :D

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ryan we all believe in you and the team. you're really talented; we appreciate everything you give for this team. good luck for the opener and the rest of the season!

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Hey Ryan!

I am soo stoked for the game .. i guess tonight,

i am cheering for you all the way.

GO CANUCKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

;) :D

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Hey Kes,

I really enjoyed reading your blog. I'm so excited for tonight's season opener! Nice job during the pre-season. Keep up the good work. :) I hope you have a great season....you deserve it! Go Canucks Go!!!!!!!

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Guest RainyDaySunshine

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Good luck and most importantly have fun this season. My bro and I will be watching when we're not studying or going to work :)

J

www.rainydaysunshine-j.blogspot.com

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