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Life On the Road - Nov.21.07

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Ryan Kesler

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It&rsquo;s been almost two weeks since we&rsquo;ve been on the road and this is definitely a crazy one. With three games in four nights, we spend more time on the plane than in the cities we&rsquo;re visiting. <br />

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With Minny and Edmonton, we&rsquo;re here so often that a nice quick trip like this fine but if we were going to California, a couple of extra days are nice. It&rsquo;s 0 degrees in St. Paul right now but it feels like it&rsquo;s below zero for sure. <br />

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<a target="_blank" href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/11/nov2107_kesler_b.jpg"><img vspace="1" hspace="4" border="0" align="right" alt="" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/11/nov2107_kesler_t.jpg" /></a> Last year, we went to Montreal in January and it was freezing with snow covering the streets but I&rsquo;d have to say it was probably my favourite trip. I don&rsquo;t know what it is about that city but most of the guys will say it&rsquo;s one of the best to visit. We had a couple days off while we there so we actually got to spend some time in the city and explore a little.<br />

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I&rsquo;m rooming with Mike Brown right now but he&rsquo;s the third roommate I&rsquo;ve had since the season started. Ryan Shannon and Jannik Hansen also had to deal with me too. I was also paired with Mason Raymond during training camp. I keep getting all the young guys &ndash; I have never heard of anyone cutting one of their roommates loose but maybe that&rsquo;s why I haven&rsquo;t been assigned with any of the vets &ndash; just joking!&nbsp; <br />

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I'm not a bad roommate - ask Alex Burrows, I was with him last year.<br />

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The new additions and rookies are fitting in just fine. They are all great guys and everyone gets along really well. Road trips and even training camp were really good for that because it really gives you a chance to get to know everyone and that helps on and off the ice.<br />

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Some places have already started playing Christmas music and all the red and green are starting to come out but it&rsquo;s not even Thanksgiving yet! The &ldquo;real&rdquo; Thanksgiving &ndash; haha, I mean the American Thanksgiving. <br />

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<a target="_blank" href="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/11/nov2107_tree_b.jpg"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="0" align="left" alt="" src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/11/nov2107_tree_t.jpg" /></a> It&rsquo;s too early to be thinking about Christmas stuff. Our day off is actually on Thanksgiving so it will consist of me, my hotel room, and some good movies since everything will be closed in the States that day.<br />

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We&rsquo;ve got an important one coming up tonight against the Wild &ndash; the last game of our eight consecutive against teams in the division, that&rsquo;s a lot. I think as a team we go into those games playing hard and smart and know that we have to carry that over to non-divisional games as well and we will move up the standings. <br />

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That&rsquo;s what we&rsquo;ve got to continue doing to get win in those big games, especially tonight because they&rsquo;re going to want to get a win at home after they lost to us 6-2 last week.<br />

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Our non-divisional record has not been very strong this season so far so hopefully we can come up big tonight and continue that into St. Louis on Friday.

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cheers for finding the time to blog in the middle of a busy road trip, Kes.

good luck with Minny. going to be an interesting one

I already have it in for Boogaard after what he did to Bert a few weeks back, so if you want to wind him up some (without getting hurt, please), then that's fine by me.

And happy thanksgiving :)

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Haha, the "real" Thanksgiving...Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving Ryan! Great game last night, your goal was definately awesome! Keep up the great work and good luck in St. Louis tomorrow!!!

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Hey Kes

Awesome game last night

Your goal was awesome end to end pretty sweet!

haha and the one where isbister scored when you tryed to shoot:D

CONGRATS to NAZZY on his HATTRICK!!!!!

I'm SO Happy for him:D

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

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HEY KESLER!!!

thats kewl u had tome to write a blog

Awesome goal last night against the Wild:)

and that was sooo kewl NAZZY's HATRICK!!!!

Goodluck on your next game on friday!

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

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Awesome game last night Kes!! It was great to stick it to BOOGAARD ....I LOVE Pinky & the Brain -- what was that all about ... I think Boogaard is Pinky while you guys are the Brain!! ... Happy Thanksgiving to you, even though you are stuck in a hotel room .. hope you got to enjoy OURS last month ... good luck the rest of the way .... you guys will RULE the NHL!!! :-D

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Its really interesting to see what the players are thinking. Thanks for taking the time to do your blog. Your goal really made me jump out of my seat. Thanks =)

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Hey Kes

Nice to hear from you.

Maybe you'll find time to write a blog about your thought's on Bert's return to Vancouver next Tuesday?

Anyway, congrats on your goal in St. Louis!

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I was at the game last night, god you where great.

2 goals and i cant believe the hit pronger gave you after

you scored ... :huh: . i had my sign ahaha i heart kesler.

but great job last night and good luck Thursday!!!And i

totally agree with the too early for Christmas stuff ....

my moms already got the Christmas lights up outside. :rolleyes:

And i feel kinda bad for you haha cause you where alone for

thanks giving :( but relaxing is always good.

Love your #1 fan Samantha (sam)

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Lovin these blogs Kes, almost as much as your Hummer ;)

Haha, if you could ever post a picture of it maybe, that would be awesome.

Keep on keepin' on man.

GO CANUCKS GO!

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