Canucks and Beyond
As I mentioned the other day, CTV News filmed a segment with our podcast, The Crazy Canucks. Lots of drunken footage John, Rebecca, J.J. and Dave from last Friday night. And I show up briefly later in the segment (nicely behaved and sober as a nun, for once! ) Via YouTube:
I swear… some days, YouTube makes my whole LIFE better. Two videos, for your entertainment.
And next? More Ryan…
Is that the last game Jeremy Roenick ever plays? The man can drive you nuts, but you gotta admit he's got some style. We'll see plenty of him as a commentator during the playoffs, but meanwhile, here's one of his best moments:
Jason Botchford, The Province Published: Sunday, April 01, 2007
The Sedin twins have decided to end their short-lived retirement from dancing. They have already begun training for the World Cup of Dance, the most renowned dancing competition in Europe which will take place in Spain this summer. Buoyed by their performance of the Cabbage Patch dance on a recent NHL commercial, Daniel and Henrik decided to take a run at the world championship. "When I saw how quickly it took me to get the Cabbage Patch and the Running Man down, I said 'Bring on the Viennese Waltz,' " Henrik said. The dancing marks a major turnaround for the twins who, much to the chagrin of their fans two months ago, famously declared: "We will never dance again." "Sometimes things are said in haste," Daniel observed. "At the time we felt we had done all we could do in the dance world. But then Henrik came over for Friday dinner showing off his foxtrot and I said 'Let's waltz.' "A reminder:
I stole the "Tranahan" moniker from Islanders Army (brilliant) and the image below from WDFN Sports Radio (I bow to your photoshop skills...). By the way, meet Brendan Shanahan's mother. If she can be understanding, so can you.
THIS video made my week.
While various things have changed radically for both teams since then, the St. Louis Blues always seem to have a talent for messing up a Vancouver Canucks fan's happy expectations of domination. The last time Vancouver won a playoff series was against the Blues, however, so it's nice to be reminded of good day after taking the bastards out. Video footage of Robson Street after the series win:
1. Last night the Canucks won; tonight they'll win again. It's Roberto Luongo's chance to become the winningest goalie in Vancouver Canucks history as he looks for that 39th win. Seems like a challenge he's more than prepared to answer.
And after scoring his 6th goal in 4 games, Jeff ("C-Cup", "Brabarian", etc.) Cowan is almost certain to be skating through a sea of lingerie next time he hits the ice at GM Place. Says the Associated Press, "Even when he misses on a shot, he scores." In other words, when you're hot, you're hot.
Cowan has never scored more than
9 goals 11 goals in an entire NHL season.
(note: thanks to Trevor for pointing out my error in the comments)
2. Last night on the Canucks pay-per-view broadcast we got a run-down of the Canucks annual charity even, Dice & Ice. A ho-hum little feature I was barely paying attention to, until I saw this little scene go down: A stage performance featuring the musical stylings of The Boys Blues Brothers.
En francais, give a warm welcome to Dany Sabourin, Marc Chouinard, and Alex Burrows, as they sing their hearts out for you...
Hockey oddities I stumbled across today. EXAMPLE #1 From ESPN "Goalie ticketed for lewdness after mooning fans"
NORTH LOGAN, Utah -- A University of Southern California hockey goalie put on a show, but it had nothing to do with stopping shots. Mickey Meyer rode his stick like a horse, dropped his bulky pants, mooned the crowd and slapped his buttocks during a game against Brigham Young University, police said. He was ejected and ticketed for lewdness, a misdemeanor, after an officer who was working security at the rink said he witnessed the scene Saturday. "I had my fill of these refs," Meyer said on an Internet broadcast of the game, according to The Herald-Journal of Logan. Meyer's antics occurred while play was stopped and referees were trying to sort out penalties in the third period of a consolation game in the ACHA West Regional tournament at Eccles Ice Center. The junior from Clinton, N.Y., was "riding his hockey stick like a horse and slapping his butt," North Park Officer Mike Stauffer said in a report. After pulling down his pants, Meyer slapped his bare bottom several times, Stauffer said.EXAMPLE #2 Wisconsin, 1929-- Back when men were men, and hockey players were aliens. note: things really hadn't improved much by 1938 either.
What happens when a nice Canadian hockey goalie needs something to do during the off season?
This video made me laugh out loud half a dozen times. Destined to be a classic—or it damn well should be.
*Hat-tip to As Canadian as Possible, through which we found this video by a trackback on another post.
** The creator of this film short is George Plamondon
About Canucks and Beyond
Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
So that's me. Who the hell are you?
Alanah's Twitter: [@alanah1]