Canucks and Beyond
Everyone gathered this evening for a quick episode where we discuss Luongo’s early November shutout streak, the third jersey, the Canucks making their film debut, and some making their debut in Manhattan. Third jersey talks, and a whole lot of Wellwood appreciation round out this edition of The Crazy Canucks.
Warning to Leafs fans: There’s a point in the show where I was trying to defend your honour (truly!) but that effort went a bit south when I sorta likened the flood of your jerseys onto the streets of Vancouver last Saturday to some sort of gay pride parade. (whoops…)
P.S. Incidentally I also spent a few minutes on this episode of The Rink Podcast last week, hosted by James (of Jerseys and Hockey Love) and Tom (of AOL Fanhouse). Their podcast is a great show covering the NHL in general, which I suggest everyone check out sometime.
We’re back. Season three of TCC kicks off with a quick gathering of the crew to has out what to expect for the coming season as well as some cool things going on with each of our various projects. We take a look back as who we’ve lost, the new faces (that we kinda think we know something about but don’t know half as much as we’d like), hash out the who does what for TV and radio play-by-play, and take assignments for new names of the team for show and tell later.
Listen to the show at TCC or just pop it into iTunes. There’s a lot more news as well, so Canucks fans be sure to listen. Also check out J.J.‘s new site CanucksHockeyBlog.com (no more blogspot) where he’s preparing to give away two tickets to the September 23rd preseason game against the Oilers.
The five of us will all be attending that night as well, so maybe we’ll get a chance to pelt the winner with popcorn.
Walking up Robson Street in Vancouver last Saturday night, I was going against the crowds streaming towards GM Place to watch the Wings/Canucks
matchup and I had the most disturbing experience: I smacked straight into Kirk Maltby and Darren McCarty.
Well, it was actually just their jerseys on a couple of random white guys apparently out looking for a beat-down… but still… *shudder*
It was also the first time I’ve spent in Vancouver in a few months, so I thought I’d jot down some random observations about West Coast Hockeytown, plus toss up a few photos:
Putting in my time at The Crazy Canucks over the last couple weeks, I had a chance to chat with some popular bloggers/writers covering the other NW Division this season. Here are the episodes:
To check out the individual columns and blogs of everyone who participated in the above episodes: Battle of Alberta, Jerseys and Hockey Love, Hockey Rants, Post-Pessimist Association, and John Shipley at the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
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My brilliant hockey friend and podcasting colleague DaveO (of Hockey Northwest) has issued a special, solo edition of our usual podcast. What is normally the The Crazy (Vancouver) Canucks, DaveO turned away from the Vancouver team to look at the national sport, providing a brief hockey history of the competitive relationship between Russia and Canada.
It’s a short, informative episode, looking at some events related to 1972 and 2007. Be sure to check it out.
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.
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