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Canucks Day Off: Luongo, Edler, Alberts, Ballard

Canucks Q&A with Roberto Luongo, Alex Edler, Andrew Alberts and Keith Ballard, transcripts.

UPDATE: Alain Vigneault video here, and transcription added at the bottom part of the post.

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  Tags: alain+vigneault, alex+edler, andrew+alberts, interviews, keith+ballard, roberto+luongo, transcript

Canucks Today: Q&A with Sedins, Malhotra, Luongo, Salo, Ballard

Q&A with Henrik Sedin, Sami Salo, Daniel Sedin, Manny Malhotra, Roberto Luongo and Keith Ballard.

Vignault’s comments previously posted here.

THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Henrik.

HENRIK SEDIN:  He passes the puck, Rome steps up.  It’s not like it’s a blindside.  I think the guy didn’t even know that he was there.  I thought it was a good hit.

Like I said, we have to move on.  This is the finals.  We got no time.

Q.  Is this a rallying cry for you guys?

HENRIK SEDIN:  No, I don’t think we need that.  Like I said, we got to support Aaron.  He’s been a big part of this team, a great player for us.  It’s tough to see what he’s going through right now.

At the same time you don’t want to see a guy like Horton out like he is.  That’s not fun to see.  I’m hoping he’s going to be fine.

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  Tags: daniel+sedin, henrik+sedin, keith+ballard, manny+malhotra, roberto+luongo, sami+salo, transcript

Torres, Bieksa and Ballard Almost Miss Plane to Nashville

Whoops. From Ian Walker at Postmedia via Global BC:

With their teammates sitting comfortable in their oversized seats and undoubtedly snacking aboard the Vancouver Canucks’ charter plane, off in the distance Kevin Bieksa, Raffi Torres and Keith Ballard could be seen hoofing it double-time through the internationals level at Vancouver International Airport.

The three Canucks were hustling through the airport alongside the day’s other travellers, rather than entering through the cordoned-off area like the players before them.

And they can thank Vancouver’s public transit system for getting them there in the nick of time. Without it, Bieksa, Torres and Ballard would have surely missed the flight to Nashville, where Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series goes Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena.

Millionaire athletes on the SkyTrain. Only in the NHL.

NHLers taking the SkyTrain? See, they’re just like you! (Well, “you” but wiith $9 million bucks in their combined bank accounts…)

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  Tags: keith+ballard, kevin+bieksa, raffi+torres

Even When Vancouver Wins, They Lose

imageFrom TSN:

The Vancouver Canucks big win over the Phoenix Coyotes Monday night was a costly one.  The Canucks lost winger Mason Raymond mid-way through the third, when he was hit knee-on-knee by Coyotes defenceman Keith Ballard. Early reports have Raymond out of action for four weeks with an MCL sprain.

There was no penalty called on the play, but Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault thinks the league should look into what he called ‘a dirty play’.

Was it a dirty play? That wasn’t my impression.  Ballard was just moving fast and missed his target.  While the results are terrible—and it probably should have drawn a penalty—it didn’t appear to be purposeful, just a case of bad timing when trying to connect an awkward hit.

Video is below.

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  Tags: injury, keith+ballard, mason+raymond

Pierre—The Fanatic Hockey Snowman

The Phoenix Coyotes have some new commercials out starring ‘Pierre’.  You can find all three at the Coyotes website, but here’s one with Keith Ballard and Pierre sharing a “telepathic” connection:

Love the accent! The other two ads feature Wayne Gretzky and Darren Pang.

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  Tags: keith+ballard, media, phoenix+coyotes


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