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Plan ‘B’ Goes Into Action

Earlier today, Mats Sundin made it clear that his retire-or-not-to-retire decision is still up in the air, and will be for the foreseeable future.  But is Canucks’ GM Mike Gillis worried? Nah.  It’s simply time for Plan B. 

And so today, the Canucks traded winger Ryan Shannon to the Senators for defenseman, Lawrence Nycholat.  Fortunately, this helped address two of Vancouver’s biggest problems:  too much scoring, and not nearly enough defensemen.

(NHL Playoffs 2009, here we come…)

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  Tags: lawrence+nycholat, ryan+shannon

Time to Panic?

February is a hockey fan’s worst headache—especially when their favorite team is on the bubble and experts start dispensing their wisdom. 

Case in point, in Allan Muir’s mailbag on SI, a Canucks fan writes a panicked note:

I’ll admit it. I’m in full panic mode over my Canucks. I’m starting to think the playoffs are a longshot at best unless we add a big piece to the puzzle, and soon. What do you think of our chances?
—Steve Joe, Sacramento

A Canucks fan in a panic is hardly news (that’s just what we do) but Muir’s response seems pretty over-the-top:


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  Tags: alex+edler, conference+standings, playoffs, ryan+shannon, shootouts

Canucks-Related Transactions

[note: transactions updated 4:25pm PT at bottom of post]

For once, the NHL’s disciplinary committee hit fast and (I think) pretty hard:

Philadelphia forward Jesse Boulerice was suspended 25 games by the NHL on Friday for cross-checking Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler across the face, matching the largest suspension in league history.

For a comparison to other major suspensions, check here.

Personally, I have no problem with the length of this, but I fully expect there will be plenty of impassioned opinions—that it’s either: (a) not enough, or (b) too much.



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  Tags: alain+vigneault, jesse+boulerice, manitoba+moose, rick+rypien, ryan+kesler, ryan+shannon, the+crazy+canucks, vancouver+canucks

Canucks Transactions

It seems the Vancouver Canucks have far too much goal scoring going on for them to need the services of Ryan Shannon...

Apparently the Vancouver Canucks are looking for more than just goals from Ryan Shannon.  The Canucks on Thursday assigned Shannon to Manitoba of the American Hockey League despite the fact that the center has scored in two of Vancouver’s three games.

Acquired from Anaheim during the summer, Shannon tallied a power-play goal in the Canucks’ 4-3 overtime win over Calgary on Saturday before added another man-advantage marker in an 8-2 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday.

There’s some brilliant ‘Plan B’ ahead, I’m sure… (ugh).
*more at Canucks.com

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  Tags: manitoba+moose, ryan+shannon, vancouver+canucks

Some Canucks Trivialities

I spotted this graphic on Sportsnet the night of the game against San Jose.

image“Upload your Canucks playlist to iTunes” and you might get a chance to sit in DJ Dave’s booth and help choose the playlist for GM Place that night.

While this strikes me as a reasonably decent contest idea (I think nearly everyone in Vancouver has bitched about the tunes at GM Place at some point or another) I’m not sure I’ll much care for the musical choices of most people who are likely to enter this thing. 

Seems like there’s a very real chance some jackass puts K-Fed on the speakers at a million decibels…

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  Tags: gm+place, ryan+shannon, vancouver+canucks, yo+luongo


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