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Bertuzzi Suing Crawford

from CBC,

Todd Bertuzzi has filed a lawsuit against former Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford, alleging his negligence contributed to Bertuzzi’s infamous sucker punch on ex-Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore in March 2004, according to court documents obtained by CBC News.

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Morrison Wants To Stay In Vancouver

from the Vancouver Province,

It’s hard to imagine that after 513 franchise games, the last image of Morrison as a Canuck could be him hobbling off the ice instead of lifting his team to victory.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Morrison said Thursday. “If it does happen to be this way, it won’t be a very fun way to go out. Does it enter your mind? Sure it does. Hypothetically, it sucks.

“But again, I don’t have any intentions of leaving. I don’t know how it’s going to play out here, but we’ll address it at the end of the year and see what the team wants to do.”

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Now What Luongo

from The Good, The Bad And The Duthie,

“Would you miss a playoff game to be there for the baby’s birth?

Luongo laughed and said the plan had already been made to induce before the playoffs.  Team player, that Gina Luongo.

“But what if you missed a key game and didn’t make the playoffs?”

He laughed again.  Harder.  Missing the playoffs wasn’t even a possibility in Luongo’s mind.

Oops.  Is now.

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Morning Line

via the Vancover Sun,

“I wish I had the answer for you, but I don’t,” Luongo said when asked to explain the Canucks’ disappearing act after the first period. “I just try to do my job out there and make saves. Obviously, I needed to make one extra save tonight to give our team a point.”

The Flames won it when they scored two power-play goals—one of them a 5-on-3—41 seconds apart midway through the third.

“We took three straight penalties and they scored,” he said. “Not much you can do about it. For me, I have to put it behind me and get ready for tomorrow night. It’s obviously a big game for us.”

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Sometimes A Break-up Is Good

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

The Sedins are identical twins: two bodies, seemingly one brain. Henrik has played 556 games, Daniel 552, almost always on the same unit.

This isn’t like playing captain Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison on different lines as Vigneault has done in the past. This is a much different thought process, hard on the eyes.

“I don’t know which one I’m breaking up, they both look alike,” joked Vigneault.

“As a coach you move people constantly, but what makes it a little different with the twins is this: when one is off (his game), they’re both off, for whatever reason.”

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Talking Canucks Playoff Opponents

from the Vancouver Province,

The Vancouver Canucks haven’t clinched a playoff spot yet and this could look pretty silly if they were to somehow meltdown and miss them, but it’s time to look at what the best possible matchups for this team might be in the postseason.

If they can’t win their division and finish third overall, then clearly getting to sixth would have to be a priority because they would then matchup with another Northwest team. You only need to look at the standings to know that these teams are absurdly close.

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Battle In Western Canada

from the Edmonton Sun,

If the Oilers win, they’re three points back of Vancouver for eighth spot, with another head to head game remaining. Lose and the Canucks are likely out of reach for good, and Edmonton will have to set its sights on the loser of tonight’s Colorado-Calgary game.

“I’m just really excited about the opportunity that the team’s created for itself,” said head coach Craig MacTavish.

“That’s all we can ask for, to play well enough to give ourselves continuing opportunity. And this really reeks and smacks of that opportunity. We feel like we’re in a pretty good state right now to handle it.”

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Tales of the Tape

From Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star,

The National Hockey League says it has no concerns that team broadcasters might be hiding incriminating video evidence. But Mike Murphy, the league’s senior vice-president of hockey operations, says the NHL is looking at ways of ensuring such a thing doesn’t happen.

The issue of accountability was raised following a game in Anaheim last Wednesday that saw Ducks defenceman Chris Pronger stomp on Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler’s leg. The original game broadcasts from Vancouver and Anaheim, watched in the NHL’s Toronto war room, failed to produce proof of the attack.

But Vancouver broadcasters discovered video proof the next day on a tape machine in the production unit used by Anaheim television.

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Struggling Twins

from the Vancouver Province,

The Sedins, Markus Naslund and Taylor Pyatt have now gone 11 games without a goal. But it is the Sedins’ production that will be the focus in the days to come. The twins are arguably the most important players on the Canucks. Vancouver is now 2-13-5 when they are held scoreless. Though they haven’t scored, they have played many strong games in the past few weeks. Thursday was was not one of them.

more on the Canucks…

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Report- Ohlund Facing Surgery

from TSN,

CKNW in Vancouver reports that Mattias Ohlund did not accompany the team on its trip to Phoenix and has flown back home where the club is expected to announce that he will have surgery to remove bone chips in his knee.

The bone chips caused swelling and Ohlund was playing through it and was treating it with anti-inflammatory drugs.

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