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Unchecked Optimism

Matthew Sekeres at the Globe & Mail is


optimistic about the potentially “high-scoring” Vancouver Canucks team in front of Roberto Luongo this year.

“This season, Luongo may know what [Grant] Fuhr felt like.”

Well, sure. Because obviously the 2008-09 Canucks are so similar to the 1980s Edmonton Oilers.

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  Tags: edmonton+oilers, mike+gillis, roberto+luongo

Vancouver Canucks 2008 Pre-Season Schedule

The Vancouver Canucks released their pre-season schedule yesterday. (Isn’t that timely of them? They’re only behind some 27 other teams or so, releasing this…)

Anyway, the team’s first preseason game is September 22, opening with a home-and-home match-up against the Forces of Evil. 


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  Tags: edmonton+oilers, podcasting, preseason, schedule, tcc, the+crazy+canucks

The Private Pain of Brian Burke & Kevin Lowe

imageCatching up on hockey blogs over the weekend, I came across the video (below) referenced by David Staples.  In his words, “It’s so bad, it’s kinda good.”

Geez, I don’t know.  This thing is so bad, it’s probably worse than you expect. 

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  Tags: brian+burke, edmonton+oilers, kevin+lowe

Canucks Fan Survival Guide

There was this memorably-dumbfounded look on Zach Stortini’s face at one point on Saturday night, long before his Oilers succumbed to the Vancouver Canucks.  It was late in the first period, and he had just chopped a slash on some random Vancouverite in his path. 

As the ref stopped play to indicate Stortini’s upcoming 2-minute detention, he looked around with the bewildered air of a 14 year old kid having just been busted for reading dad’s Playboy collection… while knowing that it was only minutes earlier that he’d been randomly setting houses on fire all over the neighborhood.  It was as if to say, “Huh?? You’re seriously busting me for THIS?”

He had a point. Stortini went through that first period like a serial killer building a criminal resume.  Finally nailing him for that slash was something like dropping Al Capone for tax evasion—and not nearly as rewarding as just pistol whipping him would’ve been.

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  Tags: canucks+fan+survival+guide, edmonton+oilers, impending+alcoholism, vancouver+canucks, zach+stortini

Northwest Division Previews

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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  Tags: calgary+flames, colorado+avalanche, edmonton+oilers, minnesota+wild, vancouver+canucks


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