Canucks and Beyond

"SHOOT THE PUCK, YOU &#$*!NG GUYS!"

12/27/2006 at 1:30pm EST

(1) Vancouver beat Calgary in their own building, ending their home-game winning streak. Battle of Alberta had picked the Flames to win 4-0, which in the end gives me a warm feeling inside. (Have to enjoy a spiteful moment on occasion. Sorry.)

(2) Vancouver scored three goals. Whoo! As Canucks’ fans well-know by now, anything over 1 goal is a bonus; more than 2 goals, and I’m already on my way to church, making donations.

(3) Trevor Linden scored a goal. His parents were at the game and it was Linden’s 3rd goal in the last 5 games. It was a special moment for everyone, no?

(4) Whether or not you think Taylor Pyatt could be exchanged with a cardboard cutout and the Sedins would still score, I actually do like watching them play together. That D.Sedin goal in the 3rd featured a sweet passing play, and Pyatt deserves some credit there.

(5) Alexander Burrows may never score a goal again. I’m sure it’s frustrating for the guy (as he told me himself back on December 4th) but personally, I’m starting to find it amusing.

No matter what happens, no matter how unpredictable a game may be, you can always count on one thing to never, ever change: if Burrows scores a goal, it will ALWAYS be overturned on video review.

_________________

Finally, an observation that deserves to be emphasized yet again: Matthew Lombardi is scary-freaking-fast. Geezus. (Here’s video footage of one of his goals on the Canucks from a couple weeks ago.)

Note: Photo credit goes to Canucks.com; please note that it is cropped from the original.

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Canucks and Beyond

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by bigfrog in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry Rest In Peace Bobby Hull - 1 minute ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry Rest In Peace Bobby Hull - 4 minutes ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry Rest In Peace Bobby Hull - 47 minutes ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry Rest In Peace Bobby Hull - 51 minutes ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry Rest In Peace Bobby Hull - 1 hour ago