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Pettinger for Cooke

I know I'm just being pathetic because I don't like change but this move makes me sad. On another (a more reasoned, stat-inspired) hand I think it might be a good move. I'll want to see him on the team though.

Jan. 15th, 2008

  1. Alexander Edler has been selected to join the Western Conference NHL YoungStars (article at CDC)
The Western Conference roster is as follows:

Alexander Edler, Vancouver Canucks
Erik Johnson, St. Louis Blues
Jack Johnson, Los Angeles Kings
Matt Niskanen, Dallas Stars

Sam Gagner, Edmonton Oilers
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Peter Mueller, Phoenix Coyotes
David Perron, St. Louis Blues

In the Eastern Conference:

Tobias Enstrom, Atlanta Thrashers
Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Lundin, Tampa Bay Lightning
Marc Staal, New York Rangers

Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
Brandon Dubinsky, New York Rangers
Tyler Kennedy, Pittsburgh Penguins
Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins

Congratulations to Alex Edler!  YAY!
  1. Vancouver Canucks have re-called Rick Rypien and have re-assigned Mason Raymond. (article at CDC)

I'm going to take a guess and say that Cowan will NOT be playing tomorrow against the St. Louis Blues after his four minute penalty that resulted in two powerplay goals. That's why they called up Rypien. Love it. Good to see him back. I just hope he doesn't get injured tomorrow. Or ever, for that matter. Poor kid hasn't been able to play a full season with either club.

I'm posting!

Sooooo I was looking back at the King of the Rink feature that they have on canucks.com where they supposedly find out how much the players know about each other and I thought I'd post them all... Some of them are pretty old but whatever.

Morrison wants to stop hair growth?Collapse )


Jan. 11th, 2008


I swear not many people know about Edler and it's because of things like that ^.

Onto other things...

LOL @ Jovo for giving away the puck.

LOL @ Burrows falling on Kesler after Kesler's goal.

But then I look at tonight's score and I'm not laughing anymore.

I also put up a new layout for love_this_team.

Promote us! Or me! I don't have any other maintainers but that's because no one seems to be that interested in running this place, except for me, so I haven't really added anyone.

Everyone's free to post, you know. :)

Wowz ...

From sportsnet.ca


Roberto Luongo needs to support his wife and spend time in South Florida. He should also play in the NHL all-star game. He could easily do both.

In Friday's Vancouver Sun, Iain Macintyre argues Luongo has an obligation to play since he is the one who was voted there, elected by hockey fans to start in goal for the Western Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 27.

But with the encouragement of the Vancouver Canucks, Luongo said Wednesday he's declining the all-star honour in order to spend rare time with his pregnant wife Gina, a decision universally lauded in Vancouver.

Yet, when Sidney Crosby was too tired to play in the Top-Prospects Game at the Pacific Coliseum three years ago, he was vilified on the West Coast for his selfishness.

Luongo has been allowed to spend a full week at home near Miami, which is a two-hour flight from Atlanta. There are 13 daily non-stops to choose from.

Luongo could travel to Atlanta from Miami Saturday afternoon in time for the skills competition, then catch a flight home after Sunday's game. In total, that's 32-36 hours out of the seven days that Roberto would be away from Gina.

I don't really know what this guy is on but Luongo's decision to spend time with his wife, whom he hasn't seen all season except for a few weeks in November, is completely understandable and in no way is it selfish.

His wife is about to give birth to their first child and as Luongo has made it known, she has been having some complications with her pregnancy. Doesn't it make sense that her husband go home to visit her and be there with her? I'm sure Louie needs her company too. Must be lonely without your spouse.

There will be, no doubt, plenty more opportunities for Louie to go to an All-Star game. Besides, everyone can watch Louie be a star in a regular game.

Henrik is a star, Beech claimed off waivers

From CDC


Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce that forward Henrik Sedin has been named to the Western Conference All-Star Team for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta, Georgia on January 27th. Sedin will represent the Vancouver Canucks for the annual event.

Sedin is having another outstanding season, currently leading the Vancouver Canucks with 42 points in 42 games. He is tied for fifth in the NHL with 35 assists and is second on the Canucks with a plus-13. Last season Sedin established a franchise record for most assists in one season with 71 on the year and finished second on the team in scoring with 81 points.

Sedin was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team by the NHL's Hockey Operations Department, after consultation with League General Managers.

This will be Henrik Sedin’s first all-star game appearance.

Only thought: How can you only send one Sedin?

From CDC


Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have claimed centre Kris Beech off of waivers.

Beech, 26, joins the Canucks from the Columbus Blue Jackets where he played 16 games, scoring nine points and recording two penalty minutes in the 2007-08 season. Beech played an additional 16 games with the Syracuse Crunch, recording 15 points (5-10-15) in 16 games. Over a seven-season NHL career with four teams, Beech has played a total of 189 games and registered 65 points (24-41-65) and 111 penalty minutes.

The 6’3”, 211 lbs. native of Salmon Arm, British Columbia was originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round, seventh overall, of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Another hometown boy.

Jan. 8th, 2008

I thought I would kick off the New Year (since no one has yet and actually, no one has posted in awhile) with this nice photo from the CDC Photo Gallery.

How about those Islander goals against him? :P tough luck. At least we got the win. We deserved it ... for the most part.

AV needs to stop putting Naslund out there for the shootouts. Yes, he really should be able to get those goals but he clearly just can't for some unknown reason so I don't understand why AV keeps putting him out there.

Somehow, I got that feeling that Edler would get called for the shootout after seeing him do the breakaway event at Superskills. ♥

Dec. 8th, 2007

Wow, that was an amazing game.

First of all, I don't think I've ever seen the Canucks fans that rowdy. I've never been to a playoff game so I can't say that's the rowdiest they've ever been but they were pretty vocal throughout that game.

There were two Pittsburgh fans to my right, two to my left, one in front of me, and a couple behind me. They were everywhere.

Crosby vs. Luongo was crazy. That penalty shot was insane. I was clinging onto Nafeesa for my dear life.

Linden scoring in the shootout to keep us alive = too much love.

Losing = bad luck but that was some goal by Letang.

Luongo was so upset after they lost. He marched right to the dressing room, didn't stop for anyone and then didn't come out for his star. He was brilliant, as always.

I don't know what's up with the boys but they got to put it together in the shootout. I think Burrows or Cooke should have been put out there.

And then I have pictures. They're not at all that interesting but...I took some, so here.

More here.

Yes. This is a double post from my LJ. 0:)

My mama's a gold digger

Dad: Crosby's making how much?
Me: 14 MILLION next year.
Mom: Wow. You should go get him.
Dad looks horrified and mom laughs at dad's horrified face.