To Our Dear, Sweet Vancouver: You have been sleeping ever-so peacefully, haven’t you? Such a long time, too. Aside from the Olympics, you really haven’t stirred at all since Expo. We’ve watched with smirks on our faces while you dozed the decades away, dreaming of Stanley Cups that were never meant to be. Still sleeping? [...]Continue Reading —›
The Giants have lost seven straight games and surrendered 37 goals in the process. Looks like they have a crisis in goal where No. 1 man Mark Segal has been hooked in three straight games and backup Brendan Jensen (in photo) has won only once since Nov. 10. Here’s what head coach Don Hay had [...]Continue Reading —›
Canucks 4 – 2 Avalanche With their win tonight, the Canucks now have 103 points, a mere 2 points from their team record, set in 2006-07. In addition, they clinched the Northwest Division title, meaning they are the first team in the NHL to clinch a playoff spot. Most remarkable, however, is that they have [...]Continue Reading —›
Here’s Ryan Kesler, dropping a nasty Keslurk on John Garrett and John Shorthouse at the end of tonight’s postgame coverage. In a clever touch, Kesler does this while wearing Garrett’s old-timey goalie mask. That takes some serious planning. I mean, those things aren’t just lying around. Did Kesler break into Garrett’s house?
This is a whole new ball of wax for Kesler. Prior to this, he’s only been Keslurking teammates. Now he’s moved on to members of the broadcast team, and potentially, B&Es. He’s escalating, and he’s broadening his scope. Where will it end?Continue Reading —›
When we last left Kyle Wellwood, he was happy. Why wouldn’t he be? Things are going swell for Welly. He’s expecting his first child; his experience in Russia taught him a newfound respect for his home continent, as he no longer has to contend with dogs for the best links of sausage; he’s fitting in [...]Continue Reading —›
Canucks 4 – 2 Wild Like the opening scene of Carrie, this game was all about the 1st period. In the opening twenty minutes, the Canucks jumped out to a 3-0 lead after a quick one by Raffi Torres (above), and two debilitatingly effective powerplays. While Minnesota would regroup and take over the game in [...]Continue Reading —›
Think about the upcoming Blue Jay season and ask yourself —is there anyone on the roster that can be expected to produce at a specific, hopefully high, level this year? With veteran players there is the reassurance of consistency—the Red Sox, for example, can expect a certain amount of production from the likes of Kevin [...]Continue Reading —›
Fan Attic blogger Cdano writes: Anybody who watches hockey understands that while it has always been a game of speed, skill and teamwork, it has always also been a game of controlled violence. Right now it looks like the violence is getting out of control and the evidence is found in the epidemic of head [...]Continue Reading —›
“I’ve never been more excited about hockey, now that I have this beard.” Canucks news comes fast and furious, and sometimes we find ourselves playing catchup. Thankfully, the Dreaded Two Goal Lead–often called “the worst lead in hockey”–is super easy to come back from. Everybody knows it’s a guaranteed death sentence for those that hold [...]Continue Reading —›
The Canucks have announced this morning that they are donating $5 million to the BC Children’s Hospital via the Canucks For Kids Fund. With that, they further cement why they are my favorite NHL team. Their dedication to excellence on the ice is marvelous and it is clear that we are witnessing the greatest regular [...]Continue Reading —›
2010 was a rough year for local mixed martial arts, when really, it should have been the boom times. At the start of ’10, everything seemed to be coming up roses. Vancouver City Council had approved a two-year ‘test period’ for professional MMA events. The Ultimate Fighting Championship was set to come to Vancouver’s GM [...]Continue Reading —›
Canucks 4 – 3 Flames Last night, the Canucks wrapped up their five-game West Coast road swing with a convincing 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames, and I do mean convincing. Don’t let the final score fool you; this wasn’t a one-goal game. The Flames may have jumped out to an early lead after Mikael [...]Continue Reading —›
Just so we’re abreast of all developments, here’s Daniel Sedin falling victim to the Keslurk, as Ryan Kesler pops up over his right shoulder at about the 30-second mark. This is a primo Keslurk, although Kesler appears at such an unnatural angle you’d think Daniel (wizard that he is) actually conjured him up. This might not be Ryan Kesler at all, but rather, a daemon with insidious, chameleonic properties.Continue Reading —›
Not so long ago Arsenal were dreaming of a quadruple. Clear favourites in the League Cup Final, quarter-final of the FA Cup, taking a lead into the second leg at the Nou Camp and within touching distance of the top of the Premier League. Now only the latter remains. They failed to impose themselves at [...]Continue Reading —›
Hooligan – a bully; a cruel and brutal fellow; a tough and aggressive or violent youth Hockey – a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try knock a flat round puck in the opponents’ goal with curved sticks; a fast paced physical sport It seems that [...]Continue Reading —›
Oh Ryan Kesler, you so crazy. This image, taken during the Blackhawks’ visit to the White House yesterday comes to us courtesy of egatti, Canucks.com forum photoshopper extraordinnaire.Continue Reading —›
This latest video from Canucks.com compiles a brief history of Kesler’s interview adventures, which we have covered previously. It’s odd, it’s off-putting, and it’s endearing. Quite frankly, I love it. For once, we’re seeing a slightly less serious side to Kesler, though he’s clearly still very serious about doing as many of these background excursions as possible. He also seems to find himself incredibly funny.
What’s it all about? Does he just think he’s hilarious? Is he desperate for attention? Is it a sneaky viral ad campaign for RK17? My theory is that the enforcement of maturity on-ice has led to an outburst of immaturity off-ice. He needs an outlet and, now that he can’t verbally assault the opposition, he visually assaults his teammates.
Canucks 5 – 4 Sharks (SO) With this game, the Pass it to Bulis California (and Glendale) road trip draws to a close with a 4-0 record. Clearly, fans should be clamoring to send Skeeter and Harrison out of Vancouver more often. The trip ended in an exciting and dramatic fashion, but I can’t help [...]Continue Reading —›
At least he kept his shirt on this time, but I feel he’s overcompensating. All we ask, Kesler, is that you wear the minimum amount of clothing required to buy Doritos at a Chevron. Luongo’s mask is overdoing it.Continue Reading —›
Fan Attic blogger Cdano writes: What is all this stuff about intent? Nobody even tries to use intent as an excuse when a high stick penalty is called. Everybody knows that the player is responsible for his stick no matter what his intent is during an incident. Apart from God, nobody outside of Ron Mclean, [...]Continue Reading —›
In the mind of ex-Canuck Kyle Wellwood, his former teammates still have some hurdles to overcome before ascending to a championship calibre level. In a revealing column in today’s Globe and Mail, Matt Sekeres provided a peek into the mind of the spurned Wellwood and his take on the playoff fate of the NHL’s top [...]Continue Reading —›
The horrific collision that knocked Montreal’s Max Pacioretty unconscious is further indication that the NHL is willing to sacrifice its players for the ill-advised belief that blood is the major selling point for the sport. The league continues to hand out wrist slaps as punishment and has created an environment where culpability does not exist [...]Continue Reading —›
The new MLS playoff system isn’t rocket science. It’s way more complicated than that. Most fans assumed that with the addition of two new teams for the 2011 season the MLS overlords would continue with eight teams qualifying for the post-season. Wrong. Instead it was announced that ten teams would go through thus, in one stroke, [...]Continue Reading —›
For Canucks’ center Ryan Kesler, 2010-11 has been a breakout season (both offensively and shirtwise). In fact, Kesler’s been such an offensive sparkplug for the 1st-place Canucks that he’s even earned a place in the conversation for the Hart trophy. But, even if Kesler doesn’t go home with the Hart, the Selke trophy finally appears [...]Continue Reading —›
Here’s the Canucks.com Reid Report, featuring a Dan Hamhuis interview in which Ryan Kesler, again, drifts into the frame, toplessly nourishing himself.
If you’re keeping score at home, that two Canucks.com videos this week to feature creepy, topless Ryan Kesler. Is he going for the topless hat trick? Is Kristin Reid aware that he’s committed to bogarting her interviews?Continue Reading —›