Congratulations are due to Roberto Luongo, who has been named among the 2011 class of inductees to the Italian Walk of Fame alongside singer Bobby Curtola, contractor Alfredo Degasperis, character actor Franco Nero, actress Connie Stevens, and businessman (and Canucks’ co-owner) Luigi Aquilini. Congratulations are also due to Luongo for being the greatest goalie who ever lived, according to his induction write-up.

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Hardcore Fans: The Beard Bet

Hardcore Fans is an ongoing series where we spotlight the interesting and often crazy actions taken by otherwise normal and sane people in support of the Vancouver Canucks. We firmly believe that the Canucks have some of the best fans in the NHL and we want to point the metaphorical laser pointer at a few of them rather than in Miikka Kiprusoff’s eyes.

In this edition: Blake Rupert and his fabulous playoff beard.

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The English Premier League narrative may still be unfolding but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t clues to be gained this early in the season. Here are five things that could tell us a little bit more about the campaign ahead; 1) Can Manchester City win on the road?- A 4-0 home win with Aguero [...]

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By Russell Berrisford The English Premier League narrative may still be unfolding but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t clues to be gained this early in the season. Here are five things that could tell us a little bit more about the campaign ahead; 1) Can Manchester City win on the road?- A 4-0 home [...]

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Today: part four in Ryan Kesler’s Every Goal series, the lengthy rundown of each and every time he bulged the twine in 2010-11. In the thrilling finale, you’ll see multiple assaults on the Minnesota Wild, sexy empty-netters, some nifty enabling courtesy of Manny Malhotra, Alex Burrows being sent away from a hug, the discovery of a new Sedin set play, and traditional season-ending Wizardous Sedinery versus the Calgary Flames. I hope you’ve enjoyed Ryan Kesler’s entry in the Every Goal series as much as I enjoyed writing it (at least, and hopefully, more, because this took forever).

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