Normally, it is to our great shame that we miss something sort of awesome and another Canucks blog happens upon it first. We do our best to be on top of this stuff. But in this case, we’re not ashamed to admit that this one escaped us the first time around.
Why? Because it means we don’t watch the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (No offense if you do watch it. It’s just that we’re #TeamCoCo. Also, when we watch late-night comedy, we like to laugh occasionally. But seriously, no offense.)
However, lucky for all of us here in the Canucks’ blogosphere (also known as the Smylosphere), Jordan Bowman of the Province’s Legion of Blog has been working the Jay Leno beat. Hard. And Monday night, his fervent, completely unexplainable devotion to Leno finally paid off. In honour of the NHL lockout coming to an end, Leno debuted a new gag, titled, “Hockey mouth or meth mouth?”
I think you will recognize the mouth.Continue Reading —›
Back in December, Sudbury Wolf defender and Canucks’ 5th round draft pick Frank Corrado very nearly made Team Canada. Or, at least, that’s what it looked like. Corrado, something of a surprise invite, was also a surprise standout at the World Junior camp, scoring twice in exhibition while showing his strong defensive play and physicality. People tracking the camp liked what they saw. Corrado looked poised to steal one of the few spots up for grabs on Team Canada’s blueline.
But it seemed that Steve Spott, head coach of Canada’s World Junior squad as well as the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers, saw things differently. Corrado was the first cut of camp — one final surprise for the Canuck prospect. I guess Spott didn’t like Corrado’s game quite as much as the rest of us.
Or maybe Spott just didn’t want to risk Corrado getting hurt before he could help the Kitchener Rangers down the OHL’s playoff stretch. On Tuesday, Corrado was part of a six-player trade that sees him go from Sudbury to Kitchener, where he’ll be playing for Steve Spott after all.Continue Reading —›
Well, thank heaven that’s over. I don’t know about you, but I found the NHL lockout absolutely excruciating. It’s a relief to be able to write about actual hockey-related things on this hockey-related blog.
Speaking of which, there are a whole bunch of hockey-related things that are going to be happening in the next little while. As soon as the NHL’s fancy new CBA gets ratified by the players, training camps will kick off and last for a week or less. Then the season will start. That’s not a lot of time and it’s likely that a metric whackload of stories will happen in a very short span of time.
To get you prepared for all of the craziness that’s about to ensue, here are 6 storylines to watch for at Canucks training camp.Continue Reading —›
Introducing the Unreal Canucks GIF Tournament, a quest to determine which Canucks GIF is the greatest in existence. We’ve narrowed it down to 32 candidates, divided into four divisions then seeded, one through eight. Now we need your help. An important note: this isn’t just something to do while the players and the owners waste time bickering over who should get what’s left of the money they’re burning — it’s also a super-important initiative. After all, if we don’t do this, how else will we know? AND WE MUST KNOW.Continue Reading —›