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Poor Roberto Luongo, the guy can’t catch a break.  One day after winning his first ever Conference Final game, he was the front page sports story in the Vancouver Province under the headline “Winner Takes Fall”.  As we all know, the Vancouver media and fan base are a manic lot.  And Luongo, as the highest paid player [...]

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Poor Roberto Luongo, the guy can’t catch a break. One day after winning his first ever Conference Final game, he was the front page sports story in the Vancouver Province under the headline “Winner Takes Fall”. As we all know, the Vancouver media and fan base are a manic lot. And Luongo, as the highest [...]

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In a game where the Canucks outshot, outchanced and outhit their opposition, the final 3-2 result was a just one. And while Sharks’ fans will be bitterly complaining about a phantom Dany Heatley elbowing penalty that gave the Canucks the chance for the game-winning tally, the biggest factor in the Sharks having the lead for most of the [...]

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While we would have preferred to see the Canucks play the Wings, a battle with the Sharks has no shortage of interesting story lines.  In fact, over the course of the last ten seasons, after Detroit, the Sharks and Canucks are the winningest teams in the Western Conference (and the third and fourth winningest teams [...]

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Vancouver’s panicky faithful often drag our 40 years of mediocrity around like some cross to bear.  But in a post-season that has featured more than enough Canuck dizzying heights and close calls for the eager fan-base, we should be thankful we’re not backing the San Jose Sharks. Though only 19 years old, the Sharks have experienced tremendous [...]

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Indeed, it is time to cue up the Bon Jovi; the Canucks are half way there. But forget about “Livin’ On a Prayer”, for this team it’s clearly “Livin’ On a Kesler”.

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On a night where Ryan Kesler continued his remarkable play (has there ever been a Canuck playoff performer post a three game run of this dominance?), the Sedins were again noticeable for all the wrong reasons

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At the outset of this series, we warned that it would be like watching the 2007 seven game paint drying championship versus the Dallas Stars.  And while this series might be marginally more entertaining, on paper, it is shaping up in almost identical fashion. After four games in that snoozefest, the Canucks also led three [...]

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I don’t know why teams think they can get away with sacrificing goaltending.  It started in 2004 after Tampa Bay won the Cup and subsequently dealt Khabibulin, only to plummet to the bottom of the standings.

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Entering last night’s pivotal game 3 match-up with the Predators, the Canucks had a grand total of zero goals from their top two centres in a combined 18 playoff games.  And despite this, the Canucks found themselves in decent enough shape.

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In his early days in Vancouver, Coach Alain Vigneault was known to juggle his lines at the slightest adversity. Though as the Canucks have morphed into an elite team, his juggling act has reduced greatly.

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In a game whose result was predictable as it was entertaining, we found the post game comments of Don Cherry to be the high point of the proceedings.

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After their seemingly miraculous Tuesday night victory, the lads face-off tonight against Nashville Predators (note the early start time of 6 pm).

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A quick word to all the True Fans who came out to last night’s game: THANK YOU!!! Being at game 7 last night I can only say that so much as possible, the Canucks first goal was scored by the fans and they assisted on the OT winner as well.

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Though perhaps the headline ought to read “Canucks Refuse Afraid to Lose”, this incarnation of the Canucks can finally proclaim to be battle tested.

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Before we head off to Game 7 and the biggest drama ever, we’ll leave you, dear reader, with a little tidbit that should boost your spirits. We recently finished reading a book entitled “Scorecasting”, a fascinating read that uncovers the hidden influences in sport. A good portion of the book was spent analyzing home field [...]

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Yesterday, a hot and bothered Canuck General Manager Mike Gillis appeared before the media to make public his disgust for the officiating in this series. In a move eerily reminiscent of a 2002 scripted Brian Burke performance, the usually cool and confident Gillis appeared anything but, attempting to draw attention to what some are calling an anti-Canuck conspiracy. More [...]

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And while the headline is likely hyperbole, in Canuckdom as it relates to tomorrow’s Game 7, it’s quite right. Of course, the ’94 game 7 Stanley Cup Final loss to the New York Rangers is the easy answer for most. But the impact of this game could have much larger implications.

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I’ll be your huckleberry – I’m going to come right out and say what all of you people are secretly admitting to yourselves but refuse to say publicly: head shots are terrific. They are to hockey as fifteen-car pileups are to NASCAR and helmet to helmet spine rattlers are to football. A head shot can be a thing of beauty. It can educate and inspire. It can rally a team, reverse momentum, it can do as much damage – perhaps more – than a pair of goals in thirty seconds.

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Do you know why I love the Vancouver Canucks? Because when it comes to unifying this city, this beloved city of mine, Vancouver, the best city in the world to live in, there is simply nothing else that brings people together other than the Canucks. You know I’m right. Besides the brief flash of the 2010 Olympic flame, nobody around here really cares about anything. Strikes. Unions. Elections. Natural disasters. Dictators in North Africa. Charlie Sheen. Homelessness. Drug addiction. H1N1. Air traffic controllers falling asleep. Really good sushi. The 2011 Grey Cup. The Vancouver Giants. Climate change. American military policy. I could go on forever. None of these things inspire this city (and Vancouverites worldwide) to take action or do anything at all en masse. Except the Canucks.

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Putting aside for a moment the result of tonight’s game, despite having already won three games this series, Vancouver played their best game yet and seemed to snatch back momentum from the surging Hawks.

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Tonight marks the most important game of this season and likely the most important game of the Mike Gillis era to date.

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And no, we are not talking about an order of Depends adult size diapers for the lucky 20 who get to defend the honour of this frantic city heading into the next possible elimination game against the hated Hawks

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Much has been written about why the Canucks have failed in the last two games, being outscored 12-2. Half of their special teams have not been special, as the Penalty Kill is ranked 11th out of 16 teams. The Power Play on the other hand is third, so something is still working.

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