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Counting Pucks

Here is a short math’s test, with some simple questions, about three friends called Alex, Mason and Ryan. Question One: Alex, Mason, and Ryan each have a bag of pucks. In Alex’s bag there are 35 pucks, Mason has 25 pucks and Ryan also has 25. If you add up all of the pucks what is the total? Question Two: Mason, Alex, and Ryan like to collect hockey jerseys, Mason has 28 jerseys, Ryan has 50 and Alex has 32. How many jerseys do the three friends have all together? Question Three: During a period of one month each friend likes to consume various energy drinks, Ryan has 75 bottles a month Alex gulps on 67 and Mason quenches his thirst by having 53 drinks. If you add up the c...

Canucks vs Hawks in Round 2 Again

For the second consecutive season, the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks will meet in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last year was a thrilling and hard fought series that saw the young Blackhawks team prevail in six games. The Canucks will no doubt be looking for vengeance particularly because of how they were eliminated. Vancouver held leads in each and every game of that series but imploded in game 6. These two teams have had quite a bitter rivalry dating back to the regular season last year when they had a line brawl. Things haven't gotten nicer since as Andrew Ladd and Ryan Kesler have a running feud going as well. The two teams split their season series w...

Canucks Move On

It was not easy by any means, but the Vancouver Canucks are moving on to the second round of the NHL Playoffs for the third time in four years. The young Los Angeles Kings, spearheaded by stud defenseman Drew Doughty, threw everything the could at the Canucks and came close to pulling off the upset. Vancouver opened the series with a 3-2 overtime win at G.M. Place. It was a see saw affair that the Canucks managed to pull off. Game two started well for Vancouver who jumped to an early 2-0 lead only to give that up in the second. Eventually the Kings would win the game in overtime as well. In game three the scene shifted to Los Angeles where the Kings hosted a playoff game for the first ...

It's Time To Believe

On Saturday April 10th the Canucks beat the Flames 3-7 in a game that completed the regular season for both teams. After the game GM Place was echoing with the sound of jubilant Canucks fans chanting MVP at the top of their voices, for newly crowned Art Ross Trophy winner Henrik Sedin. Those same fans will now be focusing on a rather different contest, that will see nails bitten on each and every finger and evenings will be spent on the edge of their seats. Could the faithful members of Canucks Nation witness their dreams unfold in front of their very eyes or will they spend the summer nursing more heartbreak? If the Canucks can grant wishes the team will first have to overcome th...

Hank - A Work Of Art

When the season began in September, Henrik Sedin's name would not have been mentioned in the list of contenders for the Art Ross Trophy for most points in the regular season. Well here we are, the last day and Henrik Sedin has officially won the Art Ross. It was not easy, however. Early in the season, Henrik's twin brother Daniel had his foot broken in a game against the Montreal Canadiens and subsequently missed 18 games. Many thought that Henrik would struggle without his brother, but that was not the case. Henrik went on to score 18 points in those 18 games and only turned up the heat even more so when Daniel returned. Henrik took over the scoring league courtesy of a red hot De...

Searching For A Playoff Hero

The regular season is quickly drawing to a close for the Vancouver Canucks and its faithful fans. When the playoffs begin in just over a week’s time each player will take part in the ultimate battle for Stanley Cup supremacy. Certain members of the team will unfortunately be unnoticed and in years gone by their exploits may even be forgotten, while a chosen few might be responsible for creating a piece of history. Every team needs its heroes, who could be talented and skilled enough to help the Canucks during the teams hunt for the cherished silverware? Lets take a look at a few possible candidates. Henrik Sedin: In previous years Henrik has been one half a very successful duo alon...

GRABing A Playoff Spot

The Vancouver Canucks were the 9th team in the National Hockey League to stamp their ticket to the post season. Coming off one of their worst performances of the season, the Canucks managed to outlast the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in the shootout. With the Calgary Flames defeating the Colorado Avalanche earlier in the evening, Vancouver entered this game needing to earn just one point in order to clinch their playoff spot. After getting beat down last night, the Canucks had no time to dwell on their poor performance as they prepared to take on the Ducks, who are desperately holding on to their playoff aspirations. The game began slow in the first with neither team getting on the scoreboard. The ...

Is Kyle All Well And Good For Vancouver

Now that Ryan Kesler has been awarded a contract extension, the position of first and second line center will be filled for at least the next six years. So what about the role of third line centre, who could be the best candidate for that job? Kyle Wellwood currently fills that spot. On July 1st he will become a UFA. This season has been rather inconsistent for Wellwood, he has found it difficult to continue the success from last season that saw him score a career high 18 goals, to date he has a total of 11 goals. Over the course of the current campaign he has been stuck in numerous scoring slumps, where he has failed to earn a single point. On more than one occasion he has been with...

Six For Kes

Ryan Kesler will be a member of the Vancouver Canucks for the next while as he has signed a six-year deal with the club that drafted him in the first round back in 2003. The deal is worth $30million and will equate to a $5million cap hit per season. Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that forward Ryan Kesler has agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension through the 2015-2016 season. “Today is an exciting day for the Canucks organization,” said Mike Gillis. “Ryan Kesler has excelled as a two-way player and in his role as an alternate captain. Ryan has showcased his ability to perform under extreme pressure and w...

Looking In The Face Of Adversity

The passing of time can often be a cruel occurrence, on March 15th Canucks.com proudly reported that Mikael Samuelsson had been named the NHL’s first star of the week, for the week of 8-14 March. During that time Samuelsson accrued some impressive stats, ten points six goals and four assists in four games. Then on 17th March the site reports that Samuelsson will miss at least two – three weeks with an upper body injury. In seventy games the Canucks RW has a total of thirty goals placing him second in that category for team stats, he also has fifty-three points. With just twelve games left on the regular season schedule this could cause a rather problematic situation for Vancouver, or c...