Podcast: Nameless but not speechless, Jason and Chris are back.

The boys are back. They still don’t have a name, and to be quite frank none of the submissions so far have caught the ear of Jason and Chris. So come on folks lets’ name this podcast! If we have to wait all off-season we will but that just means you’ll be hearing this sales pitch next time.

In this edition, the podcast with no name touches on a variety of topics:

  • Gary Bettman = Count von Count?
  • Steve Nash: real man
  • Still taking name suggestions
  • Lots of Canadians in the final
  • The Mullet vs the Wookie
  • Do the Flyers deserve to be here?
  • Will Vancouverites ever stop talking about 82 & 94?
  • Chicago in 5. Or 6. Chicago, anyway.
  • Marian Hossa, bah. Chris Pronger’s impressive.
  • Chicago is DEEP, like good pizza.
  • Winter Classic news
  • Should Vancouver host a winter classic?
  • Is Winnipeg viable?
  • Stevie Y goes to Tampa Bay.
  • How much does Mark Messier suck?
  • Memo to Glen Sather

As always the music is courtesy of the Orchid Highway.

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REPLAY: Canucks/Blackhawks Conference Semi Roundtable

Join us on Wednesday, April 28th at 8:00pm for a live roundtable discussion of the Western Conference Semi-Final series between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Our guests will include:

From CanucksCorner.com: Phillip Yoe (@VanCitySports), CanucksHockeyBlog.com: JJ Guererro (@CanucksHockey), Richard Loat (@mozy19), Chris Golden (@lyteforce), CanucksArmy.com: Cam Davie (@campants) and from The Internet Trashcan: Trevor Presiloski (@nettrashcan)

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Come Up With A Round Two Twitter Hashtag And Win A Signed Canucks Stick

Round two of the playoffs is on the way and once again the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks are going to do battle to see who will advance to the conference finals in the west.

Blogger Trevor Presiloski of the Internet Trashcan came up with the idea to hold a contest on Twitter to come up with the best #hashtag for the series.

Hashtags by definition are used to create real time track records of creating groups on Twitter. Placing the # sign in front of keywords or targeted groups, makes it easier to track all conversations in the twitter timeline via search.

The Canucks have jumped on board and will provide a team signed stick for whatever hashtag is voted the best one via a poll on Canucks.com. The winning hashtag will become the official Canucks/Blackhawks hashtag for the series.

Last year the hashtag #blackhawkdown was used frequently. Add your hashtag on twitter and address it to @VanCanucks. The top five will be chosen and added to a poll, where the winning tag will be picked and that person will win the signed stick!

Good luck everyone! Share this post on Twitter and Facebook and let’s see what you can come up with!

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The day after the world ended…for some

Breaking News: Roberto Luongo is human.

The day after the Canucks were eliminated from the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks, the knives of Canucks fans have come out and most of them are looking to slash the throat of their goaltender, who apparently isn’t allowed to be human. It’s all his fault and it’s inexcusable that in the biggest game of the year he fell short of spectacular. Never mind a goal off a skate and some sick skills displayed by Patrick Kane. Never mind the defense who collapsed in front of him, or the player who took the bad penalty, or that turnover. Oh, and we’ll just forget how he held the Canucks in the game in the first half of the first period.

Nope, it’s all Roberto Luongos’ fault! Where is that tombstone? Cory Schneider, you’re up! [Read more…]

Well Played, Wellwood!

The Canucks came out blazing in the first two periods of last night’s game.  Although they did stumble for most of the third, allowing the Chicago Blackhawks to tie the game at three on thirteen shots on Roberto Luongo.  It was definitely something the Canucks need to be mindful of next game and prepare for better than Game 1.

Wellwood pays the price in Game 1 versus the Chicago Blackhawks

Wellwood pays the price in Game 1 versus the Chicago Blackhawks

Kyle Wellwood’s play last night was outstanding.  To me, he was the unsung hero of the game.  He drew three penalties last night including two double minors. His face paid the price, but he didn’t care.  He got stitched up and he was back on the ice like it did not even happen.  He did his job and he did it well.

All throughout the regular season stretch and the Round 1 series against St. Louis, we have seen a different side of Kyle Wellwood.  We see a guy that has re-invented himself into a very good two way hockey player.   We have seen a guy who has been in Alain Vigneault’s doghouse and was called out publicly, to someone who has become a very effective third line shut down centre.

Perhaps seeing that he cleared waivers twice, and seeing his NHL career on the brink woke something up in Kyle Wellwood and he made a choice to be the player he knows he could be.  We are seeing that on the ice presently. During these playoffs, Wellwood has scored once, had three assists and playing good defensive hockey.

What really sticks out in my mind is his face-off percentage in the playoffs. All the Canucks regular centres are doing very well, but his 56.4% winning percentage is behind that of Mats Sundin (57.5%) and Ryan Johnson (62.5%). This is an area that the whole team has improved on this season but Kyle winning key face-offs on the third line has been a big factor in his success.

His contributions on the second unit power play have been noticed. His pass on Demitra’s goal last night was brilliant and to mention the beauty to Kesler for the Canucks’ third goal of the evening.

There was something in Kyle Wellwood that Mike Gillis saw to take a $1million dollar chance on at the beginning of the season, and it’s paying off.  Whatever it is,  let’s hope it continues in this series.
High sticks and tape may break his face, but the fatty names never broke his spirit. Good job Kyle.  Glad to have you aboard, in my mind, a magical team.
Go Canucks Go.
Musings from the mud.

Lotus Blossom,Canucks Corner