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Entries from August 2009

BRAD LUKOWICH: SMART AND CONSERVATIVE

August 31st, 2009 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
There have been some comments to the effect that Brad Lukowich could be dispatched to Manitoba – that he’s not an NHL calibre Dman.
Some San Jose fans were glad to get rid of him.
“I don’t think you’re able to rid yourself of Brad Lukowich without packaging him with Ehrhoff,” wrote fan blog Fear the [...]

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Tags: CANUCKS - RON SPENCE

TRIVIA: BRAD LUKOWICH

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
Brad Lukowich has been a member of four trophy winning teams. Which were they?
Also, he played on these teams with two current members of the Canucks/Moose organization(s). Who are they?
And, which member of the ‘nuck’ organization was Lukowich traded for?

He was on two Kamloops Blazers Memorial Cup teams in 1994 and 1995. 
Lukowich was [...]

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Tags: HOCKEY TRIVIA

THE SCOTT STEVENS HIT ON LINDROS

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

We’d written an article on New Jersey’s Stanley Cups and Scott Stevens’ hit on Eric Lindros was mentioned.
The following is an article on the hit from Stevens’ point of view. 
courtesy of philly.com
From the moment the topic turned to hitting and Eric Lindros’ name was mentioned, it was obvious Scott Stevens was uncomfortable.
His eyes seemed [...]

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Tags: OTHER WRITERS

DAWG DAZE PART FIVE: IT AIN'T OVER YET FOLKS

August 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Bill Heintz

It’s a little early for Daddy to start drinking yet, but I’m in the mood to celebrate.
First, to digress: the chat boards have been worried for a couple of months now. Sure we have lots of depth up front…lots of competition on the forward lines. Truth is, we have the potential to [...]

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Tags: CANUCKS - BILL HEINTZ

SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

August 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments

by Ron Spence

Why was Sean Avery suspended for talking about beautiful young women, and Patrick Kane not suspended after beating up an old man?

Will the Leafs’ total penalty minutes – in their first game – be the same as their total points for the season?

How long until Pat Quinn gets tired of Tom Renney’s long [...]

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Tags: HOCKEY HUMOUR

NEW JERSEY’S THREE RINGS

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
The New Jersey Devils have won three Stanley Cups and each in a unique fashion.
In the 1995 playoffs, they established an NHL record by posting 11 road victories in one playoff season.
During the 2000 post-season, they trailed the Philadelphia Flyers three games to one, but rebounded to win three straight games and the [...]

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Tags: TEAM PROFILES

THE CURSE OF THE STANLEY CUP

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
The Stanley Cup is still making its rounds and everything imaginable has been dumped/put into the Cup.
One of my favourite stories concerns the 1940 Stanley Cup, won by the New York Rangers.
According to legend/urban myth, the Madison Square Gardens Corporation burned their mortgage in the bowl of the Cup and this started their [...]

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Tags: HOCKEY HUMOUR

MIKITA, KANE AND HODGSON

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
As I read about Cody Hodgson and Patrick Kane, I think of Stan Mikita. 
Mikita played in 1394 NHL games – over 22 seasons – and scored 541 goals along with 926 assists for 1467 total points. 

courtesy of blackhawks.nhl.com
He tops the Blackhawks in many categories – except goals – as Bobby Hull scored 604 [...]

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Tags: ANALYSIS - RON SPENCE

TRIVIA: MATHIEU SCHNEIDER AND ROBERTO

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
Mathieu Schneider might be joining the Canucks.
Aside from playing against each other in the past, what is their other NHL connection?
On March 13th, 1996 Schneider went to Toronto with Wendel Clark and D.J. Smith.
Going to the Islanders were: Kenny Jonsson, Darby Hendrickson and Sean Haggerty.
Also going to New York was Toronto’s 1st round [...]

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Tags: HOCKEY TRIVIA

WHAT BURKIE WOULD HAVE SAID TO HEALTLEY

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
Brian Burke takes no prisoners. 
When Pavel asked to leave Vancouver – when Burke was the ‘nucks’ GM – he said:
 

“We’re not going to kiss anyone’s butt to play here. We have a beautiful arena, our own plane, and, again a great hockey market and one of the best cities in the world, so [...]

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Tags: HOCKEY HUMOUR