December 12 2011 02:56PM
I'd laugh about Daniel's dorky pose, but I'm scarred by those particular Luongo sweat pants.
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Excellent breakdown of Ryan Kesler's second goal of the night against Ottawa from Pass it to Bulis. Includes an excellent reference to Henrik Sedin's spine as an energy pooling solar panel.
Sami Salo credits the Canucks improved defense with their recent run of success. He tells the National Post that the team has been successful because they've been "cutting down our scoring chances [against]." Interesting, right?
Botch talks about Mike Gillis' relatively pacifist take on team building, and how the Canucks have yet to really "pay for" this approach. Jason Brough of ProHockeyTalk doesn't really buy it.
GIF BREAK: Via TaylorPyatt, Alex Edler gets hit with a cheap-shot:
And then Lapierre returns the favour:
Cam Charron compares the Minnesota Wild with Tim Tebow. Basically, it's only a matter of time before both implode because neither is actually all that good.
From Saturday, Tony Gallagher praises the current Canucks core and urges Canucks fans to enjoy it. Enjoy it? How can one expect us to enjoy watching this Canucks team when Dale Weise plays on the fourth line, and loses all of the fights... Funny detail in this piece: Gallagher praises: the Canucks star power, offensive proficiency, two solid goaltenders, defensive prowess, the quality of the management and of the ownership. Basically everything about the organization, except the team's coaching. Even when he's effusive in his praise of the Canucks, Gallagher manages to, by omission, sneak in a critical nugget. Love it.
Finally the Blue Jackets have called up Dane Byers, a pugilist and bonafide crazy person, to play against the Canucks tomorrow. In one previous career game against the Vancouver Canucks, Byers recorded 29 penalty minutes. Hope you like killing penalties, Columbus.