Blessed Are The Playmakers

Stephen Webb
November 30 2010 12:52PM

I'm going to go off on a bit of a rant, channeling my inner Dave Pratt, channeling his inner Dennis Miller. Why, oh why do we perpetually disrespect the playmaker while building shrines to the all mighty goal scorer? I know it's easier to wrap one's mind around the idea of a goal scorer. It's a straighter line, puck goes in the net, goal goes up on the board. 

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Good Enough For The Sopranos

Stephen Webb
November 18 2010 09:15AM

As American Thanksgiving approaches, Canadian hockey fans can be thankful that they're not at the mercy of the American TV broadcasters when it comes to hockey. Sure, we've all had our beefs with TSN, Sportsnet or the CBC, but it could be worse, a lot worse.

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Anybody Bring A Calculator?

Stephen Webb
November 03 2010 01:19PM

With the Canucks finally ending their Ramadan-like hockey fast, and actually playing more than one game in ten days, we all finally have something to look at, argue about and dissect to death. Instead, let's dust off the the ole calculators and take a look at the Canucks last two opponents by the numbers.

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Bandwagon Ho

Stephen Webb
October 21 2010 12:23PM

Red wagon in desert

In the world of the 1950s, the worst thing you could be called is a communist. You weren't dedicated to your country, in fact you were probably actively trying to take it down from within, and gosh darn it, you really just hated freedom. Well, in the world of Canuck fandom, another word carries a similar weight "Bandwagon".

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40 Year Old Virgins

Stephen Webb
October 12 2010 01:40PM

HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 11:  Actor/writer/executive producer Steve Carell arrives at the premiere of Universal Studios 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' at Arclight Hollywood on August 11, 2005 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

While knocking back a few with fellow Canucks Army writer, Kristian Urstad,  the topic of discussion ironically (if I were to use ironically in the completely  wrong way) ended up on the Canucks and their prospects for the upcoming season. So, we're chugging along, dissecting line possibilities, potential cuts and he hits me with this-

"With this line up, it would be a disappointment if the Canucks didn't win 2 or 3 Stanley Cups." (Now that might me more paraphrasing than actual quoting, but, Kristian,  if you feel like suing, just remember I have no money).

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