January 03 2012 03:21PM
Sami Salo has been doing a lot of this for the last month. Chasing, watching the opposition skate past him.
Salo needs a nap.. or a broken hand.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images North America)
Sami Salo is playing against the odds this season. So far, he has been far more durable than he has ever been while in a Canucks uniform. And that's the problem. Sami Salo needs an injury. For the sake of his team.
It's time to lay down, Sami.
January 03 2012 12:46PM
For the sixth time in the last eight years Canada will face off against the Russians in the medal round of the World Junior Championship. Canada is 15-11-2 vs. Russia/USSR going back to 1982 (the first year for the Canadian National Junior Team) but the only thing that matters right now avenging a 5-3 loss to the Ruskies from one year ago.
The Russians squeaked into this one with a 2-1 OT win over the Czech’s while Canada won Group B, and had the quarterfinal bye. Game time is 8:30 pm EST / 6:30 MST
January 03 2012 10:59AM
This sports fan is angry. And so am I.
He must really hate the latest deal on Groupon. Seriously, who needs that many pedicures?
Photo courtesy ghostgoal
Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday, and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.
In this week's edition, I give six punches to the face to lame inside jokes, useless exposes, and the endless array of Bowl Games.
January 03 2012 10:09AM
We close out the holiday season with an extended visit from Nation writer and all around swell chap Jonathan Willis.
Lowetide also adds his own thoughts to the mix on where the Oilers may be headed and we make a short stop in Winnipeg to see how the fans are enjoying the suddenly red hot Jets.
This is Nation Radio.
January 03 2012 01:15AM
Michael Handzus was on all of my playoff pool teams when I was a teenager. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press)
The Canucks lost in the shootout to the Sharks, 3-2, although they did earn a point coming from behind in the third period. For full analysis and a recap in scoring chances, click past the jump...