November 04 2011 01:21PM
We all know the story of the wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together... What is less well known is how that son failed, and how the product of his failure now occupies a space in the Canucks top-six, albeit with a slightly altered last name.
Yes, newly acquired winger David Booth was actually born David Bluth. He plays hockey under the fake last name "Booth" to distance himself from his controversial, embarrassing family. After his family life deteriorated, David ran away from home, with his twin brother Oscar, and moved to Michigan. From there David "Bluth" disappeared, replaced by David Booth, a devout hockey player with a passion for hunting.
November 04 2011 11:16AM
Danny had the Blues skating in circles in one game last season. One.
It's time for the Sedins to control a game against St. Louis.
(Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #14 - Canucks @ Blues
In their last meeting, Blues goalie Brian Elliott played out of this world, leaing his team to a 3-0 win at Rogers Arena. Tonight, the Canucks look to put a big loss in Minnesota in their rearview mirror and take a moonlit bike ride to victory.
While riding in a wicker basket. Wearing an oversized hoodie.
But I digress... OH! Right. Onto the Canucks game!
November 04 2011 10:20AM
As you all know, I have entered the #replacethekb contest for the Province, in an attempt to give myself the validation I never received as a child. You thought my finger paintings looked forced and lacked substance? Well I'll show you Mrs. Henderson! I'LL SHOW YOU..... Sorry.....
Anyways, many of you are probably still debating why I should be chosen to replace the Kurtenbloggers at the Province, and I understand that. It's hard to put your faith in a stranger like this. So the only thing I can do, is keep giving you more and more reasons as to why you should choose me until you are convinced I probably should be nominated as president of the AV club as well.
November 04 2011 12:28AM
Photo Credit: Jim Moore/AP Photo
I'm joined post-game by a man who needs no introduction: Jason Botchford. We discussed the Canucks woeful performance in Minnesota at length, and Botchford brought some insight on the team's back-end issue, their reliance on Salo and the struggles of Malhotra, Kesler and Bieksa. We also gushed about Hodgson and engaged in some Weber speculation.
A massive thank you to Botch for coming on the podcast, it was a lot of fun and hopefully we'll get him on to talk some more puck again soon.
November 03 2011 09:29PM
The Canucks sucked tonight, but this picture rules.
Clutterbuck getting hit is great, the fans in the shot are funny, and you can see the puck going the other way to spring a Minnesota four on one. Perfect.
Through 12 games this season, the Canucks have been the picture of inconsistency. While, for the most part, they've played well and been the victims of poor puck luck - tonight was a different story. In tonight's game the Canucks were man-handled in every which way, and lost the game in a 20 minute stretch that began mid-way through the first period and ended mid-way through the second period in which they were out chanced by their division rivals by a tally of 17 to 2. Ouch.