The Calm Before the Storm

Thomas Drance
June 28 2011 11:45AM


The evil empire is re-loading - are you ready to Embrace the Hate?
(Thanks to @notafullcolon for the photoshop work.)

The week before July 1st tends to be a lot less interesting than the week before the draft – and this year has been no different. In comparison with Holmgren's drinking binge, the comedy of errors that was the Albertan team bidding war for Ryan Smyth, and the draft itself – a week of qualifying offers and over-priced extensions seems dreary – but there is still much to discuss.

Gillis – the former player agent – has been especially busy the last couple of days, inking two players yesterday in Bieksa and Lapierre, qualifying two RFAs (Hansen and Oreskovich), and choosing not to qualify diminutive defenseman Lee “Rudy” Sweatt, and skilled Russian winger Sergei Shirokov. Lets take a quick look at the moves he made, and their implications going forward:

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The case for Niclas Bergfors

Cam Charron
June 27 2011 02:40PM

If you're like me, you might have gone and looked through the list of forwards at Behind The Net to find a few of the guys who performed well with good Corsi and Fenwick numbers but did not produce much due to low shooting percentages. One of the names among the many that pops up is that of Niclas Bergfors.

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NATION RADIO - JUNE 25, 2011

NationRadio
June 27 2011 12:48AM

Some problems on the Team 1260 end this week held up the file transfers to Nation Command this week. So gnash your teeth all you like, it isn't your ol' pal Wanye's fault that this didn't go live sooner. So here is what we have which includes the full podcast but there is no segment 7 for now.

Stay tuned for next week when Wanye makes a mistake preventing the NationRadio files from being uploaded sooner.

This is NationRadio.

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Westridge Elementary: The Spirit of the Canucks

Cam Davie
June 25 2011 12:06AM

A good friend of mine, Bryan Tesan, is a teacher at Westridge Elementary in Burnaby.

He and his entire school organized a day to heal and show true community spirit after the riots following Game 7.

Here's their story. And their amazing video. THEY are all Canucks.

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West Coast Power Shift

Kavi Lehdar
June 24 2011 03:08PM

 

 Don't worry, I've got it under control people. (Courtesy of GCOBB.com)

So in one (perhaps drunken) hour and a half, Paul Holmgren managed to flip the Philadelphia Flyers’ philosophy from “We don’t need a goalie to win the Cup”, to “We don’t need forwards to with the Cup”. Not bad for 90 minutes of work.

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