November 16 2014 03:16PM
One of my interests in hockey is on the management side,
everything from analysis to managing player assets and more. It is this activity behind the scenes at the
rink that have inspired me to go to law school*. I recently picked up a book called “Ice
Storm” by Bruce Dowbiggin, which details all the behind the scenes events of the
Mike Gillis era for the Vancouver Canucks.
I haven’t seen too much discussion on this book in the Smylosphere
outside of VanCityBuzz,
so having actually read it, I thought I’d give you a quick review.
(* not actually going to law school)
November 15 2014 04:30PM
Welcome to this week's edition of Babych, Please! Today we'll have a look at how the Canucks spent their days at the Sports Celebrities Festival and a recent season ticket holders event, and the eternal goofiness of Kevin Bieksa.
Read past the jump!
November 15 2014 12:30PM
With the Canucks surviving the California trip and flirting with first place in the NHL (I've heard rumors first place is seeing other people), what better time than now to have another fireside chat where we can all gather around and share stories of players we hate, players we like, and Lucas Sbisa.
Also, it got really cold, really fast in Vancouver, so a fireplace is sorely needed. Read more past the jump!
Nation World HQ
November 15 2014 11:40AM
Another week is in the books, and that means its time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is that? Each week, the Royal Half rounds up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division. Enjoy.
November 15 2014 12:06AM
I'm just sayyyying tho pic.twitter.com/c9US5QzTBj— S7 (@S7Haxorz) November 15, 2014
The Phoenix Coyotes came in to tonight's tilt against the Canucks having lost three games in a row, sitting dead last in the Western Conference, tired from playing last night, sporting some of the worst underlying metrics in the entire NHL, and playing their backup goalie who hadn't been able to give them a save all season.
So of course Martin Hanzal found a way to destroy the Canucks defense, and of course Devan Dubnyk found a way to shut them out too, en route to a 5-0 Arizona Coyotes win. Read past the jump for a recap.