Questions from a Stanchion

The Stanchion
November 04 2011 09:22PM



Q. When are we allowed to officially panic?

I’m not ready to panic yet. This current group of Canucks seems to always have a similar start to the season before they get going. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t have to constantly shut down that small voice in my head that keeps going “Well, the downward spiral begins now.” The voice sounds an awful lot like Mark Messier. I try and keep him at bay with Frito Lays chips, but he is still in there, chirping away at me. The Canucks problems on the back end have been horrifying to watch to start the year, and our forwards seem to lack any sort of chemistry of any kind. I love Lapierre as much as the next guy, but he shouldn’t be one of our best players right now (More after the jump)

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Cheers and Jeers - Nov 4

Cam Davie
November 04 2011 01:49PM

The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.

This week, we give a shout-out to Corrado, Botch and the Province, but we take a bite out of the Canucks AND the Leafs.

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David Booth's Secret

Thomas Drance
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.

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Game #14 Preview: Ellllliiooottttttttttt

Cam Davie
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!

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Jonathan Toews: The movie

The Stanchion
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.

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