The Athletic Saint

Kristian Urstad
April 08 2010 12:46PM

Mother Teresa Beatified By Pope John Paul II

It is too often said that athletes who are ethically suspect run the risk of morally corrupting their fans and audience. We judge and condemn the athlete – from Shane O’Brien’s late nights at the Roxy or Kyle Wellwood’s weight gain, to Tiger Wood’s sexual infidelities – for not being moral saints. They have a particular responsibility, we say, to provide a higher standard for all of us to follow and admire. But I’d like to turn the tables and ask us all the following:

Does the athlete who is a moral saint serve as a compelling personal ideal? Does it really help us to hold up as an exemplar, as a type of person to strive to become, the perfectly righteous athlete?

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Flames Toast

Stephen Webb
April 07 2010 01:30PM

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks

The Flames are toast. Or Extinguished. They were flickering, but now they've been put out. There, I think I've exhausted every example from the Headline Writers Handbook:Flames Choking Edition. Last night's shootout loss for the Canucks was worth celebrating since the extra point it gave the Avalanche eased the Flames out of the playoff picture. The fact that Flames fans' pain causes celebration on the right side of the Rockies may add anger to their already depressed state of mind. That said, I'm feeling something that may make them even angrier, Pity.

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Searching For A Play-off Hero

James C Edgington
April 06 2010 01:16PM



The regular season is quickly drawing to a close for the Vancouver Canucks and its faithful fans. When the playoffs begin in just over a week’s time each player will take part in the ultimate battle for Stanley Cup supremacy. Certain members of the team will unfortunately be unnoticed and in years gone by their exploits may even be forgotten, while a chosen few might be responsible for creating a piece of history.

Every team needs its heroes, who could be talented and skilled enough to help the Canucks during the teams hunt for the cherished silverware? Lets take a look at a few possible candidates.

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GDRC - Avalance @ Canucks

Cam Davie
April 06 2010 12:08PM

Colorado Avalanche v Vancouver Canucks

The M*A*S*H* unit is visiting Vancouver as both the Canucks and Avalanche are dealing with late season injuries to key players. The Canucks hit the ice at GM Place tonight without arguably their best defenseman, Christian Ehrhoff, and one of their best penalty killers in Ryan Johnson. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are without their trade deadline superstar, as Peter Mueller is out with a concussion.

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Captain Luongo

Kristian Urstad
April 02 2010 05:09PM

Vancouver Canucks v Florida Panthers

Luongo after the Kings' game:

"As a team, we should be embarrassed by the way we played. From the first guy, which is me, all the way out to the last guy, it's unacceptable to play this way." 

I’ve been saying it ever since it happened, but Luongo shouldn’t have been anointed captain.

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