Patrick Johnston
May 17 2011 04:51PM

Glenn Healey demonstrates how to lose one's head, and how to be way, far outside of your crease.

This is a guest post written by Patrick Johnston

Watching the game on Sunday, I found myself doing more than my usual talking-back to HNIC commentators Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy. As a matter of course, I'm usually pretty appreciative of the work that commentators do - it's a challenging job, requiring the ability to think on your feet and articulate that thinking clearly and concisely. Generally, it should be expected that their comments aren't always going to be of the highest quality. We all say silly things in our regular lives, so why shouldn't TV analysts be exempt from the odd slip-up? This time, however, I couldn't let these particular comments go by. They struck me as asinine, lazy and totally lacking in preparation, awareness or actual knowledge. Two things stood out, both about critical moments in the game:

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Game Review: WCF Gm1

Cam Davie
May 17 2011 10:24AM

My baby loves the Hanky-Panky! And so do the rest of hs teammates.
Especially when he scored a game-winning goal.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Western Conference Final Game 1 - Sharks @ Canucks

For the seventh consecutive series, the Vancouver Canucks won Game 1 of a playoff series.

The Sharks started out by playing with some carry-over momentum from their Game 7 victory over the Red Wings, but as the game went on, the Sharks began to fade. And the Canucks took over.

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May 16 2011 01:07PM


"Just when you thought it was going to be the Coyotes moving back to Winnipeg, turns out it might be the Thrashers relocating instead." - Fleet Admiral Wanye von Gretz IV May 16, 2011.

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Spyhopping: Canucks & Sharks - Game One

Yankee Canuck
May 15 2011 05:19PM


San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks

  5:00 PM PST

Sharks   Canucks
8 Wins 8
5 Losses 5
0 OTL 2
2.92 (7th) Goals/Game 2.31 (14th)
2.92 (10th) Goals Against/Game 2.54 (T-5th)
13.7% (13th) PP 22.2% (T-5th)
82.7% (7th) PK 86.0% (5th)

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GDR: WCF Gm 1 - Sharks @ Canucks

Cam Davie
May 15 2011 11:14AM

"Hey, Hanky Panky. It's nice to see you back on the scoresheet."
"Yeah, well. I was just saving myself for the REAL playoffs, ya know?"
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Western Conference Final Game 1 - Sharks @ Canucks

After getting only one day off between rounds 1 and 2, the Vancouver Canucks got 5 full days between closing out their series agains the Predators, then starting today against the Sharks in the Western Conference Final. The Canucks certainly needed the rest to heal a few bruised bodies.

But will the time off hurt the Canucks game rhythm, or will the rest give them what they need to get everyone healthy again?

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