We Are All Canucks

Stephen Webb
February 12 2010 11:02AM

 
Spending last night watching the Canucks play in front of friends of friends in Florida, and facing the thought of spending 16 bucks to watch tonight's game against Columbus, my attention has shifted towards thoughts of Canadian Olympic gold.

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Around the league - Feb 11, 2010

Jason Gregor
February 11 2010 03:07PM

I’m stoked the Olympics are almost here, and unlike most Canadians I actually am looking forward to more than just the hockey tournament. Of course fans will be watching every moment of the men’s hockey, and rightfully so, but do the networks really need to try and up-sell it to the fans.

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O Canada: The True Story Of A Nation's Obsession with Hockey

James C Edgington
February 11 2010 02:32PM

Czech Republic v Canada

It’s hard to pinpoint a definitive time or place that hockey was invented. There are many arguments and people always have different opinions. It’s generally accepted that during the eighteen hundreds, British soldiers played a version of the game while they were stationed in Nova Scotia. Another story tells of a teacher at the Kings View Academy Nova Scotia who asked his pupils to make up a winter sport on the frozen pond as part of a project — it is thought that the game his students created resembled that of hockey.

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GDRC - Canucks @ Panthers

Cam Davie
February 11 2010 12:21PM

Luongo back in his Panthers days

The Vancouver Canucks roll on to their next stop in southern Florida, as they take on the Florida Panthers tonight. Tonight's matchup is game #6 on their epic 14-game roadtrip, and sees them at 2-3-0 so far. The Panthers, however, may be the tonic that the Canucks need to get them back to .500 on this trip.

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THE CANADIAN IN KESLER

Kristian Urstad
February 09 2010 04:00PM

There is an intimate connection between Canada’s geography and environment and the characteristics of Canadian hockey players. The sorts of qualities it takes to face the rugged, mountainous climate of our land or pioneer praire farms is mirrored by those our players bring to the game – passion, toughness, allegiance to team, and most of all, humility. This stands in sometimes stark contrast to American players, where, not unlike the John Wayne ethos of that country, individuality, pretentiousness and brazenness seem to dominate.

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