April 19 2010 02:17PM
“Become who you are” – this was Nietzsche’s slogan for the idea that we as individuals have the ability to create and choose out of what we have to work with. We are all born like a piece of clay that already has its unique shape, and it is up to us to do the best we can to sculpt ourselves from it.
After watching Alex Edler in Game One, I was both astonished at just how much original material he has to work with and dismayed by how rarely and how inconsistently he puts it all to use.
He was an all-around force in that first game, excelling in all parts of the game. For 60 minutes, he had fashioned himself into a near perfect defenseman – a work of art on the ice.
It’s scary to think what all that potential could amount to if it was actualized game in and game out. Let’s hope he takes counsel of Nietzsche’s advice and gives us all something unique to admire for years to come.
April 19 2010 12:42PM
Alright, so, the Canucks lost the last game. Everyone saw it, we all know the Canucks were the better team, so no need to get to worried. Plus if the lineup gets the expected Alberts-ectomy, that should take away the powerplays that give the Kings their only chance at scoring. More important than any lineup change has been the change in Roberto Luongo.
For a while it was a verboten topic. Luongo had lost his confidence. People didn't want to admit it, but the fans, even his most ardent, die-hard supporters, had lost a little faith. With voices cracking, we'd say to ourselves "When it matters, he'll be there" or "just wait for the playoffs, he'll turn it around." I was skeptical, dubious and any other adjective that shows doubt, but.......
April 19 2010 11:00AM
You're never gonna score if you put your stick there, Henrik.
The Kings and Canucks are tied at 1 win each in their best-of-seven series, and now head to California to play games 3 and 4 at Staples Center.
James C Edgington
April 15 2010 02:37PM
On Saturday April 10th the Canucks beat the Flames 3-7 in a game that completed the regular season for both teams. After the game GM Place was echoing with the sound of jubilant Canucks fans chanting MVP at the top of their voices, for newly crowned Art Ross Trophy winner Henrik Sedin.
April 15 2010 09:58AM
You can't stop 'em. You can only hope to contain 'em!
The Vancouver Canucks' quest for the Stanley Cup begins tonight as they host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of their first round series tonight at GM Place.
The nervous yet excited energy in the city and around the province is palpable, as Canucks fans cheer on a team some see as more than just a Cup contender, but a threat to win it all.