Bandwagon Ho

Stephen Webb
October 21 2010 12:23PM

Red wagon in desert

In the world of the 1950s, the worst thing you could be called is a communist. You weren't dedicated to your country, in fact you were probably actively trying to take it down from within, and gosh darn it, you really just hated freedom. Well, in the world of Canuck fandom, another word carries a similar weight "Bandwagon".

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Jason Gregor
October 21 2010 11:21AM

We always hear that a player needs to find a role, accept that role and then excel at it if they want to be a difference maker. The lucky ones get to be goal scorers or point producers, but they are a rarity. The majority of players who stay in the league for an extended period of time have to find a role, and excel at it.

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Redemption City: Canucks & Blackhawks

Yankee Canuck
October 20 2010 06:25PM

Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland puts the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to score a short-handed goal in the second period during Game 6 of their NHL Western Conference semi-final hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Vancouver Canucks @ Chicago Blackhawks
6:00 PM PST

Hawks   Canucks
4 Wins 2
2 Losses 3
1 OTL 1
3.29 (T-6th) Goals/Game 2.33 (21st)
2.86 (19th) Goals Against/Game 2.83 (18th)
28% (3rd) PP 25% (T-6th)
88.5% (10th) PK 78.6% (22nd)

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GDR #07 - Canucks @ Blackhawks

Cam Davie
October 20 2010 02:59PM

CHICAGO - MAY 09: Ryan Kelser #17 of the Vancouver Canucks skates over Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 9, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Canucks defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks try to rebound from a catastrophic night as they travel to the Windy City to face the Chicago Blackhawks.

Tonight marks the Canucks' first game against the Blackhawks after their second consecutive playoff ouster at the hands of their Chicago rivals.

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Rypien's Rage

Cam Davie
October 20 2010 08:50AM

DENVER - OCTOBER 03:  Rick Rypien #37 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Canucks 3-0.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rick Rypien lost his mind and probably many of his fans last night, after his non-sensical 3-minute fit of rage where he sucker-punched an opponent and then went after a fan. Not that I was ever a fan of his, but last night, he lost me for good.

If I was Mike Gillis, then I would have said goodbye to Rypien. Permanently.

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