Game #18 Preview: The Lonely Island

Cam Davie
November 13 2011 01:13PM

Which Islanders goalie is this? Seriously I have no idea.
The Canucks need a much better effort that Friday in Anaheim.
(Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images North America)

Game Day Recon: Game #18 - Islanders @ Canucks

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The New York Islanders have an influx of talent. They have young, budding stars, some true snipers and some potentially good goaltending (provided they all stay healthy). But all that being equal, the Isles are once again bringing up the rear of the Eastern Conference standings and have yet to win on the road.

Are the Vancouver Canucks the slumpbusting tonic that the Islanders need to get their first win on the road? Or can the Canucks put a so-so effort in Anaheim in their rearview mirror and return home ready to feast on a lame duck?

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November 13 2011 01:08PM

The many Nations in the Commonwealth are represented this week on NationRadio with a litlle something for everyone. Oklahoma City provides an Oilers related AHL update. Calgary and Toronto receive sound analysis. And some new people you know from around the interwebz also make an appearance on the Big Show with Fleet Commander Lowetide. Finally we replay an interview with Red Wings GM Ken Holland from earlier in the week.

This is NationRadio.

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Early Season Hardware

Jeff Angus
November 13 2011 10:25AM

The Canucks have been predictably inconsistent through quarter mark of the 2011-12 regular season. A short summer combined with some key injuries have contributed towards the turbulent start. While it is premature to get a clear picture of how the rest of the season will progress, it is never too early to hand out some awards, especially those of the made up variety. 

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Tales of Truth: Promoting Positive Hockey

Patrick Johnston
November 12 2011 05:54PM

(Photo: Jasper's Rink)

Wednesday's dreadful game between Tampa Bay and Philadelphia produced much hand-wringing, by both experts and fans alike, about how defensive strategies are ruining the game. Most attention focused on how to limit behaviour; very few talked about how to promote behaviour.


Here's a simple proposal: borrow from rugby and use bonus points.

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An Evening With Jacques Demers

JP Nikota
November 12 2011 03:52PM

Because I teach literacy and basic skills with the Thames Valley District School Board, I was asked to attend Facing Off With Literacy, an evening headlined by guest speaker (and former Cup winner) Jacques Demers. Many of you probably remember that in 2005, Demers revealed to the world that he was functionally illiterate, that he was set to begin rectifying that situation, and also that he wanted to address literacy in a more public way. On Thursday night, he opened up to a room of nearly 450 people at the London Convention Center, and spoke passionately to raise support and finances for literacy programs. Leafs-Habs rivalry notwithstading, I have to say that it's a noble thing he's chosen to do.

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