Sports... Well, they rule

Jason Gregor
April 18 2009 06:25PM

What a great day to be a sports fan. Hockey, basketball, hockey, beer, hockey, baseball, basketball, hockey, beer, UFC and more hockey.

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Game 2: Just Like Vigneault Planned It…

Jonathan Willis
April 18 2009 02:05AM


Tonight’s game was even better than game one, which I enjoyed immensely. Some of the glaring weak spots in game one (Sundin, Rypien, Raymond) looked substantially better, and the Canucks controlled the game from start to finish.

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PGDB#2: Discipline

Jonathan Willis
April 17 2009 08:31AM


The player above is Rick Rypien.  He had a poor game in the first match of this series; his line spent much of its time being pinned in their own end by the St. Louis Blues.  By my count he had only one good shift, where he was throwing his body around, but he left his feet on a hit to end the shift and wound up in the penalty box.

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UFA Options: Anaheim Ducks

Jonathan Willis
April 16 2009 02:35PM


UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. It starts with a look at the Anaheim Ducks.

The Anaheim Ducks have five unrestricted free agents of note (this of course assumes that former NHL journeymen Josh Green and Eric Boguniecki are no longer on teams’ respective radar screens). We’ll review them first by position, and then by 2008-09 cap hit.

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Thoughts on Game 1

Jonathan Willis
April 15 2009 11:30PM


I've never especially liked Steve Bernier.  He's got a lot of talents that I'd normally associate with a hockey player; good size and grit, enough offense, not a terrible defensive game.  I have just never seen him as having a terribly high ceiling as a player.  Tonight, though, he was everything that was right about the Vancouver Canucks.

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