A Conversation with Sergei Shirokov

Thomas Drance
July 20 2011 11:34AM

Editors Note: Andrey Osadchenko is a Thompson Rivers journalism graduate now living in Toronto. He's an accredited member of the foreign press and writes for sports.ru and allhockey.ru. He spoke with Sergei Shirokov about a number of topics including: being a black ace during a cup run, biting in hockey, Tim Thomas, the YVR riots, life in Winnipeg, getting traded to Florida and leaving North America for the KHL. Here's what Shirokov had to say.

Exclusive Q&A with Sergei Shirokov Via Andrey Osadchenko (translated from the original Russian).

Andrey Osadchenko: Though you didn’t dress for the Canucks in the playoffs this year, you were still with the team at the time. Would it be fair to say that it was the biggest event in your career so far?

Sergei Shirokov: In terms of gaining valuable experience, probably, yes, it was. I mean, it’s the Stanley Cup Finals. That was a big achievement for me experience-wise. Never in my life have I been a part of something as big as that. Although, I didn’t play a single game, I hung out with the team, experienced the atmosphere and saw everything that was going on at that time.

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Canucks Army Podast Episode 4

Thomas Drance
July 19 2011 01:53PM

Here's the fourth episode of the CanucksArmy Podcast!

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Mid-Day Headshots July 19th

Thomas Drance
July 19 2011 01:37PM

The Sedins wear honorary garbage bags to protect them from the rain at the Victoria Day Celebrations in Sweden last Thursday.

Mid-Day Head-shots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Chris Osgood retired. Who cares?

Ryan Lambert
July 19 2011 01:24PM


You're going to hear a lot of talk in the coming week about Chris Osgood. A lot of that talk is going to include the word "great."

And all of it is going to be 100 percent incorrect.

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What's the Hold Up?

Thomas Drance
July 19 2011 11:00AM

Over the weekend, it seemed like an announcement naming Craig MacTavish the head-coach of the Canucks new AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves was imminent. Two well respected, and generally trust-worthy hockey reporters in Kypreos and Strickland tweeted that the deal was "likely" and "real close". I figured that the press-release, and the official announcement were mere formalities. 

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