September 12 2011 10:52AM
The scene: After a hard-fought prospects game at one of the many preseason tournaments sprouting up across North America, a progressive coach brings a player into his office to discuss the fighting major the player earned the night before in the second period of a 5-1 hockey game.
"Oh, hey, it's good to see you showed up. I wanted to call you in here with regards to that fight that you had last night in our prospects game.
September 11 2011 11:35PM
Image courtesy canucks.nhl.com.
The game started out well enough, the gameplay was sloppy, but the Canucks looked to be holding their own against a much deeper Oilers prospects squad. When the wheels fell off in the second period, the Oil's prospects quickly scored six goals and outshot the Canucks prospects by an 18-5 mark in the frame.
September 11 2011 03:41PM
There will be live hockey in about five hours time featuring several guys who are dark-horse candidates to make the Canucks main roster out of training camp. Hockey in some form is back - and this evening the Canucks hosted "Young Stars Tournament" will kick-off.
Two Canucks "young stars" games will be televised on Rogers Sportsnet - including tonight's tilt against Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Edmonton Oilers prospects. The games will also be live-streamed at canucks.nhl.com. Though the long, sad summer isn't over yet - and despite the fact that most reasonable people don't get all that excited about a Oilers-Canucks prospects game - hockey is gearing up, and that's a good thing. Here is a preview of the Canucks young-stars tourney roster, their opponents, the schedule, and what to look for.
September 11 2011 09:59AM
Ten years ago today we were sitting at the breakfast table getting ready to match wits with a class at the U of A. The entire family was watching BBC News when they announced that a plane had accidentally crashed into the World Trade Center. As they cut to live footage and commentary, it was a matter of minutes until we saw the second plane crash into the second tower live.
September 10 2011 05:31PM
We sincerely hope that this most excellent summer weekend finds you in good spirits and in good health. We have a jim dandy of a lineup for this show. Thom Drance from CanucksArmy, former WHA Oiler Skip Krake, Jonathan Willis, Jason Gregor and Oil Kings commentator Kent Simpson round out the roster this week.
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