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The Canucks Week in Quips for March 1

Note for Canucks trainers: stop putting Malk in Ryan Kesler’s water bottle. This is a regular Friday feature – that’s running on Saturday for one week only! – combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for Feb 22

A-heh-heh-heh. This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual relationship (wink).

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The Canucks Week in Quips for Feb 15

A tough end for Manny Malhotra, if it is indeed the end. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for Feb. 8

It’s Pareezy, baby. This is a new Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual relationship (wink).

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The Canucks Week in Quips for Feb 1st

Is AV’s goalie strategy as simple as this? This is a new Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual relationship (wink).

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The Canucks Week in Quips

He’s the hero that Vancouver deserves (courtesy @SchneidersTeeth). This is a new Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual relationship (wink).

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Fun with the Canucks Jersifier

Yesterday the official Vancouver Canucks Facebook page pointed me to this good bit of fun, the Canucks Jersifier. It’s a simple little web app where you plug in your name and preferred number and WHAMMO, you’ve got your very own jersey hanging in the team’s dressing room. Where most see something mildly amusing that they…

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One side just loses more slowly

Prezbo There’s a great scene from HBO’s The Wire in which Roland "Prezbo" Pryzbylewski is sitting in his living room watching a football game on television. His wife asks him who’s winning, to which he replies:   "No one wins. One side just loses more slowly."   If there’s a more apt description of the shameful…

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Jumping to conclusions on the NHL lockout with Tom Smykowski

  With complicated CBA negotiations, you have to use your mind. The CBA negotiations are ongoing. They’re tedious. They’re confusing. Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr have proven that as long as they’re leading negotiations, the tires of progress are going to continue to spin in the snow. They need a push, they need solid conclusions,…

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Michael Grabner’s blog and the mindset of young players

Do all the players really stand together? (Photo: Harry How / Getty Images) A week ago former Canuck and current New York Islander Michael Grabner created a blog. He’s written two entries since, going to bat for the Players Association and attempting to justify their position to us common folk. It offers a glimpse, if…

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Moments with John & John

The hole that the NHL lockout has left in our lives is evident anywhere you go on the Internet. Blogs have taken to creating fake seasons, recapping games they didn’t watch, and covering their team’s AHL affiliate in excruciating detail. We miss our hockey, and more specifically, we miss our teams. But more than that,…

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Stuck in a Bad Sequel

As far as sports months go, it doesn’t get any better than October. We have one sport entering its second season (baseball), another just hitting its stride (football), and two more getting off the ground (basketball and hockey). It’s that glorious and rare time of year when fans of all major sports are united by…