NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V Kevin Vanstone tells us today from a hockey fan’s point of view, this fall has been especially difficult. NHL hockey hasn’t started on schedule, and no holiday will replace the joy a game can bring to so many fans. So what exactly do Canucks fans have to be thankful for while we all suffer through the lockout blues? Its Thanksgiving Day in Canada, here’s the list.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on some classic Rick Rypien moments in time today one year to the day since the death of Ryp. He recounts a special goal in this one. Vancouver had many highlight reel goals in 2008/09, but to see Rick Rypien and Darcy Hordichuk combine on a goal was pretty special. Not to mention some good scraps like one with Hal Gill.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V remembers Rick Rypien one year after his tragic death. Depression is a deceptive issue, one that rarely manifests itself publicly, instead secluding the mind to the dark recesses found behind a fake smile. In the macho-man world of professional hockey, there seems to be little room for talk about depression, a disease still perceived by many to be a simple weakness.
Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Tuesday Chicago Blackhawks vs. Canucks matchup preview. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. Fight night? Unlikely. Dan Carcillo being out for the season with a knee injury and Dale Weise and Keith Ballard won’t know who to drop them with. Patrick Kane vs. Ryan Kesler should be a good tilt though.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Canucks recently announced a partnership with The Fan Zoo, a Vancouver-based sports memorabilia company. With former teammate Rick Rypien in mind close friend Kevin Bieksa was particularly involved in the creation of Mindcheck.ca. Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler and Cody Hodgson are at the All star game.