Monday, August 31, 2009

This and That...

Just a few quick thoughts about stuff around the NHL
  • Sportsnet reported that the Canucks and Luongo will have a deal done before training camp. The Vancouver Sun interrupted Mike Gillis on his fishing trip to receive a 'no confirmation and no comment' quote for the story. I'll believe it when I see it confirmed, though I think it will be done, and in time for a nice press conference to kick off the season.
  • Another changing of the guard at the NHLPA. The contract negotiations are in 2011 and I have an uneasy feeling that that I better enjoy what hockey we have now, because there might be another hockey stoppage when the contract runs out.
  • The Canucks prospects camp starts Monday and it's at UBC. Here are the times if you want to go watch.
  • I know the acquisition of Erhoff and Lukowich is old news, but I would just like to say how pleased I am that Erhoff is on our team. During the CLS re-draft I was hoping that I would be able to draft him, but someone took him a couple of picks before me. Beside this being a salary dump for the Sharks, I can't believe we got we got Erhoff in exchange for Patrick White!
And because I think it's funny:
Mike Green launched his website today. Visit it. Apparently this is what happens when you grow up trying to be hardcore from Calgary. He ended his first blog entry with peace. Awful. With glamour shots in his wife beater. In sunglasses. And some bling. Such epic fail. Enjoy the pic.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Brouwer skates with Willie Mitchell

Neat fluff story in The Province today about how the lower mainland hockey players were skating together at UBC today. Troy Brouwer of the Chicago Blackhawks, Willie Mitchell, Brendan Morrison, Shaone Morrison, Jason Garrison and Manny Malhotra all hit the ice today at UBC.

Luongo deadline for contract

So not really "news", but today Luongo while speaking to the press said this about his contract:
"We're trying to get it done before camp," "If it doesn't happen before camp, I will not be negotiating during the season. I don't want to have that distraction," -from TSN.

So that puts a deadline of September 13th for the contract negotiations. Personally if its gonna happen I think it will be announced just at the beginning of the season. PR-wise there's not point to announce it now while we are still about a month away from the start of the season. Instead they will want to have a nice big press conference in September to announce the contract and get the hype going again about the Canucks.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Did you see that chic-ago?

Sorry, I had to do it.

I am back from my trip to Illinois. It was a couple of days spent at a small university town and then a couple of
days in Chicago.

And now I come back to hear that Paris Hilton has invaded Vancouver and supposedly
wants both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson from Twilight. Puke. She's here filming an episode for Supernatural where she plays a shapeshifter who shapeshifts into....Paris Hilton! Who wrote that?

Chicago was great. Love the city.
Love the food; deep dish pizza, great Italian, cinnamon rolls at Ann Sather, pecan rolls, biscuits, fried fish sandwiches. Yum.

Thunderstorms and tornado warnings? Not so much.

I've never seen a Wal-Mart so large in my life before. I should have taken a picture of it since I took a picture of almost everything else.

Such as the bean:

And Wrigley Field:

But now I'm back, and hockey is just around the corner. I'll need another day or two to get caught up on the CLS: redraft, because so much can happen in a week and a half. But I'll update you once I figure out who Vancouver picked. I'm thrilled to have Anaheim Calling helping me out with the picks while I was gone, we'll see if they went for good players or comedy in their picks. Maybe I can convince them to help with out for a while with picks.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Team Canada's Jersey for the 2010 Olympics

So Icethetics say they have pics of the 2010 Team Canada jersey. The official unveiling doesn't happen till Monday, and I think they go on sale around October, but they look nice non?

I think I'll be getting one of those and a 2010 hoodie from Aritzia (girls who watched the Bachelorette know which one I'm referring to.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jannik Hansen re-signs with the Canucks have confirmed that Jannik Hansen has re-signed with the Canucks today. Terms of the deal haven't been released.