Kyle Wellwood is So Fat

Most of those who read my blogs know that I have been using twitter as a tool to spread the word about the site. And, well while Twitter may have become a little infamous in recent times for various reason, it's great for networking. Another thing it's become good for is random ''Trending topics''. Someone sees someone post something, and they post it themselves and it get so popular that before you know it, it's all over twitter. Today's such topic is a little bit unusual, but a lot 'o bit (pun intended) hilarious. Kyle Wellwood, former Toronto Maple Leaf and current Vancouver Canuck, has somewhat of a reputation of being fat. I don't know why, he's only a buck eighty in the sc...
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Game 8 Preview: Canucks Head To Oil Country

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It's feast or famine for the Canucks on their wacky schedule. After playing just 1 game in 8 days the Canucks will now play 13 games over the next 23 days. The Vancouver Canucks are back on the road and once again in the province of Alberta after a short one game stint at home against the Minnesota Wild. This time, however, the Canucks are in the provincial city of Edmonton to take on the Oilers for the first time this year. Vancouver has yet to win a game on the road in this young season but will look to change things around on Monday. The Canucks are coming off a nail biting 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Saturday night. It was a game that was dominated by t...

Canucks, Flames Set For Round Two

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The Calgary Flames drew first blood in the battle between two of the fiercest rivals in the National Hockey League. The Vancouver Canucks will look to return the favour Friday night but will need to do so with a roster that has been hit by a couple of serious injuries. That Canucks are playing their first game in five days after outlasting the Dallas Stars in a shootout Sunday night. Vancouver held the lead on to separate occasions in that game but Dallas managed to respond each time, including a late third period goal by Jamie Benn to send the game to overtime. Kyle Wellwood and Ryan Kesler both scored in the shootout and Roberto Luongo stopped Brad Richards an...

Grabner Gets His Call & Top Line Time


With the injuries piling up, the Vancouver Canucks have called up Michael Grabner from the Manitoba Moose. The 22-year old Austrian native will get his first taste of the National Hockey League on Friday against the Calgary Flames. Grabner had what could only be described as an awful training camp. However, in five games he has played in the AHL for the Manitoba Moose he has registered four goals and two assists. At practice, Grabner found himself playing on the Canucks top line with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows. If this is the line combination that Alain Vigneault is going with look for Bernier to drop back to the third line with Kyle Wellwood and Tanner Glass. Update: The TE...

Injury Bug Takes Chunk Out Of Canucks


Things have gone from bad to worse for the Vancouver Canucks on the injury front as Sami Salo is the latest Canuck to be placed on the IR. Not only did they enter training camp without Pavol Demitra, but Mathieu Schneider was still rehabbing his shoulder that he had surgery on this offseason. Then, in the preseason Jannick Hansen broke his hand in a fight with Edmonton Oilers Gilbert Brule. Not done just yet, Daniel Sedin had his foot broken after taking a shot from Alex Edler in the teams first win over the Montreal Canadiens last Wednesday. And for the cherry on top? Sami Salo is once again out of action as he sprained his MCL against the Dallas Stars on Monday. The Canucks a...

Canucks Make It Two

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It was not pretty but the Vancouver Canucks managed to overcome the loss of their number one forward, Daniel Sedin, by scraping out a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in the shootout. It was not all good news as Sami Salo left the game in the first period with what appeared to be a knee or leg injury. Salo's history does not help as he has been a notoriously injury prone player. The game started off poorly for the Canucks as they paraded to the penalty box starting with Kevin Bieksa under a minute into the game. Salo followed that up with his own four and a half minutes later and the Dallas Stars made the Canucks pay. Well, not quite as Rick Rypien deflecte...

Canucks Back In Action, Finally

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It has been a long few days since that Vancouver Canucks last stepped out onto the ice at General Motors Place for a National Hockey League game. It was Wednesday night when the Canucks last played an NHL game, a game that saw them finally pick up their first win of the season against the Montreal Canadiens. During that break the Canucks held their fourth annual open practice, which allows fans to get a behind the scenes look at how the Canucks practice and prepare for their games. However, noticeably absent from the event was Daniel Sedin. Daniel Sedin has missed team practices since Wednesday's tilt with the Canadiens as he nurses a heel injury. The injury...

Crisis Averted, Canucks Finally Win


What a difference a single game can make! The mood is much happier and the outlook much brighter in the City of Vancouver as the Canucks finally registered their first win of the season with a 7-1 win over the Canadiens. But, just as you should not get too low in a slump, it is still just one win. Now the Canucks will have to find a way to harness and keep that momentum in an eight day stretch where they play just one game. That's right, in an Olympic year where the schedule in general is more condensed, the host city manages a long breather. The hockey world got a glimpse at what they were expecting from the Vancouver Canucks this season. Maybe not the seven goals part but they w...

Shirokov Experiment Ends In Vancouver


Vancouver Canucks preseason stand out, Sergei Shirokov, has been sent to Manitoba the team has announced today via their twitter account. The move comes after today's game where Shirokov was benched in favour of Tanner Glass. Whether or not it truly helped, the team picked up their first win of the season 7-1 over the Montreal Canadiens. The timing seems odd as Sergei managed just three games before getting sent down. Shirokov definitely was not the force he was in the preseason getting 0 points and often looking a bit lost and out of position. Despite his less than stellar play, he was by far not the reason for the Canucks' early season woes. This move could be just to give hi...

Must Win For Canucks? Not Yet...


There are probably a good number of Vancouver Canucks fans with their hands hovering over the panic button, I'm not one of them. Sure it would be nice to have the 2 under win column as opposed to the loss column but that is not the case. They will look to pick up that first 'W' Monday night as they take on an upstart Columbus Blue Jackets team that were 3-1 against the Canucks last year. Two games into the season and the Vancouver Canucks faithful are scratching their heads as to what has gone wrong. The Canucks were picked to make the Stanley Cup Finals, specifically Ray Ferraro. I have always paid no attention to predictions. At the end of the day all it does is give fans a warm...
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