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Blood, sweat and cheers for young fan behind Canucks' bench hit by puck

The first cut is often the deepest but some nights it’s also the happiest.

When 12-year-old Daniel Praught from Ft. McMurray took a hard clear-out by an Oiler player that sailed over the glass on a penalty-kill and smacked the youngster on the right temple under his mop of hair Friday night, it earned the game fan some blood, but also some cheers from the Vancouver bench and a stick from the classy Henrik Sedin. 268 more words

Oil Spills

Do Oilers really need Nugent-Hopkins dropping the mitts?

There was a far better chance that Edmonton Oilers’ winger Matt Hendricks would, say, be throwing down with Zack Kassian Saturday in the Vancouver Canucks’ 44th home opener at Rogers Arena–to even a score in the past (remember that wild stick swing that broke Sam Gagner’s jaw?) than for a transgression in the present–but unbelieveably we had Ryan Nugent-Hopkins dropping the gloves with Canadian Olympic defenceman Dan Hamhuis in the third period. 616 more words

Oil Spills

Everybody's cheering for a nice man, Willie Desjardins

Willie Desjardins is a nice man with a poor man’s Lanny McDonald ‘stache who had to wait until he was 57 to get his first kick at the NHL head-coaching can. 757 more words

Dallas Eakins

Alex Burrows Reborn

His story is already well known: ball hockey star gets shot in AHL after slumming in the ECHL, turns heads and cracks NHL roster. This story gets better and better and almost had a fairytale cherry on top. 334 more words


Flames park Wideman after rough outing vs. Canucks

Dennis Wideman’s campaign isn’t off to a great start.

The Calgary blueliner — and the club’s highest-paid player — won’t play on Thursday night versus Edmonton after he had a tough go against Vancouver last night. 187 more words

Vancouver Canucks

Canucks Hat Trick: Gallagher on Kassian's break, the fourth line and those wacky ref cams

It isn’t often that a coach will change his lineup after a victory, but Willie Desjardins may want to take a look at his fourth line and perhaps consider some alterations. 659 more words

The White Towel

It wasn't pretty, but Canucks find a way to get Desjardins first win as NHL bench boss

CALGARY — Willie Desjardins could have got lost in the moment.

When the rookie NHL head coach was reminded Wednesday morning of his long ascent from being a centre and captain for Dave King at the University of Saskatchewan — winning a national championship and playing in the dungeon known as Rutherford Rink before it was upgraded — he didn’t drift back to the late 1970s. 468 more words

The White Towel