Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa are hosting a road hockey game on the court at Coopers’ Park, 1020 Marinaside Cres. at Nelson Street (north end of the Cambie bridge) at 3:30 p.m. TODAY.
If you plan on playing or watching, tweet/Tumble/Instagram your photos with #GameOnVan and we’ll include them in a gallery.
Who’s team would you want to be on?
“I don’t want people making threats towards her — that’s not what my son stood for at all and that’s not what we stand for.”
Rick Rypien’s mom talks to The Province about how she won’t stand for the cyberbullying that took place after a memorial was defaced at a Justin Bieber concert in Vancouver.
Rypien’s memorial wall defaced by Bieber fans
One Twitter user became the target of Canuck fans’ anger after Wednesday night’s Justin Bieber concert at Rogers Arena. Fan graffiti dedicated to Bieber was discovered outside the arena on a concrete wall that memorializes late Canuck Rick Rypien.
The Canucks are still dreaming about acquiring Shane Doan, who has so many trade rumours floating about him he would surely fit in with Roberto Luongo and the like.
Greg Jamison has indicated to Doan’s camp that he could be in possession of the Phoenix Coyotes by today, or in a position to say it’s going to happen so.
But there’s still a chance — however slight — that the Canucks could be on his short list.
In an interview with HockeySverige.se, former Vancouver Canucks Mikael Samuelsson, uhm, fingered the finger biter.
Reminiscing about his time in Vancouver, Samuelsson addressed the championship which slipped through the Canucks, well, fingers. And Samuelsson opined that when Alex Burrows gnawed the bear in Game 1 it greased the skids for the Canucks’ Stanley Cup final loss.
“Me, myself, was in the press box during those games, but it probably wasn’t very good that Burrows bit Patrice Bergeron in the finger in the first game.
“After that, Boston was angry. You might say that was the wrong team to fire up. They play a very physical game and I thought it would’ve been better to let the bear sleep, if you know what I mean.”
"Nobody doubts that Raymond has the talent to thrive on a second line once Ryan Kesler returns from offseason shoulder surgery and David Booth finds the net on a more regular basis.
"Still, Raymond has rightfully talked about how happy he is to be playing the game again after the injury could have put his career in jeopardy. From being bed-ridden and wearing a brace to heal a vertebrae compression fracture, being the grist for the trade deadline rumour mill and then slipping from the second to fourth lines proved he’s like a cat. He’s had nine lives."
“We see him as a big time power forward,” said Tech assistant coach Bill Muckalt, also a Surrey native and a former Vancouver Canuck. “He skates really well, very good down low, strong on the puck, has good vision and great offensive instincts. I think he has a lot of potential to be a pro hockey player.”
Two goalies. One a restricted free agent, one under contract for ten more NHL seasons. One with an even strength save percentage of .931 and one at .929. One guy who is elite, one who will perhaps be elite in a starting job.
Unfortunately, both goalies can’t be starters in Vancouver. One of them has to go.