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My finest moment! Meeting Canucks legend Steamer Stan Smyl

Anyone who knows me and has been harangued into my “here’s goes ole grandpa dave talking about the Canucks in the olden days” know of the admiration as i have for Stan Smyl. In years of mediocrity and lack of success, coaching changes, failed prospects, confused imports and half-filled rinks, the Steamer was the Canucks. The under-sized, not-particularly-skilled, sorta-slow Smyl gave them a face, a sense of pride and workingman’s leadership by playing with heart and guts every shift.

Molson Canadian Hockey House Announcement by John Bollwitt.

I’ve followed his post-playing career as coach of the Crunch, Moose and now working in player development for the Canucks. He was gracious and expressed interest as i told him about the Canucks Outsider and Crazy Canucks podcasts, the old ditto machined newsletter with Jake Milford and what it meant for a an 11-year old kid in Surrey to watch his hometown team compete for Lord Stanley’s Cup in 1982.

Until Joe Thornton accomplished the feat, he was the last player to lead his team in goals, assists and penalty minutes in one season. My brother Dan and I always fight over who gets #12 which hangs from the rafters. We’ve made “Stan’s Mom’s Perogies” from the Canucks 1981 team cookbook. Next up, gotta get him on the podcast!

Thanks Molson, thanks, Canucks and Thank you Steamer!

CanucksOutsider – Canucks Fanzone – Go Canucks Go!

CanucksOutsider – Canucks Fanzone – Go Canucks Go!

Canucks Outsider Trad Media Scrapbook

Whilst tidying up all Canucks Outsider-related ephemera, I’ve rounded up a few oddments of media coverage and Fanzone related stuff for posterity. There are more out there so i’ll gather photos by my Crazy Canucks colleagues and stash ’em here as possible.

See also:

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

My grassroots Canucks media coverage began with the “Pig Express” my own publication from 1979 – this edition featured then-GM Jake Milford flying to Sweden to recruit players
Pig Express #2 P.1

At the SLC 2002 Olympics came my anecdotal CBC HNIC appearance with Don Cherry, Ron McLean and Joe Neiuwendyk’s brother Gilles – Don Cherry wore my furry hat (thanks to brother Anders) which was featured in his montage for a few seasons – i spoke with Ron and Don about my daily photo journal of 28 events in 13 days61-mclean-cherry-postgame2

Vancouver Courier’ Mark Hasiuk wrote up the Canucks Outsider podcast during the playoff run on 2007 with special emphasis on my support of the international fansVancouver Courier

Much more after the jump …

Continue reading Canucks Outsider Trad Media Scrapbook

Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Whilst tidying up all Canucks Outsider-related ephemera, I’ve rounded up a few oddments of media coverage and Fanzone related stuff for posterity. There are more out there so i’ll gather photos by my Crazy Canucks colleagues and stash ’em here as possible.

See also:

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

My grassroots Canucks media coverage began with the “Pig Express” my own publication from 1979 – this edition featured then-GM Jake Milford flying to Sweden to recruit players
Pig Express #2 P.1

At the SLC 2002 Olympics came my anecdotal CBC HNIC appearance with Don Cherry, Ron McLean and Joe Neiuwendyk’s brother Gilles – Don Cherry wore my furry hat (thanks to brother Anders) which was featured in his montage for a few seasons – i spoke with Ron and Don about my daily photo journal of 28 events in 13 days61-mclean-cherry-postgame2

Vancouver Courier’ Mark Hasiuk wrote up the Canucks Outsider podcast during the playoff run on 2007 with special emphasis on my support of the international fansVancouver Courier

Much more after the jump …

Continue reading Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

I’ve found that the podcast episode “album art’ pieces are hard to keep sorted. I’ve also found that there are a lot and in a variety of sizes. For a flashback and convenience, here’s a batch of them all in one place with more to come as i find them. Find more Podcast Album Art in Flickr. Many are by me, the rest are by my pal Bread. See also Misc. Canucks on Flickr and Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider art archive on Flickr.

Continue reading Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

In preparation for the 2009-10 season – the 12 for HockeyNW and 5 for Canucks Outsider, i tool a step back to assemble an archive of HockeyNW web interfaces and plans since 1998 (also see HockeyNW & CanucksOutsider on Flickr for more).

Some are screenshot from Archive.org’s Way Back Machine and others are scavenged from my disorganized trove of stuff. Some are annotated, some are not. Some related inspirational items and links along the way as well. There are a few other version missing in action which i’ll add for posterity when possible.

See also:

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Pit Martin started it all as Old Time Hockey as a “public service” circa 1997

The original Hockey NW page

Hockey NW came together with a biz plan … circa 1998

Hockey NW biz plan

Hockey NW plan

Meet the Future with the Sedins (and others) with brand transition 1999/2000

Meet the future

Much More after the Jump

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Canucks Outsider in the Fanzone and Transit etc.

on the bus with kirk mclean

The Crazy Canucks by miss604.

The Crazy Canucks Podcast JJ, and DaveO with Richard Loat – Credit: Tracy Kiley-Guerrero

The Canucks Fanzone launches with the Crazy Canucks all over it

meet the montage

Here’s the page for the Canucks Outsider on the Fanzone

Canucks Outsider podcast on Canucks.com Fanzone

Dave-spotting on the bus
cloning an army of robotic poets

JJ, Richard and I became the poster boys for many things

fan frenzy

DaveO & Richard are ALL over GM Place by miss604.