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Seeking Optimism on a Day of Mourning

Canucks Outsider heads to the dog days of summerDespite the support of dog nation, the Canucks beat themselves last night with a less than stellar effort in the biggest game of the year.  Sure by halfway through the 3rd period, they were rolling … a bit … Burrows (the Uni-brower), sniper of 2 goals this year (and half a dozen disallowed markers) jammed one home to give us life – enough where we knew one of the lads would come through in Overtime like so many times before in this the “season of one goal games,” right?  Someone *will* score.

We all made our picks but no one chose what happened – shoot, the shooter was heading to the bench unaware he’d scored.  Luongo knows what happened, he won’t forget for quite some time.

So now is the time we seek positives to take away – i spieled on this for much time last night in my post-Neidermeyer haze – but the “isn’t it super how we did better than expected” feeling is settling in my belly like a Denny’s hangover breakfast – a bit queasy now but should absorb the poison … eventually.

Yes records were set (Lou, Hank), pleasant surprises (Beeker and the Brabarian) and old friends stepped up for another kick at the trophy (TL), to balance out a few under-whelming performers (Chounaird, Santala) to go along with the roller coaster years of Wooly Bullis and Taylor MySpace … And sure the future looks bright – maybe the most depth in a couple of decades (mmmbop Hansen & Elder Edler, where did these guys come from?). But right now, it feels like waiting in the rain for a bus which never came.

I will do a wrap up soon with some of the State of the Franchise recordings to make a ‘montage’ of where we came from this year and talk about who might be gone next year with 11 free agents of one kind or another.

Just like Rocky went to Siberia to train in order to toughen himself up, a gut check might be the call for the Canucks to prepare for a serious run next year.  Seriously, a ‘serious’ run, not an ‘underdog’ run or a ‘big surprise’ run but instead a serious run by a team which expects and in fact *demands* to be there, playing in the biggest games, ready with the puck on the stick, ready to pull the tirgger, ready to bring the thrills of June hockey to us – the bealugered fans.

We’re ready and we’ve been ready, already.



Alas a Loss … but Good Times Anyhow … right? Canucks Outsider catch-up

Bob and Doug Mackenzie on Canucks Outsider Live
photo of Bob and Doug by Roland

A bit of bummer to say the least … up 2-0 we seemed to be driving the bus safely back the garage but alas, … the Ducks rallied with a couple to force OT and before we could get the OT mojo working, the game was over and the Nucks find themselves at the precipice – holding the short end of the stick in a 3-1 series.


The Alive for the Playoffs event last night had some technical difficulties but we played through it the best we could (i admittedly was not in game shape).  Really enjoyed the communication via multiple channels (Ustream, IRC, Skype, phone) and knowing that fans around the world are in tough with us.

Canucks Outsider live playoff podcast
photo Roland

Special Welcome:

Maddog McCarthy tuning in from Pacifica (hear Maddog talk about Nepalese politics on “Mission to the Homestead and Himalayas – Choogle on #30”Maddog was my amigo in Japan during the 94 cup run.

Canucks Outsider on ustream and IRC
photo Roland

Happy Funtime Thanks to:

  • Crazy Canucks cohorts Miss 604 ‘The Surrey Girl’ for her insight and vibe plus iowa John of RadioZoom for geeking out and taking the mic for a spell
  • Hot Wheel Jason of the Kittamat (what were they called again?) & Elastic Path for space
  • BC Floorball’s The Fossil for extra witty punditry (write blog post about the Blazers since you are the know-it-all).
  • JMV (?) the mysterious Flickr photog i didn’t get to say goodbye to – great pre-game craft time and general good humour
  • Mr. Furley for running the board and being responsible for random non sequiters

Plus cheers to Karl from the ‘Peg, Bob Sugar, Aussie Tom for coming along as well as “regulars” GZ Expat, Austrailian guy, Dan Funboy, Radio Bread, SillyGwaillo and you!

Canucks Outsider live for the playoffs
Photo Miss 604

Topical Links

These are coming at some point … can anyone remember the topics i needed to link to?  Here’s a sart (ugh ‘ll never get around to this …)

  • Curt Fraser and Glen Hanlon both coaches of the Belarus national team
  • World Champioship – Team Canada roster – Division C recap
  • Manitoba Moose win Game 7!!
  • Cory Schneider at Boston College
  • Harry Neale and Roger Nielson – coaches of the Canucks in 82
  • Vancouver Voodoo and the coach Dave ‘Tiger’ Williams
  • New West Bruins comepting for the Stanely Cup(?) Queen’s Park arena
  • Denman Arena – the now non-existent home of the Vancouver Milliionaires – winners of the Stanley Cup in 1915
  • Game 7 Wild Times in Surrey video clip
  • Bob and Doug Mackenzie’s upcoming 1 hour 24-er special

Canucks Outsider live vidcast stuff
photo by Roland – Fin by Rebecca

Misc Media Roundup

  • Dave O in Vancouver Courier
  • Miss 604 Rebecca in the Province
  • Crazy Canucks on CTV
  • Roland and Dave on CBC Radio One
  • Dave, John & Rebecca on Get Connected on CKNW

Crazy Canucks on CNW
photo by Drew O on Miss 604’s photostream

Stay On Board Outsiders!  This Canucks Bus ain’t stalled out yet!

Will likely see ya Alive for Game 5!

Well… technically this is a small turkey … Enjoy