Friday, December 29, 2006

:: A Blog to send us off ::
12 months under the microscope

"I'm choking on my own delight." - Buchs (Jan. 8)

"You should beat up Jesus, I'll give you five bucks." - Amanda (Jan. 14)

playing a tough game of Chaser...
Me: Fuck this, I quit!
Amanda: Fine, you can't play anymore then!
(Jan. 28)

"My mohawk is better than Jesus." - Jer (Feb. 5)

"Do brown people go to Merritt?" - Kels, starting a comment-war (Feb. 7)

"I got Bre flowers and all that shit. Stupid girls - flowers die anyway. I should get her a fence, that'd last a lot longer." - Ian (Feb. 14)

"If it had been about a llama and a tranvestite It'd be a different story." - Buchs, after saying he wouldn't watch Brokeback Mountain (Feb. 26)

"You might as well break the law before it's illegal." - Buchs, trying to convince Ian to chuck a "mashed potato ball" at a street sign. Apparently when Ian's in the RCMP breaking the law will be doubly bad. (March 13)

"Ahh...that's good. It's like pissing in the mouth of God." - Buchs, peeing outside (March 26)

"To quote Aristotle: Fuck you guys." - Buchs (April 2)

"I'm just a farmboy who occasionally likes to get jiggy with it." - Buchs, wishing he lived in the sticks (Apr. 9)

"Let's go get stoned and play bingo!" - Tara (Apr. 16)

"I hate soup! I don't wanna eat food that I'm drinking!" - Sean (April 29)

"Kelsey, there's something about you that makes me want to shimmy." - Amanda (May 7)

Nick: Where's Buchs?
Bobby: He's probably asleep.
Nick: No, he was with Amanda when we left from playing ball.
Bobby: Oh. Well, there's still a good chance he could be laying
down still.

"Is a pap test like a massage? You know, you pay a little extra
for a happy ending?"
- Buchs

"Japanese people don't dig. They just use their ingenuinity and
playstation it out."
- Buchs again, unfortunately (May 13)

"This computer lacks the appropriate emoticons to express my
- Mike, in an msn conversation, after reading over the latest post's comments and discovering that a certain someone is dating a certain someone else. (May 19)

Melissa: I'm talking to Lorne right now, and he says he's never once ate wedding cake. Isn't that bizarre?
Me: I'm talking to Lorne too. About how and where we'd go to both
become ninjas. (June 3)

"I think it's safe to say we finished off the Finishers." - Scott (June 23)

"Welcome to Enderby. Population: Losers." - Jer (July 6)

"I can't ever take it easy because I have no idea what excessive is. I just keep going and going." - Bucholtz (July 6)

"If I fold the seats down in the Cougar I could have sex with
like four people at once."
- Kelsey (July 18)

"One (Beer)? Only one? This is MeatFest not a pussy convention!" - Dave (Sept. 20)

"Sometimes I think about the things that I say, and my brain's
like 'What? Are you fucking serious?'"
- Buchs (Nov. 4)

2006 featured many a thing, right here on this blog even. There was the short-lived yet popular "Weekend Awards" which died a slow death because I stopped feeling like doing them, and also
because, for a stretch, people weren't doing anything I felt like rewarding them for.

But a number of things stayed constant - for one, my ever-changing moods. I ranted. I raved. I made fun of people and caused many a person to laugh. Made people cry, too. Twice.

In real life, away from the blog, it was a year with all kinds of happenings, yet was still largely familiar. We all agreed that 2005 was probably the worst year we could ask for - for a number
of reasons, so 2006 didn't really need to aim high to be better. I'd say it likely passed the test, if for no other reason than nobody almost died in car accidents or other less-than-stellar

There were some shitty things this year - for me the biggest being my grandma dying in August. Rarely having to deal with such issues, I sort of forgot how it feels to lose somebody. Sucks. Hard.

And my getting in shape plan de-railed around mid-year, when the gym stopped being directly on my way home. I still probably lost around 8-10 pounds (maybe) but it's not good enough. 2007 will have to be another big year. Has to be.

Lots of good stuff happened too, though - I bought a townhouse finally, we had our best slo-pitch season ever, finishing in (gasp!) second place. Brad came home from G.F. Strong at the beginning of the year. We got drunk a lot too - Funtastic, Merritt, rafting, and then pretty much every Friday, as per usual. In addition to ingesting near-unsafe amounts of alcohol, there were a lot of familiarities between '06 and, well, the last five years. Nobody really came and went from the group, although there are a few people who don't come 'round as much anymore. And what would a year with us be without new pairs of people hooking up? Some days I swear to God it's like an episode of Friends, people.

But considering where I was at the end of last year - on the street in front of my parents' house having a shitfaced yelling match with Kels about God knows what - I'd say things were pretty solid.

2007? No predictions. No outlandish hopes. No resolutions. No nothing.

Instead, we'll head into next year with the same battle plan once employed by famed French general Napolean Bonaparte:

First we'll show up, then we'll see what happens.

Almost hard to believe he lost.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

:: Jingling Bells ::

"When fighting for a mall parking spot on Christmas Eve, remember to be festive..for example...'Move your holly, jolly ass!' or "I'll deck the halls with your face!'" - commercial I heard on the radio yesterday.

So, Christmas is here in two days. How the hell did that happen. Weren't we just at Lambie's Halloween party, like two weeks ago? Crazy.

Most families have their various Christmas traditions - I know my family has a million. Makes the next few days pretty fun, but over the past couple Christmases we, as a group, have done our best to invent our own yearly events, too, which I always look forward to.

My Christmas kicks off every year when Mike comes down from Kamloops. He's usually here for a night every year - and has been at Bucholtz' birthday ever year since Buchs turned 19. (Happy 22nd today, by the way dude). It's usually that day where my lack-of-sleep Christmas routine kicks in, but this year, thanks for Mike's extra holidays from work, it started a few days earlier.

We haven't done much, really - watched some TV, saw Rocky Balboa (FANTASTIC!), and basically just hung out, doin' our usual thing. The two of us are usually pretty lowkey (except when we're not, watch out. Things get stolen. Cops are called. Fences are jumped).

Tonight though, could be good - it will likely include video games, booze, and perhaps a copious amount of oranges.

But there's more too - for starters, late on Christmas Eve the last year or two we usually end up at somebody's house for a quick gathering and a few beers. One year it was Gorski's house, another it was Jer and Amanda's. Then, on Christmas Day, after dinner has been digested and Chris has already ate 4 turkey sandwiches, everyone usually ends up at my parent's house, where we proceed to get very drunk.

I was trying to think how that little tradition got started, and I finally figured it out. About 4 or 5 years ago, I got a fancy all-glass shot glass set and ice bucket. It also came with a bunch of booze and a book of strange shots, so me, Chris, Jeremy, and Ian - and likely other people i can't remember - gave 'er a test run. I remember drinking absolutely repulsive shots with names like Test Tube Baby, and other less-than-appealing titles.

Good times.

I expect this year to be no different, with all of us convening someplace to get intoxicated. Really, the drinking is the same than any other weekend. But this time, we've been known to wear Christmas sweaters, so that makes it different.

That makes it Christmas.

Have a good one guys.

(As an aside, this guy here could use some Christmas spirit. Or maybe he's inventing a tradition of his own.)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

:: Canucks By the Numbers ::

With Mike doing his 10-best movie trailers blog series (and doing a good job too, by the way), I decided I needed a blog project too, to pass some time during the Christmas blogging lull. But analyzing movies, or in this case, their trailers, isn't really my area of expertise.

What is, you ask? Well, not much, to be honest, but I do know hockey, and since I was a kid, was always interested in jersey numbers, much like Don Taylor, as you can notice from his Sportsnet broacasts ("And there's Matt Cooke, wearing Larry Melnyk's old No. 24...")

Anyway, taking a qeue from Bronx Banter, which listed the greatest New York Yankees according to the number on their backs, I decided to do the same with the Canucks.

Also, I figured a Canucks post was timely, after my favourite drunken, irreverent Canucks' blog, Vancouver Canucks Op-Ed signed off this week, with owner Alanah moving to a more "professional" blog, Canucks and Beyond. Classic Times wishes her well, and I promise to make up for the lack of drunken live blogging on VCOE, by adding more drunken blogging here.

Anyways, the extremely lengthy list is below, so enjoy...

(And no, I don't expect anyone to read the whole thing, but I'm sure Mike, and maybe Chris will. I know it doesn't fit in with my usual angry rants and stupid quotes, but I don't have a real sports blog to post such inane writings. Also, mucho thanks to, which has the jersey number list in full)

1 - Kirk McLean over Roberto Luongo
Obviously, this one’s only been worn by goalies. By the time Luongo’s done in Vancouver, he’ll likely be remembered as the greatest Canuck netminder. But until he takes a team deep into the playoffs, or – better yet, wins a Cup – McLean’s still the best to wear #1. Before McLean, it was worn by Dunc Wilson, “Suitcase” Gary Smith, and Wendell Young. Since he was dealt in ’98, it was worn by Sean Burke, Peter Skudra and Maxime Ouellet.

2 – Mattias Ohlund over Jim Agnew
Somewhat surprisingly, not a lot of key players have worn the deuce. Ohlund wins this one in a walk. Other luminaries to done #2 – Ken Hammond, Kevan Guy, and Ian Kidd. Honourable mention goes to John “don’t call me Evgeny” Namestnikov, an undersized Russian D-man who played 35 games from the ‘Nucks from 1993-96. Always liked him, not sure why.

3 – Doug Lidster over Bret Hedican
Lidster (Canucks, 1983-93) was a stalwart on the blueline for years, and holds the team record for points in a season by a defenceman (63). He was dealt the offseason before the 1994 Cup run for John Vanbiesbrouck, with the hope that Johnny-V would be a more attractive expansion draft option for the Florida Panthers than Kay Whitmore. It worked.

This one is a toughie though– aside from Lidster and Hedican, other 3s were Brent Sopel, Lars Lindgren, Pat Quinn and the current 3, Kevin Bieksa. Garth Butcher also briefly wore #3 before switching to his more famous 5.

4 ­– Gerald Diduck over Bryan McCabe
While McCabe is arguably among the league’s best D-men now, he only suited up for two years for the Canucks, never scoring more than 21 points, so Diduck takes the honours. Diduck was in Vancouver from 1990-95. He had 8 points and 22 PIMs during the Canucks’ 1994 playoff run. Reminds me a little of Bieksa. Other #4s – Nolan Baumgartner, Greg Hawgood, Barry Wilkins Give it five years and Luc Bourdon should take the title.

5 – Garth Butcher over Dana Murzyn
Betcha thought I was only gonna pick guys from the ’94 team didn’t ya? Butcher, who used to live ‘round here in Langley, is second on the team all-time in penalty minutes, and was your typical stay-at-home, kick-your-ass defenceman. Also, had one of the best scowls in all of hockey. Murzyn was often the butt of jokes for his slow, pylon-ish ways, and I believe he now manages a hot-dog factory in Calgary (seriously).
Other 5s – Bryan Allen, Grant Ledyard, Zenith Komarniski, and hey, anyone remember Justin Kurtz?

6 – Sami Salo over Adrian Aucoin
I was tempted to call this one a tie, because I’m a fan of Aucoin, but he only had a few good years with Vancouver, while Salo’s turned into a better player since coming here for Peter Shaeffer.
Other No. 6s – Robert Nordmark, Adrien Plavsic, Dennis Kearns.

7 – Cliff Ronning over Brendan Morrison
Morrison’s a pretty solid centre and a local guy, but Cliffy is among the best players to ever hit the ice for Vancouver, in my opinion. Best season was 1992-93, when he tallied 85 points in 79 games. Now he runs up the score at alumni games, while doing analyst work for pay-per-view broadcasts. One of the best.
Others 7s include Gary Lupul and Dan Quinn – a former Canuck captain (He split duties with Lidster and Linden before Linden took over the C for good) who could score , but later ran afoul with the law in 1992 when, as North Star, he was charged with sexual assault against a 19-year-old girl in a Minnesota hotel room. Charges, however, were later dropped.

8 – Greg Adams over Willie Mitchell
After all Adams heroics – especially during the 1994 run when he scored the OT winner to defeat Toronto in the Western Conference finals – his inclusion here is a no-brainer. Other top 8s – Marek Malik, and Bobby Schmautz. Who’d you think I was gonna pick, Donald Brashear?

9 – Tony Tanti over Ryan Walter
Tanti’s is among the greatest Canucks, and is honoured as such on the wall at GM Place. He owned many scoring records through the late 1980s and early ‘90s, until guys like Bure, Naslund, etc. came along. Was traded to Pittsburgh for the infamous Quinn (above). Other players to wear 9 were Ivan Boldirev, Russ Courtnall, Mike Keane, Brad May and Harold Druken. Currently, it’s Taylor Pyatt.

10 – Pavel Bure over Geoff Courtnall
Like this one is even close. Courtnall is more fondly remembered as No. 14 for the Canucks, but there’s really not a whole lot else to pick from for #10 second place. Trevor Letowski? Brian Bradley? Drew Callander? Don Lever is maybe a solid runner-up, but it really doesn’t matter. It’s a one-horse race. Bure’s still the most talented Canuck ever.

11 – Wayne Maki over Mark Messier
Maki wins this one simply because there’s no chance I’m givin’ it to ol’ Mess, who helped Mike Keenan run Linden out of town, robbing Canuck fans of a few of the last real offensively-productive years in TL’s career. Most fans will never forgive him.

Maki had a rather unremarkable career, but after he passed away from cancer in 1974, the team “unofficially” retired the number, only taking it out of retirement so Messier could get his paws on it. Chris Oddliefson is the only other player to ever wear it.

12 – Stan Smyl over Barry Wilcox
Another no-brainer. The only retired number hanging from GM Place rafters, Smyl is one of the top Canucks of all time. Captain for years. Heart and Soul of the team. Being born in 1981, I’ve never seen another player wear the number.

13 – Artem Chubarov over Lars Lindgren
Not a lot of options here folks. Lindgren, who also wore #3 (See above) played six unspectacular years in Canucks’ yellow, never scoring more than six goals. Similarly, Chubarov was a defence-first forward who left for Russia during the lockout and never came back. Will be remembered by junior hockey fans as the guy who scored the OT winner to sink Canada in the 1999 World Junior Championships. He scored on Luongo.

14 – Geoff Courtnall over Chris Oddleifson
Both wore other numbers at some point, but were both among the more memorable ‘Nucks – Courtnall for his role in the powerhouse teams of the early ‘90s. He scored 31 goals and had 77 points in ’92-’93, and had 19 points in 24 playoff games in 1994.

15 – Rich Sutter over John McIntyre
Pretty slim pickin’s here folks, as 15 has – lately anyhow – been the number of choice doled out to temporary call-ups like Harold Druken, Rick Rypien and Pat Kavanagh. Sutter wins here fairly easily.

16 – Trevor Linden over Who Cares?
Per-Olov Brasar, Brad Gassoff, Dan Hodgson, Mark Kirton, Stu Kulak.
All players to wear #16 at some point during the Canucks’ 37-year run. All were before 1988, and never again will it be worn by anyone other than Trevor himself.
The most popular Canuck in the history of the team, he took the team to the finals, and his exhausted arm-around-the-neck hug of Kirk McLean after they lost to the Rangers is probably the most famous photo in Canucks’ history.
After he was dealt to the New York Islanders by Keenan (for McCabe and Bertuzzi), nobody was assigned his number until Brian Burke returned him to the team in 2001.

17 – Patrick Sundstrom over Ryan Kesler
Sundstrom was the Canucks’ chief offensive producer in the early ‘80s, scoring as many as 91 points in 1983. I also believe he held the single-season goal-scoring mark by left-wingers for a time, until it was broken by Markus Naslund (I think). Kesler has a lot of work to do to catch Sundstrom, although at $1.9-million a year, we can expect that, right?
Other notable 17s are a handful of middle-of-the-road types – Mike Ridley, Dixon Ward, Vladimir “Pass the mustard” Krutov, Doug Wickenheiser, and Jose Charbonneau.

18 – Igor Larionov over Darcy Rota
I badly, badly wanted to give this one to Rory Fitzpatrick, but there are just too many solid 18s to pass up. Larionov's a legend in Russia, and went on to great things with the Detroit Red Wings, and with San Jose to a lesser extent, but he was still one of the best playmakers Vancouver has ever had. One wonders what could’ve been had he stuck around longer.

Rota was a strong player in his own right after joining the team from Atlanta Flames in 1980, scoring 42 goals in 1982-83. Other 18s include Shawn Antoski, Marc Crawford, Fedor Fedorov, and Steve Kariya.

19 – Markus Naslund over Jim Sandlak
Not really a tough call here, as Nazzy is the Canucks’ all-time goal scoring leader, and among the most popular players ever in Vancouver. Also one of the longest-serving captains in team history, behind Smyl and Linden. When his days are done, there’s a slight chance he could see his number hanging beside Smyl and TL’s, and a Cup run wouldn’t hurt his chances any. He also wore 22 upon arriving from Pittsburgh.
Other 19s – Mario Marios, Petr Nedved, Dale Tallon, Tim Hunter.

20 – Steve Tambellini over Dave Scatchard
There aren’t a lot of real solid choices here, so I picked Tamby because he’s also been a solid contributor in the front office for years, and is identifiable as a Canuck.
Scatchard, on the other hand, was run out of town early during Messier and Keenans’s reign of terror because – if a rumour I heard right from an ex-teammate is true – he didn’t care for the advances of a team captain (No, not Linden). Gross.

21 – Jyrki Lumme over Cam Neely
For nine seasons Lumme was Vancouver’s top defenceman after the team acquired him from Montreal (For Jose Charbonneau, I believe). He’s one of the more popular Canucks from the mid-‘90s, and beats out Neely because Cam simply didn’t play for Vancouver long enough. We all know what he did in Boston, however, and if he hadn’t been swapped (along with the draft pick that became Glen Wesley!) for the immortal Barry Pederson, he’d likely be the best #21.

22 – Tiger Williams over Daniel Sedin (barely)
I never saw Williams play, being that he played just before my time, but we all know what kind of player he was. Tough, could score a few, and was one of the league’s more colourful characters. He narrowly overtakes Daniel, who’s obviously one of the current team’s most consistent scorers.
Some other solid 22s include Naslund (briefly), Jeff “Yes, I think I’ve met your wife before,” Brown, Robert Dirk, and Peter Zezel.

23 – Thomas Gradin over Martin Gelinas
Gradin, now the team’s top Euro scout, was one of the more electrifying players in the 1980s, scoring 20+ goals in seven of his eight seasons – including two years over 30. He beats out Gelinas, who became one of the team’s most popular players. Barely two years after being picked up on waivers from Quebec, Gelinas had back-to-back 30-goal seasons. He’ll also be not-so-fondly remembered as the guy who sunk the Canucks in the 2004/05 playoffs with the Game 7 OT goal as a member of the Flames.

24 – Matt Cooke over Curt Fraser
Another close one. Fraser twice scored more than 20 goals for the ‘Nucks, but only played four-and-a-half seasons in Vancouver, while Cooke’s working on Year 7. While not as offensive-minded, Cooker’s still been an integral player the last few years.
Other 2-4s include Lidster, Larry Melnyk and Jiri Slegr.

25 – Orland Kurtenbach over Andrew Cassels
A lot of players have worn 25, but none better than Kurtenbach, the team’s first captain and still to this day one of its most identifiable players. Earns extra points for being a nice guy in general, and still having an iron handshake.
Cassels had a few in-his-prime years year, and was an above average setup guy, but never quite reached the point-scoring heights he did in other places, like Hartford.
Other 25s – Lidster (again!), Kevin Bieksa, Alek Stojanov, and Nathan Lafayette ­­– who came within a goalpost of being the hero of the 1994 playoffs. His goalpost shot would’ve tied Game 7 with just minutes to go.

26 – Petri Skriko over Mike Sillinger
If not for Skriko, who scored over 30 goals four times from ’85-’89, this number would be a tough sell to call somebody “the best.” Others include Tiger Williams (who I didn’t count, since he’s remembered as 22), Trent Klatt, and the immortal Tommi Santala.

27 – Harold Snepsts over Sergio Momesso
I really wanted to give this to big Serge, who played five seasons on the West Coast, from 1990-95, but Haaaarrrrold is too tough a rival. He wins for his 12 seasons in Vancouver (from 1974-84, then again from 1987-89), and for the fact his helmet-less head bobbing around the ice is an image burned in the minds of many fans.

28 – Roman Oksiuta over Brian Noonan
Hard to believe that no one of much consequence donned the number in 37 years of hockey, but it’s true. Don’t remember Oksiuta? Well my other options were Dan Ratushny, Brian Helmer, Joey Kocur, and Rod Buskas, so shutup. Technically the best 28 was Mel Bridgman, but he played just 15 games for Vancouver at the end of his career, before retiring.
Oksiuta will be remembered by me (And Chris) for his 1996 trade deadline deal that sent him to Anaheim for Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiike Silllllllinger!!

29 – Gino Odjick over Jack McIlhargey
Everybody knows Gino, the Algonquin Assasin. One of the most loved characters ever, he was famous for his fists and his unlikely friendship with Russian superstar Bure. Scored 16 goals in 1994-95, playing on a line with his pal. Wore #66 in his first-ever game.

30 – Cesare Maniago over Garth Snow.
Welcome to the goalie graveyard. Mike Fountain. Martin Brochu. Frank Caprice. Gary Bromley. Wade Flaherty.
Maniago’s really the only one in the list to have a long career, so he earns the nod, although Fountain is my personal fave. If not for Captain Kirk between the pipes all those years, I think Fountain could’ve been a legitimate ‘tender, given the opportunity.

31 – Corey Hirsch over Troy Gamble
Welcome to the goalie graveyard, Part II. Picked between a pair of personal faves here. Hirsch never lived up to his “Can’t-miss” prospect billing after being acquired from the Rangers, but he had one of the best junior careers of any player with Kamloops, and his “Psycho”-inspired goalie mask remains the best-ever worn by a Vancouver keeper.
Only three position players ever wore the # (And each time not for long) – Lubomir Vaic, Shawn Antoski, and Brad May.

32 – Murray Craven over May
One of the many numbers worn by May (9, 10, 31 being the others), but he still doesn’t outgun Craven, even though the latter had just one full season with the team (scoring 55 points), He had 13 points in 22 playoff games in 1994.

33 – Henrik Sedin over Mike Peca
Sedin’s currently the Canuck’s leading scorer, and is one of the team’s few bright offensive lights, along with twin Daniel. Will be a solid 70+ point guy for years to come still. Peca’s been among the league’s best defensive centres for years and years, but was traded (for Alex Mogilny) before any of that happened in Vancouver.

34 – Jason Strudwick over Jassen Cullimore
Now we’re getting into the slim pickin’s…Strudwick was the prototypical seventh defenceman – big, slow, and dropped the mitts. Nothing fancy about his brief stint with the team. He’s now playing in Europe, while Cullimore still mans an NHL blueline. Problem is, he didn’t do much of that for Vancouver.

35 – Richard Brodeur over Kay Whitmore
Goalie Graveyard, Part III. This jersey contains perhaps the most famous list of failed netminders – Kevin Weekes, Steve Weeks, Bob Essensa, Alex Auld, Troy Gamble, and current backup Dany Sabourin. Ironically, both Brodeur and Whitmore were on Stanley Cup-final teams, but Brodeur was a one-man puck stopping machine during the ’82 run; Whitmore just the backup in ’94.

36 – Josh Green over Chris McCallister
Only other options were Ryan Bonni and Dane Jackson – both middle-round draft picks from the mid-‘90s who played in the NHL sparingly. Green wins simply because he’s the only guy of the four still there (even if he’s #25 now).

37 – Jarkko Ruutu over Rick Rypien
Ruutu was the epitome of a pest, as is Rypien too now (when he’s not hurt), although the latter is now wearing 15.

38 – Jan Bulis over Brad Leeb
Bulis has struggled as ‘Nuck, but Leeb only played four games for the team and is now 27-year-old minor leaguer in the Leafs’ system. Only other 38 – Todd Hawkins. If you said “Who?” you are in the majority.

39 – Dan Cloutier over Enrico Ciccone
Clouts was a solid if not spectacular goalie we all know. You either loved him for his combativeness and inability to curb his temper, or you hated him for his inability to make the big save. We all remember the Lidstrom goal.

No real Canuck ever wore #40 (although I think UBC emergency call-up Chris Levesque might did), so now we get into a few skipped #s…some of these don’t even need writeups as we’re smack in the middle of the “Who the hell..?” department.

41 – Robin Bawa, Prestin Ryan
42 – Josef Beranek
43 – Don Gibson (debuted the same night as Odjick, playing 14 NHL games. Gino played 605).
44 – Todd Bertuzzi ties Dave Babych
The only tie on the board, Bertuzzi loses a point for only having one really big year, and struggling after the Moore incident, but gains for the way his handled everybody’s shit. Babych earns a point for his sweet moustache and his supporting role in Slapshot 2.
45 – Tomas Mojzis, Nathan McIver
47 – Pat Kavanagh
48 – Cam Brown, Bert Robertsson
50 – Mike Brown
55 – Ed Jovanoski would’ve won against anybody, but is so far the only Canuck to wear 55.
58 – Robert Kron. Also wore 18 during an 11-year career as a third/fourth liner for a handful of teams.
66 – Gino, as mentioned above.
71 – Jiri Slegr, on his brief return to Canuckland in 2003.
72 – Peter Shaeffer gave up 29 for Felix Potvin. Gave up another # two years ago in Ottawa, when he offered No. 15 to Dany Heatley upon his arrival in the Capital.
77 – Anson Carter. A dreadlocked, movie-producer resurrected as a scoring machine for one glorious season. Should send 50% of paycheques for the rest of career to Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
81 – Fedor Fedorov. Million-dollar talent. 10 cent brain/heart. To quote former GM Brian Burke, when Fedor was struggling in the minors with the Moose.
“He can buy a house in Winnipeg as far as I’m concerned.
89 – Alex Mogilny. Had a few solid years in Vancouver, but never meshed on a line with Pavel ,which was the plan in the first place. Helluva player though, when one top of his game.
96 – Bure. For a few injured plagued seasons before switching back to #10.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

"I'm drunk off rootbeer." - Kelsey

"Do you want to lick my chest?" - Kelsey, to Amanda.

Well, here's another post...really, just for the sake of posting something. The post-worthy topics have been few and far between the last week, for whatever reason. But Bucholtz informed me tonight that this blog was a much better read when I was being more of an asshole. At first, I didn't know what he was referring too, but I guess he has a point. Or two. Maybe even three or four.

I'll try harder, starting right now - Fuck you! (what, too blunt?)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

"I wouldn't even want Barry Bonds on the Cannons." - Chris

"It's not lying if you don't tell the whole truth." - Ian

"I love Santa. He's like the father I never had." - Amanda

"I don't like the repercussions of drinking. My brain hurts." - Ian, Saturday morning.