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Canuck Luck

Posted 10:26 AM ET | Comments 3
Game one against the Stars was an epic battle, and like all epic battles won or lost, there was a cost. With Brent Sopel already out with a non-hockey related back injury, Matt Cooke went down with a groin problem and is day-to-day. Alex Burrows very obviously got his "bell rung", wobbling to his feet and attempted to pick up his stick like a Chinatown tourist trying to pick up a grain of rice with chopsticks. Interviews have him "feeling fine", but there's no telling how long he'll be out. Ryan Kesler, in his first game back after hip surgery, took a puck in the hand and is now out 4-5 weeks with a broken finger. The Canucks just went down a couple of grades in grit.

Callups include the imminently forgettable Dane Jannick Hansen (who wears Kesler's cursed #17 on the Moose), and -13 rated forward Nathan Smith.

This does not fill me with confidence. I'm holding my breath until 6pm.

Morning of
April 13th, 2007
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April 13, 2007 1:28 PM ET | Delete
Mark my words, Jannik Hansen will impress tonight
April 13, 2007 2:16 PM ET | Delete
I hope so. Something tells me Burrows will play. Everyone is going to have to step up. Can you believe after such an epic battle there was actually talk about altering playoff overtime? There was mention of having a 5 on 5 period and then 2OT would be 4 on 4 and then they would go to shootout. I am against it but I guess with all teams leveling out due to the cap maybe there will be a lot of evenly matched teams, more so than ever before. Maybe this will be mentioned again! Don't ruin our playoffs!!!
April 17, 2007 1:17 AM ET | Delete
What did I tell you! Hansen is awesome
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