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GZ Expat

  • joined Feb 05, 2009
  • last login Jun 23, 2014
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Back from the hockey abyss that was Guangzhou, China...now adjusting to life in Oregon with live hockey on TV and cold beer in the fridge!

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Taiwan view of the NHL lockout

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Taiwan view of the NHL lockout

Blue Jackets Dragging Out Decision on Ryan Johansen

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Since the Blue Jackets get to pick and choose the nine games Johansen plays before burning a contract year, we could be well into November before they make that determination. That's the team's right, but if he's only getting fourth-line minutes every other game or so, Johansen's not exactly getting much of a chance to develop in game situations.

Boom Goes The Dynamite - The Clintons

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Montana based indie/folk/country band The Clintons released a new CD this summer and it contained this song...which I thought appropriately fit into the daily dose of Canuck news, simply by the title.

"The position paper essentially calls on journalists to sweep uncomfortable details under the...

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"The position paper essentially calls on journalists to sweep uncomfortable details under the carpet," Andre Picard, a columnist for The Globe and Mail, wrote in 2009. "The seemingly compassionate rules are a convenient excuse for avoiding discussion of (and reporting on) an issue that makes us highly uncomfortable."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/sports/hockey/after-rick-rypiens-death-a-question-of-privacy.html

Canucks at the Royal Wedding

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Look for the flag in the crowd at about the 30 second mark of the video...

History has been made... I don't show my face much around here anymore...but, man, oh, man, what a...

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History has been made... I don't show my face much around here anymore...but, man, oh, man, what a game....and its only the first round!!!

Closest thing I can think of the Rypien's out burst. Oregon's Lagarrette Blount vs Boise State. ...

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Closest thing I can think of the Rypien's out burst. Oregon's Lagarrette Blount vs Boise State. Blount throws a cheap shot at another player...then goes off on a fan on the way to the locker room. Sound familiar? Blount was suspended for the season (although came back in the final game of the season).

B-Mo a Flame

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If that ain't a slap in the f*ing face

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5 Reasons Why The GZ Expat Loves the Canucks

Here we go...I'm going to take a stab at 5 reasons I love the Canucks.  When I try and bang out those reasons from the far reaching dust bunnies inside my head, I always come back to the original...

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Moving Sucks...except

I have spent the past month in a constant state of movement.  Our temporary apartment blew a washing machine gasket and flooded us out 3 weeks ago, leaving us somewhat homeless and on the move. ...

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I'm Moving Home...

Well, there will be one less Canuck fan in China to kick around.  That's right, the GZ Expat is going to be an OR Repat this summer, as I am moving back home to Oregon after 6 years (11 of the last...

Please indulge a Portland Winterhawk fan. In 1998, Marian Hossa was one of the leaders of a...

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Please indulge a Portland Winterhawk fan. In 1998, Marian Hossa was one of the leaders of a Winterhawk team that won the Memorial Cup. Late in the 3rd period, Hossa suffered a terrible knee injury in a knee on knee collision in the neutral zone. With the game tied, the ensuing 5 minute major penalty didn't yield anything for the Hawks. With Hossa watching from the sidelines, his teammates scored the game winner in OT. Hossa was pushed out on the ice seated in an office chair and was given the Memorial Cup. For us Winterhawk fans, it was gratifying to see Hoss lift a cup on his own two feet.

What Happened to Stephane Auger?

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Anyone else notice how Auger has completely disappeared off the Canucks radar ever since the much debated Burrows incident? Well, the NHL has left him off the list of officials working the playoffs...that ought to tell us all something about how they are dealing with him.

6% of players thought Roberto Luongo was the most overrated player in the game (the highest...

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6% of players thought Roberto Luongo was the most overrated player in the game (the highest percentage of any single player). He was followed by a four-way tie between Vincent Lecavalier, Dion Phaneuf, Jay Bouwmeester and Sean Avery, who all hit the mark of 4%.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=315609

"At the start of the year, I was a real lean 181," Wellwood said. "Now, I'm not thick, but I have a...

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"At the start of the year, I was a real lean 181," Wellwood said. "Now, I'm not thick, but I have a little more weight. Right now, I feel great. My body feels good. I'm healthy. I'm happy out there."

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Game+Canuck+just+happy+heavier+Wellwood+excels/2662089/story.html

Brian Burke on Ryan Kesler vs Canada... "From the opening face-off to the last minute of the game,...

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Brian Burke on Ryan Kesler vs Canada... "From the opening face-off to the last minute of the game, I thought he was a gladiator. I thought he competed in all areas. He was good on face-offs, he was physical, he used his foot speed. He was a pain in the ass to play against. I loved him last night. I thought he was great." http://www.freep.com/article/20100224/SPORTS17/100223061/U.S.-general-manager-Brian-Burke-on-Livonias-Ryan-Kesler-I-loved-him-%28Sunday%29-night

Shooting his way to the top began in earnest for Henrik after the fourth game of the season, when...

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Shooting his way to the top began in earnest for Henrik after the fourth game of the season, when Daniel suffered a broken foot and missed 18 games. Henrik scored 10 goals during Daniel's recovery, half the number of his career-high 20 set last season when each identical twin had an identical 82 points in an identical 82 games. He led the Canucks during that 11-7-0 stretch with Daniel out and has earned first-half MVP mentions, including one from SI.com, the website for Sports Illustrated. "It was just a matter of playing with a lot of different guys and if you have (the puck) you shoot," Henrik said.

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How hockey will become 'cool'

The NHL has struggled for years to make itself relevant in the US market.  Whether it be moving or creating franchises in the sun belt, or signing long term television contracts with those they...

Browsing some photos from Life Magazine and I stumbled across this great picture of kids playing...

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Browsing some photos from Life Magazine and I stumbled across this great picture of kids playing street hockey in NYC, circa 1946. Go to Life Magazine for the whole set of classic photos of NYC from the 40's

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Calling on Canuck Fans in Anaheim

There is a possibility that the ol' expat will be heading to LA around the first of November for some meetings...which could mean a slightly earlier departure to try and catch the Anaheim v Canucks...

OU QB Bradford Injured

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Yeah, its football...and, no, I am not a Sooner fan. But, Bradford is a Canuck fan...so here is hoping he can avoid this sad imitation of Sami Salo and get back on the field soon...

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What is there to watch in the off season?

If you are a hockey fan, generally you are attracted to the game for two reasons...speed and violence.  Hockey gives you both in heavy doses.  During the off season, its pretty easy to find stuff...

Luongo has hometown rink named for him

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It was a far cry from a fateful Sunday in the early 1990s when an 11-year-old forward first skated into the net. Lina Luongo never wanted her son there. She thought her young Roberto, a poor skater, should sharpen his skills on the ice. "It made me sad because he loved hockey and couldn't skate," she recalled. But that day the team goalie never showed and Luongo begged his mother to be allowed in nets. "I thought: 'What's one day going to do?"' she said. "That day he had a shutout. In the end you can't stop destiny. It was just meant to happen and it did."

Hockey Canada to Unveil 2010 Sweater

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If you are hanging out at the UBC Thunderbird Arena on Monday, check out the new sweater...

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THN's Campbell Cuts on Alex Burrows

This from The Hockey News... And (the CBA) has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for players who would have otherwise been left on the scrap heap and forgotten – players such as Alex...

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Hodgson is CHL Player of Year

CHL Announces Award Winners for 2008-09 Season   Saturday-May 23, 2009   Rimouski, QC – The Canadian Hockey League today announced ten national award winners including Cody Hodgson of...

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NHL Tries to Woo Fans - The Onion

NHL Tries To Woo Fans By Increasing Scoring With Bigger Nets, 3-Point Line Sorry I have disappeared for a while...but, duties call.  We had the grim reaper pull through the office with pink...

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Coyotes Declare Chapter 11; Basille Offers; NHL Fires Ownership

This is a very curious move.  If Basille succeeds, he could end up being Bettman's Mark Cuban.  A few hours after Moyes announced Tuesday that the team had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

What Does This Say About The NHL?

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Locked. Private. No Entrance. Nothing to see here...please move along.

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