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HBO 24/7 Maple Leafs/Red Wings Episode 3 (full video)

Another episode of HBO’s 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic aired last night. I haven’t seen it yet, but I have found a link to the uncensored version. The censored version airs on Sportsnet after the Canucks game tonight.

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HBO 24/7 Maple Leafs/Red Wings Episode 2 (full video)

Episode 1 of HBO 24/7 was a bit of a disappointment, though definitely still worth watching. Episode 2 had a lot of great moments and lived up to the high standards of the series. I don’t want to spoil anything, so just go ahead and watch. Enjoy:

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HBO 24/7 Maple Leafs/Red Wings Episode 1 (full video)

I finally got around to watching my favourite television show that comes around once a year. I’m talking about the third season of HBO 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic. Fans were robbed of this show last year due to the lockout shortened season, but it’s back. Episode 1 wasn’t the best we have ever […]

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Canucks Finish off Predators in 6, move on to the Conference Finals for first time since 1994

It wasn’t a picture perfect win, but it was a win nonetheless Monday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Canucks limited the Predators chances, en route to a gritty 2-1 win. Usually I’m not a big fan of sitting on a one goal lead for long periods of time, but if there ever was a time to do it, it was game 6 in Nashville. The ice surface was so poor that it was very difficult to make complete passes and hold pucks in the offensive zone. The puck looked like a bouncy ball out there, hopping and skipping around all over the place.

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Is this the year? Canucks Opener Tonight!

Never before has the NHL’s marketing campaign “is this the year?” ever spoke to me like it does now. Isn’t that really the question on every fan of the Vancouver Canucks mind today? Is this the year they can finally bring the cup home to Vancouver? Well, as a fan of the Canucks for all of my life, I can safely say that their chance to win the cup has never been this good to begin a season. Now, let me qualify that statement with the fact that this in no way makes them a sure thing, and if you’ve followed the Canucks long enough, you know that high expectations are usually something to be worried about in these parts. But alas, the Canucks are entering the 2010-11 season as one of the Stanley Cup favourites, and given the alternative, that’s something to get excited about. So get excited Canucks fans, but know that the competition will be stiff.

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What scares you more: the Detroit Red Wings or Sami Salo Going Into the Corner?

Both have been keeping me up at night. Thankfully, Sami Salo is taking tonight off against the San Jose Sharks. The underrated Nolan Baumgartner will fill-in in his place. Did you know that ‘Baumer’ is a career +22 in 97 career games in a Canucks uniform? He’s played in ten games this season and has been a minus player only once. So this is a good move for the oft-injured Salo. Every time he goes into the corner to retrieve a puck I’m worried that he’s going to get injured. The “new Mitchell” has stepped up his game this year, and in my estimation has been the team’s best d-man this season. He’s also been remarkably healthy, which can only mean one thing: he’s due. A Sami Salo injury, combined with Willie Mitchell’s injury, could cause the Canucks to get bounced in the first round of the playoffs.

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Bertuzzi Back in Mo-town

On Tuesday the Detroit Red Wings signed Todd Bertuzzi to a one year, $1.5 million deal. This is an interesting deal on a few fronts.

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