Thursday, October 06, 2005

Opening Night Roundup

I realize this post is a little late - late night at the game, early and long day in the office - so I thought I'd simply link you to last night's game roundups from my fellow bloggers.

  • The Vancouver Canucks, of course, opened the 2005/2006 with a 3-2 win against the Phoenix Coyotes. Markus Naslund led the team with 2 goals and Dan Cloutier stopped 30 of 32 shots. The complete game recap is here; the score sheet and stat sheet are here and here; as well, Vancouver Canucks Hockey Blog provides its own game recap here and Tom Benjamin provides his analysis here.
  • In what will be his regular feature, James Mirtle shares his notes here; Jes GÅ‘lbez shares his thoughts on opening night here; Eric McErlain feels good about looking back at boxscores instead of CBA-related stunts and provides his NHL roundup here; Paul from Kukla's Corner has his usual assortment of news and posts on opening night here.
A couple of personal notes:
  • During the pregame introductions, the team showed the "My NHL" ad clip but with Canucks game footage spliced in and the "warrior" putting on a Canucks jersey - for me personally, this had a much better effect. I wonder if the league is planning on playing similar versions in each local market.
  • The Northwest Division championship banner was already hanging on the rafters before fans were let in. I know it's not the Stanley Cup banner, but it still would have been nice to see it raised.
  • On top of the miniature Stanley Cup "premium' gift from the league, the Canucks also handed out mini, replica banners prior to the game.
posted by J.J. Guerrero, 10:33 PM


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