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Canucks News On Day 1 Of Training Camp

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Time to get stoked. This kid is (about) ready to go!
Time to get stoked. This kid is (about) ready to go!

Well you are certainly going to like what Cody Hodgson said yesterday. Hodgson does not hold a grudge against Alain Vigneault for his comments last season, saying Hodgson was making excuses for not making the team in regards to his back injury. "Mr. Vigneault calls it the way he sees it, and I'm looking forward to earning his respect this year, and the years that follow," Hodgson said. "He's a great coach for a reason, and we've had many talks. He seems like a good man.  I don't look back. I don't blame anybody. I just want to get going," he said.

A very professional attitude from the kid. Hodgson mentioned that he and the Canucks had been in constant communication all year. More on this at the Globe and Mail, and more yet at The Province.

-Update (3:01 PM): Roberto Luongo is 8 pounds lighter after cycling 1200 miles this summer. First of all, what's that in kilometers? Secondly, I was hoping he'd gain a few pounds in the 5-hole area.

Update (2:54 PM): Peter Schaefer is nervous. He can't help it.

Update (2:47 PM): Alain Vigneault liked the practice today saying the guys came out ready. Also, Henrik Sedin talks about pressure and how it's all about winning this year, even if he scores less points. Plus more, including Dan Hamhuis talking about the Sedins. A great read- TSN

Update: (1:48 PM): "Pressure? I have my kids at home saying they can't wait to pull their old Canucks clothes out of storage. That's pressure." -Brendan Morrison. Puts it into perspective doesn't it? Anyway, Puckworld has a Training Camp Day 1 Notebook up that also talks about Raffi Torres' tats and Alexandre Burrows' not-so promise that he won't flame guys when he does commentary during Canucks preseason games.

-Update (12:53): Thanks to Puckdaddy for a couple more Hodgson links: Hodgson is pain-free, will play in Group C and found motivation from one Abraham Lincoln. Plus: The full Hodgson media scrum interview transcribed here. PLUS: Video of Hodgson interview with the media horde.

-Darcy Hordichuk recently was in Ladner teaching young Vancouver Giants players how to protect themselves.

-Raffi Torres is ready to rock.

-Roberto Luongo is ready.

-Lawrence Gilman and the Canucks cap crunch - Vancouver Sun

-Training Camp Day pictures at


-Looks like somebody from Canucks Hockey Blog is at the joint Tweeting it Live. Check it.