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Corrado Recalled, Horvat's Goal, Hammer Down & More

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I had the fortunate privilege of listening to the game last night in the plow truck. But when I heard John Shorthouse's excitement when Bo Horvat scored his first NHL goal:

I just couldn't wait to get home and see it. Nice dish by Zack Kassian. Bo Scorvat goal assisted by Kasssquatch and Double-D. The reception from the crowd right after the goal, and then after it was announced was classic stuff.

Via the Province:

Bo Horvat First NHL goal

We traded Cory Schneider for this guy. Thank you, Mike Gillis.


The Canucks have recalled defenceman Frank Corrado today, as Dan Hamhuis is out with injury. Frankie has 2 goals, 1 assist, 21 shots and is a +3 in 11 games with the Utica Comets this season. That's off-pace from his AHL totals from last season. Corrado can remind me of Chris Tanev at times. A lot of composure there.


Dan Hamhuis could not put any weight on his right leg when and after his injury occurred last night. Some fear it's a groin issue. Some also fear that this could be a long-term injury. I never listen to games on the radio until recently. When Hammer went down the guys mention Tyler Myers almost immediately .

Other injury concerns: Alexandre Burrows (concussion?), Chris Higgins (likely day-to-day) and Luca Sbisa. It's starting to look like the Canucks have enough depth to cushion these blows. Ain't it great? Getting 3 of 4 points in 2 games against the Ducks this season is a huge win in every way for this team.


The Canucks are doing pretty well, hey? They are only 4 points up on 8th and 9th place Winnipeg and San Jose. What a grind.


I am not surprised there were was that much booing going on for Ryan Kesler. The bad press and duration of his wanting out of here did enough damage. And I don't use the word "damage" in a negative way. Kesler's response to the booing:

"When you play somewhere for 10 years, you expect something different."

"They paid their tickets, they’re allowed to do what they want to do. Does it hurt? Obviously, when you play somewhere for 10 years and you give your heart and soul … it is what it is."

"I’m glad it’s over. I want to get back, get back to the sunshine and enjoy."

Atta boy! Throw in that little burn at the end! I don't blame you one bit, even though...I still "hate" you. Forgiveness takes time. It may never happen, since he signed wanted a trade to a with a f***ing division rival!

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau offered a different perspective:

"I’m sure he loved it. Players loved to get booed. That means people know that they’re out there."

Sure, sure, have another cheeseburger.

For a a whole bunch more dirt and fun on Kesler, including this:

check out Jason Botchford's Provies from last night.

The next time the Canucks play the Ducks: December 28.

Next up: The Blackhawks on Sunday. Step aside, Chicago, Anahein is the new rivalry now!

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