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The Morning After The Night Before, 14 November 2016

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When the Canucks remembered how to win, and Troy Stecher looked like Erik Karlsson...

Well that was something, wasn’t it? After a barren run of just one win in eleven games, up pop our Vancouver Canucks to steal a 5-4 OT victory over the Jamie Benn / Tyler Seguin-led Dallas Stars. Not only that, but we were 3-1 down after 2 periods. The comeback kids have remembered how to play.

Our game recap from the inestimable vancitydan can be found here - do make sure you have a read. And watch. Watch that Troy Stecher goal. It gave me actual shivers.

Now, it’s not often this team wins, so let’s see if there’s anything nice to read on the interweb this morning...

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CANUCKS WIN AT LAST

  • Other fans may hate our franchise, but we exude class. Thanks for everything Mr Hamhuis. Maybe after your time in Dallas ends, you can come back and win that CUp with us.
  • 5 goals, and only a single point to be shared amongst the D. And it was THAT goal by Troy Stecher. Seriously, look at it. If that goal took female form, I’d stare at it across the bar all night, watch it go home with someone else, then wistfully look back at the time I could have had. It was that damn good looking.
  • The poor kid couldn’t even celebrate his goal:
  • Daniel Sedin is on a 5 game point streak. I kid you not. [NHL]
  • Nikita Tryamkin nailed Jamie Benn last night. In a very good way.
  • Botch with the negatory. I think we can all see Loui is starting to get into gear. I’d like to think he read this and scored to prove a point. [Province]

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OTHER LESS IMPORTANT NEWS

  • As the 2016 HHOF class is inducted, it’s already time to look at the 2017 class. Teemu Selanne is a 100% cert; NHL.com lists another ten possibles. For me, I’d choose Paul Kariya and Daniel Alfredsson to accompany him. [NHL]
  • For those who don’t appreciate Patrick Kane, don’t watch this goal from last night:
  • I will say this til I’m blue in the face, the Habs won this trade by a mile. Don’t pull that face, you know which trade I mean. [NHL]
  • All of us at Nucks Misconduct wish Bryan Bickell well as he starts the process of dealing with his MS diagnosis. It’s a tough thing to live with, as Josh Harding will attest to. [Chicago Tribune]
  • No-one believes this anymore, Sportsnet. I wish it were true though. [Sportsnet]
  • We all love Jarome Iginla, especially after his leadership of the Flames in Trevor Linden’s final game. I want him to continue til he’s Jagr-old.

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Question of the day: With a fully healthy D corps of Edler, Tanev, Hutton, Gudbranson, Sbisa, Stecher, Tryamkin, Larsen and Biega, who is your top 6 going forwards?