Archive for NHL

All the Best Luo!

Posted in Sports with tags , , , , , , , on 05/03/2014 by arthur1977

Well my Canucks management continues destroying the team. Bad trades and treating the former face of the franchise Roberto Luongo with ZERO respect by benching him for the Heritage Classic. How do you got from having one of the best goaltending duos in the NHL to a pair of rookies in under 10 months is beyond me!

As for Roberto Luongo, from this Canuck fan, thanks for all the great memories, leadership, and hard work! I hope you get all the respect you deserve in 🌴.



NHL 13, skill level: Beginner!

Posted in Games, Sports with tags , , , , on 10/01/2013 by arthur1977

Out of the games I bought on sale NHL 13 has been eating up the most of my limited free time.

I have been splitting my time between Create a Pro and Hockey Ultimate Team.

Kingston FrontenacsFor my Created pro I made a two way centre and he is currently playing for the Kingston Frontenacs. I have been doing reasonably well but when I shift the difficulty from Rookie to Pro I cannot score to save my career.

Raymond-CanucksMy Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) is slowly rounding in to shape. It’s a cool system of assembling a team and since I have got the game on the cheap I don’t mind buying a few packs of cards in hoped of getting a rare all-star . I have now assembled the full third line for the Canucks (Raymond, Lapierre, and Hansen). It’s been fun buying and selling different players for the games currency Pucks. My best pick up so far has to be getting the speedy Mason Raymond for 1100 pucks.

Another nice thing is being able to collect jerseys and customize your you teams appearance. I currently have my home jersey as the 97-98 Canucks and my away jersey is the Frontanecs 3ed one.

I am still horrible playing but hopefully over time I can improve my skill level. My biggest deficiency is equally aiming my shots on net and winning face offs!

All in all the games graphics and controls are great and it gives you a ton of different game styles to play.

If you are looking for a casual player for a GM Connected league please let me know in the comment section.

Wishful thinking for all Vancouver Canucks fans!

Wishful thinking for all Vancouver Canucks fans!

OMG…. Game On, eh!

Posted in Sports with tags , , , on 06/01/2013 by arthur1977

Finally after months of negotiations it looks like the NHL and NHLPA finally agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement.

I have a feeling that the damage from this lock out will greater than the one 8 years ago. Personally I am happy to see hockey again but I am not jumping for joy. My big hope is that all the business and people affected by the lock out can get back to work.

I am also interested in seeing how the NHL tries to get the fans they lost back. After the last lock out many teams raised ticket prices with no complaints, I have a feeling that would be a really bad move this time.

Bring on the mad panic of signings before the start of the season in late January. Anyone know where Roberto Luongo is going to end up?

Go Canucks Go!

Kings Vs. Devils for the Stanley Cup!

Posted in Sports with tags , , , , , , on 30/05/2012 by arthur1977

The Stanley Cup finals start tonight between the LA Kings and the New Jersey Devils.

I think these teams are well match and I am looking forward to this series. Personally I am cheering for the Kings, I am a big fan of Mike Richards and hated how he got treated after the trade in Philadelphia.

In the end I hope all the games are close and the Kings win at home in 6 games. I am leaning towards Quick as the Conn Smythe winner after the amazing run he had this playoff.

Please leave a comment and let me know who you think will win.

Let the games begin!


Let the playoffs begin!

Posted in Sports with tags , , , on 08/04/2012 by arthur1977

Well the NHL regular season wrapped up last night and I cannot wait for the playoffs to being.  My Vancouver Canucks almost were Stanley Cup champions last year losing in game 7 of the finals to the Boston Bruins.

This year the Cauncks have a tough opening round playing the L.A. Kings and their Vezina trophy hopeful goaltender Jonathan Quick.  There is still a little bad blood between these teams from previous playoff meeting over the last couple of years so this should be a very entertaining series.


The other match up I will be paying close attention to is Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, two highly skill and tough teams that really hate each other.

Enjoy the first round everyone, here is the list of all the first round match ups:

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT     1) VAN vs. 8) LA

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH   2) STL vs. 7) SJ

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ        3) PHX vs. 6) CHI

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI       4) NSH vs. 5) DET

Good old hockey game!

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 28/12/2011 by arthur1977

Last night was a blast!

Here are some pictures I took with my iPhone of the Canadians and Senators game.

It was a great game with the visiting Canadians beating the Senators handily 6-2. I was a good road trip with a group of friends, getting to sit 2 rows from the ice for a period was a nice Christmas treat.


Now I just need to pick up a few tickets the next time my Vancouver Canucks make the trip to Ontario!

Winnipeg Jets

Posted in Sports with tags , , , on 23/07/2011 by arthur1977

I really like the new look of the Winnipeg Jets logo that was unveiled yesterday. My biggest concern was that they might make it to complicated, but their design is simple, sleek, and sharp.

The fact that it was inspired by the logo of the Royal Canadian Air Force adds a very nice touch to it. Its not enough for me to make them my favorite team (Go Canucks), but I will think about buying a jersey when they come out.