Found February 24, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Dance With the Devils

The Vancouver Canucks dealt the Detroit Red Wings big, fat punch to the face Thursday night, so it’s rather fitting that their next destination is New Jersey.

Vancouver+Canucks+v+New+Jersey+Devils+AXqRQtHrJaPl Game 62 Canucks vs. Devils: Oh the Sites We Can See (Part Three)

The Danish Delight Defeats the Devil

Don’t tell me you didn’t see one or a couple Jersey Shore jokes coming.

So assuming the Canucks hopped on a black eye flight immediately following the game, they should get to Newark Airport around midnight. The flight is only 1 hour and 45 minutes; just FYI.

Puck drop is at 7PM New Jersey time so that leaves the boys in blue and green a nice morning and afternoon to explore the Jersey Shore.

What can they see and what would benefit them the most?

I will tell you!

A Dip of Religion

Now I’m no preacher but I think David Booth has some praying to do. He can do it for himself but also on behalf of the team, which is why the team will spend a short amount of time early Friday at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Hell, I don’t even know if it’s the right type of church for Boothy, but I’m sure it would still help.

Booth of course needs to repent for not showing up in Detroit in front of his friends and family. He could have maybe tried a little harder in the shootout.

In a prayer on behalf of the team, he will ask for Martin Brodeur to not be a real pain in the side of the Canucks Friday. Brodeur is 8-1-1 in his last 10 games and playing a team called the Devils is rather un-nerving.


PS. Booth played pretty well in D-Town so maybe just a prayer for good luck; I don’t know.

Home On the Road?

I think I see a trend here. That Canucks keep winning on the road because there is always a taste of home where they go.

In Edmonton, it was Steve Tambellini. In Nashville, they lost. In Detroit, it was the nearby homes of Ryan Kesler and David Booth. In New Jersey, it’s the Newark Museum.


Well while the Newark Museum boasts 80 galleries of art from all over the world and is the largest museum in New Jersey, there is one part of it that speaks to the Canucks, BC and Canada.

That is the Victoria Ballantine House which was built in 1885 for Jeannette and John Holme Ballantine of the celebrated Newark beer-brewing family.

Victoria (capital of BC) + Beer = Good vibrations.

The team can spend an hour or two there, enjoy a nice picnic offered by the museum and prepare mentally for a tough game coming off a huge win in the Motor City.

Oh and expect a big night from Manny Malhotra because that house I spoke of has 27 rooms. Just sayin’.

A Little More Fun

As mentioned, the game is not until 7PM local time so I think since it’s only about 1 o’clock at this point, the team makes the 1 hour bus to Hamilton, New Jersey for Laser Tag at Kids Towne, USA.

Just picture Alex Edler strapping on this robot like vest with a big laser gun and saying Hasta La Vista Baby!

The key to winning on a long road trip is having fun. Yes, it’s very tiring obviously but without any fun, you just get restless and stagnant. Those things are not good things to be.

The Devils are in 4th place after all so this isn’t going to be some cakewalk through the Prudential Center. Maybe some war like, high pressure scenarios brought to them by laser tag will do them well.


So the Canucks head to Prudential Center for their date with the Devils and presumably; hopefully; willingly; win the game.

They then don’t play again until noon Sunday versus the Stars so how about a night out on the town?

Luongo Shore

It’s too bad Kyle Wellwood isn’t still on this team because he would make the perfect Snooki.

the situation Game 62 Canucks vs. Devils: Oh the Sites We Can See (Part Three)

The Canucks are in a great Situation

Now don’t get me wrong; I am no Jersey Shore fan but I know for a fact that Roberto Luongo and his greasy jheri curls are.

So why not hit up the hottest night club and apparently one that the “cast” of the Jersey Shore went to at some point, Space Night Club?!

Just party it up until the break of dawn, hop on a flight to Texas, sleep at 37000 feet, and rest up Saturday evening for the nooner Sunday.

It wouldn’t be that bad of a situation.

Dale Weise can spend the night trying to pick up women and Roberto can pretend he’s right at home. Badda Boom, Badda Bing; taste of home; victory on Sunday; Fuhgeddabouddit!

Puck Drop is at 4PM Pacific on Sportsnet Pacific and TEAM1040 Radio.

To see where the Canucks went and what they did in Nashville that obviously didn’t work, check it out here: Oh The Site We Can See (Part Un)

To see what the Canucks did in the epic city of Detroit since I’m sure you’ll never actually go there, check it out here: Oh The Site We Can See (Part Deux)


© Vancan19 for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink | No comment |

Follow NWSB on Twitter or join US on Facebook for real-time updates OR... | Share This on Twitter | Share on Facebook

Post tags: 2012, Alain Vigneault, Alex Edler, Canucks, Canucks Blog, Canucks Clubhouse, Canucks Devils Preview, Canucks Matchups, Canucks vs, Canucks vs. Devils, Canucks vs. Devils gameday, Canucks vs. Devils Preview, cathedral basilica of the sacred heart, Cody Hodgson, Dale Weise, Daniel Sedin, David Booth, Devils, Devils Preview, Game 62, Game Notes, game preview, Henrik Sedin, hockey blog, ilya kovalchuk, j-wow, Jannik Hansen, jersey shore, laser tag, Martin Brodeur, mtv, New Jersey, New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks, New Jersey vs. Vancouver, Newark, newark museum, NHL, NHL Preview, Oh The Site We Can See, Prudential Center, Ryan Kesler, snooki, Team 1040 Radio, the situation, Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Canucks vs. New Jersey Devils, Vancouver vs. New Jersey, victoria, Wolfgang Puck


State of the Canucks – Weekly notebook | February 23rd

Canucks All Access North of the border the Canucks could do no wrong this week, beating down both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers before heading south for the remainder of a six-game road trip. The Canucks tallied twelve goals over two games over the weekend but struggled to find their stroke in Nashville. The Predators protected their crease and kept the Canucks...

Red Wings evening news: Canucks want to end the Wings’ streak; more about Bertuzzi

Continuing today’s off-day news while looking toward tomorrow’s match-up with Vancouver: it should come as no surprise that the Vancouver Canucks’ players and coach told the Vancouver Province’s Gordon McIntyre that they’d love to do nothing less than be known as the team that ended Detroit’s winning streak at Joe Louis Arena: “That’s an amazing, amazing feat,...

Move over Mel Gibson: The Canucks are the real Road Warriors

Canucks leave Detroit in a Statistical Storm Vancouver’s premier ice hockey team emerged from a simply thrilling game in Motown with a dizzying array of numbers floating around their collective conscience, much like a scene from Russell Crowe’s spell binding mathematical thinker ‘A Beautiful Mind’. Most importantly and certainly most impressively, the Canucks broke the back...

Larsson to miss meeting with Vancouver

Adam Larsson's first game against the Sedins will have to wait. The rookie defenseman was looking forward to facing fellow Swedes Henrik and Daniel tonight when the Vancouver Canucks visit Prudential Center. But Larsson has just one team pract...

Streak Busters: Vancouver Canucks end Detroit Red Wings Home Winning Streak

(Getty images) By Adam Graham (@adam_graham) Last night’s matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings was circled on the calendar by many as the potential end to the Red Wings historic 23-game winning streak at home. Sure, the Red Wings also had to get past formidable opponents like their divisional rivals from Nashville and their playoff nemesis from San...

Game 61 Canucks Vs. Red Wings: Oh the Sites We Can See (Part Deux)

Motor City Revved Up Good afternoon, my name is Josh and I will be your tour guide through Detroit and surrounding areas. There may be a day-trip or two involved and you just might learn something. The Bus leaves at 8am SHARP! Oh the sites we will see today. Here’s a little bit of a background on your game Thursday. You guys (Canucks) will be playing at the Joe Louis Arena Thursday...

Canucks down Devils for Presidents' Trophy lead

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Cory Schneider had 30 saves and Aaron Rome and Mason Raymond scored goals as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1 Friday night.

Devils honor broadcaster Emrick

The New Jersey Devils honored Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick prior to Friday's game against the Vancouver Canucks. Emrick served as the team's broadcaster for 21 years. He elected to reduce his travel and works only network games now for NBC. Nicknamed "Doc" for extensive knowledge and vocabulary, Emrick won the 1997 National CableACE Award...

Canucks end Wings' streak with shootout victory

Alex Burrows scored the lone shootout goal as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Thursday, ending the Wings' NHL record home win streak at 23.

Canucks 4, Red Wings 3 (SO): Notes, quotes from Thursday night's loss

Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 4-3 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena:

Todd Cordell: Marek Zidlicky to the New Jersey Devils 'imminent'

A little while ago Darren Dreger of TSN reported that Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky waived his no-trade clause to go to the New Jersey Devils. While that was true, he was never asked - until now. Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet is reporting that Zidlicky now has officially waives his NTC to come to the Devils and the trade appears to be imminent. If/when more details leak...

Zidlicky to add offense to blue line

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello believes he has found a defenseman who can help his power play and provide some veteran leadership down the stretch -- and perhaps beyond if his club qualifies for the Stanley Cup ...

Devils get Marek Zidlicky from Wild for Nick Palmieri, Kurtis Foster, Stephane Veilleux

Also give up two draft picks for defenseman
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.