I just got back from Afghanistan this fall. I took my Bieksa jersey overseas to bring some west-coast pride and show those Maple Leaf fans what a real hockey team looks like, and they thought I should get a few pics with my jersey...which turned out to be a great idea.
I'd be honoured to have this picture posted on Canucks.com! Thanks a lot and keep up the killer effort this year boys!
-Chris Conway, 5th (BC) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
One more for you
Re: Hello, Hollywood
I read Rintoul's last article and wanted to add one more to the mix. You should add Benjamin MacKenzie as Mattias Ohlund.
-Emma Sawchuk, an OC fan
ed: Hmmm... not sure we agree, but we appreciate your mail all the same.
Ok this is not a question or anything of the sort, but I did want to say something as I watch the pre-game Linden tribute: Trevor Linden is hockey’s most influential player to date.
His off ice involvement with the walk-out and his involvement locally with children is just astounding!
Not only was he a force off the ice, but on the ice he was superb as well. I am not one to go out of my way to make a statement about a person, and certainly not a celebrity, but Trevor linden is a true local hero, and a class act.
-Jeff Cripwell, a dedicated Linden fan.
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I was just wondering what happened to John Shorthouse. I used to enjoy the broadcasts online.
-Ken from Cedar Grove, NJ.
ed: Well Ken, in addition to signing on with Budget Brake & Muffler this summer, John Shorthouse also signed a deal with Sportsnet. He does play-by-play for all of RSN's televised games, but still does the Team 1040 radio broadcast when the TSN or CBC are broadcasting.
On nights when Shorty isn't available, Joey Kenward or Rick Ball fill in, depending on whether the game is at home or on the road.
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Milk for strong bones
In light of the number of fractures the team has been experiencing - unless you have already checked this - I suggest that you check the blood level of the Vitamin D of each the players.
We have been shocked that the blood levels of Vitamin D of the majority of our patients have been low and some very low - even in the summer. Normal ranges should be between 75 and 250, yet many who have been drinking milk & taking a supplement are still too low.
-Magaret from the lab
ed: That's very interesting. As a general rule we don't pass this stuff along to the hockey department but we did make an exception for this one.
Re: Retirement Ceremony
There is video clip on your multimedia page that is titled Linden Retirement Ceremony (archive) however the clip is not complete. It ends part way through Trevor Linden's speech.
It says is it 47:14 in length, which is correct however there should be more to the clip.
-Donnie with the good computer.
ed: This is true. There was an issue with encoding the video to Flash. We've re-encoded an edited version here. Sorry about that.
Re: Bettman Interview
I bet you had to clear all your questions through one of Gary Bettman's henchmen before you did that interview. Where are all the answers we really wanted!
If you're going to do an interview with the head of the NHL, at least have the guts to ask him a tough question.
ed: They could be in part two which we'll post for you this week. Keep an eye out.
DVD for dollars
How about producing a DVD of the Trevor Linden retirement ceremony? The funds could go towards supporting the Canuck Place Children's Hospice.
I know I would love to buy one.
-Wanda with a heart.
ed: That's a good idea Wanda. We'll pass the suggestion on to the people who could make this happen.