Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Bra Power

The script of Jeff Cowan's NHL story almost couldn't get any better than this. Cowan now has 5 goals (5 points) in his last 3 games, after going 52 games without. That is 38% of the Canucks' goals in those 3 games. Cowan attributes his offensive numbers to his increased ice time, yet his increased ice time is a reward from Vigneault for his strong play and offensive numbers. At the same time, Cowan was only on the ice for 10:24 last night, and still scored 2 goals.
Suddenly, Vancouver fans are giving Cowan hero status for his superb play. The fans were chanting his name last night, giving him thunderous applause, and one fan threw her bra onto the ice after Cowan's second goal, which the referee removed from the ice with a stick. Comical! Isabella at Stick in Rink was at the game, and said this about the incident:

I'm not hallucinating, and there really is a bra on the ice. See Mitchell and (I think) Henrik Sedin skate around it, wondering what to do. They look at each other. Henrik skates away. Mitchell pauses then takes his stick and lifts the bra to the cheers of GM Place. He gingerly skates over to the ref and hands him the bra. For a minute, they look like they want to either giggle or cry.

God, I wish I was there.

Nicknames for Cowan are being tossed around on the internet like:
-Cowman
-Milkman
-Big Red
-Double D
-JC Superstar
-the best one: Cowan the Bra-barian!

These are good times. The Canucks fans are seeing great hockey, and Alain Vigneault has a terrific line now in Morrison, Cooke, and Cowan. Now, how long will Cowan's streak last? How long will bra power last for that matter?
The 30-year-old, who was born in Scarborough, Ontario, is not on his way to winning a Rocket Richard trophy. Cowan's best season was in 2003-04 with the Atlanta Thrashers, where he scored 9 goals and 15 assists in 58 games. He has 45 goals and 30 assists in 351 career NHL games.
As long as Cowan plays this hard, he will play more than 10 minutes per game (barring fighting majors), and Trevor Linden will play on the 4th line. Here's hoping Cowan-mania runs wild for a lengthy period of time.
As much as Cowan deserves praise, so do his linemates. Brendan Morrison did all of the dirty work on Cowan's first goal, driving around the net and passing it onto the tape. Jan "#99" Bulis made Sarich look silly, deking around him and making a no-look pass to Cowan, like Gretzky used to do. A beauty. Bulis and Gretz in the same sentence....wow. I am losing my mind. The Bulis love/hate relationship continues....

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At March 7, 2007 at 3:12 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

A limerick I came across on the Canucks Forum...

There once was a team called Canucks
Who couldn't find nets with the pucks
The entire league dissed us
But 3 months after Christmas
We're 3rd in the west you dumbf****!

Tell me that's not Gold. Pure Gold.

 
At March 7, 2007 at 3:15 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

That is a gem! Damn! There is so much funny shit happening in Canuckland lately. Must be all of the good spirits the fans are in because the team kicks ass.

 
At March 7, 2007 at 4:54 p.m. , Blogger Jenny said...

its incredible being a canucks fan lately !

I love it !

 
At March 7, 2007 at 6:25 p.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

I could almost throw up! I keep waiting for the Canucks to start losing, but it never happens. What is up with this team? Jeff Cowan? When he was in Calgary he couldn't hit the net from 2 feet away! Now he's some all star. Arrgh!

It's pretty hard for the Flames to gain ground when the Canucks never lose. Oh well, I guess 5th in the conference is the best we can hope for. It was nice to see the Flames win on the road again eh? Thats the first time all season they've won 2 in a row on the road. Didn't look too good after the Blues were up 2-0 but they outplayed them all game and got the result!

 
At March 7, 2007 at 7:32 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Well if the Flames get their road game going they can still challenge for tops in the NW without a doubt!

 
At March 8, 2007 at 10:39 a.m. , Anonymous antro said...

have to agree with some of what matt says...i'm a canucks fan and i'm still waiting for the wheels to come off...i don't know what it is, years of disappointment? years of seeing the cloutier replay? too many one-goal games? somehow the canucks this year don't look as good as the flames, when the flames are on. b/c when they're on, they are scary good. that's why i still think the flames are going to take the division...but the canucks keep winning, so i'll enjoy it while it lasts.

 
At March 8, 2007 at 11:20 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

It really is a coin toss to who wins the division. But I don't think the wheels will come off. Especially seeing that we play Phoenix 2 more times, the Avs 3 more times, the Kings twice, etc.
Thank gad we only play the Preds once more. Just can't beat them.

 

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