Calyn Shaw Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/11058 en Canucks post-mortem week: The forwards http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/05/canucks-post-mortem-week-forwards Will the Canucks look to add a playmaker to the top six this offseason?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/05/canucks-post-mortem-week-forwards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports calyn shaw Canucks chris higgins david booth free agent Luongo manny malhotra Mason Raymond Mike Gillis p.a. parenteau Ryan Kesler Trade zach parise Sat, 05 May 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11623 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Coach Vigneault: to fire or not to fire http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/02/coach-vigneault-fire-or-not-fire Alain Vigneault is one of the NHL's most successful coaches. If he were to be fired, who would step up to take his place? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/05/02/coach-vigneault-fire-or-not-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports Alain Vigneault Canucks coaching fired jack adams Marc Crawford Mike Gillis montreal canadiens NHL presidents trophy Roberto Luongo Stanley Cup Thu, 03 May 2012 06:22:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11595 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canucks post-mortem week http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/30/canucks-post-mortem-week Mike Gillis faces his most difficult offseason yet, as GM of the Vancouver Canucks.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/30/canucks-post-mortem-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports Canucks gillis la kings Luongo offseason Playoffs Trade Tue, 01 May 2012 03:33:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11569 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Whitecaps FC weekly: Caps take down Dallas, ready to face Columbus http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/28/whitecaps-fc-weekly-caps-take-down-dallas-ready-face-columbus Whitecaps FC went into their match against FC Dallas last Saturday looking to find some offense while rediscovering their early-season defensive form. The Caps’ defense, led by goalkeeper Joe Cannon...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/28/whitecaps-fc-weekly-caps-take-down-dallas-ready-face-columbus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports Camilo Columbus Crew FC Dallas Joe Cannon Major League soccer martin rennie mls Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:08:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11557 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Bruins’ thuggery sets template for playoff hockey violence http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sports/2012/04/18/bruins%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-thuggery-sets-template-playoff-hockey-violence The Bruins set a precedent last year for players treating hockey like war, and now the violence is out of hand. With even Sidney Crosby starting to get in on the act, it's time to call for change.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sports/2012/04/18/bruins%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2-thuggery-sets-template-playoff-hockey-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Boston Bruins brendan shanahan Canucks Gary Bettman gillis hitting hockey player concussion Marion hossa NHL penalty Raffi Torres Shea Weber violence Thu, 19 Apr 2012 04:23:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11455 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ryan Kesler's diving all over the ice a bad sign for Canucks http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/12/ryan-keslers-diving-all-over-ice-bad-sign-canucks Ryan Kesler's diving theatrics mean he's not 100 per cent healthy as the Canucks face off against the Kings in the Stanley Cup playoffs.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/12/ryan-keslers-diving-all-over-ice-bad-sign-canucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports hockey diving Jonathan Quick la kings playoffs first round Ryan Kesler Stanley Cup Vancouver Canucks Fri, 13 Apr 2012 06:35:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11399 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com NHL playoff preview http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/11/nhl-playoff-preview We’ve all been waiting 10 months for the NHL playoffs. The real season begins tonight. Without further adieu, our first round playoff predictions. Nolan takes the Western Conference, Calyn takes the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/11/nhl-playoff-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports eastern conference hockey fantasy hockey playoffs la kings NHL Playoffs poo predictions Stanley Cup Vancouver Canucks western conference Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:55:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11387 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Whitecaps weekly update http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/04/whitecaps-weekly-update Forward Eric Hassli is expected to return to the Whitecaps lineup as they travel to San Jose to face the Earthquakes.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/04/whitecaps-weekly-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports atiba harris camillo earthquakes Eric Hassli martin rennie mls San Jose Whitecaps wondolowski Thu, 05 Apr 2012 02:14:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11328 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canucks 2011-2012: better or worse than last season? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/02/canucks-2011-2012-better-or-worse-last-season Do the Vancouver Canucks have what it takes to make it to the Stanley Cup finals again? The Sports Couple gives their reasons why they're a changed team from last season. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/04/02/canucks-2011-2012-better-or-worse-last-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports Alain Vigneault Canucks chris higgins Henrik Sedin NHL Playoffs sami Pahlsson sedin twins Stanley Cup Vancouver Hockey western conference Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:29:00 +0000 Calyn Shaw 11300 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Sports Couple's March Madness picks http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/03/14/sports-couples-march-madness-picks In case you missed part one of our March Madness preview, "How to win YOUR pool", check it out&nbsp;here. Today the Sports Couple talks picks for the 2012 tournament. Without further ado, our upsets...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/sports-couple/2012/03/14/sports-couples-march-madness-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Couple Sports bracket elite eight fab melo favorite final four kentucky MSU ohio state prediction sleeper syracuse tom izzo upset Thu, 15 Mar 2012 05:19:00 +0000 Nolan Kelly 11100 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com