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Randy's Thought of the Day - 3/5/2013

Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 12:30 PM
By Randy Hahn - Sharks TV, Play-by-Play Broadcaster / Great White Bites

Vancouver – I’m often asked what my favorite NHL road city is. There are plenty of good ones but Vancouver has to be at the top of my list.

The natural beauty and cultural diversity makes it special, think San Francisco with snow capped mountains.

For a Bay Area Sharks fan it’s the perfect roadie location. The flight is about 2 hours. You can drive it in a little over a day. Once you get here the options are endless.

I’m a jogger so a run around world famous Stanley Park is a must for me, but its also perfect for cycling or just walking. There are many unique neighborhoods like Kitsilano, Gastown or Robson Street.

The food and drink destinations are outstanding. My favorites include Joe Forte’s and Cardero’s. Both feature fresh British Columbia salmon and mussels.

And finally there’s the passion for hockey. Vancouverite’s eat, breathe and sleep Canucks hockey.

If a hockey road trip is in your future, try Vancouver. Rain or shine it’s my top stop in the league.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Marleau 3 3 2 4 5
J. Pavelski 3 1 4 3 5
M. Nieto 3 1 3 4 4
J. Thornton 3 2 1 0 3
B. Burns 3 2 1 0 3
T. Hertl 3 2 1 -1 3
M. Vlasic 3 1 2 2 3
L. Couture 3 1 2 5 3
D. Boyle 3 0 3 0 3
J. Sheppard 3 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 3 0 0 .912 2.58
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