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Behind the Lens: Player-Father Road Trip (Day Four)

Thursday, 21.02.2008 / 5:05 PM / Features
By Jeff Vinnick
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Behind the Lens: Player-Father Road Trip (Day Four)


Canucks photographer Jeff Vinnick joined the team for their four-day Player-Father road trip that takes them through Minnesota and Nashville.

Canuck Dad's will join the players on the team charter, attend both games, and have a chance to see the everyday off-ice NHL business.  This trip is a great opportunity for the fathers to meet all of the Canuck personnel, other fathers, and most importantly, gives them a chance to spend some quality time with their sons.

Jeff Vinnick has kindly agreed to share a few thoughts, and hopefully a slew of pictures over the next week as he captures action behind the scenes.

Nashville, Day Four:

“10 stitches and you take 15 weeks off!”… The barbs were flying when Kevin Bieksa walked into the Canucks dressing room in Nashville for the game day skate, but you had to know the guys were more than thrilled to have him back in the line-up.

His short trip to Chicago was all he needed to test his conditioning and he says he is more than ready for the big game tonight against the Preds.

Kevin says it was great to play with the boys from the Manitoba, and he laughs as he claims he was the last one to touch the puck for the overtime goal that was credited to Moose goalie Drew MacIntyre.

Once again all the Dads were in the rink to watch their boys go through their paces. Upon closer inspection many of them were a little blurry eyed this morning after being invited out by Dave Nonis and Steve Tambellini last night for some music city hospitality.

My bet is that this is a day the dads won’t ever want to end.

I’ve had the pleasure of talking to most of them and they are all extremely grateful to the Canucks organization for bringing them on this trip and letting them live vicariously through their children.

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