Those of you that have seen this blog would know by now I’m a big fan of Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story. If you don’t know that, you’re not reading, and I really can’t blame you for that, considering I haven’t updated since May.
Since then, a lot of things happened to the movie. The filmmakers raised more than enough money on Kickstarter, the movie scored a distribution deal with D&E Entertainment, and showings have popped up all over the States. Many good things have happened to this good movie.
Well, now, one more good thing is happening. Thanks to the relentless voting of everybody (myself included), Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story is now officially nominated for the “Best Social Movie Campaign” in the 5th Annual Mashable Awards.
I just got an email from Ranko Tutulugdzija (one of the producers of the Jay DeMerit documentary), confirming what I wrote in my last post. Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit story, is now officially on KickStarter!
On Tuesday night, the carbon dioxide level of British Columbia spiked at 10:04pm as the entire province let out a collective sigh of relief. That is the exactly time when Alexandre Burrows’ knuckle puck slap shot from the slot found the back of the net, ending Game 7 in the overtime by a score of 2-1. It probably shouldn’t have gotten to this point. The Vancouver Canucks made this a thriller of a series by going missing for Games 4 and 5. Nevertheless, it was probably one of the best playoff series the NHL have seen in recent history.
Now it’s time to plan the parade. I’m thinking it should start from Stanley Park, go down Robson, and…
Wait, what do you mean there’s more?
I delayed this post as much as I can, trying to make sure I understand the magnitude of what happened here on Tuesday night. While beating the Chicago Blackhawks is a huge achievement by this team given the recent history between the two clubs, we as fans have to realize this is only the first round. There’s still a lot of hockey to be had.
The Canucks will have to try to overcome the quick turnaround the league decided to give the team (cue the conspiracy theories) and gather themselves for the Nashville Predators tonight, a team that had two more days of rest. They will look to ruin the hosts’ short-lived party (and Shane O’Brien will look to party at the Roxy afterward) by taking at least one of two games played in the first leg in Vancouver. If any team in these playoffs are capable of doing that, it’s the Predators, who split the season series with the Canucks 2-2, with each team notching a win at home and away.
The first round might have felt like months to most of us Canucks fan, but let us all remember it takes 16 wins to become the Stanley Cup champion, not 4.
Ah, what a great time of the year for hockey!
Right after Game 5 yesterday, Alain Vigneault told the media during his post-game conference that Roberto Luongo will be getting the start in goal for Game 6. This morning, Luongo has been revealed as one of the finalist for the Vezina Trophy, given “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position” as voted by the 30 NHL GMs. Both of these happenings should reassure the Canucks faithful that Luongo is our franchise goalie, and will be for as long as he can play under his current contract.
So I just got back home. No, not from the disappointing 5-0 Game 5 loss at home. From church. Yeah, I missed watching a game for religion. How about that?
While I was standing in church, with my phone constantly updating me on the game thanks to Twitter, I began thinking. It probably wasn’t something I should have been doing because I should have paid attention, but I digress. I was thinking about how everybody in Vancouver were (and still are) all over the Canucks and their performance for the last (now 2) game(s), while the team themselves are quietly continuing their business-like attitude that they have displayed all season. Maybe, just maybe, the team is suddenly not doing so well because the public suddenly start putting so much more pressure on them. Continue reading