Canucks on Your Dashboard

What’s the quickest, fastest way to look up schedule info when someone turns to you and asks, “is there a game on tonight?” Of course they *must* be talking about the Canucks right? But aside from having the Shoppers calendar handy, what else can you do?

I recently came across a blog post about a new dashboard widget for sports teams (this is the pro-Mac portion of the blog post).

With the hockey season fast approaching, like many Canadians, I’m starting to get psyched. It’s not enough that I have the Leafs schedule added to my Google Calendar, I have to have them on my dashboard too. Enter Conference Call Omni. Oh and yeah, it works with pro football (and lots of other sports/leagues). [SimpleHelp]

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Okay so we’ll just ignore the fact that the author is a Leafs fan and I’ll tell you how simple it is to get the Canucks schedule on your desktop, and at your fingertips, on demand.

Conference Call OMNI provides a centralized source of schedule and scoring data for a variety of sports: Collegiate and professional basketball (men’s and women’s), Collegiate and professional football, Professional baseball, Professional hockey, Professional men’s soccer, Professional auto racing [DL & DS]

The widget is working great for me so far despite the fact that it’s linked up with Fox Sports. However I’m not sure if it displays results from past games and it’s not showing anything for the pre-season.

You can also get several versions of the schedule from Canucks.com. They have iCal downloads for home and road games as well as snazzy “infuzer” schedules you can put in your Lotus Notes – there, something for the PC users out there.

For multi-platform formats they also offer Excel, CSV and PDF versions.

That should cover anyone but if you know of a better up-to-the-minute source for schedule and game information, leave a note in the comments.

2 Comments so far

  1. bz (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    For the PC peeps, Canucks.com has a broadcast schedule you can download and import into Outlook very easily.


  2. Ross (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

    I am respectful as a Leafs fan in Vancouver though. I mean, I know you all hate me, so I don’t wear Leafs jerseys in public etc. In Philly, I did, because I had no respect for the Flyers. Or the city really…

    totallyscored.com provides RSS feeds for team scores, and if you use it via ZapTXT you can have it sent as an SMS to your phone. Also, most teams calendars are available in Google Calendars if you search for them. Cheers!



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