Welcome to San Jose aka the Ryane Clowe trade watch center. Will we see an in-game trade? Will teams need to pay extra for all those vowels?
How awesome would a mid game trade for Clowe be? Dresses in a Sharks jersey for the 1st period, sits the 2nd, finishes 3rd in green/blueSpencer
Waiting for Ryan Clowe’s entrance music (whatever it is) to hit and for him to emerge in a #Canucks jersey. #TGATT @jBowmancouver @lyteforceClay Imoo
I hope some WWE music plays and Clowe comes strolling down the tunnel, rips off his Sharks colours to reveal #Canucks gear. #tgattChad Forrest
Nicklas Jensen makes his NHL debut tonight, and Shorty helpfully informs us that it’s actually “jhen-sen”, not “yen-sen”, so turns out our fancy pronunciation was wrong the whole time.
I say this every time a new Canuck player debuts, but Jensen is DEFINITELY the Safeway Score-and-Win chosen one, destined to score 5 goalsSeamus McKale
JENSEN LOOKS LIKE HE’S 13 AND JUST ABOUT TO GO TO THE WINTER FORMAL OMG WHAT HAVE WE DONE. #CANUCKSSpencer
Jensen better be in on 4 goals tonight. No pressure.Alan O’Sullivan
Jensen is apparently Canucks fans GIF argument.Alix
Game on. Step one: No goals for one full minute.
Canucks vs Sharks about to begin. Did someone remember to remind Vancouver just how important the start of the game is?Hosea Cheung
Let’s aim for not being terrible in the first five minutes first then take it from there. Go #Canucks go!Ed Lau
Gus says "Don’t lose tonight Canucks it I’ll be giving you this sadface." #Chihuahua #dog #dogsofinstagram #Canucksconcretefluff
Apart for the Jensen watch, the first 10 minutes are fairly uneventful, but hey, better than 4 goals against, right guys?
We got through the first minute without a goal against, so I’m pretty happy. #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
Don’t know if this counts as "Good Start" for #Canucks in Sportsnet’s keys to game, but it’s enormously better than Saturday’s! #tgattgerimaple
On one hand this game is really really boring. On the other hand the Canucks aren’t down 4-0 already.Wyatt Arndt
The fact it’s not 4-0 in this game already is oddly comforting. #Canucks #SJSharksTom
Still, not exactly an amazing opening period.
The #canucks are cycling so much they’re making this game look like a spin classTurtle
A shift involving Kevin Bieksa and Cam Barker as the defensive pair went pretty much exactly as you would have expected it to.Dimitri Filipovic
You know what might help the #Canucks score? Actually shooting the puck. #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
Is what the Canucks are doing even hockey?Spencer
Honestly, the biggest issue of the period seemed to be the pronunciation of Schneider.
I’m ready to punch John Garrett’s nose so he can pronounce Cory’s last name right. It’s SCHNEIDER not Snyder. #tgattJustine Galo
It’s not Cherry-Lulongo but John Garrett keeps calling our goaltender "Sneider". I wish Shorty would correct him!Clay Imoo
@CanuckClay maybe he’s friends with Lucic’s wife?Don
John Shorthouse says Schneider with a hard SHH to counter John Garrett’s "Snyder". #Canucks #TGATTBruce Ng
"I don’t know what to do," said Charlotte of her new beau Schneider. "How can he handle me if he can’t even handle the puck?" #canucksCanucks and the City
Alex Burrows is our first intermission interview, where he has a bit of trouble with his English idioms.
Alex Burrows is one of my favourite players ever and things like "tougher said than done" only make me love him more #quoiGráinne
Bonus points for at least trying? RT @passittobulis: Burrows: "Tougher said than done." Uh, Alex, that’s not how that idiom goes.Hosea Cheung
I once taught ESL briefly. Burrows would have failed my idioms portion of class. #tgattJustine Galo
@Aviewfromabroad @hosea24hours To be fair, with Burrows, it often is tougher said than done.Pass it to Bulis
They aren’t paying him for his mastery of spoken English folks. Now on to the second period…
When Henrik is out there on the penalty kill, you know the #Canucks have 99 problems and injuries is one.Ed Lau
The Sharks score. Andrew Desjardins sends the puck through traffic and has his 1st goal of the season. 1-0 San Jose.
Sharks score a dirty one. Puck just squeezes past a screened Cory Schneider. #CanucksEd Lau
Oh. Look. The inevitable happened. Sharks score. #tgatt #CanucksluonGOLD
#Canucks will now be forced to open it up. Of course by open it up I mean protect the 1-0 deficit.Guts McTavish
Can the Canucks defend a 1-0 deficit? You bet they can.Wyatt Arndt
41 seconds later, Joe Thornton scores as well. Do the Canucks have a 2-for-1 goal coupon somewhere?
Two ugly, ugly goals… both in defensive coverage and in traffic in front of #GingerBricks… the #Canucks unimpressive in the middle frameClayton Corley
I have nothing nice to sayJenn Johnson
A foiled Jannik Hansen breakaway goes the other way and turns into another Sharks goal. It’s reviewed, but who are we kidding? That’s three goals in 2 minutes and 13 seconds.
#Canucks seem determined to prove that you can win without scoring. It’s not going to work boys. #TGATTBruce Ng
Well, that escalated quickly for the #Canucks. A trio of #SJSharks goals has them up 3-0.Matt Lee
If that’s called a kicking motion it’s the coolest kicking motion ever.Spencer
Lol, now we’re arguing whether Couture spinning backwards on his knees intentionally kicked it in. Good Lord.Alan O’Sullivan
Chew that gum Vigneault, chew it with all your might.Katie Maximick
3-0 Sharks. #Canucks look done. Body language says it all. #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
To add insult to injury, San Jose fans start an awkwardly pronounced chant.
Sharks has ONE SYLLABLE in it. Jerky sharks fans. Wait, shaaaaa-aaaarks fans.Wyatt Arndt
Nothing makes me happier than San Jose fans making Sha-arks a two syllable word just so they can chant to the clap clap calpclapclap beat.Don
Now the question remains: What kind of trade would the Canucks need to see results?
Only one thing can save the Canucks: trade for Mr. TWyatt Arndt
Note to MG: trade the whole team! #notreally #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
If Gillis truly thinks Clowe is any sort of answer to our million problems then he’s are far worse GM than I could have imagined.Phil
At this point I think it would be best for Mike Gillis to acquire the 1977 Montreal Canadiens at the trade deadlineSeamus McKale
Steve Pinizzotto and Desjardins drop the gloves. Momentum swing anyone?
Steve Pinizzotto vs Andrew Desjardins Apr 1, 2013hockeyfightsdotcom
Well, we won a fight. yay. #CanucksTom
If the Canucks came into this game looking to win a meaningless fight, they have succeeded. Way to execute!j.Bowman
Hey look at that, it’s a goal. Chris Higgins scores and it’s 3-1.
Canucks at Sharks – Chris Higgins Goal – 04.01.13 – HDcanuckshd
Higgins ABSolutely likes to score. Also guy in Canucks jersey celebrating the goal, sit down, team is down 3-1Wyatt Arndt
Even just this one goal feels like a huge relief. #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
HE IS RISEN. I mean, HIGGINS HAS SCORED! Sorry, I confused him with Jesus. #thankjesus #CanucksLinds
Our first goal with a goalie in net in about 105 minutes #canucks #progress #letsgo #2moreTurtle
Finally the #Canucks score a goal. One goal in 5 periods of hockey doesn’t qualify as "getting the job done", unfortunately. #tgattgerimaple
Sharks are gonna feel silly when Clowe comes out in the third in a Canucks jersey and gets a hat trick to win it for VancouverWyatt Arndt
Speaking of Higgins, spend your the second intermission checking out Victoria’s latest post on her zombie apocalypse All-Star team.
Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Which Canuck do you want around in a zombie apocalypse?With the season finale of the Walking Dead, one of my favorite shows on TV, I started to think about which Canucks I would want on my tea…
Could the Canucks be on their way to a comeback? Burrows is too quick for Niemi, and the Sharks lead is cut to one.
Canucks at Sharks – Alex Burrows Goal – 04.01.13 – HDcanuckshd
Did that just happen… we got 2 of those in the same game? Really? Can we have more? Does anyone know? #TGATTDeborah D Burke
This game is a tale of two #Canucks teams. #NHLChristopher
4 unanswered goals after a 3-0 deficit would make for a great ending to this April Fools evening, don’t you think? #CanucksLia
Don’t call it a comeback! Because it wasn’t one. The Canucks can’t make up the final point and the game ends 3-2.
Too little too late for the #Canucks. Club tries to turn its "on" switch halfway through and still get a point? Lazy.Matt Lee
Well, the #Canucks dug themselves another hole and couldn’t get out. End of story.Clayton Corley
Too little too late for the #Canucks. Hope they carry over some of that energy to the next one. Some positive signs in the 3rd.Bruce Ng
It was doomed from the start; a little effort at the end is too little too late. I could only hope that next time would be Big. #canucksCanucks and the City
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