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The NHL’s Summer in Pictures

Do you ever wonder what your favorite NHLers do while you’re waiting for them to get back to the rink? Sadly, I have no personal knowledge of the life of a professional hockey player in the off-season, but I decided to take a guess. Here’s what I think some of the NHL’s finest (and not so fine) did on their summer vacation.

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Prospecting the Camps – September 7, 2014

Joining a solo Matt Lee on C4 (while Chris and Clay are still on hiatus) is Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province and CHBs own J.J. Guerrero to chat about the upcoming prospects camps and Young Stars tournament. With training camp around the corner, you can learn everything you want about Bo Horvat to Cole Cassells, Jake Virtanen to Frankie Corrado. Heck, they even chat about Brendan Gaunce! Prospecting the Camps – September 7, 2014 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Zero to Hero – July 7, 2014

Fresh on the tail of free agent frenzy, Kelcey Brade from the CTV Sports Vancouver joined Chris, Clay and Matt to discuss how the team fared in their plunge into the pool of free agents in the 21st episode of C4. They start off by covering the position that never goes to sleep – goaltending – and give their thoughts on Ryan Miller signing with the Canucks.

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Change Is Coming – June 30, 2014

In the special 20th episode (nearly two months in the making), Scott Rintoul from the TEAM 1040 swung by to join Chris, Clay and Matt to talk a little puck. With “Trader” Jim Benning in charge, Scott and the boys discuss the Kesler and Garrison trades, how the Canucks fared at the NHL draft with two first-round picks, what to expect the Canucks to be after during free agent frenzy, and everything else in between! And as always, they wrap things up with #AskCHB and Canucks Hakiu. Change Is Coming – June 30, 2014 Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Gino! Gino! Gino!

(Photo credit: cbc.ca) It was heartbreaking to read about Gino Odjick last night. It was even more heartbreaking to read his letter to his fans. It’s just hard to picture the guy with one of the biggest hearts in the game now battling a terminal heart disease and may only have weeks to live. Gino has always been a big favourite of mine. I started watching the Canucks in the early 90’s and worked for Orca Bay for almost a decade starting in the mid-90’s. As many players and team personnel from that era have already commented, Gino was the...

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Clay’s Canucks Composition: Willie is Here/Willie D (Michael Jackson Parody)

We made songs for new Canucks’ President Trevor Linden and new Canucks’ GM Jim Benning…so rightfully new Canucks’ head coach Willie Desjardins deserved a song as well. Thus, we proudly present to you a quick mash-up of two Michael Jackson songs:  “Will You Be There” and “Billie Jean”.  Our versions are “Willie is Here” and “Willie D”. I’m joined once again by my good friend Joseph San Jose and our MJ look-alike is Charly Pimentel making his CCC debut.  

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CHB Stanley Cup Finals Predictions Post

Hard to believe that the two biggest US TV markets have never met in the Stanley Cup playoffs. But here we are, and I’m sure, somewhere out there, Gary Bettman is giddy with glee. New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings Victoria: This is tricky. My gut says Kings in 6. But let’s be honest. Dustin Brown and his gang seem to be drama queens this year so I wouldn’t be surprised if they go to yet another Game 7 and finish this off in the most dramatic way possible. No matter what, Kings win. Now if you’ll excuse me,...

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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Best and Worst of the Conference Finals

Injuries, overtimes, near-goalie fights and sudden death wins. The Eastern and Western 2014 conference finals had more action that an episode of Game of Thrones. Okay maybe that’s a slight exageration… but not by much. Allow me to recap the best and worst of it. Best Series: Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings This series had some of the best hockey this entire NHL season has seen. Goals, hits, near goalie fights. And of course, a come-from-behind Game 7 win by the underdog team. It was incredible. Both teams are so filled with talent that it was even fun to watch their...

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