Author: J.J. Guerrero

You Be The Judge: Nino Niederreiter’s “Good, Open Ice Hit” to the Head of Alex Burrows 10

You Be The Judge: Nino Niederreiter’s “Good, Open Ice Hit” to the Head of Alex Burrows

If you want to get your blood boiling early on a Thursday morning, watch the Minnesota feed of Nino Niederreiter’s elbow to the head of Alex Burrows. “Ridiculous call”, they say. “Good, open ice hit”, they say. In terms of homer announcers, this one tops the charts. For all the heightened sensitivity to head shots and concussions and all that, the NHL, of course, agrees with them, and Niederreiter is scot-free and has been cleared to play in the Wild’s game tonight in St. Louis. In other words, the NHL has deemed his 2-minute trip to the box as sufficient...

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Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon 6

Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon

  UPDATE:  CHB writers are proud to commit at least $313 to the Canucks for Kids Telethon, comprised of: $20 from Clay for 2 Canuck goals. $20 from Sean (Clay’s son) for $5 for every Nicklas Jensen point…generously topped up by Arielle Tuliao by another $15. $98 from Chris for $44 for Canucks shots (22 x 2).  Doubled because of the shutout and another $10 because Chris Tanev is Chris Tanev. $30 from Lizz for 30 Eddie Lack saves. $25 from Ashley despite Alex Burrows not scoring. $20 from Delia for 2 Henrik Sedin points. $50 from Victoria for the...

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Canucks Visit BC Children’s Hospital 0

Canucks Visit BC Children’s Hospital

Say what you will about the Canucks, but when it comes to their involvement in the community, it’s completely top-notch. Here’s a video of their recent visit to BC Children’s Hospital. ) Like this:Like Loading…

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About Last Night: #blametorts 2

About Last Night: #blametorts

Photo credit: PNG Gary Mason wrote an amazing article in last weekend’s Globe and Mail. When Mr. Tortorella stormed an opposing team’s dressing room between periods of a game earlier this year, it alarmed everyone in the organization, including his players. If you want to chart the radical decline of the Canucks this season, you can begin at that moment. The team went into a nosedive after the incident, for which Mr. Tortorella was suspended six games. While he apologized profusely for his antics, it hasn’t changed the perception a loose cannon is in charge. Since that January 18th game...

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Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Islanders: Now or Never 0

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Islanders: Now or Never

Photo credit: http://islanders.nhl.com How big were the Vancouver Canucks’ recent losses to the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes? Well, consider that with 16 games left in the regular season, the Canucks currently sit in 10th place in the Western Conference, and wouldn’t you know it, the teams directly in front of them – the teams they’re chasing for the wild card playoff spots – are the Wild, Stars and Coyotes. Strength of Schedule If the Canucks have any aspirations to make the playoffs, now is the time to string together a few wins. Including tonight’s opponents, the New...

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The 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Day According to Twitter 1

The 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Day According to Twitter

Rebuild? Reset? Retool? I feel like going thru a rebuild is a lot like becoming single again. At first it's all exciting and then you realize it sucks. A lot. — Matt Lee (@mattlee980) March 4, 2014 Buckle up, Canucks fans. Like this:Like Loading…

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Our Favorite Luongo Memories 2

Our Favorite Luongo Memories

Younger fans might not remember the absolute misery the Canucks had in goal after Kirk McLean stood between the pipes. Roberto Luongo was the franchise’s first superstar goaltender.

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Thank you, Lu! 1

Thank you, Lu!

When Bobby Luo took to the ice during the Canucks’ open scrimmage a couple of days ago, it seemed fitting that fans would rain “Luuus” on him one more time.

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The Canucks and Selling Hope 3

The Canucks and Selling Hope

This week could be the most important week for the Vancouver Canucks organization in a long, long time. First, let’s set the background. The Canucks can’t win. They’ve lost 9 of their last 10 games, and have only won 6 games (6-14-4) since Christmas. They can’t score. They’ve managed to score 3 goals in a game just 4 times since the calendar turned to 2014, and their 2.33 goals per game average this season is their lowest since 1999, when their roster included illustrious players like Peter Zezel, Harry York, Bill Muckalt and Darby Hendrickson. The Sedins are having their...

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs. Blues 0 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs. Blues 0

Welcome back from the Olympic break, Canucks fans. How about we break that 7-game losing streak, eh? So almost as important as #Canucks being back is the return of #TGATT — G. Justine Galo (@Aviewfromabroad) February 26, 2014 Like this:Like Loading…

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