Author: Chris Golden

He Said, She Said: Let Them Play

He Said, She Said: Let Them Play

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:12 Hey Caylie, So. Here we are. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. And it’s IN Vancouver. C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:43 Hi Chris, This is truly what we have all been waiting for. Special teams will win this series. With an efficiency of about 8% on the PP, the Bruins will have to deal with our great PK and dangerous powerplay....

Sedins Win The Victoriastipendiet

Sedins Win The Victoriastipendiet

Here at Canucks Hockey Blog, we have just learned that Henrik and Daniel Sedin will be awarded the 2011 Victoriastipendiet. Equivalent to the Swedish Athlete of the Year award, the Victoriastipendiet (or as we have roughly translated, the Crown Princess Victoria Scholarship) will be awarded to the Sedins on Öland, July 14, 2011 as part of the celebration of HRH Crown Princess Victoria’s 34th birthday. More notably, this is only the 3rd time in the scholarship has been awarded to a hockey player – the first two being 1980 to Stefan Persson and 1994 to Peter Forsberg. Congratulations to Hank...

Featured Playoff Beard: Rock the Casbah

Featured Playoff Beard: Rock the Casbah

As many of you know, not only am I a pretty die-hard Canucks fan, I’m one of many who have grown a playoff beard to support the team. And as both J.J. and I have mentioned previously, I’m also participating in the NHLPA Beard-a-thon, to raise money in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation in order to put as many defibrillators as possible in arenas across Canada. I appreciate your support with a pledge, and also, I wanted to draw your attention that I’ll be the featured “playoff beard” of the day today, Friday (May 27th), and was hoping...

He Said, She Said: Craziness

He Said, She Said: Craziness

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 17:53 Hey Caylie, So it’s about 10 minutes before puck drop. What should expect tonight? C. PS: Saw 4 guys in teal and orange body suits walking along W. Cordova. Guess you know you’ve made it big when imitators follow your lead and travel to the enemy’s turf, eh? From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 18:09 Hi Chris, Expect the Canucks to come out like its...

He Said, She Said: Torres Hits and Ballard’s Hips

He Said, She Said: Torres Hits and Ballard’s Hips

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 12:08 Hey Caylie, So here we have ourselves a noon start. Any word on the status of Luongo’s groin? C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 12:15 Hi Chris, I’m just hoping the Canucks are more awake and lively than probably the majority of us fans. If we stick to the game plan by not taking penalties and being aggressive, I predict the Canucks win, including...

He Said, She Said: Slow Starts and Bad Decisions

He Said, She Said: Slow Starts and Bad Decisions

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 18:23 Hey Caylie, So… how about that first goal? C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 18:26 Hi Chris, That was bad defensive coverage from Ehrhoff on that goal there. But that was an undisciplined penalty from Lapierre there. It’s one thing to be aggressive and another thing to not control a hit. Here we go again, a 4 minute penalty kill coming up. Canucks are...

He Said, She Said: No Worries

He Said, She Said: No Worries

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:09 Hey Caylie, So here we are minutes before puck drop of Game 2 between the Canucks and Sharks. Any predictions to what we’ll witness? I’m banking on another aggressive forecheck from the Canucks – or at least a win seeing as Tambellini has found his way into the lineup. C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:29 Hi Chris, Well, after a good starting shift...

He Said, She Said: Bad Giveaways and Bouncing Back

He Said, She Said: Bad Giveaways and Bouncing Back

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris Golden and Caylie King watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 18:03 Hey Caylie, If I ever throw a party, can you remind me to have Luongo host it for me? The guy seems like not only a solid draw, but a great host too. I mean, who else would give away the good china to someone who already has plenty of his own? C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 18:11 Hi Chris, Is...

NHLPA Beard-a-thon: Rocking my Playoff Beard for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

NHLPA Beard-a-thon: Rocking my Playoff Beard for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

For the past few seasons, I’ve rocked a playoff beard to show my die-hard support of the Vancouver Canucks (and so have many others – take a look at our Playoff Beard Challenge). So after seeing a post from Derek Jory on canucks.com about the NHLPA Beard-a-thon, I figured that not only should I be rocking the facial hair for my team, but the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada as well: NHLPA Beard-a-thon donations will go towards the placement of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in hockey rinks, schools and community centres in provinces across Canada. Heart and Stroke Foundation’s...

Rock the Johnny Canuck, Win a Canucks Team-Signed Stick

Rock the Johnny Canuck, Win a Canucks Team-Signed Stick

Hopefully by now, you’ve heard about our little Canucks Playoff Beard Challenge. Simply supporting the team by showing off your best looking playoff beard can get you a shot at winning a $25 gift card to the Hurricane Grill. But also, we here at Canucks Hockey Blog wanted to celebrate the start of this long playoff run with a kick-off contest so we reached out to our friends from the Vancouver Canucks organization and discovered they had a team-signed Canucks stick available for us to give away to one lucky CHB reader. To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to...

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