Episode 38 of C4 is live with Matt and Clay chatting about the Smylosphere topic of the year (so far) – Roberto Luongo’s return to Vancouver. Does Luongo receive cheers from an adoring crowd? Or do “boos” instead of “loos” rain down from the upper bowl? And is either deserved?Click here to read more.
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Not only does Episode 36 have Chris returning to the podcast after a one-week hiatus, it’s his return that single-handedly broke the Canucks losing streak. Or something like that. Chris and Matt, sans Clay, discuss the Canucks streak-breaking win over the Calgary Flames and share what went through their minds when Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench. And with only one game left before the holiday break, it seemed to be the perfect opportunity to not only discuss the World Juniors tournament, but also to “rumourmonger” potential Canucks trades. All that and more in the Christmas episode of C4. The...Click here to read more.
Episode 35 has the Canucks not only back at home, but missing their early season mojo and rolling along with a four-game losing streak. And not to be left out, even Chris has gone missing leaving Matt and Clay to discuss all that matters with hockey in Vancouver. Today’s chatter ranges from goaltending to Superskills, a shellacking by the Rangers and a porous defence. And to tie up the episode in a nice little bow is a discussion on whether or not Horvat will make Canada’s World Junior team – or even if the Canucks will let him try out....Click here to read more.
A week after Jason Botchford guaranteed a win, Chris and Matt get together to discuss the week that was and whether Botch got some ink. The week that was also cost Dan Hamhuis, the Canucks stalwart on the blueline. In what looks like a long-term injury, the boys but on their armchair GM caps and figure out if the ‘nucks need to find someone to replace him.Click here to read more.
Joining Chris, Clay and Matt for an action-packed episode 32 is Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province. Botch gives a low-down on the week that was, talks about what ails the Canucks power-play, and tells us how he thinks the Canucks will do over the next week. How well you ask? Well Jason makes an ironclad guarantee that the Canucks will beat the Oilers with some pretty serious repercussions if they don’t! We also hear his thoughts on Ryan Kesler’s return to Vancouver and we ask, “was Kes misunderstood?” Jason provides us the straight goods. And with every episode, we...Click here to read more.
With Matt in studio and Chris by phone, the boys pick apart the Canucks recent four game road trip and lay it all on the line. Even beating the optimism shared by Clay in the last episode, the Canucks acquired 6 of a possible 8 points. Was that enough to sway pessimists Chris and Matt? And has the Kesler trade now become the Bonino trade? Better yet, with injuries beginning to pile up, how will the Canucks fare and who will take Vrbata’s place on the top line with the Sedins? You’ll have to listen to find out! California Dreams...Click here to read more.
Johnny from Tokyo… err… Matt Lee is back and brings the heat to episode 30 of the C4 podcast! Rejoining Chris in studio and Clay by phone, the boys discuss the optimism in the Smylosphere and how one comment from “Johnny from Tokyo” has helped turn around Luca Sbisa’s career in Vancouver.Click here to read more.
Heading into a quick three game road trip, the Canucks were near the top of the Pacific Division. The parade had been planned. With a loss to Tampa Bay fresh on their minds, one would think a game against the Dallas Stars would be hard-fought. Well… Clay rejoins Chris in episode 29 to discuss the Canucks cold, hot, then cold three game road trip. Having given up 14 goals over three games – or 12 in two for those who don’t wish to look at things half-full – the boys rip the defence apart and try to sort out how...Click here to read more.