Author: Clay Imoo

When Musical Bloggers Unite:  Someone Like Lu 1

When Musical Bloggers Unite: Someone Like Lu

A couple of weeks ago, CHB favourite Marie Hui and I put together a tribute song to Roberto Luongo when he was traded to the Florida Panthers.  We performed Boyz II Men’s smash hit “End of the Road“. Well, it seems like I’m not the only blogger who likes to write songs about Bobby Lu.  Harrison Mooney of Pass it to Bulis penned a farewell song to Luongo to the tune of Adele’s mega-hit “Someone Like You.”  Harrison contacted me to help him with the music and within 5 seconds we had agreed to invite Marie to join us. The...

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Songs from the Arena – Hockey Songs on the Organ 1

Songs from the Arena – Hockey Songs on the Organ

I’ve always wanted to play the organ at a Vancouver Canucks game.  And when I go to watch the Canucks play at Rogers Arena, I like to take in the sights and sounds of the entire arena experience – and not just the game itself. As a musician, I pay particular attention to the music:  both from the DJ and from the organ.  And I’ve come up with a medley of songs that I typically hear at Canucks games. You’ll see it’s a nice mix of hockey standards (chants and cheers) and actual pop songs. The timing of my O...

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Clay’s Canucks Composition: End of the Road (We Thank You, Lu) 1

Clay’s Canucks Composition: End of the Road (We Thank You, Lu)

After eight memorable and exciting seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo was traded to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014. Thus, Marie Hui and I wanted to bid Bobby Lu a proper farewell.  Inspired by Boyz II Men, we proudly present our version of their smash hit “End of the Road”. Make sure you get to bridge of the song at the 3:11 mark…you won’t be disappointed.

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Deja Vu for Bobby Lu 0

Deja Vu for Bobby Lu

  Much has been made of Roberto Luongo’s plight here in Vancouver in recent years.  Starting with the Stanley Cup Finals in June 2011, it’s been two and a half years of turmoil, tension, and drama. The Luongo saga took yet another fascinating turn this past weekend when Eddie Lack was named the starter for Sunday’s Heritage Classic game at BC Place versus the Ottawa Senators. Lack played the first game coming out of the Olympic break, shutting out the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night.  Made sense given that Luongo returned to Vancouver from Sochi just a couple...

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CHB’s Top 20 Things That John Tortorella Should Accomplish in the Next 15 Days 0

CHB’s Top 20 Things That John Tortorella Should Accomplish in the Next 15 Days

On Monday, we found out the fate of Vancouver Canucks Head Coach John Tortorella for his attempt to enter the Calgary Flames dressing room last Saturday night.  The NHL suspended Tortorella for 15 days without pay. While some Canucks fans commended Tortorella’s actions as loyal, passionate, and justified, the NHL didn’t agree, calling Tortorella’s actions “dangerous and an embarrassment to the League.” Assistant coach Mike Sullivan will take over the reins for the next 15 days.  In the meantime, Tortorella is not permitted to have any interaction with the team prior to, during or after games.. I asked the Twitterverse...

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CHB’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 1

CHB’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

The start of a new year is often time for reflection and resolution.  We make promises and renew commitments to our health, our finances, our hobbies, and our time and attention to loved ones. The writers at CHB have come up with some resolutions of their own, and they are all of the Canucks-variety.  Some have to do with players, others with fans, and still others have to do with personal attitudes.  You’ll even see that some have similar themes.  Regardless, we agreed that it was certainly time for a change – not necessarily for the team – but for...

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2013 Canucks Christmas Carol: Last Christmas 0

2013 Canucks Christmas Carol: Last Christmas

It’s that time of year again: time for our 4th annual Canucks Christmas Carol! Our song this year is inspired by Wham!’s “Last Christmas”.  We lament the lockout of last Christmas and look at the most important elements of this year’s team:  Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, the Sedins, and head coach John Tortorella. This year I’m joined by Marie Hui, Arielle Tuliao, Joseph San Jose, Pat Guevara, Pat Teodosio, and our favourite foreign exchange student Kevin who somehow always finds his way to my place just in time to be in these videos.  In fact, both Joseph and Kevin have...

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CHB’s Top 10 Things Roberto Luongo was Thinking While on the Bench 0

CHB’s Top 10 Things Roberto Luongo was Thinking While on the Bench

  Roberto Luongo was pulled from the net early in the third period of last night’s 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.  It was a tough night for the Canucks’ netminder as he let in the 4 goals on only 19 shots in 42 minutes of work. Shortly after being pulled, the cameras caught Luongo on the bench making the above face. Was he replaying the goals in his head?  Sucking on a sour candy?  Fighting off a stomach ache? With the help of the Twittersphere, I was able to discover some possibilities.  In fact, I received the highest number...

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CHB’s Top 10 Things John Garrett was Thinking as Eddie Lack Closed in on the Shutout 1

CHB’s Top 10 Things John Garrett was Thinking as Eddie Lack Closed in on the Shutout

John Garrett received a lot of flak (both serious and fun) from Canucks fans when he talked about Roberto Luongo’s shutout bid in the last few minutes of the Canucks game vs. the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.  Whether you call it a jinx, circumstantial, or just horrible timing, Luongo was scored on with 7.1 seconds left in the game, and Garrett was left looking for a rock to hide under. Wouldn’t you know it: just over 24 hours later, Eddie Lack was working on his first-ever shutout during a strong performance against the Carolina Hurricanes.  Even when Jannik Hansen...

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CHB’s Top 10 Reasons Why Mike Komisarek Was Crying 1

CHB’s Top 10 Reasons Why Mike Komisarek Was Crying

Halfway through the Canucks 3-2 win over the Hurricanes in Carolina on Sunday, Brad Richardson and Mike Komisarek exchanged slashes in front of the Carolina net before Richardson dropped his gloves in anticipation of a fight. Unfortunately, Komisarek had other plans. In a move some might call brilliant and others might call cowardly, the Carolina defenseman kept his gloves on and Richardson was left shaking his head on the way to the penalty box to serve a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Canucks fans were enraged, as was Kevin Bieksa on the Canucks’ bench. This wasn’t the first time that...

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