Author: Richard Loat

Five Hole for Food 2013: Canada, will you play hockey for food? 0

Five Hole for Food 2013: Canada, will you play hockey for food?

We’re in St. John’s, Newfoundland, set to embark on our 4th Annual Five Hole for Food Summer Tour. Thinking about the last four years, time sure has flown by. From our humble beginnings in 2010 to our 133,000LBS tour total in 2012, Five Hole for Food is bursting with possibility and potential for this 2013 tour – and the puck drops this afternoon. Once again, we’re traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast, stopping in 13 cities across Canada and raising food donations and funds for 13 different food banks. Our goal this year? 250,000 lbs. of food....

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CHB Social: Chicago Wolves vs. Abbotsford Heat Group Game 1

CHB Social: Chicago Wolves vs. Abbotsford Heat Group Game

Every year when the Canucks’ affiliate comes to town, CHB gets a group together to check out the prospects. Of course for years, we watched the Moose; this year we get our first look at the Chicago Wolves. When the Wolves come to town in a few weeks to play against the Abbotsford Heat. I want to get a group of people to head out to Abbotsford and watch the Canucks prospects hard at work. When we went last year, the crowd was a solid 50/50 split of Moose and Heat fans. Every time we started a “Go Moose Go”...

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Canucks Trivia Hunt: Decode and Go to the Game 0

Canucks Trivia Hunt: Decode and Go to the Game

Okay kids, after a couple of days off, the Canucks are back in action against the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow night. That seems like a good enough reason to have a little bit of fun and include the Canucks in it all. This is what I’m proposing: I’ve got two tickets to the game. One’s for me, and the other is for you. Now, I’m open to taking anyone to the game, but you’re going to have to work for it a little bit. Here are your instructions: The following players are arranged in a particular order: Sid Veysey, Robb...

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A Change of Scenery 1

A Change of Scenery

One of the things that’s impressed me about Canucks GM Mike Gillis is his ability to be patient when he needs to be, and urgent when he wants to be. At the time you expect him to make the biggest moves he stands pat. Then he surprises everyone by trading Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson for David Booth, Steven Reinprecht and the 3rd round pick that he traded to acquire Chris Higgins. With the arrival of Booth comes a flood of potential. High risk, high reward. That’s what you get with him. There’s no doubt a new environment will hopefully...

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Appreciating Mikael Samuelsson 1

Appreciating Mikael Samuelsson

In the wake of the David Booth trade to Vancouver, there’s been a lot of sentimental thought around Mikael Samuelsson leaving. In fact, I’m a little surprised at how attached people have become to Samuelsson to the extent it’s been expressed that the Canucks lost out on this trade. All I’m going to say is, we got DAVID BOOTH. Now this isn’t about Booth, it’s about Samuelsson. The Canucks walked away like bandits in this trade but Samuelsson won’t be forgotten in Vancouver. When you look at Samuelsson and what he was brought to Vancouver for, there’s no doubt it...

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A Hunger to Win 3

A Hunger to Win

It’s taken me a while to look back at last year’s season and start to think about how the team can take that step forward after a near perfect campaign last year. That’s one of the biggest challenges – it was near perfect. It could have been perfect when you look back at all the records that were set, but it wasn’t because of one game which went wrong – Game 7 – and as such the season wont be defined by its records and wins but rather by one loss. ***** I tweeted at the start of the playoffs...

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