Chris, Clay and Matt reunite for the 23rd episode of C4 and chat everything Young Stars related. Is Bo Horvat really Wayne Gretzky in disguise? What does Dane Fox say? In a world of Chris Tanev, where does Frankie Corrado fit in? And does Nicklas Jensen really care? Like… does he really care? The boys also chat a little about who they believe fits into the Canucks opening roster and also do a little sleuth work on Jim Benning’s hockey wall. Nino Niederreiter everyone. Nino Niederreiter. Reunited – September 15, 2014 Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to read more.
Do you ever wonder what your favorite NHLers do while you’re waiting for them to get back to the rink? Sadly, I have no personal knowledge of the life of a professional hockey player in the off-season, but I decided to take a guess. Here’s what I think some of the NHL’s finest (and not so fine) did on their summer vacation.Click here to read more.
Joining a solo Matt Lee on C4 (while Chris and Clay are still on hiatus) is Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province and CHBs own J.J. Guerrero to chat about the upcoming prospects camps and Young Stars tournament. With training camp around the corner, you can learn everything you want about Bo Horvat to Cole Cassells, Jake Virtanen to Frankie Corrado. Heck, they even chat about Brendan Gaunce! Prospecting the Camps – September 7, 2014 Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to read more.
On Tuesday, TSN’s Bardown website posted a blog about a survey that some Reddit users had conducted asking hockey fans throughout the world to name their most hated hockey team.Click here to read more.
(Photo credit: cbc.ca) It was heartbreaking to read about Gino Odjick last night. It was even more heartbreaking to read his letter to his fans. It’s just hard to picture the guy with one of the biggest hearts in the game now battling a terminal heart disease and may only have weeks to live. Gino has always been a big favourite of mine. I started watching the Canucks in the early 90’s and worked for Orca Bay for almost a decade starting in the mid-90’s. As many players and team personnel from that era have already commented, Gino was the...Click here to read more.
Hard to believe that the two biggest US TV markets have never met in the Stanley Cup playoffs. But here we are, and I’m sure, somewhere out there, Gary Bettman is giddy with glee. New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings Victoria: This is tricky. My gut says Kings in 6. But let’s be honest. Dustin Brown and his gang seem to be drama queens this year so I wouldn’t be surprised if they go to yet another Game 7 and finish this off in the most dramatic way possible. No matter what, Kings win. Now if you’ll excuse me,...Click here to read more.
Injuries, overtimes, near-goalie fights and sudden death wins. The Eastern and Western 2014 conference finals had more action that an episode of Game of Thrones. Okay maybe that’s a slight exageration… but not by much. Allow me to recap the best and worst of it. Best Series: Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings This series had some of the best hockey this entire NHL season has seen. Goals, hits, near goalie fights. And of course, a come-from-behind Game 7 win by the underdog team. It was incredible. Both teams are so filled with talent that it was even fun to watch their...Click here to read more.
Last week, Canucks’ President Trevor Linden named Jim Benning (affectionately referred to as “Jimmy B” for the purposes of our video) as the 11th General Manager in franchise history. As soon as the hire was officially announced, a few of my Twitter friends had song suggestions for me. But Steve May went one step further: he wrote an entire song and sent the lyrics to me. Thus, I proudly present to you my latest Clay’s Canucks Composition: “Jimmy B” an ode to new General Manager Jim Benning to the tune of The Beatles’ classic “Let it Be”. As always, I’m...Click here to read more.
Round 2 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs was a barn burner all-round. Every series felt like a legitimate rivalry even though some of these teams, like the Anaheim Ducks and the LA Kings, had never met in the playoffs before. Here’s the best and worst of it. Best Series: Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens Original Six. Longstanding rivals. Good versus evil. These games had everything – the good (Carey Price and PK Subban’s performances), the bad (Thornton spraying Subban with water mid-play), and the ugly (the racist rantings of some Bruins fans). In the end, the intensity elevated...Click here to read more.