The 2015 NHL playoffs are drastically different than they have been in recent years, and it’s exciting! Five out of seven Canadian-based NHL teams are in the hunt this year. For the first time since 2007, a defending Stanley Cup champion failed to make the playoffs. Another big change – and without a doubt my favorite – the Boston Bruins have missed the playoffs.
With the Edmonton Oilers’ surprise victory over the Los Angeles Kings last night, the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth and return to the post-season after a brief one-year absence. Prior to last season, the last time the Canucks missed the playoffs was the 2007-2008 season. The Canucks have surprised just about everyone with their performance this year as they have a good chance of finishing second in the Pacific Division. I was quietly confident from the beginning of the season that they would return to the playoffs. My C4 podcast co-hosts Chris and Matt didn’t share my optimism so...
Chris, Clay & Matt reunite to record a second attempt of episode 55 when the first version goes sideways. They chat the Canucks road-trip, Burrows hit on Gaustad and lack of suspension, and a whole lot more!
We were set to record our latest episode of our C4 podcast last night so per usual I sent the word out via my @CanuckClay Twitter account that I was looking for Canucks haiku. And in particular, I wanted people to try to encapsulate their feelings on the Canucks as they enter into the final two weeks of the regular season. As always, the people responded, and I had a plethora of good 17-syllable creations ready for the podcast. Unfortunately, we encountered some unforeseeable technical difficulties (and really…when are technical difficulties ever foreseen???) and thus the podcast we recorded (or...
Adam Ovenell-Carter rejoins Matt & Chris in Clay’s absence to chat about the Canucks two lacklustre home starts, the upcoming four-game road trip and what it will take to consider it successful. They also nominate a few Canucks for end-of-season awards you know, and a few trophies you may not know much about. And playoffs – the Canucks are so close that you can taste the post-season!
Chris, Matt & Clay are back with episode 53 of the C4 podcast and are joined by special guest Adam Ovenell-Carter. Chatter ranges from the Canucks big wins over the past week, Matt’s love for Bo Horvat and reaction to the Chris Tanev deal. And as always, no podcast is complete without a little #AskCHB, #CHBHaiku and Zack Kassian. Wait, we may have missed out talking about Zack Kassian.
Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks are hosting their 25th annual Canucks for Kids Telethon. And as we always do here at CHB, we are proud to show our support through a variety of Canucks-themed donations! Want to match a CHBer? Or set a stats pledge of your own? Leave us a comment! If you get it in before 4pm we’ll add it to the post. Let’s see how much CHB can raise!
The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings both need the points and they don’t like each other to begin with. This is going to be one heck of a Saturday afternoon. Victoria Pattison Denault recaps the game in your tweets.
Chris, Matt & Clay start off episode 52 of the C4 podcast by giving away a pair of Canucks tickets to a lucky listener. They also take a gander at tonight’s match-up against the Los Angeles Kings and ponder out loud whether Bo Horvat is the real deal or not. And as always, no podcast is complete without a little #AskCHB, #CHBHaiku and Zack Kassian.
Did you hear the subtle sound of quacks downtown today? The Anaheim Ducks are in town! Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.