Category: Things That Make You Go Hmmm

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Surprises, Disappointments and Some Perspective 9

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Surprises, Disappointments and Some Perspective

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm.  You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] Photo credit: Yahoo Sports I’m taking a break from planning my Saturday morning “Ruin the Bruins” party to offer up a few quick thoughts as the Canucks have reached the midway point of the season.  It feels so strange to type the word “morning” when blogging about a hockey game, but I digress. On this eve of the Stanley Cup Finals rematch, here are...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Andrew Ebbett’s Game-Winning Goal Edition 32

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Andrew Ebbett’s Game-Winning Goal Edition

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] I know it’s been three weeks since my last “Things That Make You Go Hmmm”, but I was a bit pre-occupied with Christmas and creating this year’s Canucks Christmas Carol called “Under the Minneso”. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it was rendered irrelevant on Boxing Day when the Canucks passed the Wild to take over top spot in the Northwest Division. So check it out now...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm:  Third Period Prowess and Ballard vs. the World 1

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Third Period Prowess and Ballard vs. the World

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com With their 4-3 shootout over the Montreal Canadiens last night, the Vancouver Canucks have won 3 straight games and 8 out of their last 9 contests.  With their make-shift forward lines and Luongo’s hyped return to Montreal, the table was set for an entertaining game.  We certainly weren’t disappointed, as always there are a few Things That Make Me Go Hmmm…...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Raymond’s Return and An Unlikely Catalyst 1

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Raymond’s Return and An Unlikely Catalyst

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] Photo credit: thescore.com It’s been two weeks since my last post here at Canucks Hockey Blog.  In that time I found out that I wasn’t chosen to Replace the KB for The Province (read my thank you blog here), I channeled my inner-Shawn Stockman for last week’s CHB TV video podcast, and I attended the Grey Cup (and was interviewed for the CBC National...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Bad Booth, Gaudy Goalies and O Canada 3

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Bad Booth, Gaudy Goalies and O Canada

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.  Clay is also a finalist in the "Replace the KB" blogging competition for the Province and you can see all of his submissions for the contest here.] With back-to-back victories over the Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames last week, it looked as if the Vancouver Canucks were going to put a mediocre October safely in their rear-view mirror.  Well, the Canucks didn’t get too...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Polarizing Players and Powerplay Problems 4

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Polarizing Players and Powerplay Problems

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] I was at Rogers Arena last night as the Vancouver Canucks hosted the New York Rangers.  With the tribute to Rick Rypien, the return of Ryan Kesler, and the newest Canuck Dale Weise facing his former team, it promised to be a memorable night.  Unfortunately, with respect to the actual game, people will be remembering defensive breakdowns and seeing the Rangers win their first...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Flying Low in Philly 0

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Flying Low in Philly

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] The Vancouver Canucks have gotten off to their typically slow October start earning three out of a possible six points in their first three games.  I was out all evening on Wednesday so I was left to follow the game on Twitter.  Some of the tweets I was reading made it sound like was had lost game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals or...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The Home Opener Edition 3

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The Home Opener Edition

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] The Vancouver Canucks took their first steps on the long road back to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-3 shoot-out loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rogers Arena on Thursday night.  I was in the arena for the home opener and I noticed a few Things That Make You Go Hmmm… The sluggish crowd.  Just like the team, the crowd seemed very tentative...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Looking Ahead to the New Season 1

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Looking Ahead to the New Season

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] After a remarkably short hockey summer, we’re already just a few sleeps away from the start of the 2011-12 NHL season and the Vancouver Canucks’ home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins sans Sidney Crosby.  As the pre-season comes to an end, here are some Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The first power play unit.  I was at the Canucks’ final exhibition game, a...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Looking Ahead to Next Season 1

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Looking Ahead to Next Season

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] It’s been a few days since the Vancouver Canucks lost 4-0 to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, bringing a sudden and disappointing end to a very memorable and entertaining season.  From Markus Naslund’s jersey retirement in December to the unforgettable game 7 against the Blackhawks, the season had drama, excitement, and emotion.  But when you end the postseason...

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