Oct 132009
 

I’ve been planning this for a while and finally it’s going to happen. I’ve always wanted to go watch the Canucks play on the road, and I hope nothing more than to walk out as the winning fan. I’m heading to Calgary on Friday for the start of a Canucks weekend which includes a HNIC Tweetup and a roadtrip up to Edmonton to watch the Canucks play at Rexall Place as well.

I’ll be in Calgary for the game Friday night and then Saturday there’s a “Canucks Crash Calgary” Tweetup I’m throwing at Melrose to watch the Canucks play the Wild on Hockey Night in Canada. If you’re coming RSVP Here so that I have a good idea of who to expect and so I can save you a seat. If you’re not on Twitter but want to drop by, I know the more Canucks fans there the better. We’re in the heart of enemy territory so I’m all for parting the sea of red with a wave of blue. I’ll be driving up to Edmonton for the game on Monday so if any Canucks fans want to meet up for a pre-game meal and drinks let me know and we can get together!

I’ll be tweeting the whole trip (if you’re not following me, find me here, I’m @Mozy19) as can be expected, and fully expect to cause trouble in Flames Nation. I was told there’s nothing better than the feeling of walking out of the Saddledome after a Canucks win, I have my fingers crossed. I hope to have one day been to a game in every NHL arena, this is knocking two more off that list. Might have to make a stop in Phoenix soon as they might join the defunct teams list some time soon.

Oct 082009
 
Mason Raymond celebrates a goal

Photo credit: Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun printed this hilarious picture from last night’s Canucks win against the Habs. Caption it and we’ll give away another pair of tickets for Saturday’s Open Practice; these tickets are in section 111, row 4 – that’s four rows from the ice.

Post your caption in the comments; if you’d much rather tweet it, use the hashtag #CHB. I know it’s hard considering the nature of the photo, but please try to keep your caption somewhat PG-13. :P

I’ll keep this contest open until noon tomorrow.

[update: October 9, 2009, 12:58 PM]

And the winner of these Open Practice tickets is… Naomi!

Thanks to everyone for your creative comments!

Oct 062009
 
Henrik and Daniel Sedin at Canucks Open Practice

Photo credit: Vancouver Sun

Not that we’re pressing the panic button (yet) but there are certainly some troubling things ailing the 0-3 Vancouver Canucks. What would Mike Gillis do? What would you do? I shared my thoughts on this topic this morning and now it’s time you share yours.

For your troubles, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Canucks Open Practice this Saturday at 11:00 AM. The seats are in section 118, row 1 – that’s ice level next to the benches folks!

To get your name in the draw, let us know what you think the Canucks should do to right the ship. You can leave a comment below this post. If you want to comment via Twitter, make sure you use the hashtag #CHB. We’ll pick out a winner – random draw – tomorrow night after the Habs game.

[update: October 8, 2009, 8:03 AM]

Thank you everyone for your tweets and comments. After a random draw, the winner of the Open Practice Tickets is… VanCity Allie!

Stay tuned – we’ve got another pair of tickets to give out.

Sep 172009
 

Hat-tip to Nucks Misconduct for tonight’s lineup:

Vancouver Canucks

Mason Raymond – Ryan Kesler – Mikael Samuelsson
Tanner Glass – Kyle Wellwood – Steve Bernier
Darcy Hordichuck – Ryan Johnson – Matt Pope
(currently blank) – Alexandre Bolduc – Michael Grabner

Alexander Edler – Sami Salo
Nathan McIver – Kevin Bieksa
Brad Lukowich – Evan Oberg
Aaron Rome

Roberto Luongo – Cory Schneider

Anaheim Ducks

Josh Brittain – Saku Koivu – Corey Perry
Kyle Calder – Andrew Ebbett – Teemu Selanne
Ryan Donally -Todd Marchant – George Parros
Matt McCue – Logan McMillan – Shawn Weller

Scott Niedermayer – Matt Clark
Mark Mitera – James Wisniewski
Ryan Whitney – Stefan Ward

J.S. Giguere – Justin Pogge

THE LIVEBLOG: CANUCKS vs. DUCKS – SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

(If you’re on Twitter, tweets using the hashtags #Canucks will be pulled into the conversation.)

Sep 162009
 
Canucks Fan Zone

Photo credit: Canucks Fanzone

In partnership with the Vancouver Canucks, the members of the Canucks Fan Zone – that would Richard, Alix and I, and Brian, Rebecca, John, Dave, Sean and Mike and other Canucks bloggers – are hosting the first-ever Official Canucks Tweetup.

If you want to watch tomorrow night’s preseason game vs. the Anaheim Ducks with your fellow Canucks fans and debate Bure vs. Mogilny vs. Shirokov, Linden vs. Hodgson, or Raycroft vs. Schneider, come by The Hurricane Grill in Yaletown. The game starts at 7:00 PM but we’ll be there before that, hoping to meet some of you who regularly read this blog. If that’s not incentive enough, the Canucks and The Hurricane Grill have graciously arranged for prizes (i.e. swag, gift certificates, etc.) throughout the night.

Hope to see you there!

Sep 142009
 

Kudos to Brian Comptom from NHL.com for sharing the Canucks’ roster and game sheet for tonight’s game:

Don’t have much info as to who is playing for the Islanders tonight, as the game sheet I’ve been given basically includes every player who was invited to their camp.

As for Vancouver, captain/goaltender Roberto Luongo is not here. The two goalies listed are Andrew Raycroft and Corey Schneider.

Defensemen are as follows: Kevin Bieksa, Willie Mitchell, Aaron Rome, Brad Lukowich, Nolan Baumgartner, Yann Sauve, Shane O’Brien and Evan Oberg.

Forwards: Dave Scatchard, Ronald Petrovicky, Jannik Hansen, Rick Rypien, Michael Grabner, Kyle Wellwood, Alexandre Bolduc, Eric Walsky, Guillaume Desbiens, Mario Bliznak, Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Sergei Shirokov.

THE LIVEBLOG: CANUCKS vs. ISLANDERS – SEPTEMBER 14, 2009

(If you’re on Twitter, tweets using the hashtags #Canucks will be pulled into the conversation.)

Sep 142009
 
Hockey Pool Girl

Okay boys and girls – it’s hockey pool time!

CHB has set up a hockey pool on Yahoo Sports. If you have a Yahoo account, you’re free to join.

It’s a rotisserie league, which means you’re ranked according to various statistical categories:

In a Rotisserie League, fantasy teams are ranked from first to last in each of several statistical categories. Points are then awarded according to the order of finish in each category and are totaled to determine an overall score and place.

I thought about doing a straight-up points league, but I figured the rotisserie set-up would be more interesting as you’d need to also draft players who are good at other areas of the game besides scoring.

Right now, we’re playing for pride (and fun, of course), though I’ll see what I can get from the Canucks in terms of swag.

Draft will be done live and online on Monday, September 28 at 6:30 PM. You have to be present at the draft. If you’re interested – and available to draft on the 28th – send me an email at [email protected] or leave a comment with your email address and I’ll send you the password. We can only take a maximum of 20 teams so it’ll be first-come, first-serve.

BTW… If you’re looking for a good source of hockey pool information, let me plug the Fantasy Hockey Scouts – good guys who are also part of the Score Federation.

Let the games begin!

May 222009
 

Hey all,

I’m involved in organizing a charity run which benefits Canuck Place and I wanted to share it with you in hope that you’ll pass it on to as many friends of yours as you can and hopefully turn out for a beautiful run/walk for an excellent cause. The details are below and you can find everythin at the SeaWalk Run Website.

4th Annual SeaWalk Run

Benefitting Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Time: 7:30am

Date: May 31th, 2009

Start/End Point: The Village at Park Royal South.

Breakfast: A runner’s breakfast will be waiting for you at the finish line

Run Gear: An original design T-shirt is included in the race package along with stuff from Lululemon, and Canuck Place.

Prizes:

  • Individual raising the most money wins a Team Signed Canucks Jersey
  • Team raising the most money wins a Team Signed Canucks Flag
  • A Canadians Baseball Package – Tickets to 15 games, The chance to throw the ceremonial first pitch, and the opportunity to broadcast live for half an inning in the Canadians Broadcast booth with broadcaster Rob Fai
  • On top of that there are great draw prizes for everyone to win

Awards: Awards will be presented from 8:45 onwards

Register Online at: http://www.eventsonline.ca/events/seawalkrun/

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