Fresh on the tail of free agent frenzy, Kelcey Brade from the CTV Sports Vancouver joined Chris, Clay and Matt to discuss how the team fared in their plunge into the pool of free agents in the 21st episode of C4. They start off by covering the position that never goes to sleep – goaltending – and give their thoughts on Ryan Miller signing with the Canucks.Click here to read more.
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In the special 20th episode (nearly two months in the making), Scott Rintoul from the TEAM 1040 swung by to join Chris, Clay and Matt to talk a little puck. With “Trader” Jim Benning in charge, Scott and the boys discuss the Kesler and Garrison trades, how the Canucks fared at the NHL draft with two first-round picks, what to expect the Canucks to be after during free agent frenzy, and everything else in between! And as always, they wrap things up with #AskCHB and Canucks Hakiu. Change Is Coming – June 30, 2014 http://c4chb.s3.amazonaws.com/c4chb_C4_-_Episode_20_-_Final_prod.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window...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.
We made songs for new Canucks’ President Trevor Linden and new Canucks’ GM Jim Benning…so rightfully new Canucks’ head coach Willie Desjardins deserved a song as well. Thus, we proudly present to you a quick mash-up of two Michael Jackson songs: “Will You Be There” and “Billie Jean”. Our versions are “Willie is Here” and “Willie D”. I’m joined once again by my good friend Joseph San Jose and our MJ look-alike is Charly Pimentel making his CCC debut. Like this:Like Loading…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.
The Bruins have been eliminated. That’s pretty much all we cared about. Now on to the conference finals. Western Conference Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Victoria: Kings in 7. Because the Kings are the Goonies, they never say die. Chris: Blackhawks in 7. I will give credit to the Kings at knowing how to clutch up when elimination is in sight. Unfortunately for them, doing it the hard way has likely warn them down and they’ll be facing a ready and rested Blackhawks team. Remember, even Joffrey Baratheon finally met his maker. J.J.: Blackhawks in 7. Because the penny...Click here to read more.
Having spent the past month mourning the dreadful collapse of the Vancouver Canucks during the first quarter of 2014, the boys break radio silence to discuss a couple “happenings” since seasons end. Chris, Clay and Matt get their chat on about Gillis’ legacy and who they think might replace him (rhymes with Henning). They also kick around why Linden gassed Tortorella and Sullivan, yet kept Gulutzan and Melanson. And last but not least, the boys get riled up about who will be the next coach “hired to be fired.” And it wouldn’t be a podcast without a little #AskCHB and...Click here to read more.