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Although the Vancouver Canucks slipped to fifth in last Saturday’s lottery for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, they are still confident that they will pick a “foundation player”. In our new parody song, we look ahead to next month’s draft and at some of the players the Canucks will likely considering picking. As well, we pay tribute to the legendary Prince – who passed away on April 21, 2016. I’m joined by regular collaborators – the lovely and talented Marie Hui and Arielle Tuliao for our version of “When Doves Cry”.
Sitting in the studio to watch the draft, Chris, Matt & Adam had the mics on and the record button pressed to get instant reaction on how the Canucks would fare in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Lottery. Matt was nervous. Adam was stone faced. Chris was Chris.
With 82 games finally in the bag, all four hosts made it out to the studio to talk about the season that was, the season that wasn’t, and the season that could very well be in episode 92 of the C4 Canucks hockey podcast.
Clay works his way back to the studio to join Matt and provide some semblance of positivism in episode 91 of the C4 Canucks hockey podcast. He outlines the transition from Team Clayoffs to Team Clank, discusses the impact to the kids psyche with all the losses that keeping piling up, and both Clay & Matt outline three reasons to look forward to next season and three reasons to dread next season.
With Matt in studio and Chris joining in by phone, episode 90 of the C4 Canucks hockey podcast is your one-stop shop for tank watch! With injuries galore, youth being served, and even Chris Higgins’s return to the lineup, Chris & Matt wonder who will be back next season and what the next steps are to salvage anything from this train wreck of a season.
Adam rejoins the C4 podcast to talk Team Tank with Matt, give an assessment on how the youth is handling this season of adversity, and what the Canucks should be looking to prioritize with the NHL Entry Draft later in June. You can pretty much assure yourself this episode is the opposite of Team Clayoffs!
Clay is back, as is Team Clayoffs, for episode 88 of the C4 Canucks hockey podcast. Chatting as always with Chris & Matt, they pick apart the corpse of a once great team and wonder if youth will be served to resurrect the franchise like a phoenix from the ashes.
The loyal listeners of the C4 podcast know that I will never be “Team T@nk” (see…I can’t even say it). However, I do indeed realize that the worse the Canucks do in the standings, the greater chance of winning the draft lottery and picking Auston Matthews at number one. So here’s a song that inspires hope for the future – a future that would be brighter with Auston Matthews. Indeed, he would speed up the rebuilding process quite a bit! Big thanks to my son Jacob for singing this one and doing a good job of parodying Charlie Puth’s hit song...
J.J. Guerrero, known in these parts as the Blogfather, joins Chris & Matt in a no holds barred podcast episode of the C4 Canucks hockey podcast to talk trade deadline inaction. This is by far the most emotional podcast the guys at C4 have ever produced and one you cannot miss!