Bo’s the king, the Canucks are suddenly in playoff contention, and dreams of Nolan Patrick are slipping away. Chris, Clay, and Matt discuss Horvat’s surging scoring ways, and hand out the midseason awards for team MVP, unsung hero, and most disappointing player.
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Matt, Chris, and Clay wrap up the year that was the 2016 gong show of the Canucks becoming a lottery loser, free agent spender, and roster made of rookies. They also discuss expectations for 2017 and predict what the team’s standing will be.
Matt and Chris recap the Canucks’ bizarre loss to the Hurricanes, their win over Tampa Bay on Mattias Ohlund night, and their overtime loss to the Blue Jackets as well as look-ahead to the games leading up to the Christmas break.
The Vancouver Canucks were blanked. Again. For the fifth time this season the Canucks were shutout, this time to the Washington Capitals. Chris and Matt discuss the growing trend, Thatcher Demko’s call-up, and more.
Chris, Matt, and Adam recap the Leafs massacre that wasn’t, the struggles of Erik Gudbranson and continued emergence of Troy Stecher, and discuss if the club should sell Alex Burrows at the trade deadline or considering a contract extension.
The Canucks managed to grab four of six points on the road, and while it was nice to get a deal with Ben Hutton done, the guys gab about what Bo Horvat’s next (big) contract is going to look like. Oh yeah, and Clay is back!
Matt and Chris are joined by BC director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation Jordan Bateman, who also happens to be an unabashed Canucks fan. The three talk about the wild overtime against the Blackhawks, the handling of Jake Virtanen this season, and the Evander Kane trade which never happened.
The Vancouver Canucks are scoring goals, Donald Trump is the next U.S. President, and cats and dogs are playing poker together! Chris and Matt dissect the Canucks erratic offense, what they have in Troy Stecher, and what to do with the struggling Jake Virtanen.
With Chris & Matt in the studio, they ask a very serious question – where have all the goals gone? If they’re not in the back of the Canucks’ net, they’re certainly not finding their way in the back of the opponents’ net these days. Matt and Chris discuss the complete collapse of the Vancouver offensive game.
After the Canucks’ 4-0 start to the season, Vancouver has now dropped five in a row and are returning back down to Earth. But the schedule doesn’t get easier with a six-game road trip ahead. Are the wheels about to fall off? All we know is that Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province joins to share his two bits in episode 101 of the C4 Canucks hockey podcast.