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Clay’s Canucks Composition: Willie is Here/Willie D (Michael Jackson Parody)

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.  

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CHB Stanley Cup Finals Predictions Post

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,...

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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Best and Worst of the Conference Finals

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...

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Clay’s Canucks Composition: Jimmy B – Parody of The Beatles’ “Let it Be”

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...

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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Best and Worst of Round 2 0

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Best and Worst of Round 2

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...

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CHB Conference Finals Predictions Post

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...

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Hired to be Fired – May 5, 2014

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...

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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Best and Worst of Round 1

Round 1 in over. There were sweeps, there were reverse sweeps, there was choking and man, was there a lot of overtime. Here is my breakdown of the best and worst of Round 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Best Series: Sharks vs. Kings Because when you manage to pull off a Reverse Sweep – only the 4th in NHL history, you’ve earned the best series title. To be fair, the competition was steep for this too. The Habs sweeping a Lightning team with Stamkos on it was pretty noteworthy and the nail-biting; Avs and Wild is also worth...

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CHB Second Round Playoff Predictions Post

We have to admit, the first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs was pretty darn exciting. Let’s see how the second round stacks up. Western Conference Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild Victoria: Blackhawks in 4. Hawks have had some rest. Wild fought tooth and nail for 7 games. Wild will be tired and aren’t as strong a force as the Hawks to begin with. Matt: Blackhawks in 5. The Wild are simply outmatched and outclassed by the defending champions at every position. Ryan Suter will likely be matched against some combination of Jonathan Toews and/or Patrick Kane, but Chicago’s immense...

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CHB First Round Playoffs Prediction Post

With the puck ready to drop for the 2014 NHL playoffs, a few of us at CHB make our predictions for the first round. At least with the Canucks not making it, we can make our picks with our brains, rather than our hearts. Well, mostly our brains. We flipped coins, drew straws and other things too. Western Conference Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild Victoria: Avalanche in 5. This prediction is based on the real fear that if Minnesota makes it too far in the playoffs we’ll all fall into a coma. Most boring hockey ever. So come on Avs,...

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