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Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Avalanche: Cooling Off Colorado 0

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Avalanche: Cooling Off Colorado

(source: sports.yahoo.com) Vancouver Canucks (16-10-5) Colorado Avalanche (20-7-0) As the Colorado Avalanche close out their 3-game road trip against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, the Canucks will play game 2 of their 5-game home stand. This is the first of three meetings between the two teams. With 3 consecutive wins, the Canucks have gained some ground in the Western Conference standings. They beat the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday to tie them with the 8th most points in the conference (though the Coyotes do have 2 games in hand), and are just 2 points back of the Minnesota Wild, the other...

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Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Coyotes: Hopefullly No One Else Gets Hurt 1

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Coyotes: Hopefullly No One Else Gets Hurt

Photo credit: faceoff.com After a successful 4-game road trip, in which they went 3-1, the Vancouver Canucks are back at Rogers Arena to take on the Phoenix Coyotes. Both teams played a month ago with the Coyotes winning in the shootout and Antoine Vermette getting the shootout winner. The Canucks, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since the end of October, are looking to maintain some momentum as they start a 5-game home stand. They also hope to not lose any more players to injury as they’ve lost key players the last couple of games. Against the...

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CHB Contest: Win Canucks vs. Jets Suite Tickets!

CHB Contest: Win Canucks vs. Jets Suite Tickets!

As a generous group of fans, us here at CHB started to think of a way to give back to our loyal readers, listeners, and viewers and wondered what we could do to help up the ante a little? I mean, it is the holiday season and all. Well, our good friends at the Vancouver Canucks offered to help us out in the endeavour and proposed a wickedly awesome idea – lets put someone and their friend into a suite for a game! That’s right! We’re giving away a pair of prime 500 Level tickets to the Canucks vs. Jets...

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CHB Countdown: Top 5 Angry Outbursts 1

CHB Countdown: Top 5 Angry Outbursts

Photo credit: Yahoo It’s been an angry month for the boys in blue. The struggling Canucks have tried to keep it together, but every once in a while the anger bubbles through and we see their frustrations manifested through some sort of outburst.  It can be a John Tortorella “pecking” Jannik Hansen with his finger or a Kevin Bieksa challenging  the ogre, Brian Boyle, to a meaningless post-game fight. These guys maintain a calm front and an air of professionalism, but it’s hard to believe they don’t want to break their 300$ sticks over the cross-bar from time to time. The Canucks are no stranger to emotion, with...

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Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Predators: No Burr, No Beard 0

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Predators: No Burr, No Beard

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (14-10-5) Nashville Predators (13-11-3) The Vancouver Canucks wrap-up their 4-game road trip tonight against the Nashville Predators. This is the first of 3 meetings between the two teams. Last season, the Canucks won all 3 games against the Predators. With their Sunday morning win against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Canucks have won 2 of the 3 games on the road trip so far, and it would be good to head home for their 5-game homestand on a winning note. On the other hand, the Predators have lost their last 2 games; they were shutout by the...

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Send ‘Em to Utica! – December 3, 2013 3

Send ‘Em to Utica! – December 3, 2013

Joining Clay, Chris and Matt in our tenth episode of C4 is Nicole van Zanten, the face behind @VanCanucks. We get our talk on about the Canucks inconsistent ability to put the puck in the back of the net, slump busting, and how we feel the Canucks will do over the next couple of weeks. Even more exciting, we chat about a contest for a pair of tickets to an upcoming Canucks game! And as always, we get our listeners involved in the #AskCHB and haiku segments. Send ‘Em to Utica! – December 3, 2013 Podcast: Play in new window...

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CHB’s Top 10 Reasons Why Mike Komisarek Was Crying 1

CHB’s Top 10 Reasons Why Mike Komisarek Was Crying

Halfway through the Canucks 3-2 win over the Hurricanes in Carolina on Sunday, Brad Richardson and Mike Komisarek exchanged slashes in front of the Carolina net before Richardson dropped his gloves in anticipation of a fight. Unfortunately, Komisarek had other plans. In a move some might call brilliant and others might call cowardly, the Carolina defenseman kept his gloves on and Richardson was left shaking his head on the way to the penalty box to serve a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Canucks fans were enraged, as was Kevin Bieksa on the Canucks’ bench. This wasn’t the first time that...

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 at Hurricanes 2 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 at Hurricanes 2

Fret not if you didn’t have your morning coffee before the Vancouver Canucks’ 10 AM game versus the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday because the first 5 minutes would’ve woken you up. Not only was there a bit of a brouhaha just a couple of minutes into the game, but the Canucks also scored the first goal in a game for just the 11th time this season. On the powerplay. The #canucks scored first? And on the power play yet? I must still be dreaming! #tgatt — Sporting Vancouver (@vansport) December 1, 2013 Things got dicey at the start of the second...

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Game Preview Canucks vs. Hurricanes: Time to Raleigh Back 0

Game Preview Canucks vs. Hurricanes: Time to Raleigh Back

Fresh off the loss in New York, the Canucks got right on a plane, and after an hour and a half of cocktail peanuts and Tortella yell-speaking, landed in North Carolina for another 10 AM morning matinee against the Carolina Hurricanes. Halfway through their four-game road trip the Canucks have broken even so far with a win and a loss. Early games are always a concern for me and I still have images of Luongo’s groin injury in Pittsburgh in 2008 dancing in my head. With Luongo starting – and getting pulled – against the Rangers, expect to see Swede...

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