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Canucks’ Naughty and Nice Lists

Canucks’ Naughty and Nice Lists

Santa has made his list. He’s checked it twice. Here’s which Canucks are naughty and which are nice! (See what I did there? I’m such a poet!) Santa’s Nice List David Booth. I think even Santa is stunned about this turnaround. David wasn’t exactly on the naughty list (well maybe with the reindeer who fear for their life). He was mostly not on any list. I’m not even sure Santa knew where he was what with the whole conditioning Utica drama. You can call it a Christmas miracle, but David Booth has cemented himself on the Nice list with his...

2013 Canucks Christmas Carol: Last Christmas

2013 Canucks Christmas Carol: Last Christmas

It’s that time of year again: time for our 4th annual Canucks Christmas Carol! Our song this year is inspired by Wham!’s “Last Christmas”.  We lament the lockout of last Christmas and look at the most important elements of this year’s team:  Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, the Sedins, and head coach John Tortorella. This year I’m joined by Marie Hui, Arielle Tuliao, Joseph San Jose, Pat Guevara, Pat Teodosio, and our favourite foreign exchange student Kevin who somehow always finds his way to my place just in time to be in these videos.  In fact, both Joseph and Kevin have...

Canucks vs. Jets Game Day Preview: I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Canucks vs. Jets Game Day Preview: I’ll Be Home For Christmas

The holiday break is coming up for the Canucks, but before the yuletide carolling can begin, they must face the Winnipeg Jets tonight for a 5 PM match-up at the Rog. They haven’t had much rest recently – tonight is their 4th game in 4th city in 6 nights – but they do get an entire week off over Christmas to recharge. (After tonight, they don’t play again until next Sunday against the Calgary Flames.) With their big come-from-behind, shootout win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, the Canucks are now 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, and currently...

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Game Day Preview: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Game Day Preview: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Coming off a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars last night, it doesn’t get any easier for the Canucks tonight as they take on the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, where they haven’t won since November 2011. The Blackhawks are hot, having won 5 of their last 6 games. During this span, they’ve outscored their opponents 28-15, and their powerplay clicked at a deadly 39% (10 PPG on 26 PP opportunities). On the other hand, after winning 7 games in a row, the Canucks have cooled off and have now lost the first 2 games on this 3-game road trip....

CHB’s Top 10 Things Roberto Luongo was Thinking While on the Bench

CHB’s Top 10 Things Roberto Luongo was Thinking While on the Bench

  Roberto Luongo was pulled from the net early in the third period of last night’s 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.  It was a tough night for the Canucks’ netminder as he let in the 4 goals on only 19 shots in 42 minutes of work. Shortly after being pulled, the cameras caught Luongo on the bench making the above face. Was he replaying the goals in his head?  Sucking on a sour candy?  Fighting off a stomach ache? With the help of the Twittersphere, I was able to discover some possibilities.  In fact, I received the highest number...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Stars 4

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Stars 4

Can we just look ahead to tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks and forget the Canucks’ 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars last night didn’t happen? Good grief, this is painful to watch. #canucks #TGATT — Helen Hughes (@HeHughes376) December 20, 2013

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Stars: Starfall

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Stars: Starfall

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (20-10-6) Dallas Stars (16-12-5) This is the second of three games between the Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars, with the Stars having beat the Canucks 2-1 in their first game on November 17th. The Canucks’ perfect December and 7-game win streak came to an end on Tuesday night when the Minnesota Wild beat them 3-2 in a shootout. Still, their 7-0-1 record in December has helped them move up to 6th place in the Western Conference. They’re now just 2 points back of the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues, and 4 points back of...

CHB Countdown: Top 5 Bizarre Canucks Goals (So Far This Season)

You love when the Canucks score them but hate when they give them up. Those fluky goals that can pop up out of nowhere and change the momentum of the game at the drop of a helmet.  These goals are bizarre but admittedly entertaining.  Canucks fans have been “entertained” by them early and often so far this season with a number of bizarre goals going in already before the Olympic break. Coach John Tortorella has remained adamant that these moments even out over the course of an 82-game season but if that’s the case I think the Canucks may have already used...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Wild: Wild Cards

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Wild: Wild Cards

Face-off between the two Captains, Koivu and H.Sedin (Source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (20-10-5) Minnesota Wild (19-11-5) This is the first of three meetings between the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks this season. Last season, the Canucks won the first 2 games of the season series, and then the Wild won the last 2 games with a home sweep. Currently. the Canucks lead the Wild by 2 points in the standings, but both are battling the Phoenix Coyotes for the two wild card playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Canucks are so far undefeated in December (7-0-0). Their last win,...

Winning Holidays – December 17, 2013

Winning Holidays – December 17, 2013

With Clay off on exile island, Nicole van Zanten is back to join Chris and Matt in our eleventh episode. In this go-round, we chat about our power as slump-busters, the Canucks current winning streak and the events of this past Saturday. And while we have to skip the haiku, we give a few of our listeners love in our #AskCHB segment. Winning Holidays – December 17, 2013

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