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Canucks vs Sharks Game Day Preview: The Last Of The Sharks (For Now)

Canucks vs Sharks Game Day Preview: The Last Of The Sharks (For Now)

Last Thursday, the Canucks won 4-2 against the San Jose Sharks – their first win against the Sharks in 9 games. Let’s pause and have a moment of appreciation for that. Alright moving on. Tonight, both teams meet once again, for a fourth and final time this regular season, kicking off the Canucks’ 6-game homestand at Rogers Arena. Unless they meet in the postseason – knock on wood – this could be the last time we see the Sharks this season. The winning team in their 3 previous meetings scored 4 goals in their wins. What to Watch After a...

The Canucks at the Quarter Pole

The Canucks at the Quarter Pole

Photo credit: canada.com With 20 games now in the bag in the Vancouver Canucks’ 2013/2014 season, here are some good, some bad, and some surprises and disappointments. It’s Torts’ team now. It wasn’t a surprise when GM Mike Gillis decided at the end of last season to fire long-time Canucks coach, Alain Vigneault. It was, however, perhaps a bit more surprising when the guy he tapped to succeed AV’s gum-chewing, hands-off approach with a gruff, known taskmaster in John Tortorella. By the end of last season, much was made about the complacency that developed, maybe in part because of AV’s...

CHB Countdown: Top 5 Canucks Streak Moments

CHB Countdown: Top 5 Canucks Streak Moments

Photo credit: CBC.ca The game of hockey is all about streaking. No, I’m not talking about Will Ferrell running down the street in his birthday suit a la “Old School”; I’m talking players and teams doing good or bad things for a consecutive period of time. Whenever we analyze or preview a game we talk about who’s on scoring streaks which teams are winning and which teams are losing. These streaks dominate our fantasy pools, for better or worse, and allow the casual fan to determine who is playing well and who isn’t. Last Thursday, the Canucks snapped a 9-game...

Pacific, Powerplay and the Quarter Pole – November 12, 2013

Pacific, Powerplay and the Quarter Pole – November 12, 2013

Clay is back in our ninth episode of C4, joining Chris and Matt to shoot the proverbial on the Canucks. Giving our thoughts on the Canucks in the past two weeks, we provide our thoughts on the Pacific Division, what ails the Canucks powerplay and provide an assessment on the Canucks a quarter into the season. Haiku is also back and we answer a number of questions from our listeners and readers with #AskCHB. Pacific, Powerplay and the Quarter Pole – November 12, 2013

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Ducks 3

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Ducks 3

On Sunday night, the Vancouver Canucks rolled into Anaheim, which, I suppose, isn’t hard when the previous game not even 24 hours ago was in Los Angeles – or a mere 45-minute bus drive away. The Canucks were looking to bounce back after an abysmal 5-1 loss to the Kings, but unfortunately, the Canucks fell short to the Ducks as well, losing by a 3-1 score. Tom Sestito scored the lone Canucks goal, and the Canucks closed out their 4-game road trip with a 1-2-1 record. even when Sestito scores, we still lose #Canucks — april 30th (@sedinitronic) November 11,...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Looking for a Bounceback

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Looking for a Bounceback

Vancouver Canucks Dan Hamhuis and Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf (source: canucks.nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (11-6-2) Anaheim Ducks (14-3-1) The Vancouver Canucks end a four-game Pacific Division road trip against the Anaheim Ducks tonight, looking to bounce back after a 5-1 loss against the Los Angeles Kings last night. However, the Ducks have yet to be defeated at home with the NHL’s only perfect home record (7-0-0). Meanwhile, with last night’s loss, the Canucks are now 7-3-2 on the road. This is the first of five meetings between the Canucks and Ducks this season. The Ducks won two out of three meetings...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Kings 5

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Kings 5

The Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings renewed their rivalry, as both members of the Pacific Division, last night. It was a good battle – both teams produced some good scoring chances, their goalies made some good saves, and it was a relatively even-fought affair… until the Kings scored 3 goals in 2:33 in the second period and ran away with it. This is just ridiculous..#TGATT — Kiran Mehat (@Me_Hat4482) November 10, 2013 Yup, pretty much what we felt.

Canucks vs Kings Game Day Preview: Renewing the Rivalry

Canucks vs Kings Game Day Preview: Renewing the Rivalry

If you’ve been a Canucks fan for the last couple of seasons, you’ve probably wished a plague on the entire Los Angeles Kings roster at one time or another. Between the heated playoff battles, the taunting tweets, the mimicked slogan, there’s no love lost between these 2 teams, and the thought of a casual Saturday game between them likely sends you into a fit of anxiety. It’s a brand new season, of course, and now both teams to renew their rivalry, with the first of 4 regular season meetings in La-la-land tonight at 7:00 PM. The Canucks won 2 of...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Sharks: Bump the Slump

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Sharks: Bump the Slump

The Vancouver Canucks top line. Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler. (Source: faceoff.com) Vancouver Canucks (10-5-2) San Jose Sharks (10-1-4) The Vancouver Canucks will continue their Pacific Division swing tonight as they once go up against the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks are looking for their first win of the season against the Sharks. Scratch that, the Canucks are looking for their first win against the Sharks after 9 (!) straight losses. This is the third of four games between the two teams this season, with the Sharks obviously winning the first two, both by a 4-1 score. After...

CHB’s Top 10 Ways the Sedins Can Improve in the Shootout

CHB’s Top 10 Ways the Sedins Can Improve in the Shootout

In the Vancouver Canucks’ 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, both Henrik and Daniel were among the Canucks skaters to shoot in the shootout. Daniel’s quick snapshot was stopped by Mike Smith, and Henrik lost the handle of the puck on his attempt, sealing the loss. It still perplexes me as to how two of the most creative and offensively-gifted players in the entire league can perform so poorly in the shootout.  Perhaps they could spend some of their new $28 million on shootout coaches or lessons. In the meantime, CHB readers offered up their suggestions on...

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