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CHB Countdown: Top 5 Angry Outbursts

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...

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

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...

Send ‘Em to Utica! – December 3, 2013

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

CHB’s Top 10 Reasons Why Mike Komisarek Was Crying

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...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 at Hurricanes 2

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...

Game Preview Canucks vs. Hurricanes: Time to Raleigh Back

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...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 at Rangers 5

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 at Rangers 5

Before this morning’s matinee matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Rangers, much of the storyline revolved around coach John Tortorella’s return to Madison Square Garden for the first time since being fired in May. And when asked whether or not he’d be visiting some old Rangers, he said, “I’m going to coach this game, hopefully kick their ass and get outta here.” Well, a Chris Kreider hat trick, a 35-save performance by rookie goaltender, Cam Talbot, and a 5-2 Rangers win later, Torts did coach and the Canucks are off to Carolina now 1-1 on this 4-game...

NHL Notebook: Winds of Change

NHL Notebook: Winds of Change

Photo credit: canada.com The last week brought several big news items off the ice for the NHL.  We found out that, according to Forbes, the value of NHL teams went up by an average of 46.6%.  3 of the top 5 valued NHL teams are based in Canada.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, again, top the list valued at a whopping $1.15B.  The New York Rangers come in at a relatively distant second with a value of $850M.  The Montreal Canadians and Vancouver Canucks come in at 3rd and 4th with values of $775M and $700M respectively. The Canucks jumped from...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Rangers: The One with the Traded Coaches

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Rangers: The One with the Traded Coaches

Vancouver Canucks (13-9-5) New York Rangers (13-13-0) The Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers meet for the first of two meetings this season. It’s been 2 years since these two teams faced each other; the Rangers won at Rogers Arena back in October 2011 by a 4-0 score. After losing 6 of their first 8 games, the Rangers have started to turn things around. They’ve won 3 out of their last 5 games, and 9 of their last 15. Meanwhile, the Canucks have only won 2 out of their last 5 games, though they did beat the Ottawa Senators convincingly...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 at Senators 2

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 at Senators 2

It looked like a road trip away from Rogers Arena was just what the Vancouver Canucks needed. Against the Ottawa Senators last night, the Canucks, playing their first of 4 games on the road, won convincingly by a 5-2 score. But it wasn’t just the final score that was impressive. David Booth played perhaps his best game in two years, and had a goal and an assist. Jason Garrison scored his first goal in 25 games. Dale Weise and Mike Santorelli both scored greasy goals from in front of the net. And Roberto Luongo made 37 saves. The #nhl should've...

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