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NHL Entry Draft 2013: Who do the Canucks pick at no. 24?

NHL Entry Draft 2013: Who do the Canucks pick at no. 24?

Photo credit: National Post Can anyone say the Vancouver Canucks have a prospect who can be legitimately considered a blue-chipper? Jordan Schroeder, Nicklas Jensen, and Brendan Gaunce are all nice to look at, but none can be considered the crowned jewel of their system. You’d have to go all the way back to Cody Hodgson’s shining performance at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships for that. The 2013 NHL Entry Draft has been touted as one of the deeper drafts in recent memory, so the Canucks would be wise to target a prospect who’s both a safe bet to play...

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Torts As Possible Canucks Coach

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Torts As Possible Canucks Coach

If you believe the internet (and who doesn’t?) then you believe John Tortorella will be the next coach of the Vancouver Canucks. The opinions on this potential move vary from ‘worst decision ever’ to ‘might possibly work’. But I’m yet to find someone who thinks it’s the perfect fit. There are a lot of reasons for that. Mostly it comes down to the fact that the man who coached the New York Rangers appeared to be a ranting lunatic. He yelled at players, he benched stars and loved to openly hate the media. Do you honestly see Ryan Kesler taking...

CHB TV: Out of the Playoffs Edition

CHB TV: Out of the Playoffs Edition

In the 8th episode of CHB TV, Clay, J.J., Ed, and I drown our sorrows while breaking down the Canucks early exit. We also chat about our thoughts on the coaching situation… well… the fact there isn’t a coach let alone the situation. I may have also been pretty darn depressed. Notice – sorry for the Game of Thrones spoilers at the very end!

CHB’s Guide on Who to Root For in the NHL Playoffs

CHB’s Guide on Who to Root For in the NHL Playoffs

The NHL’s Final Four starts today with the star-laden Penguins taking on the big, bad Bruins in the East.  In the West, it’s the talented Blackhawks against the defending champ Kings. It’s very possible that many hockey fans – Vancouver Canucks hockey fans that is – are still undecided as to who to cheer for.  Thus, we here at CHB wanted to provide you with some suggestions. Chicago Blackhawks Recent History The Chicago Blackhawks ousted the Vancouver Canucks in the second-round of the playoffs in both 2009 and 2010 before the Canucks got some revenge in the spring of 2011...

NHL Third Round Playoffs Predictions Post

NHL Third Round Playoffs Predictions Post

Of the four remaining teams in the NHL playoffs, three of them – the Chicago Blackhawks, the Boston Bruins and the Los Angeles Kings – are teams that beat the Canucks in the last 3 seasons en route to winning the Stanley Cup. Go Penguins. Here are our round three picks: Western Conference (1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (5) Los Angeles Kings Clay: Blackhawks in 7. This series will be an interesting clash of styles. Chicago is playing with some great confidence right now, having won three straight against Detroit. If the Hawks’ skill players can outplay the Kings’ skill players,...

NHL Second Round Playoffs Prediction Post

NHL Second Round Playoffs Prediction Post

With the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs behind us, it’s time to talk about more important things, like who’s leading the CHB playoffs prediction pool – that would be the Victoria, who correctly predicted 5 of the series winners. Here are our round two picks: Western Conference (1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (7) Detroit Red Wings Clay: Chicago in 6. The Blackhawks have too much firepower and their forwards will overwhelm the Red Wings’ defence. Chicago may come out a bit rusty (given the 6 days between games) but they will shake it off quickly. Victoria: Chicago in 7....

Cherry’s Corner: Chuongo

Cherry’s Corner: Chuongo

Jimmy Fallon apparently said Roberto Luongo looks like Count Chocula. I guess he may not be completely off…

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Sharks 4 (OT)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Sharks 4 (OT)

In this last TGATT of the season, we recap the Canucks’ final game of the season – a 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. Are you disappointed? Mad? Sad? Glad? I'm so upset that I'm eating a salad #TGATT — Elmee Garner (@giggling_elms) May 8, 2013 Some people drink to drown their sorrows, some eat salad. D’fferent strokes, I suppose.

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hooray for Cliches!

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hooray for Cliches!

The Vancouver Canucks are down three games to zero to the San Jose Sharks in their first-round NHL playoff match-up.  As they try to stave off elimination in this must-win game, I turned to my kids for their predictions. Sean and Kayla are optimistic that the Canucks will still make this a competitive series, and they pulled out every sports cliche possible in expressing their optimism. Meanwhile, Jacob took a more cynical approach as he worked in a few cliches and a bunch of thought-provoking questions regarding the Canucks’ future.  

Enough with the Kool-Aid

Enough with the Kool-Aid

This pretty much sums up how most in Canucks Nation are feeling this morning, eh?

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