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Canucks vs. Oilers Game Day Preview: If We’re Lucky, No One Will Get Hurt

Canucks vs. Oilers Game Day Preview: If We’re Lucky, No One Will Get Hurt

Photo credit: CBC.ca In their last regular season game, which Canucks team will we see? Your guess is as good as mine. Going into the playoffs, I know we’d all love to see a complete effort like they put together against the Chicago Blackhawks a couple of games ago. Certainly, we’d like to forget the uninspired performance against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. But tonight, against the golf course-bound Edmonton Oilers in a game that means nothing, the Canucks simply want to get out of the regular season (mostly) intact and healthy, and are resting some key players. Daniel Sedin,...

Potential Playoff Dance Partners

Potential Playoff Dance Partners

Unless I’m reading the standings wrong, it looks like the following are the remaining, possible playoff scenarios for our Vancouver Canucks as the Western Conference schedule concludes tonight…

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs. Ducks 3

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs. Ducks 3

Not exactly sure what happened between Monday and last night, but maybe the switch was flipped – just off? Or was it connected to the SkyTrain, because boy were there issues. Regardless, this tweet sums up the game nicely: I was offered ticket to tonight's #Canucks game, but I refused. So far it looks like I made the right decision. #TGATT #jobhunting — Walter Siu (@waterboy99troop) April 26, 2013 At least we have TGATT to make things better!

CHB TV: Who Does Zack Kassian Look Like

CHB TV: Who Does Zack Kassian Look Like

In our last episode of CHB TV (which went live yesterday), we found ourselves at an impasse when we asked the question “Who does Zack Kassian look like?” And while our debate was lively, we thought we would leave it up to you our readers to settle the score. So what say you friends of CHB?

CHB TV: Pirates, Astronauts and Zack Kassian

CHB TV: Pirates, Astronauts and Zack Kassian

As we reach the end of the regular season, Clay, Chris, Ed, and our special guest, Jordan Bowman from the Legion of Blog, talk Keith Ballard, pirates, astronauts, old media, new media, and oh, Zack Kassian, in this, the 6th episode of CHB TV.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Is Jared Staal the NHL’s Rudy?

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Is Jared Staal the NHL’s Rudy?

Rudy Staal Jared Staal is set to make his NHL debut for the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. The Canes, whose Captain is Eric Staal and who acquired Jordan Staal from the Pens last summer, are playing the New York Rangers. Marc Staal plays for NYR. So much Staal! Unfortunately, Marc Staal is injured and will not play. Although Eric Staal joked to media that maybe Marc would take the warm-up so they could all skate around together. Don’t toy with my emotions, Eric. In case you haven’t figured it out, I am a Staal fanatic. They are my favorite players in...

You Be The Judge: Is Duncan Keith a Jerk?

You Be The Judge: Is Duncan Keith a Jerk?

Listen to the following exchange between Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, Duncan Keith, and TEAM 1040 reporter, Karen Thomson: audio link to TEAM 1040 Karen Thomson: Well, there was something there it looked like maybe it was a penalty. Duncan Keith: Oh no, I don’t think there was anything. I think he scored a nice goal. The ref was right there. That’s what the ref saw. We should get you as a ref maybe, eh? First female referee. KT: Yeah, maybe. I can’t skate though. DK: Can’t play probably either, right? But you’re thinking the game like you know it. Okay, see...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Blackhawks 1

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Blackhawks 1

It’s like the Canucks flipped the proverbial switch last night. I mean, after all their 40-minute efforts and 10-minute wins, they played perhaps their most complete game of the season and beat the rival Chicago Blackhawks by a 3-1 score. It was an eventful night, with the Sedins producing their usual share of Sedinery, the newly-formed Higgins-Roy-Kesler line showing some chemistry, and even Max Lapierre played his most annoying game of the season (in a good way). 20-year old Frankie Corrado also made his NHL debut. After spending most of the year in the OHL and suiting up for not...

Caption Action: What Was Brent Seabrook Thinking?

Caption Action: What Was Brent Seabrook Thinking?

Just seconds prior to the faceoff of last night’s highly-anticipated game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks, Hawks defenceman Brent Seabrook took a whiff of some smelling salts and provided us with this expression on his face: I was half-amused and half-horrified.  Then, I took to Twitter and asked you to provide some creative captions.  Here’s a sampling of your replies, unmodified, unedited, and unabridged: @canuckclay no – you can’t make me watch another bc election commercial. — Steve May (@Steve_May) April 23, 2013 @canuckclay @canuckshockey #CHBcaptions “I’m going to have the taste of that Toews fart in...

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Game Day Preview: It’s Getting Hot in Here

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Game Day Preview: It’s Getting Hot in Here

The word “rivalry” has been overused so much in the NHL. Just because you’re playing on an NBC “Rivalry Wednesday” broadcast, it doesn’t mean you have a rivalry. The Canucks and Blackhawks are the epitome of a true rivalry. They have a recent history of having some heated playoff battles. They hit each other, legally and illegally. They hate each other. The fanbases hate each other. Even Chicago’s professional media throw all journalistic integrity and professionalism out the door when these two teams meet. And as much as Patrick Kane denies it, tonight’s game shouldn’t be any different. After all,...

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