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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 at Wild 4

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 at Wild 4

Mired in a 3-game losing slump, the Canucks called a team meeting prior to facing the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. Did it work? So they don't take an early penalty, but give up an early goal. Brutal. #Canucks down 1-0 just 24 seconds in. #TGATT — Canucks Hockey Blog (@canuckshockey) March 11, 2013 Ummm…

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Bad Reputations and Bad Breaks

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Bad Reputations and Bad Breaks

Matt Cooke is the devil. He could cure cancer, save orphaned kittens from a burning house and get Gary Bettman fired and people would still hate his guts.

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Under the Minneso… Again

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Under the Minneso… Again

The Vancouver Canucks dropped their 4th straight loss – this one a 4-2 decision to the Minnesota Wild in Minnesota. I didn’t get a chance to watch this game so instead I relied on some insight from one of my colleagues here at CHB:  Caylie King (@cayking).  Through the magic of WhatsApp, Caylie provided me insight on scoring, fighting, and injuries. With the Minnesota win, they overtook the Canucks for first place in the Northwest Division for the first time since December 2011.  At that time, I wrote a song called “Under the Minneso” – a spoof of Justin Bieber’s...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Blue Jackets 2 (OT)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Blue Jackets 2 (OT)

Much like the Canucks had problems getting going against the Columbus Blue Jackets, we had some technical difficulties of our own.

…. Does everyone have their Red Bull, espresso and chocolate-covered coffee beans? Whatever it takes, people, whatever it takes.

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Making Matt Calvert Look Like Sidney Crosby

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Making Matt Calvert Look Like Sidney Crosby

I look at the good, the bad, and the interesting from the Canucks’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets from Thursday, March 7 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. The Canucks tied the game in the early stages of the third period, only to have Matt Calvert channel his inner Sidney Crosby in overtime – going around both Henrik Sedin and Alex Edler on the winning goal. In the video, I touch on Cory Schneider, the defensive pairing of Jason Garrison and Dan Hamhuis, our lack of scoring, the poor effort on the game-winning goal, and the Canucks’ less-than-stellar...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 vs Sharks 3 (SO)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 2 vs Sharks 3 (SO)

The Canucks are back home against the San Jose Sharks, looking to bounce back after a loss to the Calgary Flames on Sunday. There’s lots of baby talk prior to this game – baby honey badgers, baby Hansens, and now, baby Burrows.

Clay’s Canucks Commentary:  Happy Hansen, Erratic Edler, and Ballard’s Return

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Happy Hansen, Erratic Edler, and Ballard’s Return

I look at the good, the bad, and the interesting from the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks from Tuesday, March 5 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The game between these two evenly-matched opponents started off a tad slowly but certainly picked up as the game entered the second-half of the second period and beyond. In the video, I touch on the Sedins, Jannik Hansen, the Canucks’ compete level, Alex Edler, our power-play, Keith Ballard’s return (and injury), and overtime shots on goal.

CHB TV: Tough Guys and Tweetups

CHB TV: Tough Guys and Tweetups

With the Canucks in a bit of a slump, they learn that they’ve lost Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler (again) to injury, and Aaron Volpatti to waivers. But not to fear, as the team also picked up tough guy, Tom Sestito from the Philadelphia Flyers via waivers. Right?

CHB’s Top 10 Reasons Why Keith Ballard is Back in AV’s Doghouse

CHB’s Top 10 Reasons Why Keith Ballard is Back in AV’s Doghouse

I like Keith Ballard. I liked him with he played in Phoenix.  I liked him when he played in Florida.  And I like him as a Vancouver Canuck. I was very excited when the Canucks traded for him in late-June 2010.  When the Canucks signed Dan Hamhuis less than a week later, I was over the moon – what an upgrade to our defense! Unfortunately, Ballard had off-season surgery before he even played his first game in a Vancouver uniform and then he was concussed just four games into the regular season.  Add a sprained MCL and the first benching...

Canucks Review and Preview: March 4 to 10, 2013

Canucks Review and Preview: March 4 to 10, 2013

You can say the Canucks had a week that has been typical of their NHL season so far – if there’s one thing this team has shown through their first 21 games, it’s that they’ve been consistent in their inconsistency.

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