In a strange scene from Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena yesterday afternoon, the Red Wings fans began to chant “USA! USA!” during the last 30 seconds of their team’s 8 – 3 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks. For better or for worse, I know that this has happened in other hockey arenas before. And while there’s nothing wrong with showing a bit of patriotism from time to time, there is indeed a time and place for such showings. I’m not convinced that Red Wings fans picked the right place nor right time given that only 5 of the 20 players dressed...
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Welcome to Dallas, Texas, where everything is bigger. None bigger than Brett Hull’s skate. Tonight, the Stars celebrate Marty Turco. Canucks fans have fond memories of him. Marty Turco. The man who shut out the #canucks three times in one playoff series and still lost. — Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) February 22, 2013
I hope everyone got off work in time, because this game is not waiting for you. Seriously, they’re not waiting for anyone, not even Eddie Lack.
Photo gif from HF Boards Jannik Hansen rightfully received a penalty for this hit on Marian Hossa tonight. But after the game, there was talk that Jannik Hansen may be facing a hearing as well. From what I can see here, Hossa was skating backwards, Hansen was coming from the side, and both players reached for the puck. Perhaps Hansen was reckless in that he ended up hitting Hossa (and hence, the penalty). But a hearing and a potential suspension? What am I missing?
On Friday, Henrik Sedin passed Markus Naslund as the all-time leader with points as a Canuck, Ryan Kesler returned from injury, and Canucks fans were getting a chance to vote on what they felt the boys in blue should skate out to. Clay, Chris, Ed and back again as a special guest, Alan from the Hogshack in Steveston, ponder these and more in this latest episode of CHB TV. Apologies in advance for the singing.
As I’m writing this, the Canucks still haven’t announced their starting goaltender for tonight’s match-up against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Perhaps coach Alain Vigneault lost his mythical coin. Or maybe he’s busy throwing darts at a dart board to select his new shootout lineup.
Or maybe, just maybe, the performances by both Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo to-date this season has thrown a wrinkle into his plans.
Without a doubt, the highlight of the last week was Henrik Sedin passing Markus Naslund as the Canucks’ franchise scoring leader. Against the Stars on Friday, King Hank assisted on brother Daniel’s goal to tie Naslund, and a bit later in the game, passed Naslund with a beautiful cross-ice assist on Alex Burrows’ marker.
Having throughly erased the third period of Friday night’s game from our collective memory, we’re back for a Sunday night game against the Blues. I suppose I'll be hoping for a solid 60-minute effort from the #Canucks… about the only thing missing from Friday night. — Clayton Corley (@opiatedsherpa) February 18, 2013
The Canucks look for a win against Dallas after a pedantic win over Minnesota. And back after a spell with Chris Golden & Victoria Pattison behind the CHB TGATT desk tonight, you know Lizz will be bringing here A game. Just like Aaron Freaking Rome: Henrik better not overshadow Rome's return — Taj (@taj1944) February 16, 2013
The Canucks and Wild don’t like each other much, but the only real fight tonight was the fight to stay awake while watching it. The lovely and talented Lizz Moffat has a scholarly obligation and her usual substitute, @lyteforce, is busy riding around the Sky Train in his underwear so you’ve got me tonight! Bachelor life starts now. When do the pants come off? Now on the train or at home? — Chris Golden (@lyteforce) February 13, 2013 Ummm… we better just get to the game.