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Everyone’s On The IR – October 29, 2013

Everyone’s On The IR – October 29, 2013

In our eighth episode of C4, we get a little crazy as Lizz Moffat joins podcast regulars Chris and Matt while Clay is out on assignment. We give our thoughts on how the Canucks performed during their epic road trip of 2013, use our fake MD diplomas to discuss the recent spate of injuries, and share both our thoughts and those of our listeners on what favourite memories we have of Pavel Bure as a Canuck. Everyone’s On The IR – October 29, 2013

CHB Countdown: Top 5 Fourth-Liner Goals

CHB Countdown: Top 5 Fourth-Liner Goals

Photo credit: CTV Canuck goal-scoring leaders: Ryan Kesler- check. Daniel Sedin- check. Brad Richardson- che- whoa, wait a minute…..Brad Richardson? Can we really be reading this stat-line correctly? The answer is yes and while there’s no chance “Rocket Richardson” will be hitting the 50- goal mark, he’s been a pleasant surprise in the early-goings of the season. The Canucks will be needing goals from everyone more than ever with injuries popping up all over the forward squad. Fourth line goals have been hard to come by for the Canucks in recent years but every once in a while we bare...

Canucks vs. Capitals Game Day Preview: Burr Back

Canucks vs. Capitals Game Day Preview: Burr Back

Washington Capitals (5-6) Vancouver Canucks (8-4-1) After an impressive seven-game road trip (5-1-1), the Vancouver Canucks are back in Vancouver and will take on the Washington Capitals. As the Capitals look to start a new winning streak after their three-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night with a 5-2 loss against the Calgary Flames, the Canucks look to continue their own three-game winning streak tonight. We welcome the Canucks back home, but also, we (expect to) welcome back Alexandre Burrows, who has been out since injuring his foot while blocking a shot on October 3rd during the...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Blues 2 (OT)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Blues 2 (OT)

Hands up, anyone who foresaw the Vancouver Canucks going 5-1-1 on this 7-game, 11-night road trip. Written off by everyone – and seriously, if you had gone on Twitter and the message boards, or listened to the talking heads on TEAM 1040 yesterday, you would’ve thought the Canucks already had their bags packed for YVR even before last night’s game against the St. Louis Blues. The Canucks weren’t great, but they were good enough. Eddie Lack, in only his 3rd NHL start, made some terrific saves, especially in the third period when the Blues tried to get their game to...

CHB’s Top 10 Things John Tortorella and the Referee Were Laughing About

CHB’s Top 10 Things John Tortorella and the Referee Were Laughing About

The Vancouver Canucks continued their long road trip with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Devils in New Jersey. Once again, it was the battle of former teammates as Roberto Luongo faced off against Cory Schneider (figuratively and not literally), giving me yet another opportunity to post my latest Canucks music video. But I digress. After overtime had concluded, the cameras caught John Tortorella, referee Wes McCauley, and a few Canucks players sharing a chuckle as Torts handed over his shootout line-up. We will likely never know what exactly they were all giggling about, but it’s sure fun to speculate....

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

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

No forwards? No problem. Already playing with just 11 forwards against the New Jersey Devils, the Vancouver Canucks lost David Booth and Dale Weise to unknown injuries in the first period. With only 9 healthy forwards – and Andrew Alberts – left up front, Hank and Dank Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Mike Santorelli and Chris Higgins all logged 21+ minutes of ice-time. By the end of the game, it was obvious the Canucks didn’t have a lot of gas left in the tank. But Roberto Luongo came to the rescue, stopping all 17 shots he faced in the third period, when...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 vs. Islanders 4 (OT)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 vs. Islanders 4 (OT)

Last night’s game between the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders was an eventful, see-saw game; both teams took turns taking the lead, and then blowing it, before the Canucks eventually between the Islanders 5-4 in overtime. David Booth was a scratch – in favor of Andrew Alberts, who played 1 shift and 37 seconds in the first 2 minutes of the game, no less. Ryan Kesler was elbowed in the head, though he didn’t miss a shift. Jannik Hansen was hurt, and missed the latter half of the game. And Kevin Bieksa – yes, Kevin Bieksa – continued...

The Long Road Home – October 22nd, 2013

The Long Road Home – October 22nd, 2013

In our seventh episode of C4, Chris and Clay are joined by Matt Lee (producer extraordinaire) and chat about how the Canucks have fared halfway through their 7 game road trip, the official Canucks Tweetup, whether or not the power play is more important than the penalty kill and a whole lot more. And always, we have a little haiku. The Long Road Home – October 22nd, 2013

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Penguins 4 (SO)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs. Penguins 4 (SO)

The Vancouver Canucks played the Pittsburgh Penguins in an early morning match-up so we get a dose of Sidney Crosby with our eggs and coffee. And that’s not even the best part. See, after globetrotting over the last few months, Lizz Moffat is back. And so is The Game According to Twitter. #CHBHaiku: Welcome back #TGATTOne and only @lizzmoffatBack in full effect — Clay Imoo (@CanuckClay) October 19, 2013

CHB’s Top 10 Things Luongo Said Upon Completing His Shutout

CHB’s Top 10 Things Luongo Said Upon Completing His Shutout

Roberto Luongo picked up his first shutout of the young NHL season last night in a 3-0 win over the Sabres in Buffalo.  Luongo played a solid game while getting some help from the crossbar and post, and Ryan Stanton in two different situations in the third period.  Regardless, it was great to see Bobby Lu get the goose egg after an uneven start to the year. While not privy to the post-game congratulatory handshakes and head butts, it’s still fun to imagine what Luongo was saying to his teammates after the game. So here’s CHB’s Top 10 Things that...

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