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CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Scenes from Opening Weekend

CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Scenes from Opening Weekend

For my first CCC of the 2013 NHL season, I share some of the sights and sounds from the Canucks’ opening weekend at Rogers Arena. Unfortunately, the weekend consisted of two losses: 7-3 to Anaheim on Saturday night and 3-2 to Edmonton on Sunday night. It was certainly an intriguing weekend as both Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo got starts. As well, the Canucks’ secondary scoring (or lack thereof) was quite evident. My buddy Mike also captured some neat footage from ice level as he was chosen to receive the jersey off of a player’s back.  He ended up getting...

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

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

Doesn’t it feel like we were just here? After a full day of NFL playoffs, we’re right back into hockey mode. Let’s just hope tonight’s game goes a little better than last night’s. I mean, it can’t get any worse, right?

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs Ducks 7

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs Ducks 7

Tequila game prep. This will be great, or horrible. It’s all up to the boys in blue. #Canucks #TGATT

Edler’s Around For Six Years at a Bargain Price

Edler’s Around For Six Years at a Bargain Price

The collective Canucks fan base can breathe a sigh of relief, Alex Edler doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere. Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis abruptly announced (over Twitter!) that the Canucks have locked up the defenseman to a six-year contract extension, worth $30-million. That means the silky blueliner will be making $5-million per season. It also means that he becomes Vancouver’s highest-paid defenceman, but perhaps that was to be expected. With all due respect to his teammates Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis, and Jason Garrison (we’ve omitted Keith Ballard’s name for obvious purposes), Edler still has immense upside compared to them....

Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Western Conference Preview

Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Western Conference Preview

The window on the Canucks’ Stanley Cup dream is quickly closing. Injuries have rendered Ryan Kesler a question mark, and without him it’s hard to see where the goals will come from beyond the Sedin line.

Canucks Review and Preview: January 19 to January 27, 2013

Canucks Review and Preview: January 19 to January 27, 2013

Not many of us hockey fans thought we would see an NHL game this season, but thankfully, the NHL and NHLPA finally came to their senses, agreed on a new CBA, and we can finally get back to talking, complaining and chirping about our teams and rivalries.

CHB Contest: Pick the 2nd Line and Win Canucks Tickets!

CHB Contest: Pick the 2nd Line and Win Canucks Tickets!

If there was one thing clear about the Canucks early exit from the post-season, the lack of secondary scoring and production from the second line was a large issue. So it’s definitely worrisome that Ryan Kesler is still on the mend (with no schedule to return yet) from off-season surgery AND David Booth has encountered a temperamental groin, leaving him on the shelf for four to six weeks. So how do you replace two-thirds of your second line for close to a third of the shortened NHL season? This is where you come in. We want you to tell us...

Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Eastern Conference Preview

Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Eastern Conference Preview

Another year, another season preview. As usual, we’ve ranked each team’s goaltending, defense, forwards and coaches based on expectations and past performance. However, given the shortened season, we’ve also taken a few other things into consideration.

Clay’s Canucks Composition: Season of Cup (Our Team, Our Way)

Clay’s Canucks Composition: Season of Cup (Our Team, Our Way)

For my first Clay’s Canucks Composition of 2013, I assembled four of the most talented Canucks fans around to put together a song to mark the start of the shortened 2013 season. Thus, I’m thrilled to present to you Season of Cup (based on Seasons of Love from RENT). You’ll likely recognize most of the singers in this fun video.  Marie Hui helped me with my Canucks Medley in November 2011 while Arielle Tuliao and I got together for Don’t Stop Believing back in April for the Canucks’ playoff run.  I’ve been wanting to get these two amazing ladies together...

Canucks Release 2012/2013 Schedule and Five Must-See Games

Canucks Release 2012/2013 Schedule and Five Must-See Games

Because of the shortened season, Canucks fans, unfortunately, again won’t see the likes of Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos. Regardless, there are still some marquee match-ups on tap; here are 5 of them.

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