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

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

Welcome to the second TGATT of the Canucks 2013/14 season. Well, really it should’ve been the third by J.J. decided it was a good idea to get all hooped up on mai tais in Hawaii and dropped the ball! Talk about letting down the team, eh? Anyhow, what did we expect from the Canucks last night? The lackluster effort like we saw in San Jose or the beating we saw them lay against the Oilers at home Saturday? Didn't want to say it, but saw that coming. #canucks — Linds (@feedmehappy) October 7, 2013 Sure you did.

Canucks Song: Against All Odds (Luongo’s Lament)

Canucks Song: Against All Odds (Luongo’s Lament)

After a tumultuous and unpredictable season (and off-season), Roberto Luongo is back in the crease as the Vancouver Canucks’ undisputed number one goaltender.  There is no doubt that the past 18 months have taken its toll on Bobby Lu. Thus, I proudly present to you Luongo’s Lament to the tune of Phil Collins’ hit Against All Odds.  And I’m so proud to welcome my friends Marie Hui and Arielle Tuliao as the featured vocalists.  You’ll see that they are lovely, talented, and amazing. With Cory Schneider returning with his new team – the New Jersey Devils – on Tuesday, I...

Canucks vs. Flames Game Day Preview: Reset vs. Rebuild

Canucks vs. Flames Game Day Preview: Reset vs. Rebuild

Photo credit: canucks.com Lately, the Calgary Flames seem to cure all things that ail the Vancouver Canucks. In the last 3 seasons, the Canucks have a 13-3-2 record against the Flames and have outscored them by a combined scored of 60-35 in those 18 outings. For all their offensive struggles in recent times (last night’s 6-goal explosion against the Oilers aside), they’ve somehow managed to average 3.33 goals per game against these Alberta rivals. These days, both teams are going through somewhat of a transition period. The Canucks, of course, are still learning a new system under new head coach,...

Canucks vs. Oilers Game Day Preview: Avenge or Revenge?

Canucks vs. Oilers Game Day Preview: Avenge or Revenge?

Getting themselves off to a fantastic start in the first 10 minutes of the game two nights ago, Canucks nation held out hope that the team was quickly gelling under John Tortorella. But Vancouver dug themselves a hole, forced to kill off a two-minute 5-on-3 before a handful of turnovers led to two quick Sharks goals. Tonight, Vancouver looks for their first win of the year and have the chance to get it in front of their fans as they host their home opener against the Edmonton Oilers. Canucks Record 0-1-0, 0 points (6th in the Pacific Division, 12th in...

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs. Sharks 4

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 vs. Sharks 4

Welcome to the first TGATT of the Canucks 2013/14 season! All of us at CHB are back to happy times. And while our expectations on how the Canucks season will turn out may vary, the one thing we are all absolutely sure of – The Game According to Twitter is going to do so well that we’ve already planned out a parade route for it. So… should we do the same for the Canucks? OK now Torts just needs to level glass partition onto McLellan and we get money's worth. — Matt Baker (@BakesTakes84) October 4, 2013 That can’t be...

Canucks at Sharks Game Day Preview: The New Era Begins

Canucks at Sharks Game Day Preview: The New Era Begins

After what seemed like an eternity of useless preseason hockey, the Vancouver Canucks enter the regular season with a new bench boss, (some) new faces, and staring down a whole new era of uncertainty. Unlike previous years, no one is penciling Vancouver in as early Stanley Cup favourites, and there are plenty of critics who think the club is bound to finish outside of the playoff bubble. There’s plenty cause for concern; the Sedins are a year older, Brad Richardson, Mike Santorelli, Zac Dalpe, and Ryan Stanton are the only additions from last year’s team, and the club success likely...

CHB’s Top 10 Song Titles Befitting of This Year’s Vancouver Canucks

CHB’s Top 10 Song Titles Befitting of This Year’s Vancouver Canucks

As a hockey fan and musician, I enjoy seeing the two worlds come together.  At a hockey game, it starts with the warm-up music followed by the national anthems.  There’s music in between plays (whether live or recorded) and music at the intermission. Away from the rink you can find hundreds of hockey-themed music videos on YouTube.  And I’ve been known to put a few hockey compositions together, whether it’s a Christmas Carol, a song from a musical,  a classic rock anthem, or an R & B song about our new head coach. By the way:  my new Canucks song...

So You Want to be a CHBer?

So You Want to be a CHBer?

Over the years, we at Canucks Hockey Blog have received countless email, tweets, random conversations at games and other such forms of communication from people interested in joining the crazy cast of characters we call CHB. And while the timing hasn’t always been right, we always knew that we’d eventually look to grow. Joyous news folks! That time is now! Do you have what it takes?

2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Pacific Division

2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Pacific Division

On the eve of the start of the 2013/2014 NHL regular season, I preview the 30 teams, one division at a time. Photo credit: Sportsnet Anaheim Ducks The Good With newly-acquired Jakob Silfverberg, Kyle Palmieri, Nick Bonino, Emerson Etem, Cam Fowler, Luca Sbisa and Sami Vatanen, the Ducks have a lot of good, young players in their system. The Bad These kids will be good, but the Ducks may be expecting them to take on a lot more and much too soon. The Outlook After a strong start to the 2012/2013 season, the Ducks faded down the stretch and lost...

2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Central Division

2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Central Division

On the eve of the start of the 2013/2014 NHL regular season, I preview the 30 teams, one division at a time. Photo credit: Grantland Chicago Blackhawks The Good The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2013, and may very well have a chance at a repeat performance. After all, they retained much of their players, with Dave Bolland perhaps the only significant subtraction from the roster. Brandon Saad, Nick Leddy and Marcus Kruger all seem ready to take on more responsibility. The Bad Especially with the hard salary cap and increased parity, it’s pretty darn tough to repeat in...

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