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Recovering from the Wreckage

Recovering from the Wreckage

What will the NHL do? Splash the bluelines of all 30 arenas with “Thank You Fans…Again!”?

The Year That Could Be (or Where Luongo Needs a Job)

The Year That Could Be (or Where Luongo Needs a Job)

Photo credit: The Canadian Press – Dave Buston After trying out Tom’s Rum & Egg Nog recipe last night and getting your New Years Eve party on, we here at CHB thought we would regale you with more thoughts & prognostications on what we think is in store for the Canucks in 2013. Matt Lee (@mattlee61) Which brings about what to expect in 2013. Will there be a shortened 48-game season? My guess is yes; I’m an optimist by nature and I think both the owners and players would hate to see another full season flushed down the toilet. But...

The Year That Was (or Where We All Thought 2012 Ended on January 7)

The Year That Was (or Where We All Thought 2012 Ended on January 7)

CHB looks back fondly on the Vancouver Canucks and the year 2012.

Clay’s Canucks Christmas Carol: This Christmas

Clay’s Canucks Christmas Carol: This Christmas

For this special edition of Clay’s Canucks Commentary, I pull a few friends together for the 3rd annual Canucks Christmas Carol. Once again I am joined by my friends Joe, Oggy, Jason, Pat and the foreign exchange student Kevin.  Kevin came all the way from overseas to watch some hockey but he gets something else instead. Last year we put together the Bieber-inspired “Under the Minne(so)” and in 2011 we did the “12 Days of Christmas”. For this year, we do our version of the classic “This Christmas”. Merry Christmas from all of us at CHB!

Top 10 Reasons Why Gary Bettman Requested the Two-Week Moratorium

Top 10 Reasons Why Gary Bettman Requested the Two-Week Moratorium

According to many sources, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested that the NHL and NHLPA take a two-week moratorium from negotiating – apparently after NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr said he didn’t know how the two sides would proceed to break the stalemate. Understandably, the reaction to Bettman’s request has been overwhelmingly negative: from the Fehrs, from players, and from fans.  A two-week break doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense at such a critical time in the negotiation process.  I know that if I suggested a two-week moratorium to my lovely wife Gail the next time we had...

Stepping Up to End the Lockout for Young Fathers

Stepping Up to End the Lockout for Young Fathers

Amidst all of the tiresome back-and-forth rhetoric between Bettman and Fehr and the NHL and NHLPA, once in a while a story will jump out that’s good.  That’s positive. That deserves some publicity. Enter Jeff Golby, an Operations Director at Chimp Foundation.  Jeff is helping to raise funds for Stepping Up, an initiative of Youth Unlimited.  Stepping Up reaches out to the young and often neglected young dads in the community, believing that advocating, supporting and equipping young fathers is vital to this and the next generations’ health.  Stepping Up works to meet dads where they are at, gives them...

CHB Goes Mo for Movember

CHB Goes Mo for Movember

Chris Golden grows his stache to raise cash for Movember.

2012 Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s

2012 Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s

CHB’s J.J. Guerrero was at the 2012 Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s.

Shooting From the Hip With the Ultimate Canucks Fan @matthewahawkins

Shooting From the Hip With the Ultimate Canucks Fan @matthewahawkins

I met Matthew Hawkins through the Ultimate Canucks Fan Contest back in 2007.  Since then we’ve become fast friends sharing mutual interests of family (our own and not each other’s), video games, making videos and of course, the Vancouver Canucks.  Speaking of videos, here’s a Clay’s Canucks Commentary from last year where we talked more about the Ultimate Canucks Fan Contest. It’s a year later and while there is no hockey (yet), I thought it would be a good time to check in with my buddy Matthew in my newest Shooting From the Hip. In his own words: Matthew (@matthewahawkins)...

Chris Palliser: Team Diabetes Bloggerview

Chris Palliser: Team Diabetes Bloggerview

Chris Golden interviews Chris Palliser of The Beat 94.5 about being part of Team Diabetes.

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