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Pre-SCF Game 6 Quick Hits

Pre-SCF Game 6 Quick Hits

Only a few more hours until gametime; here are some quick thoughts. Because there are a few in the mainstream media who refuse to play Roberto Luongo’s full quote on Tim Thomas right after the Canucks’ game 5 victory, I’ve embedded the video for you to see. At the 2:22 mark, a reporter asked Luongo, “Roberto, could you just talk about the goal, and from a goalie’s perspective, how difficult it is to play a shot off the end boards when it comes from a weird angle so it goes off Tim’s body… just how hard it is?” Luongo’s full...

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Beat The Heat, Conn Smythe and a Well-Timed Break

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Beat The Heat, Conn Smythe and a Well-Timed Break

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall’s “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”, Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay’s Canucks Commentary.] With a win tonight in Boston, the Vancouver Canucks can win the Stanley Cup for the first-time in their 40-year history.  But it won’t be easy – the Bruins hammered the Canucks by a combined score of 12-1 in games 3 and 4.  As we look forward to what could be the most memorable night in Canucks’ history, here are some Things That Make You...

Round 4 Game 5: Lapierre’s Goal

Round 4 Game 5: Lapierre’s Goal

The Situation We’re four minutes into the third period, and no one has scored yet. It’s yet another goaltending battle, as Thomas and Luongo have both shut the door so far. Both teams have had stymied on glorious scoring opportunities. Frame 1 Torres plays the puck up to Lapierre, who chips it past a pinching Seidenberg at the point. Frame 2 Chara is the lone man back as Lucic and Seidenberg sprint back to prevent the 2-on-1. Somehow Malhotra is on the ice instead of Hansen for this shift. Frame 3 Now it’s only a 3-on-2, but the three Bruins...

Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel: SCF Game 5 Preview

Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel: SCF Game 5 Preview

Today’s Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel preview of game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals include Dean Broughton, Scott Brown and Matt Black from the Vancouver Sun, Bob Mackin from 24 Hours Vancouver, Kristina Meakin (@vagablond), the Hockey Luvin Homos, and Chris Golden and myself from CHB. Watch live streaming video from thevancouversun at livestream.com

Pre-SCF Game 5 Quick Hits

Pre-SCF Game 5 Quick Hits

Some quick thoughts going into game 5 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals tonight: According to various reports, 21-year old Chris Tanev will slot in tonight in place of Keith Ballard. Every team has jerks in its fanbase, but it’s disappointing to hear about the lengths some Bruins fans went to make life miserable for visiting Canucks fans. Never mind the bars that refused to serve Canucks fans, I’ve heard first-hand accounts from friends who made the trip to Boston that Bruins fans dumped beer all over them in the stands and called them all sorts of racist names on...

Hobbling towards the finish line

Hobbling towards the finish line

There’s a scene in Will Ferrell’s flick Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, where he’s racing his nemesis Jean Girard when all of a sudden the two NASCAR drivers’ cars collide in an epic crash on the very last lap. Just when you think the race is over, the two start racing on foot towards the finish line. In case you haven’t watched the film, here’s the scene: Poor music and male-on-male kissing aside, that seems to sum up the Canucks’ current Stanley Cup situation to a tee. The racecar just crashed and it looks like if anyone’s going...

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Home-Ice Advantage

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Home-Ice Advantage

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall’s “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”, Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay’s Canucks Commentary.] Less than a week after leaving for Boston, the Vancouver Canucks return to the friendly confines of Rogers Arena tied with their series against the Bruins tied at 2 games apiece.  Just hours away from one of the biggest and most anticipated games in club history, here are three Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Will Canucks fans really provide a home-ice advantage?  With...

He Said, She Said: Psyched and Psyche

He Said, She Said: Psyched and Psyche

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2011 14:48 Hi Chris, There has been so much chatter on social media these last few days about Rome’s suspension, Vancouver fans vs Boston fans, and the word “classless” has been used one too many times. Bottom line it’s all about hockey and the players on the ice. I think this will be a pivotal game in the series, I don’t quite think it’s a MUST win, but to silence the critics...

Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Canucks 0 Bruins 4

Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Canucks 0 Bruins 4

Winning the Stanley Cup is not supposed to be easy. Still, it’s disappointing – disheartening – to have a 2-0 series lead and then get beat 12-1 in the next couple of games. The Bruins have flipped the script here. In games 1 and 2, the Canucks got better as the game went on. In games 3 and 4, the Canucks started well enough, only to disappear after the first intermission. All season long, the second period was their worst period, and that was magnified in Beantown getting outscored 6-0 in the middle 20. Obviously, it’s not over. And the...

A New Standard

A New Standard

Only a couple of weeks ago, Jamie McGinn’s hit on Aaron Rome wasn’t a suspendable offence. Neither was Ben Eager’s charge from behind on Daniel Sedin. You tell me if those hits aren’t as egregious – or even worse – than Rome’s hit on Horton. Listen, I get it. Rome’s hit on Horton was a late hit. Horton, unfortunately, was injured, though we heard this morning that he was thankfully discharged from hospital. But it was far from a dirty hit, and certainly, it was far from the worst hit ever in history of the Stanley Cup Finals. I expected...

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