It’s been two years since the Vancouver Canucks traded formerly golden boy, Cody Hodgson, to the Buffalo Sabres for Zack Kassian. And ever since then, we’ve been trying to establish whether or not the trade was a good trade or bad trade. There have been a ton of articles written about the two and how, statistically, they’ve performed for their new teams. But personally, both are different players – they have different strengths and faults – and I’m not sure how you compare the two. Hodgson is a 6’0″ smart, playmaking centre; Kassian is a 6’3″ power forward in the...Click here to read more.
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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...Click here to read more.
When Zack Kassian arrived in Vancouver, one of the first words out of his mouth was the following: They’ve got a great team here, and I’m just going to try to be a small piece in a big puzzle. Oh Zack, we all know that’s not going to be possible in this hockey fishbowl. Since he arrived on the scene, fans have been watching closely, scrutinizing and analyzing every little detail of his game. There have been bright moments, like his first three games as a Canuck, where he combined for 16 hits, a goal, and an assist. His fight...Click here to read more.
[Every week, Clayton Imoo sits down and talks hockey with a CHB follower and fellow fan. If you're interested in being featured in "Shooting from the Hip", send us a tweet at @canuckshockey or @CanuckClay.] Your favourite “get-to-know-someone” blog is back and on its brand new day of Friday! I was away in LA last week and earlier this week I severed a tendon in my middle finger of my left hand. But don’t worry…I’m playing hurt just for you: the loyal CHB readers. This week I chat with Arielle Tuliao. I met Arielle…get this…through the internet. Our mutual love...Click here to read more.
[Every week, Clayton Imoo sits down and talks hockey with a CHB follower and fellow fan. If you're interested in being featured in "Shooting from the Hip", send us a tweet at @canuckshockey or @CanuckClay.] In their own words: @BrowntoBure is Dave Wells (@davewells13) and Ricky Sangha (@van_city_nucks). Dave was born in Vancouver and now lives in North Delta with his girlfriend and cat that likes to knock everything in the apartment on the floor while he’s at work. Dave went to North Delta Senior Secondary School (sometimes) and currently works at a coffee roasting plant, although he hates the...Click here to read more.
[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.] Did something exciting happen on Monday? I’m not going to analyze the trades from earlier this week as my esteemed colleagues at CHB have done a great job of that already. Instead, I’m going to look at a few other Things That Make You Go Hmmm: 1. Will you be Seeking Stanley…six weeks early? Yesterday, Chris and I represented CHB at the media launch...Click here to read more.
Wow. It’s still hard to believe that the Canucks have traded away Richard Loat’s favourite player, Cody Hodgson. And like much of the intertwined web of social media, we here at Canucks Hockey Blog have also seen ourselves transition through the five stages of grief over the deal: Shock – What do you mean he was traded? Denial – Liars! Until Bob McKenzie says so, Cody is still a Canuck! Anger – Damn that Bob McKenzie for saying Cody is a Sabre. Depression – Cody was the next Linden. Acceptance – Well, he’s gone. Guess we have to change our...Click here to read more.
[Every week Caylie King reviews the Canucks week that was and previews the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing).] The Canucks end a 6-game road trip in Phoenix tonight and then head back home for a 7-game home-stand. This isn’t the same team we saw a few days ago in Dallas. With the addition of Zack Kassian, the Canucks addressed their need for a big, physical bottom six forward. Unfortunately, the Cody Hodgson era is over here in Vancouver, but veteran center and Stanley Cup winner Sami Pahlsson will slot into the lineup and help in...Click here to read more.
Let’s get this out of the way first. I’m still not convinced Columbus’ interest in dealing Rick Nash wasn’t a creation of TSN and Sportsnet. The two networks needed a big name to speculate about to drive up ratings for their annual Trade Deadline TV marathons. Sadly for those networks, Nash remains a Blue Jacket at least until the draft, where the hype will be built up all over again. I am giddy with anticipation (and by giddy I mean hitting my head with a shoe to make the idea of 24 hour coverage of “The Rick Nash Trade –...Click here to read more.