I went to the Moneyball premiere last night – good movie by the way – and it got me thinking about stats and player valuation and what it must be like to be a GM of a professional sports team. Which in turn got me thinking about hockey pools, and more specifically, the CHB Hockey pool. In previous years, we’ve done head-to-head pools on Yahoo, but that was limited basically to about 10-12 hardcore poolies who signed up every year. This season, we thought we’d open things up for more people and try something different. The Format You pick 30...Click here to read more.
Do you want to attend a Vancouver Canucks game in a private suite? Do you want to hang out with your favorite Canucks bloggers for a night? Do you want to attend a Vancouver Canucks game in a private suite? @VanCanucks have hidden a pair of faux tickets (like the picture above) on two of 70 Canucks SkyTrain posters that are currently up within all stations on the Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines. What you need to do is locate these tickets and take a photo of yourselves in front of the poster. Then, tweet the photo to @VanCanucks with...Click here to read more.
With the Canucks amidst one of the best seasons they’ve ever had we’re seeing fans go to extraordinary lengths to support their team. This includes the passionate fans behind Force and Sully, The Green Men, and extends to the hundreds of fans that invaded California along with the Canucks to make their road presence known. With the great lengths we’ve seen Canucks fans travel, it only made sense to support The RUSH Vancouver when they approached us with Mason Raymond swag for you guys to win! The RUSH: Race & Urban Scavenger Hunt is not your ordinary event. Teams of...Click here to read more.
Hopefully by now, you’ve heard about our little Canucks Playoff Beard Challenge. Simply supporting the team by showing off your best looking playoff beard can get you a shot at winning a $25 gift card to the Hurricane Grill. But also, we here at Canucks Hockey Blog wanted to celebrate the start of this long playoff run with a kick-off contest so we reached out to our friends from the Vancouver Canucks organization and discovered they had a team-signed Canucks stick available for us to give away to one lucky CHB reader. To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to...Click here to read more.
(Post by J.J., Chris Golden and Harrison Mooney.) Even as Markus Naslund’s career in a Vancouver Canucks uniform was winding down – a career that saw him revitalize a moribund franchise, rewrite numerous franchise scoring records, become the longest-serving captain in Canucks history, and spend countless hours in the community – many fans questioned whether or not his jersey #19 was deserving to be raised to the rafters. Whether or not it deserved to hang alongside #12 and #16. The fact is, many fans have come to compare Naslund’s accomplishments with Trevor Linden’s and Stan Smyl’s. And that’s certainly their...Click here to read more.
The Canucks have lost 4 games in a row and both Sedins went pointless in their 2 weekend games. But if we’re looking for positives after discouraging losses to the Blackhawks and Coyotes, consider this: Hank still leads the NHL with 20 assists. With the first quarter of this season in the books, Hank’s on pace for 90 assists – 7 more than his 83 assists last season when he won the Art Ross Trophy. Since the 2007/2008 season, Hank has 226 assists in 266 games – an average of 0.85 assists/game. He has more total assists than Joe Thornton...Click here to read more.
On Saturday, November 27, a group of over 30 of us are heading to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to watch the Manitoba Moose play the Abbotsford Heat. Together with Justine Galo, who gives you the “View from a Broad” over at Canucks Corner, we’re giving away two tickets for you to join us and cheer on the baby Canucks as they take on the baby Flames. Here’s how you can enter: 1) The Canucks have some of the best prospects they’ve had in years. For one entry to win these tickets, tell us who your favourite Canucks prospect...Click here to read more.
If you like going to Canucks games, cheering on the boys in blue, and showcasing your dance moves on the big screen, then BCAA has the perfect contest for you. BCAA is looking for the ultimate Canucks fan to be their official BCAA Booster Zone Captain this season. The winner will get a free ticket to every Canucks home game this season (starting from the November 20, 2010 home game against the Chicago Blackhawks), regular appearances on the Rogers Arena jumbotron and “semi-fame” (kinda like those green guys). To apply for the BCAA Booster Search: Create a 60-second video. Show...Click here to read more.
If you look at the Canucks expected lineup tonight, you’ll notice that the four centers dressing are the four centers vying for the team’s fourth line center position. Listening to Alain Vigneault’s comments after last night’s win against the Sharks, it sounds like Cody Hodgson, if he starts in Vancouver rather than Winnipeg, is destined for a bottom-six role. “It’s a question of what’s best for the team and once we’ve made that assessment we’re obviously going to consider what’s best for him,” said Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault. “Is it best for him to play eight or nine minutes...Click here to read more.
Thank you again to everyone for their suggestions for a nickname for the Sedin, Sedin and Burrows line. There were lots of good and creative entries for sure, and our favorites are: Richard picks “The BroBury Line” (suggested by Terri) Alix picks “The Treadmill Line” (suggested by Archii) I pick “The Trois Kronors” (suggested by Bryan) Congratulations to Terri, Archii and Bryan – we’ll contact you by email and send you your Canucks 2009/2010 Yearbooks. ***** Now, we mentioned in the last post that we’ve added a part 2 to this contest. Richard, Alix and I here at Canucks Hockey...Click here to read more.