Tagged: David Booth

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hansen Comes up Huge and CCC Goes on a Brief Sabbatical 0

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Hansen Comes up Huge and CCC Goes on a Brief Sabbatical

I look at the good, the bad, and the interesting from the Vancouver Canucks’ 7-4 victory over the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena. I doubt that anyone predicted 11 total goals in this contest between two teams that have had difficulty scoring this season.  The fans were treated to a highly entertaining contest that had a bit of everything: nice goals, fights, defensive breakdowns, and even a penalty shot. I touch on Jannik Hansen, Andrew Ebbett, Mason Raymond, Henrik’s penalty shot, David Booth, Kevin Bieksa’s tough game, our crowded blueline, and a little trip I’m taking. Thus, I’ll be taking...

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Exacting Revenge on the Blue Jackets and Cam Barker’s Offensive Prowess 0

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Exacting Revenge on the Blue Jackets and Cam Barker’s Offensive Prowess

With a 2-1 shootout victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus, the Canucks were able to avenge last week’s 2-1 overtime defeat to the same team in the same arena. This time, highlights included the strong goaltending of Roberto Luongo and Mason Raymond’s spin-o-rama goal in the shootout. In this video, I touch on Roberto Luongo’s strong game, David Booth’s aggressive play, Alex Burrows sliding into Luongo, boarding penalties, the goaltending situation, Cam Barker’s offensive prowess, and Tom Sestito’s decreasing playing time.  

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Bad Weather, Bad Discipline and Ballard’s Benching 0

Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Bad Weather, Bad Discipline and Ballard’s Benching

I look at the good, the bad, and the interesting from the Canucks’ 4-2 defeat to the Calgary Flames from Sunday, March 3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Having arrived in snow-laden Calgary just 2 and a half hours before face-off, the Canucks played hard in the first period but wilted as the game wore on. In the video, I touch on Jannik Hansen, David Booth, early penalties, Roberto Luongo, the Canucks’ lack of discipline, bad weather, Tom Sestito and another benching of Keith Ballard.

CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Scenes from Opening Weekend 0

CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary: Scenes from Opening Weekend

For my first CCC of the 2013 NHL season, I share some of the sights and sounds from the Canucks’ opening weekend at Rogers Arena. Unfortunately, the weekend consisted of two losses: 7-3 to Anaheim on Saturday night and 3-2 to Edmonton on Sunday night. It was certainly an intriguing weekend as both Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo got starts. As well, the Canucks’ secondary scoring (or lack thereof) was quite evident. My buddy Mike also captured some neat footage from ice level as he was chosen to receive the jersey off of a player’s back.  He ended up getting...

CHB Contest: Pick the 2nd Line and Win Canucks Tickets! 121

CHB Contest: Pick the 2nd Line and Win Canucks Tickets!

If there was one thing clear about the Canucks early exit from the post-season, the lack of secondary scoring and production from the second line was a large issue. So it’s definitely worrisome that Ryan Kesler is still on the mend (with no schedule to return yet) from off-season surgery AND David Booth has encountered a temperamental groin, leaving him on the shelf for four to six weeks. So how do you replace two-thirds of your second line for close to a third of the shortened NHL season? This is where you come in. We want you to tell us...

Top 10 Reasons Why Gary Bettman Requested the Two-Week Moratorium 2

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...