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CHB TV Episode 16: The Northwest Division Gets Stronger 0

CHB TV Episode 16: The Northwest Division Gets Stronger

In this episode of CHB TV, Matt, JJ and Clay discuss the improved Northwest Division and whether or not the Canucks are in trouble of relinquishing the division crown.

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Out of Town Notebook: Stanley Cup Finals Preview, Part 1 1

Out of Town Notebook: Stanley Cup Finals Preview, Part 1

Tom Wakefield compares the 2006 and 2012 Stanley Cup Finals to explore the state of the NHL in the years since the lockout.

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Ranted: Why Cory Schneider shouldn’t have had to apologize 4

Ranted: Why Cory Schneider shouldn’t have had to apologize

Katie Maximick doesn’t think that Cory Schneider should have had to apologize for responding to the Canucks hate being spewed by the media.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 Oilers 0 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 Oilers 0

Elizabeth Moffat recaps the April 7 game between the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers in your tweets.

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Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot 1

Out of Town Notebook: Filling out an NHL Awards Ballot

Tom Wakefield gives his take on who should win some of the key NHL awards and takes a look at other issues around the league.

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Out of Town Notebook: Dead Teams Walking 1

Out of Town Notebook: Dead Teams Walking

As we wind down the 2011-12 NHL season, it’s only fitting to take a moment and pay our respects to the “dearly departed” – those teams we know will be golfing in a couple of weeks. Here now is a quick look at each of the teams looking ahead to 2012-13 already,  in reverse order of today’s standings. Columbus Blue Jackets What went wrong: Pretty much everything. James Wisniewski’s 8-game suspension crippled the team out of the gate. Coach Scott Arniel tried switching his team’s approach from an aggressive to conservative style mid-season, but the results were too poor to save...

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Out of Town Notebook: They Paid Grabovski What? 5

Out of Town Notebook: They Paid Grabovski What?

It seems these days not a day goes by that there isn’t something about the mediocre Toronto Maple Leafs that’s making the headlines.  At first blush, the signing of Mikhail Grabovski to a five year, $27.5 million contract seems rather ludicrous. We’re talking about high-end salary for a streaky scorer that’s never put up 30-goals or 60 points.  But is the contract really that far out of whack? Let’s do this arbitration-style, and look at some comparables. Comparable #1: The 2004 NHL Entry Draft – Part 1 Grabovski was drafted 150th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2004 NHL...

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Out of Town Notebook: Picking Contenders out of Deadline Mix 2

Out of Town Notebook: Picking Contenders out of Deadline Mix

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 –...

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