I don’t hold with them new-fangled statistics like plus/minus or Corsi ratings. Why should numbers be privileged over letters? A player’s name is the best way of revealing his essence — short of cutting him open, of course. Rearranging the letters of a few Canucks’ names can reveal truth you’ll never find in a spreadsheet. Meditate on these anagrams. Daniel Sedin: Linden’s idea “Good thinking, Trevor. So, to recap, I’ll send you to the Islanders for Brian McCabe, whom my succesor will trade to get the other Sedin twin.” Henrik Sedin: Heed in rinks! Outside the arena, you can safely...Click here to read more.
From everyone here at CHB, we’d just like to wish you all a happy, healthy and Merry Christmas. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Gillis snipping at Pratt and the Moj, Yuletide carols, “Win Da Turd”, sung by a choir, Blackhawks are the team we hate the most. Everybody knows a turkey and it’s a team from Toronto, Help to make the season bright. Sedin, Sedin and Burrows with their eyes all aglow, Made it hard for Mathieu Garon to sleep tonight. Bieksa knows that Sami Salo’s on his way; He’s loaded lots of band aids and crutches on his...Click here to read more.
In the wake of Halloween there are always an abundance of fan made pumpkins, some good and some not so good. I’ve never had the skill nor the inclination to tackle a pumpkin let alone to brand it Canucks but there are some folks out there with significantly more drive and talent than I, and they have some pretty cool pumpkins to share. This first one comes from @transcendswebs who manages to tackle the hardest Canucks logo and make it look good on a pumpkin. Kudos sir. Next up we have Gemma Davis who’s attempted to recreate one of the...Click here to read more.
While I don’t want to give the shootout any serious consideration in the offseason, I notice the Canucks starting roster looks like it will once again lack a shootout specialist. Last season, six different Canucks were picked to do the shootout; this season, two of those players – Kyle Wellwood and Pavol Demitra – are no longer with the team. I’m sure Malhotra and Torres will get a look in the shootout. Torres has decent career numbers and Malhotra has the ability to score in the clutch. Tambellini has the best shootout numbers of all the new comers having scored...Click here to read more.
A while ago Sports Illustrated came out with a “Separated at Birth, NHL Style” album which showcased NHL players with their celebrity look alikes. The list includes Luongo and the Twins and even has former Canucks captain Markus Naslund on it. With the recent re-arrival of Morrison to Vancouver someone pointed out to me that he has a look alike of his own so with a little Canucks flavour. Sports Illustrated should consider adding Brendan Morrison and Cory Monteith aka Finn Hudson from the show Glee to that list. Any other Canucks look alikes that you think are out there?Click here to read more.
– I was in the Vancouver daily 24 hours today for the 5 on 5 segment. It was fun and those involved sure bring the funny. It’s pretty flattering Guts Mctavish asked me since he’s one of the very funniest puppets or people I know. An online version can be found here if you’re so inclined. – On the Shane O’Brien situation, while he’s made bad decisions and deserves some discipline from the Canucks, the person (or people) that sent the picture to Deadspin are so SO low. If you do a little research it’s clear that picture wasn’t even...Click here to read more.
Richard’s story is almost a week old. I thought I’d ignore it, but it seems like I can’t. He was on TEAM 1040 yesterday afternoon and the Vancouver Province ran another piece on him this morning. Now, credit to Richard for realizing his actions weren’t cool and cutting off the source of his frustrations, but I still don’t understand why his story has garnered so much attention. Is he supposed to represent Canucks fans and 39 years of few successes? God I hope not. He snapped at his wife after his favorite sports team lost a game. I doubt many...Click here to read more.
Thanks to yesterday’s dump of snow and being homebound, I watched an unbelievable amount of sports. Some of the best moments have already made their way on YouTube: Jordan Eberle scores the tying goal with 5.4 seconds left in the 3rd period. Sidney Crosby proving he can drop the gloves as well. Alex Semin proving he can’t (or just shouldn’t).Click here to read more.