Sure, the game had its moments. Like Ryan Kesler scoring – shorthanded – in his first game back from injury, in his first game since word got out that he had requested a trade out of Vancouver. Like Eddie Lack standing on his head again, allowing just one goal for the 6th time in his last 8 starts. Like Keith Ballard returning to Rogers Arena (playing in the game and not sitting in the press box). But let’s be reality here. Canucks vs. Wild games aren’t the most exciting games at the best of times, and last night’s was no...Click here to read more.
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It’s that special moment when one man swerves his hips in a quick fluid motion and uses his momentum to launch his butt at another man. Yes, you guessed it, I’m talking about the hipcheck. Unique, strange, rare- the hip check is one of the most exciting plays in hockey because of its ability to send a guy flying. Unconventional in it’s technique, the hip check takes a special blend of timing and balance to be completed perfectly. When it is done efficiently, the result is glory for the hitter and shame for the hittee. We’ve been lucky as Canucks...Click here to read more.
As we reach the end of the regular season, Clay, Chris, Ed, and our special guest, Jordan Bowman from the Legion of Blog, talk Keith Ballard, pirates, astronauts, old media, new media, and oh, Zack Kassian, in this, the 6th episode of CHB TV.Click here to read more.
After rolling through some of the weaker teams in the West, the Canucks begin a stretch of games against potential playoff dance partners. They started with a game against the St. Louis Blues last night, a chippy affair that featured a lot of rough stuff and name calling, and resulted in a 2-1 Canucks loss in the shootout. So, of course, we find a way to work an O.C. reference in TGATT. Tomorrow's #TGATT features Wolverine and Ryan Atwood. So ya, it's gonna be a good morning. — Lizz Moffat (@lizzmoffat) April 17, 2013 Here’s the game recap in your...Click here to read more.
He’s suffered a few injuries in his last couple of years here, but yes, Keith Ballard could return tonight.Click here to read more.
Dale Weise was out of the lineup so Cam Barker was back in. And Keith Ballard was back at forward. What could possibly go wrong?Click here to read more.
Only weeks ago we all assumed the Canucks had the Northwest Division locked up. Sure our power play was horrible back then, the defense was muddled, injuries were taking a toll, and goaltending was simply adequate… but things aren’t that bad are they? Canucks lose again? General Manager Nero has some solutions for some personnel moves. #StarTrek #ferfuck pic.twitter.com/HwvLEhLpYa — j.Bowman (@jBowmancouver) March 19, 2013 That can’t be good, can it?Click here to read more.
I like Keith Ballard. I liked him with he played in Phoenix. I liked him when he played in Florida. And I like him as a Vancouver Canuck. I was very excited when the Canucks traded for him in late-June 2010. When the Canucks signed Dan Hamhuis less than a week later, I was over the moon – what an upgrade to our defense! Unfortunately, Ballard had off-season surgery before he even played his first game in a Vancouver uniform and then he was concussed just four games into the regular season. Add a sprained MCL and the first benching...Click here to read more.
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.Click here to read more.
The game had everything – pretty goals, big saves, big fights, a penalty shot, and even phallic-shaped light sabers.Click here to read more.