Tagged: Keith Ballard

Shooting from the Hip with @AaronGnome29: California Road Trip, Rome’s Return and Trade Talks 2

Shooting from the Hip with @AaronGnome29: California Road Trip, Rome’s Return and Trade Talks

[Every week, Clayton Imoo sits down and talks hockey with a CHB follower and fellow fan.  If you’re interested in being featured in “Shooting from the Hip”, send us a tweet at @canuckshockey or @CanuckClay.] Aaron Gnome is, well, a garden gnome. Made in China, he immigrated to Vancouver in a packing crate and somehow along the way developed sentient qualities. After coming here he became a huge Canuck fan and that love, combined with a garden gnome’s innate love of travel, led to AG’s first ‘road trip of a lifetime’ this past December. Aaron and six friends travelled to...

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Quickies: A Jon Stewart Video, the Canucks’ Search for a Top-4 Defenseman and a Surging CoHo 1

Quickies: A Jon Stewart Video, the Canucks’ Search for a Top-4 Defenseman and a Surging CoHo

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the above video must be worth, well, a lot more than that. With no less than 8 defensemen already on the roster, was Chris Tanev’s call-up yesterday a signal that the Canucks are ready to trade a defenseman? Or does it simply mean that Sami Salo will be out for a longer period of time? Regardless of the reason, I’m sure coaches AV and Bones are happy to have another right-side defenseman in their lineup, rather than having to play every other defenseman other than Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa on their...

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Out of Town Notebook: The Real NHL Western Conference Standings Revisited 2

Out of Town Notebook: The Real NHL Western Conference Standings Revisited

At the end of the 20-game mark, I took a look at the “real” NHL standings in the East and West. Now that every team has played their 40th game, it’s time to even the playing field once again and see what’s really been going on in the NHL. Last time, I made special mention of a team’s special teams, goals for and goals against performance for the season. This time, to learn a bit more about an individual team’s strengths and weaknesses, each squad was ranked in six categories*: Goals for (GF) and shots-for (SHF) were chosen to evaluate...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Surprises, Disappointments and Some Perspective 9

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Surprises, Disappointments and Some Perspective

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall’s “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”, Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm.  You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay’s Canucks Commentary.] Photo credit: Yahoo Sports I’m taking a break from planning my Saturday morning “Ruin the Bruins” party to offer up a few quick thoughts as the Canucks have reached the midway point of the season.  It feels so strange to type the word “morning” when blogging about a hockey game, but I digress. On this eve of the Stanley Cup Finals rematch, here are...

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