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CHB PSA: Vigneault Is Not Amused

CHB PSA: Vigneault Is Not Amused

I’ve always thought AV was a funny guy. A little dry wit at appropriate times, usually at the expense of local media but still, while he maintained that stoneface for many of his early Canucks years, this year in particular he’s really lightened up. I don’t think I need to remind any Canucks fans of his uncontrollable giggle-fits as Vernon Fiddler did his best Kevin Bieksa impression. Seems it doesn’t take much to give Coach V an attack of the funnies. On the other hand, AV does not find wrecking Vancouver very funny…so don’t do it or he’ll bag skate...

Kassian Has The Intimidation Factor

Kassian Has The Intimidation Factor

When Zack Kassian arrived in Vancouver, one of the first words out of his mouth was the following: They’ve got a great team here, and I’m just going to try to be a small piece in a big puzzle. Oh Zack, we all know that’s not going to be possible in this hockey fishbowl. Since he arrived on the scene, fans have been watching closely, scrutinizing and analyzing every little detail of his game. There have been bright moments, like his first three games as a Canuck, where he combined for 16 hits, a goal, and an assist. His fight...

Shooting From the Hip with @ajtuliao: Crushing on Cody and Dreaming of Disney

Shooting From the Hip with @ajtuliao: Crushing on Cody and Dreaming of Disney

[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.] Your favourite “get-to-know-someone” blog is back and on its brand new day of Friday!  I was away in LA last week and earlier this week I severed a tendon in my middle finger of my left hand.  But don’t worry…I’m playing hurt just for you:  the loyal CHB readers. This week I chat with Arielle Tuliao.  I met Arielle…get this…through the internet.  Our mutual love...

Out of Town Notebook: Better or Worse Than Their Record

Out of Town Notebook: Better or Worse Than Their Record

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] If the 2011-12 season was the Pacific Ocean, we’ve barely dipped our toe into the cold waters. Nonetheless, there’s been almost a month of NHL hockey, and it’s not too early to start evaluating what’s happening around the league. Here now are a handful of teams better than, or worse than, their record-to-date. Significantly Worse Than Their Record (aka the Ron Washington is a Lousy Coach Division) Toronto: The Leafs enter Friday with a 6-2-1 record and a...

Shinny: CHB Fantasy Hockey Update

Shinny: CHB Fantasy Hockey Update

It’s that time again. Time to check in and see how each of your favourite CHB staff are doing in the office* hockey pool.  Follow the link to the pool site, or read on below for each writer’s thoughts.  * Note office in this case refers to Ed’s tree fort.  1. 2 Sedins, 0 Cups (Tom) – 105.5 points The season is only 10-games long right? Just this week I was thinking to myself “self, you’ve been too cranky about the pool prize. The winner of this pool should get $10,000 and a parade.” Then, lo-and-behold, I’m in first place....

Canucks at a Crease Crossroad

Canucks at a Crease Crossroad

This just in: There are as many Vancouver Canucks fans who support Roberto Luongo as there are Vancouver Canucks fans who despise him. Cory Schneider will get the start for the Canucks tonight when they take to the ice versus the St. Louis Blues, and head coach Alain Vigneault insists that was the plan from the start following his decision to pull Roberto Luongo midway through the second period in last night’s loss to Edmonton. Now, there isn’t yet developed technology that allows us to see what’s going on in Vigneault’s head, but chances are he’s torn between sticking to...

Sedins ‘History Will Be Made’ Commercial

Sedins ‘History Will Be Made’ Commercial

It’s nice to see the NHL finally pick up on the Sedins. It’s not like they’ve been invisible, yet so far in may respects they’ve been downplayed or gone unnoticed. The most recent time being their uncharacteristically slow time to recognize Henrik in any way for the Art Ross. They were quick on the uptake to track Stamkos, Ovechkin and Crosby, but Henrik seemed to fall by the wayside. I can understand the NHL spending much of it’s focus on promoting non-Canadian teams because that’s where they need to increase market penetration, but it was nice to see the Canucks...

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