Tagged: playoffs 2011

Ranted: Since when was a broken back something to cheer about, Boston?

Ranted: Since when was a broken back something to cheer about, Boston?

Gutless – lacking courage or determination. Unclassy – lacking in good taste or sense; crude. Both of these terms have been tossed back and forth between the Vancouver and Boston camps since the beginning of the Stanley Cup Final. They’ve been used so often and so stupidly that for many people, the words have lost their venom. Even the supposedly “unbiased” media is jumping on the wagon of name-calling, labelling the Sedin Twins “Thelma and Louise” (Mike Milbury, NBC/Versus) or calling the Canucks a bunch of classless, gutless brutes (Barry Rozner, Daily Herald). It’s pretty apparent that the Canucks and...

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He Said, She Said: Lightning Crashes 0

He Said, She Said: Lightning Crashes

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.] From: Christopher Golden To: Caylie King Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:00 Hey Caylie, For what could be a defining moment in my favourite NHL team’s history, I’ve been surprisingly calm throughout the day. Not confident (after games 3 & 4 I’m still apprehensive of the TD Gardens) but at peace. Mind you, the puck has yet to drop. C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:17 Hi Chris, I was calm until about 3 PM when...

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History Has Already Been Made 11

History Has Already Been Made

The commercials may say otherwise but in reality, history has already been made. I’m not sure how many of us have stopped to think about it but we are witnessing an important point in time. Regardless of whether we win or lose, this magical playoff run of the 2010/2011 Vancouver Canucks will be spoken of for generations. I can see myself now, an old man chatting with my equally old friends, telling our grandchildren of this illustrious time of our youth. “Where were you when Burr gloved that puck down and scored to beat the Hawks?” “You remember when Juice...

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Pre-SCF Game 6 Quick Hits 0

Pre-SCF Game 6 Quick Hits

Only a few more hours until gametime; here are some quick thoughts. Because there are a few in the mainstream media who refuse to play Roberto Luongo’s full quote on Tim Thomas right after the Canucks’ game 5 victory, I’ve embedded the video for you to see. At the 2:22 mark, a reporter asked Luongo, “Roberto, could you just talk about the goal, and from a goalie’s perspective, how difficult it is to play a shot off the end boards when it comes from a weird angle so it goes off Tim’s body… just how hard it is?” Luongo’s full...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Beat The Heat, Conn Smythe and a Well-Timed Break 1

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Beat The Heat, Conn Smythe and a Well-Timed Break

[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.] With a win tonight in Boston, the Vancouver Canucks can win the Stanley Cup for the first-time in their 40-year history.  But it won’t be easy – the Bruins hammered the Canucks by a combined score of 12-1 in games 3 and 4.  As we look forward to what could be the most memorable night in Canucks’ history, here are some Things That Make You...

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Visa Hockey Love Hurts Giveaway 31

Visa Hockey Love Hurts Giveaway

You’ll remember a few months ago, we ran a contest with Visa’s Hockey Love Hurts program. As part of that contest, you guys had a chance to ask Alex Burrows some questions and Burr responded to them. Well, the Hockey Love Hurts program is over, and as it turns out, the winner was from Vancouver, a Canucks fan who got to watch game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena. As a thank you to CHB for helping with the program, Visa has kindly given us two (2) $75 Visa gift cards to give out to our loyal...

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Round 4 Game 5: Lapierre’s Goal 0

Round 4 Game 5: Lapierre’s Goal

The Situation We’re four minutes into the third period, and no one has scored yet. It’s yet another goaltending battle, as Thomas and Luongo have both shut the door so far. Both teams have had stymied on glorious scoring opportunities. Frame 1 Torres plays the puck up to Lapierre, who chips it past a pinching Seidenberg at the point. Frame 2 Chara is the lone man back as Lucic and Seidenberg sprint back to prevent the 2-on-1. Somehow Malhotra is on the ice instead of Hansen for this shift. Frame 3 Now it’s only a 3-on-2, but the three Bruins...

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Sedins Fire Back at Mad Mike Milbury 6

Sedins Fire Back at Mad Mike Milbury

The other night, Mike Milbury referred to Henrik and Daniel Sedin as “Thelma and Louise”. After last night’s game 5 win, the Sedins fired back. Courtesy of Chris Stevenson (Toronto Sun). First, from Henrik: That wasn’t too much fun. My son told me a man was making fun of me and Uncle Danny on TV. I said that can’t be true because that’s what usually happens in kindergarten. That’s what happened. Sometimes grown-ups have low self-esteem and get on guys and say stupid stuff. I think he has to be happy with his career. He did a great job on...

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Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel: SCF Game 5 Preview 0

Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel: SCF Game 5 Preview

Today’s Vancouver Sun Playoff Panel preview of game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals include Dean Broughton, Scott Brown and Matt Black from the Vancouver Sun, Bob Mackin from 24 Hours Vancouver, Kristina Meakin (@vagablond), the Hockey Luvin Homos, and Chris Golden and myself from CHB. Watch live streaming video from thevancouversun at livestream.com

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Pre-SCF Game 5 Quick Hits 0

Pre-SCF Game 5 Quick Hits

Some quick thoughts going into game 5 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals tonight: According to various reports, 21-year old Chris Tanev will slot in tonight in place of Keith Ballard. Every team has jerks in its fanbase, but it’s disappointing to hear about the lengths some Bruins fans went to make life miserable for visiting Canucks fans. Never mind the bars that refused to serve Canucks fans, I’ve heard first-hand accounts from friends who made the trip to Boston that Bruins fans dumped beer all over them in the stands and called them all sorts of racist names on...

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