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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Looking Ahead to the New Season

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Looking Ahead to the New Season

[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.] After a remarkably short hockey summer, we’re already just a few sleeps away from the start of the 2011-12 NHL season and the Vancouver Canucks’ home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins sans Sidney Crosby.  As the pre-season comes to an end, here are some Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The first power play unit.  I was at the Canucks’ final exhibition game, a...

The Better Team Won and Other Thoughts

The Better Team Won and Other Thoughts

As we recover from the thrills and spills from the last 9 months, we’re going to slowly start dissecting the 2010/2011 Canucks and their long season and deep playoff run. For starters, here are some quick thoughts. Not to take anything away from what the Canucks did this season, but I think we’re all rational enough to admit that the Boston Bruins were the better team over the course of the 7 games of the Stanley Cup Finals. It’s easy for some people to look at the number of goals Roberto Luongo allowed in their 4 losses – that number...

He Said, She Said: Lightning.. err.. Luongo Crashes

He Said, She Said: Lightning.. err.. Luongo 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: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:16 Hey Caylie, Game 7. Vancouver. And biggest game in Luongo’s career. He’s gonna bring it. He has too! C. From: Caylie King To: Christopher Golden Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:06 Hi Chris, Like many have said, this game will be a huge statement for Luongo. He wasn’t faced with very many shots in the first, but the one he didn’t see went to the back of the net. I...

Pre-SCF Game 6 Quick Hits

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...

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

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...

Pre-SCF Game 5 Quick Hits

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...

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Home-Ice Advantage

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Home-Ice Advantage

[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.] Less than a week after leaving for Boston, the Vancouver Canucks return to the friendly confines of Rogers Arena tied with their series against the Bruins tied at 2 games apiece.  Just hours away from one of the biggest and most anticipated games in club history, here are three Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Will Canucks fans really provide a home-ice advantage?  With...

Things That Make You Go Hmmm:  A Finger-Licking Butt-Kicking

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: A Finger-Licking Butt-Kicking

[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.] Wow.  That was ugly.  So now we have a series after the Bruins thumped the Canucks 8-1 in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  And as you would expect from a 7-goal defeat, there are more than a few Things That Make You Go Hmmm… Does the Bruins pre-game meal consist of Kentucky Fried Chicken? Boston players seemed intent on having their fingers...

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Canucks 1 Bruins 0

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Canucks 1 Bruins 0

Maybe it was the aura of the Stanley Cup Finals and knowing what was at stake at the end of it, but for a game that finished 1-0, game 1 was pretty darn entertaining. The Vancouver Canucks relied heavily on Roberto Luongo for about 59 minutes and 40 seconds of game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Then, with 19 seconds left, Raffi Torres finished a pretty passing play with Ryan Kesler and Jannik Hansen. He scored the only goal of the game and gave the Canucks an early 1-0 series lead over the Boston Bruins. Winning game 1 was...

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Goalies and Man, Oh Manny

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Goalies and Man, Oh Manny

[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.] The Vancouver Canucks host the Boston Bruins tonight in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  It’s been a full week since the Canucks last played, so there has been ample time to dissect and discuss numerous storylines heading into the finals.  Here are a few things to ponder: Things That Make You Go Hmmm…: Who will win the goaltending duel? Their styles are...

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