In a game that featured two teams struggling to score, it was Anaheim's trio of Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, and Corey Perry that emerged victorious with a combined 7 points in a 4-3 win over Vancouver. The Ducks entered their home opener 0-3, heavily outshot and outscored. After a lambasting by coach Randy Carlyle in this morning's practise, the Ducks responded appropriately, taking advantage of odd-man rushes and scoring chances while the Canucks failed to capitalize on theirs. While the highligh
Can anyone tell me where Andrew Peters is? Don't see him with the Moose.
Tonight would be a good spot for him to join the team. Parros, Voros, Bodie, Brookbank.
I realize we need more scoring, but pull out the useless Hansen and the almost as useless Glass.
33, 22, 26
21, 17, 13
10, 27, 18
Peters, 37, 34
The 2010-11 NHL season has started, and the Canucks have 3 points after 2 close games. This CCC is broken up into 2 parts.
In the first part, I offer a few quick observations from the first 2 games, including extrapolating the early stats over a full 82-game season. I also preach patience, perspective, and prudence as we settle in for a long season.
The 2nd half features 2 guest hosts: Pat Teodosio and my son Sean. As I wasn't able to attend nor watch the season opener against the LA K
It's a rare time when I fully agree with Bob McKenzie, and apologies to former NHLers Matt Barnaby and Mike Johnson, but I do agree that the NHL was right to suspend Niklas Hjalmarsson his hit on Jason Pominville who is out indefinitely with a concussion. The other suspension this week was handed to Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski, who made an obscene gesture towards the Rangers' Sean Avery and was likewise suspended for two games. There are two problems here that have my scratching my hea
10th ave freeze out - Bruce Springsteen
Blame yer parents - 54-40
Tell the truth - Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
I wish - Stevie Wonder
That old pair of jeans - Fatboy Slim
Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
Tahitian moon - Porno for Pyros
My life would suck without you in my place (mashup)
Public service Announcement - Jay Z
Paradise city - slash, fergie, cypress hill
Tick tick boom - The Hives
I'm not afraid - Eminem
Its a long way - AC/DC
Get right back - Maxine Nightingale
Pick up the pieces - Average White Band
De doo doo doo - The Police
Hungry heart - Bruce Springsteen
Fits you good - Bryan Adams
Live and let die - Paul McCartney & Wings
Kings highway - Tom Petty
Get it on - T-Rex
Public service Announcement - Jay Z
Sat nights alright - Nickelback ft. Kid Rock
All I do is win - DJ Khaled
Put On - Young Jeezy
Club can't handle me - Flo-Rida
Wake up - arcade fire
Spy break -
Hockey pundits and fans talk all they want and make bold predictions but once the puck drops the NHL really reminds us of how futile our efforts really are. Carolina, Toronto, and Dallas are all unbeaten. Pittsburgh is winless. Someone once said that sports is the most successful and best reality show in the world. I'd have to agree. Here are some storylines to keep watching for the rest of the year (or just to save myself some embarrassment, the next week).
On my website at Chiller Instinct.com, I annually publish a report on the thirty best prospects coming into view league-wide. Recently finished, I invite you to take a few moments to catch up on all the little tidbits you might not have known about some of these dynamic youngsters...
Follow my link below to check out my thoughts on Cody Hodgson (ranked #24) on my blog at: http://prosportsblogging.com/nhl-hockey/vancouver-canucks/prospect-profile-cody-hodgson/
or by all means head to htt
"It's the repetition of affirmation that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali.
For the Vancouver Canucks, in their 40th year in the league, there are only four words: "We. Want. The. Cup."
<img src="http://vancouverite.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/kesler.jpg"class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Some wins will come easier than others, but make no mistake, the Canucks are the team to beat in the West. For Cup contenders fa
The Canucks organization has found itself dealing with an unfamiliar 'problem', a lot of depth players. Conversely, compared to years past, they've rarely had to decide what to do with so many cusp players they cannot use.
Vigneault said Monday that O'Brien and Hordichuk had not yet been re-assigned and there's a 24-hour window to do that
For example, after re-signing a fortuitous contract July 12th with the Vancouver Canucks, it seemed very likely that Shane O'Brien would continue to pla
Sauve looking for redemption after blown pre-season
October 4 2010
A little over a month ago, Yann Sauve arrived in Vancouver hoping to impress the Canucks' staff and to battle for a roster spot with the big club.
But fate had other plans for the 20-year old native of Rigaud, Quebec, who was the victim of a motor vehicle accident which left him with multiple abrasions to his face and body last September.
Yann Sauve enjoyed a career year with the St. John Sea Dogs las
For the 2nd CCC of the season, I take you inside Rogers Arena for the annual Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Event (held just before the Open Practice). My special guest in this video is my buddy Mike, a long-time season ticket holder. I'm his season ticket "partner" for this season only.
We got a lot done in 2 hours:
-we enjoyed a continental breakfast
-we viewed some of the NHL awards and made our own predictions for this season
-we witnessed the introduction of the 2010-11 Vancouver
The presence of a minor professional hockey team can be a postive influence in the development of the sport. Southern Vancouver Island is a prime example. Doug Anderson, a popular player with the old pro WHL Victoria Cougars became the head coach of the wildly succesful BCJHL Cougars of the late 1960s. Fourty years later we are seeing the impact of former Salmon Kings from the early years of the franchise in Victoria involved in coaching at various levels. Most played for Bryan Maxwell in the i
The Rise of Guillaume Desbiens
September 30 2010
As the NHL pre-season comes to a close for the Vancouver Canucks, there is still stiff competition amongst a group of players to make the opening day lineup.
And not surprisingly, in the thick of things is Guillaume Desbiens.
The 25-year old winger of Alma, Quebec has turned heads with his big hits, big frame and the willingness to drop the gloves for big fights.
Guillaume Desbiens scored 34 points in 67 games
As we look forward to one of the most highly-anticipated seasons in Vancouver Canucks history, I'm pleased to present my first CCC: Clay's Canucks Commentary since last Spring.
In this CCC:
-we get rookie Cody Hodgson's autograph and present him with our clever sign: "We've got your back, Cody!"
-view a bit of footage from inside Rogers Arena
-I talk about how prognosticators, predictors, and pundits are picking the Canucks to go far this season
-I interview my kids Sean, Jake, and Kayla
It's finally started. It all began in April, when I sent a long email to the UBC Men's hockey team explaining my love for the game and what I want to do with it in the future, and asking for some kind of a job within the team. Between then and now, after a handful of meetings discussing my role with the team, the season finally arrived, and I couldn't be anymore happier with how it has all turned out on Friday and Saturday.
From April to the moments before the game started, I really didn't kn
Mason Raymond ready to join 30-goal club
September 24 2010
Calling it a big year would be an understatement to describe last season for Mason Raymond. After a disappointing 23-point campaign in 08-09 that included a few trips to the press box, the Cochrane, Alberta-native silenced critics with the best argument possible: 25 goals and 53 points.
Benefiting from a permanent fix on the team's second line beside Ryan Kesler and Mikael Samuelsson, the 25-year old proved himself wort
Do you love it, or hate it?
Does it get you feeling excited and pumped up or do you simply ignore it?
I'm talking about the Canucks Entrance Song, Where the Streets Have No Name. It's the song that's played as they take to the ice for warm-up before each game. And there seems to be some debate, albeit all in fun, about the effectiveness of the classic U2 track as a warm-up song.
For as much as I like (nay LOVE) that song, it's time as a pump-up track has come to end. Don't get me w
It won't be long before Ducks fans forget that there was another number 9 before Bobby Ryan. Ryan ranked third among Ducks forwards in hits and had almost half the giveaways Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry had while posting more takeaways. Ryan, a natural right winger, has had to shift to the left to play on a line with Perry and Getzlaf but it hasn't diminished his production at all, posting a team-high 35 goals last year while also putting up 81 PIMs. Ryan's not a sniper but he's got great hands
Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Samuelsson
Malhotra - Schaefer - Torres
Oreskovich - Morrison - Hansen
Hamhuis - Ehrhoff
Ballard - Bieksa
Edler - Salo
Samuelsson and Torres could switch lines if needed
Morrison would get good powerplay time
On Line 1: Our same old defensively responsible 1st Sedin line with an amazing scoring punch.
On Line 2: Speedy up and coming players Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond highli
Yes, tonight we dust off the equipment and fire up the sound system in Rogers Arena for the first time in this, our Championship Season.
I'm back from an extended trip through the Jungles of South America and river rafting the Amazon.
It's been quite an off-season, and I hope you're all as excited as I am.
just wanted to send this short note to let you all know that I'm back on CDC, etc.. and look forward to everyone's continued input and passion.
As the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton gains it's full stride, several mini-dramas continue to unfold within the Vancouver Canucks organization.
With another disappointing second round ousting behind them, the Canucks organization has rallied resources to ensure a better outcome. With additions such as Keith Ballard, Dan Hamhuis, Manny Malholtra and others, expectations for the club have never been higher (which, even by Vancouver standards is quite lofty). Though an unfair measuring