Game #24 Preview: Take Off Your Pants and Blue Jackets

Cam Davie
November 29 2011 12:03PM

Will we witness a scene like this tonight? As Raymond returns, does he light the lamp?
Or will he struggle to return to form?
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #24 - Blue Jackets @ Canucks

Winners of four straight games, and coming off a 3-game perfect road trip, the Vancouver Canucks look to keep up their winning ways, as they return home to face the Columbus Blue Jackets. Winners of only a single road game and a league-worst overall record of 6-14-3, the Blue Jackets are reeling and have been all season. And it’s just these types of games that have been identified for several years amongst Canucks fans as the dreaded “trap game”.

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Embrace the Hate: Defending the Riots

The Stanchion
November 29 2011 10:48AM

Editors Note: If you've yet to hear about the Embrace the Hate Campaign, I urge you read up on it before delving into this post. The entire point of the campaign is to diffuse the "hatred" the rest of the league has for the Canucks and their fans with humour. It's an attempt to get Canucks fans to laugh at the team's "most-hated" status.  If I see a single post in the comments that talks about how this post is "proof of what's wrong with Canucks fans," my head will explode. Once I put it back together again in the style of Humpty Dumpty or Tony Shaloub in Men In Black, I will mock you mercilessly. For the "Embrace the Hate" Campaign, we are going to take it as well as dish it out, and none of it should be taken seriously. It's a humourous content contest...

And now - The Stanchion defends the Stanley Cup Riots!:

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Headshots: Goaltending Controversy Edition

Thomas Drance
November 28 2011 02:33PM

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at This afternoon, it's the very special all goaltending controversy, all the time edition:

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Could Ovechkin Benefit from the 'Sedin Treatment'

Cam Charron
November 28 2011 01:36PM

Alexander Ovechkin, the "Great Eight", former Calder Trophy winner and possessor of the best individual single season since the lockout, in which he earned the Art Ross, Rocket Richard and Hart trio, along with the Lester B. Pearson Award. And 65 goals to boot.

But, the questions that have fans thinking are as follows: 'How does a 65-goal scorer at 21 score just 32 at 24? How is he one of the biggest scoring busts so far on the current season, with just 8 goals through 22 games, as one of the most naturally gifted people on the planet entering what should be his prime?'

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You Know What I Hate?! - NOV 28

Cam Davie
November 28 2011 01:25PM

This dog is angry! And so am I.
Luckily my teeth are straighter than his. Only slightly, though.
Photo found at VSA Stories

Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday, and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.

In this week's edition, I shake my head at Patch, whine about Joe and his whiny whining, and yell at NBC and Matt Lauer to learn a team's damn name!

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