Canucks 4 – 1 Stars The Canucks closed out 2010 the same way they opened it: with a win over the Dallas Stars, but don’t let the 4-1 score fool you into thinking this was just another rout of a good team. Vancouver outscored Dallas, but that’s about the only stat category they won. Thankfully, [...]

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Welcome to 2010 in review, PITB’s exhaustive, retrospective compilation of all the major Canucks stories that held your attention in the year that was. Remember when the Canucks boycotted CBC after the Ron Maclean hatchet job? That’s in here. Remember Michael Grabner’s first career hat trick in Anaheim? That’s in here. Remember when Guillaume Desbiens [...]

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The latest blog post from Tanner Glass went up today on Canucks.com. In it he talks Christmas, roadtrips, weddings, and Dartmouth. But since we at Pass it to Bulis are incredibly self-interested, this was my favorite part: We also snuck in a few games of scrabble thanks to my sister who got me the board [...]

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Accidental Discoveries: Ryker Kesler is a Party Baby

Big news, everyone: PITB has accidentally discovered something remarkable. Follow along with us. Here’s what happened on March 19: The Vancouver Canucks locked up one of their top players on Friday as Ryan Kesleragreed to terms on a six-year contract extension. The deal will keep him with the club through the 2015-16 season. The deal [...]

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And here we are. We’ve had a fun run, wouldn’t you say? We’ve got 40 goals down and 10 to go in our list of the best Canuck goals of 2010. We’re sure you know how this list ends, and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting there with us, but there are still some surprises in [...]

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The Olympics as a whole was a tremendous success for Canadian Amateur sports as the country’s athletes earned a record medal count and allowed the nation to put the previous medal failures in Calgary and Montreal behind them.  But while the country’s athletes totaled the most gold (14) of any country and were at the [...]

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With another 3-point night to extend his point-scoring streak to 8 games, Ryan Kesler has suddenly become the subject of speculation: is he the best player in the Western Conference? Twitter was abuzz with the question last night, it was one of the main topics of conversation on the Team 1040 morning show on my [...]

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The Canucks scored some dazzling goals in 2010, but it will be a brand new year in only a few short days. Who knows what the new year will hold? Now, I don’t mean to hit the panic button but, as of this writing, the Canucks are scoreless in 2011. Seriously, don’t panic. While we [...]

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Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers The Flyers and Canucks were a good matchup on paper. Both teams have excellent strength down the middle and strong forward lines overall, a solid defensive corps, and comparable records. Some said, prior to tonight’s contest, that we might be looking at a potential Stanley Cup Finals matchup. Roberto Luongo [...]

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As another year of hockey draws to a close, we at PITB thought this might be a good time to reflect on the wicked wristers, sizzling slapshots, pretty passes, and wizardous sedinerie we’ve seen from Canucks in the past calendar year. The 2009-10 season, the playoffs, the preseason, and the current season were all full [...]

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Okay, fine, it’s not the least bit shocking. It was just a matter of time before the baffling moves Sutter’s made over the past couple season would get him ousted from Calgary. Puck Daddy has a solid summary of the situation, Matchsticks & Gasoline will have the fan reaction, and Flames.com has the official word. [...]

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Jeff Tambellini Is Pretty Accurate From There

Sometimes, Jeff Tambellini gets the puck in his Magic Shooty Spot, an hypermagical vortex of wonder just above the dot by the right side boards, wherefrom a Tambellini shot equals instant goalification. No one knows why he possesses a connection to this glorious patch of universe, but legend has it, one night, Tambellini dreamt of [...]

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Canucks 3 – 2 Oilers A couple days ago on Puck Daddy, Justine Bourne wrote about the dreaded post-Christmas game, and suggested that hockey fans “be sure to set [the] DVR for ‘anything but NHL hockey’ on Dec. 26 and 27″ as players work off their Christmas hams and turkeys with lethargic play. Instead, both [...]

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In case you’re new to PITB, let us catch you up to speed. Some time ago, I heard a Tanner Glass interview on the Team 1040 and learned that he loves him some Scrabble. A massive Scrabble fan myself, I couldn’t help but issue an open challenge to the Canucks winger. Some time after that, [...]

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It’s Christmas Eve and I’m with my wife’s family in Redmond, WA. “Die Hard 2″ has been watched, stockings have been stuffed, and the cinnamon rolls for tomorrow morning’s breakfast are in progress right now. As for me, I’m left to ponder the Canucks Christmas gift to their fans, a marvelous 7-3 victory over the [...]

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Canucks 7 – Blue Jackets 3 Less than twenty-four hours after a high-octane skillfest with one of the NHL’s elite teams in one of the NHL’s elite hockey markets, the Canucks were sentenced to an evening in Columbus. There was concern that this game could be something of a trap game, as Vancouver realistically couldn’t [...]

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Canucks 4 – Red Wings 5 (OT) The Canucks and Red Wings have met twice this season, and both games have been among the most entertaining of the year. We at PITB often talk about the way Canucks fans view their team’s games through a vaccuum; we disregard the play of the other team and [...]

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The Orlando Magic’s free-fall from elite status in the NBA happened quickly and forced the club into making major repairs.  The Kansas City Royals, facing the prospect of having an unhappy star pitcher, were forced to look for the best available deal.  In both cases the clubs may find that moves born from desperation rarely [...]

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Is it time for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to put Chael Sonnen on ice? The talented Dustin Hazelett was cut from the UFC yesterday after a trio of losses, and while he’s nowhere near the title contender Sonnen is, he’s also not someone who has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. And nor would he, [...]

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the Green Men, the two guys in bright green bodysuits that sit near the penalty box in Rogers Arena. They’ve been pressing their junk up against the things for well over a year now, and they’ve achieved national recognition for their efforts, especially after an inspired showing during last [...]

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Tony Gallagher wrote an article after the Canucks downed the Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday criticizing the effort from the Canucks and wondering how much longer they could play lackadaisical hockey and expect to win. He came just short of accusing the Canucks of playing with the Maple Leafs like a cat with a mouse. [...]

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In the aftermath of Vancouver’s last regulation defeat, a 3-2 home loss at the hands of the St. Louis Blues, Province writer Jason Botchford questioned questioned the Canucks’ grit. “The Blues forwards were rarely touched,” Botchford wrote, “Even after they shoved around Luongo. In one incident, BJ Crombeen took a shot at the Canucks goalie [...]

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Adam Ryan’s Dynamic MMA gym was one of the success stories of local MMA in Vancouver. Sitting on Cambie Street near 41st Ave, the gym has been home to scores of police officers, teachers, teenagers, seniors, and elite fighters such as Belgium’s Bastien Huveneers. But Dynamic is no longer a Vancouver-based company. Instead, it has [...]

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Sorry Jack, but there is only one Waffle Man and you are not him. Back to the costume shop, bud.

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that people should steer clear of any MMA event in far-flung places where respectable athletic commissions don’t run the show. An event in the Dominican Republic attracted former UFC fighters such as Keith Jardine recently on the promise of big money purses, but only attracted “between 20 and 100 people.” Needless [...]

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