In honor of the Academy Awards coming up this Sunday, we here at Pass it to Bulis have taken it upon ourselves to award our own versions of the Academy Awards to our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Like the actual Academy Awards, it’s incredibly self-congratulatory, but that’s just fine. After all, the Canucks are first place [...]

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The Inaugural Canucks Scrabble Battle takes place at 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, and I would urge you, once again, to donate to the Canucks For Kids Fund on behalf of either Team Glass or Team Mooney. If you recall, the side that receives the most pledges will also receive the vital first play, and I [...]

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A Little Motivation For Cody Hodgson

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that the Canucks made a minor roster adjustment this morning, sending Evan Oberg back down to the Moose and calling up Cody Hodgson in his place. For Canuck fans, it’s good news all across the board, as Oberg’s reassignment means that Dan Hamhuis will jump back into the [...]

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Raffi Torres has been called a human bowling ball on many occasions. It was only a matter of time before we saw his true form. As the photo above indisputably proves, it turns out he literally is a bowling ball. Additionally, the photos below were just sent to us, and they show that Raffi actually [...]

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According to Chris Bosh it’s our fault.  He claims absolutely no responsibility for the ill will created by his departure and that the bad feelings are strictly in the minds and the hearts of Raptor fans.  He didn’t do anything wrong.  He was just having fun with the process. So the question becomes…is he in [...]

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As though he weren’t already doing enough to make himself eminently desirable to other organizations, here’s Cory Schneider on After Hours, proving he’s a downright fabulous interview to boot. Turns out he’s as great in front of the camera as he is in front of the net. He’s open, he’s honest, and he’s funny. For [...]

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Canucks 5 – 2 Stars I ask you: what is the difference between Skeeter and the Dallas Stars? Well, Skeeter was at tonight’s game. It’s a good thing the tickets were a gift, because otherwise he’d be demanding a refund on the grounds that he paid to watch two teams play hockey and only one [...]

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When considering the development of NHL players, we often overlook the influence of environment. Consider Todd Bertuzzi, who developed a penchant for selfish play and an aversion to backchecking under Marc Crawford in Vancouver, nearly falling out of the league because he’s couldn’t divest himself of these habits afterwards. Thankfully, Bertuzzi landed in Detroit, and [...]

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So Tanner Glass thinks we’re witty. He’s right, too. We’re the Oscar Wilde of Canucks blogs*. All over the blogosphere, people talk of our biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation. Anyway, here’s Tanner, talking about our impending Scrabble Battle (the Battle at Helm’s Deep of athlete versus blogger board game battles) in his latest [...]

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Canucks 1 – 3 Predators Yesterday, someone told me that, considering Vancouver’s injury troubles, the Canucks had to try for a 6-5 or 8-7 victory, but that was never realistic. The Canucks’ defencemen aren’t just counted on for defense; they also facilitate breakout passes and jump into rushes. They’re also the linchpin of the Canucks’ [...]

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I’ll be at the February 19 matchup between the Canucks and Stars. I am pumped. Being a writer on an evidently popular Canucks blog (unless you are all my family with increasingly complicated pseudonyms), you would think that I frequently attend Canucks games in person. Such is not the case: I have actually only been [...]

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From the desk of the Bureau of Unexpected Fights: that’s Maple Leafs’ prospect Nazem Kadri and Canucks’ prospect Sergei Shirokov, going at it in last night’s game between the Toronto Marlies and the Manitoba Moose. Not since Kym Johnson and Jerry Springer have I seen such unlikely dance partners. And, if the idea of these [...]

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Over recent seasons Arsene Wenger has seemed more obsessed with how is team play than with winning trophies. Fans have bemoaned his refusal to sign a “big centre-half” that would shore up the defence or bring in an enforcer style midfileder to make the team more competitive in the Premier League. He withstood all these [...]

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Canucks news comes fast and furious, and sometimes we find ourselves playing catchup. Thankfully, the Dreaded Two Goal Lead–often called “the worst lead in hockey”–is super easy to come back from. Everybody knows it’s a guaranteed death sentence for those that hold it. Well, much like an ice hockey team coming from two goals down, [...]

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How did he get a shirt? We don’t even have one yet. Ladies and gentlemen, the Tanner Glass Scrabble challenge is officially a go. If you’ll recall, back in November, we issued an open challenge to the Canucks’ grinder, calling him out and questioning his Scrabbling abilities (which, rumour has it, are questionable). Two weeks [...]

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The Vancouver Wellwoods, PITB’s adopted women’s road hockey team. In case you live in a cave (or another country), you probably already knew that last weekend was the 1st anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympics, that awesome party we hosted last year. To celebrate and relive the fever of those awesome two weeks, Vancouver residents [...]

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Canucks 4 – 1 Wild With tonight’s victory over the Minnesota Wild, the Canucks successfully staved off their first two-game regulation losing streak since November, when they went three straight games without collecting a point against Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Phoenix, in that order. Again: that was in November. This stat, incredible as it is, never seemed [...]

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Yann Sauve calls his parents in the middle of the night to alarm them for his own amusement. Here’s Yann Sauve, discussing the circumstances surrounding his callup with Jim Jamieson over at the White Towel: “My mom didn’t believe it,” said Sauve. “She thought I was kidding because I always do this, but they were [...]

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When we last left the non-stop actioner that is the life of Kyle Wellwood, Welly was making his triumphant return from exile, now in a San Jose Sharks uniform. He seemed excited about going to the Sun Belt, and relieved to be home from Russia, the bizarro nation where stray dogs reenact famous scenes from [...]

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Yann Sauve started the season in the hospital after losing a fight with an automobile prior to training camp. He then played 8 games with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL before evolving from fish to mammal to join the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. Now, in the wake of a metric whackload of [...]

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Canucks 2 – 3 Blues There are many possible explanations for the wave of mutilation that has befallen our defense corps, and they all involve the unspeakable. This ain’t no worldly happening, y’all. This is a straight up X-file. Here are some theories: Sami Salo’s lifelong injury demon is the most powerful Hellspawn since Dakota [...]

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“I just gave her the meat.” – Ryan Kesler, February 14, 2011

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Sometimes, you just can’t find the words, and on a day like Valentine’s Day–a day especially made for the expression of true-hearted sentiment–that simply will not do. Thankfully, when your tongue gets tied, you can reach into a box of Sweethearts and find the secrets of your heart already expressed (provided the secrets of your [...]

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From the I-Can’t-Believe-This-Has-to-Be-Said Files: Michael Grabner is having a fabulous rookie season for the New York Islanders. The former Canuck is now leading the New York Islanders in goalscoring, but that’s not quite eye-opening enough. How’s this: with his hattrick last night, Michael Grabner now has more goals than Alex Ovechkin, Jarome Iginla, and Patrick [...]

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Canucks 4 – 2 Flames There was a surprising amount of hand-wringing following Wednesday night’s loss to the Anaheim Ducks, especially considering the Canucks hadn’t dropped two consecutive games in regulation since November. Suffice it to say, there was little to worry about (unless you’re Brad Zeimer, the Freddy Kreuger of Vancouver hockey reporting, in [...]

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