With the Canucks now just four wins away from Canada’s first Stanley Cup in 18 years, you’d think that the head talking head at the CBC might be just a little more complimentary of Canada’s team. Despite predicting the Canucks’ game 5 victory against San Jose (dandy Don even got the score right), it’s hardly like [...]

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Spitballin’ (or Super Pass It To Bulis: All In, if you love adventurous acronymizing) is a feature that allows us to touch on a multitude of things really fast, because in the world of hockey, there are always lots of things to find and colour. Here are a few topics that deserve mention.

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With all that has happened in the last month and a half, it can be a little difficult to take it all in. Yes, the Canucks are going to the Stanley Cup Final, but what brought us to this point? How did I get here? This is not my beautiful house. This kind of moment comes once in a lifetime, but in the moment it’s hard to come to grips with what is happening. What story are the Canucks telling in these playoffs? What will we remember? What history is being made?

The NHL’s History Will Be Made commercials are a brilliant bit of marketing. Not only do they paint the key moments of the playoffs as larger-than-life and history-defining, they are incredibly easy to make. This has allowed the NHL to create dozens of these brief clips that aim to encapsulate an entire game into one pithy phrase. They have made one of these commercials for almost every single Canucks victory. Taken together, they tell the story of the Canucks’ playoffs in the most positive light possible.

So let us review this brief historical record of recent history in the form of the NHL’s History Will Be Made commercials.

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