Hardcore Fans: Jordan Bowman is a funny guy

Like many Canucks fans who spend an inordinate amount of time on the internet, I’ve been following the Replace the Kurtenblog contest currently being held by our sister newspaper The Province. There are a lot of great people competing, many of whom we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the past couple years: Cam Charron, Jeff Angus, Clay Imoo, Katie Maximick, and Thomas Drance are all blogosphere mainstays and there are a lot of other quality bloggers in the race.

Because of this, it doesn’t feel right to throw PITB’s support behind any one blogger. But there’s one guy who I had never heard of prior to this competition and I just found his videos on YouTube. They are legitimately hilarious. His name is Jordan Bowman and he deserves some love.

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Pass it to Comics: Mason Raymond takes contact in practice

Pass it to Comics is a biweekly collaboration between PITB and cartoonist Chloe Ezra. It will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season. Today, Mason Raymond is welcomed back by Kiss Huggins and friends.

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Aaron Rome’s teammates ruin his interview, as is tradition

Things are finally looking up for Aaron Rome, who’s had a rough time of it lately, but returned to the lineup Sunday in Chicago and contributed right away. He scored a pivotal goal in his first game back, putting himself a goal away from doubling his career-high single-season totals with plenty of time to get it done. Then, the big score earned him some rare camera time with Joey Kenward for Canucks Today!

That said, don’t get too excited: his teammates made sure to give him that familiar “ruined moment” feeling by hovering in the background of the shot for pretty much the entire interview.

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While scaning the Canucks tumblr feed earlier this morning (a place just teeming with love for Sami Salo), I came across the following catchphrase, from the mind of Claire Gibson: “Salo is Your Pal-o.” And, not unlike the day I discovered that “Dammit I’m Mad” was a palindrome, this blew my mind.

Considering that Salo is the ultimate team guy and his teammates adore him, this catchphrase is as accurate as it is awesome, and it deserves to be more widely used. Better yet, it has to be on a t-shirt, and that’s why PITB is launching The ‘SALO IS YOUR PAL-O’ T-shirt Design Contest, which will solicit images for and award prizes to what will presumably be the best t-shirt ever made. Here’s how to enter.

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