We know NBA owners are split into two camps—the hard liners and the moderates—and we know that it is the commissioner’s job to find enough common ground between the two factions of ownership to create and then propose an offer reasonable enough for the players to accept.  Of course we know how that plan went.  [...]

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If you’ve never heard of Heavy Eric before, well, that’s probably okay. But here’s what you need to know: the man’s been making Canucks-related roots music for quite some time now, having enjoyed a heyday, of sorts, for songs written during the West Coast Express era — most notably, “It’s Called the Todd Bertuzzi.”

This era is well past, but Heavy Eric soldiers on, and he recently uploaded a handful of songs to Youtube, all of which are dedicated to present members of the Vancouver Canucks.

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Two weeks ago, PITB unveiled its largest contest to date, the Salo is Your Palo-T shirt design contest. The rules were simple: design a shirt featuring the contest slogan, and send it to us by Sunday, November 20. From there, we would put the entries before our star-studded panel of judges (myself, Daniel Wagner, Jeff Marek, Greg Wyshynski, Katie Baker, Cam Cole, Jason Botchford, Mark Spector, and Derek Jory), and choose five winners to receive fabulous prizes.

The judges are currently deliberating, and we’ll let you know who the winners are later this week. But, in the meantime, it would be unfair to withhold from the masses what it is we’re deliberating on.

With that in mind, we present to you the Salo is your Pal-o gallery.

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Like my current moustache and mohawk combo, this game was ugly, but ultimately a win. The critics will say that the Canucks didn’t deserve to win this game, but last I checked, Cory Schneider was a Canuck and he definitely deserved to win this game. According to the Canucks’ advertising campaign of the last 5 years, we are all Canucks, and I think we all deserved to win this game. Well, maybe not me, now that I’m an unbiased member of the media. I got all that I deserved: I watched this game.

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