Win two tickets to the Bieksa’s Buddies charity game by finishing this sentence

Did Kevin Bieksa orchestrate this lockout just to increase demand for his charity game?

Probably not. But it would have been a savvy move if he had, because with nothing else going on in Canuckland, tickets for Wednesday night’s tilt between the Canucks Bieksa’s Buddies and the UBC Thunderbirds sold out within just a few hours on Ticketmaster Saturday.

Granted, UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre only holds 5000 people and tickets were only $20 apiece, so it wasn’t going to take long to reach capacity in this town anyway. But Bieksa’s Buddies were an even hotter commodity than expected.

Now, if you didn’t get tickets, we would like to give you our deepest sympathies. And also two tickets.

Want to win two seats at Wednesday’s game? Simple. Finish this sentence in the comments:

The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…

Be funny. It’s more fun that way, and we’ll probably compile the best responses into a post on Friday.

But don’t worry if you’re inherently unfunny like a present-day Dane Cook, because we’ll be picking the winner at random. You can say anything and your chances of winning will remain the same.

That draw will take place Tuesday at 12pm sharp. Good luck.

UPDATE: Congratulations to contest winner Cathy Miller, who will be flying up from California just to take in the game! That’s commitment.

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169 comments

  1. Schneider's Teeth
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is getting really angry and yelling that I hate them and will never watch a game again every time they lose.

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  2. Julius
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the annual Ballard goal.

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    Rating: +21 (from 21 votes)
  3. Erica
    October 15, 2012

    I miss the photo bombing by kesler, the random yet hilarious interviews with bieksa, the skeptical and controversial which goal tender do we play arguments that would break out at my kitchen table, or at my friends house. I miss Having something to look forward to on a crap day at work, but knowing you were coming home to a game being on TV made it better. Most of all I miss the Canuck nation that is this cities heart, and brings everyone together no matter what size, race, sex or age we all have something in common… We are all Canucks & This is what we live for!!

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  4. rsen9
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…

    … the sick tape-to-tape Sedinary that I cannot recreate in NHL13 because I’m not a Sedin.

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  5. Taelin
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the annual freakout by fans who think we’re going to miss the playoffs after the first month of playing.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  6. Dave
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is our continual and complete domination of the Calgary Flames.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  7. Yasmin
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is blaming everything that goes wrong in my life on Alberts.

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    Rating: +10 (from 10 votes)
  8. Ken Johnson
    October 15, 2012

    The thing *I* most miss about the Canucks is that now I have nothing to do on Saturday nights. (Maybe I need a girlfriend, amirite?)

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  9. John Griffin
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is John Garrett telling me how best to enjoy various cheeses.

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    Rating: +30 (from 32 votes)
  10. Lucky
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks, besides watching the game, is not having any tweets to read during the games while I’m stuck in night lectures, mainly the witty/funny ones. I actually have to listen to my profs now – thanks a lot NHL!

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    Rating: +4 (from 6 votes)
  11. Karen
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is hearing “Great save, Luongo!” and yelling LUUUUUU! Oh wait, I probably won’t get that back even if the lockout ends. :(

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    Rating: +9 (from 9 votes)
  12. BurrFactor
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… trying to translate what Burr says!

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  13. Justin
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… the fans: cheering as one for each hit, save, and goal; erupting in chorus “awwww!” when the other team manages to score; yelling advice through an unlistening screen as though they were right behind the bench; wearing their jerseys proudly as they go about their days; hanging flags; painting windows; sharing as one the elation of victory, and the sting of defeat. Because We Are All Canucks.

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    Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)
  14. Danie
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… Maxime Lapierre’s crazy eyes on the ice.

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    Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)
  15. Elizabeth
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about Canucks hockey is Bieksa interviews. Especially when he embarrasses the likes of Scott Oake and Mike Dunsmore.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  16. Sunny
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is how much I have to pay for a drink at Rogers Arena.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  17. moonbeam
    October 15, 2012

    …Aramark’s sophisticated food and beverage program.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  18. Robert
    October 15, 2012

    …the annual slow start that is followed by an insanely hot end to the calendar year.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  19. Ridla
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is that for six to nine moths of the year I do not live in quite as much fear for my life and the extinction of my species as David Booth is playing hockey.

    Regards,

    The Last Unicorn

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    Rating: +18 (from 20 votes)
  20. Blake
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Burrows breaking streaks with Blue Steel. And Wizardous Sedinerie

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    Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)
  21. Chandler
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss the most about the Canucks is David Booth’s ability to refrain from killing innocent animals for 7 months out of the year

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    Rating: +2 (from 10 votes)
  22. James
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the annual search for my Jersey and white towel that I swore at and tossed into a box the previous playoffs.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  23. Martina
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Peanut Butter Burrows Time.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  24. Chris
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is having an excuse to justify my alcoholism.

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    Rating: +9 (from 9 votes)
  25. Lisa
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is getting a break from my boyfriend twice a week.

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    Rating: +6 (from 6 votes)
  26. Kent
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is having something to rub into co-workers from Calgary.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 15, 2012

      I suggest massage oils.

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      Rating: +17 (from 17 votes)
  27. Eric
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Aaron Rome.

    ..Oh wait.

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  28. Kelvin Yu
    October 15, 2012

    EVERYTHING

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  29. Lucas O'Fee
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is John and John on sportsnet pacific.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  30. Nee
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…
    the annual, inevitable, crushing disappointment. #43years

    NOTE: I already have tickets so I don’t actually need or want to win the contest. Not that my response would win anyways, lol.

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    • Nee
      October 15, 2012

      errrr #41years

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  31. Dani
    October 15, 2012

    This thing I miss most about the Canucks is laughing while all my friends freak-out and try to gif the game first and then seeing the same gifs 50 times in a row.

    This is not an entry, since I live too far away. I just wanted to feel included.

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    • Claire/Klovharu
      October 15, 2012

      Dani…. ;_;

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      Rating: +1 (from 3 votes)
      • Dani
        October 15, 2012

        CLAIRE!! YOU LIVE!!!

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  32. Rob
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the photo bombing by Kesler

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  33. Rituro
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Jannik Hansen honeybadgering the place up like a young Alex Burrows.

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    Rating: +9 (from 9 votes)
  34. Claire/Klovharu
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is running into Luongo in Yaletown in the mornings and acting like it’s no big deal when really I’m crapping my figurative pants and texting my cousin and trying to memorize every detail (like I’ve just witnessed a crime) and trying to resist the urge to loudly LUUUUUUU in his direction, which I’m sure he gets a lot, but then doing it anyway and seeing him smile in a nervous sort of way, and hoping he doesn’t notice my figurative (not literal) pant-crapping, which is awkward but understandable, I hope, since he’s my favourite player and you never know when I’ll see him again in Vancouver because things change and people are fickle, and you know, I wish I could be a little more fickle, sometimes, but I just can’t, no more than I can control my metaphorical bowels when a Canuck, especially that one, walks by me on the street.

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    Rating: +13 (from 13 votes)
    • Dani
      October 15, 2012

      I’m hugging you in my mind. P.S. I miss you.

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      Rating: 0 (from 2 votes)
  35. Crystal
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the ridiculous play by play commentary from John squared (Shorthouse, Garrett).

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  36. SteveB
    October 15, 2012

    The thing that I miss most about the Canucks is getting to clean the underside of my pool after flipping it in R-r-r-r-r-a-a-a-g-e after they lose to some basement dwelling team.

    It’s probably all gross and slimy by now. Algae never sleeps.

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  37. HandpuppetOfDestruction
    October 15, 2012

    …a watchable North American sport

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  38. Errol
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss the most about the Canucks is reading PITB’s IWTG after the game is over. I know… I’m shameless.

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
    • Nee
      October 15, 2012

      It’s true though…my routine was always to get up, make some coffee, read IWTG, and head off to work.

      I miss that.

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      Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)
      • Errol
        October 16, 2012

        Same, minus the coffee.

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  39. Laura
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Edler’s Swedish sassyness on ice.

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  40. VanFan85
    October 15, 2012

    The one thing I miss the most about the Canucks is I don’t get to see Kesler doing his ‘I just got shot by Dick Cheney’ impression when a stick comes anywhere near his face, shins, or feet.

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  41. Lappy
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is mistaking interviews with Jannik Hansen as the ramblings of a 14 year old going through puberty.

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  42. VanFan85
    October 15, 2012

    Actually, in all seriousness, the one thing I miss the most about the Canucks is not having an IWTG recap to read the following morning. I look forward to it after every game because 99% of the time it makes me laugh. I can sit down at work with my coffee and read IWTG and it puts me in a good mood to start the day, that is definately what I miss most.

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    Rating: +15 (from 15 votes)
  43. Canucks Fan
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Raymond falling down every game and yelling at the TV for him doing so.

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    Rating: +6 (from 6 votes)
  44. Jeff
    October 15, 2012

    Winning da turd!

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    Rating: +18 (from 18 votes)
  45. Lizelle
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is hearing everyone’s opinions on who will be fired next week.

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  46. Ben Delanghe
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is that one time during the lockout when David Booth made sure that mythical animals remained mythical to us mere mortals.

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  47. SeattleFan
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the Pharmasave calendar. Right now I have Outlook pages tacked up on my wall (which is sadly even more cheesy than the two months of Fin). Plus it reminds me that THERE ARE NO GAMES. Even if they have one this year I am not going up there to get a bloody calendar. Actually, another month of this and I might break…

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  48. Zach Morris
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is having something that brings together random strangers, almost year-round.
    Will the businessman on the Skytrain join in on my and my friend’s conversation if we’re talking about the weather, or the Leos?
    Probably not. But the Canucks, everyone’s got an opinion! Bieksa for Captain! Schneider for American Olympic team! Trade Raymond!

    It is one of the few things that bring Vancouverites together

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  49. Taylor
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is ……. yelling “you’re wrong” at Don Cherry as continually talks about the Stanley Cup loss and the flaw of the Canucks and “Lu-longo”.

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  50. Canucklehead_in_T.O.
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is watching in real-time Mason Raymond’s slow, but inevitable, metamorphosis from bland, baby-faced farmhand Westley into swashbuckling and battle-scarred (and infinitely more awesome) Inigo Montoya.

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    Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
  51. Dana
    October 15, 2012

    Sami Salo’s odd injuries

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  52. Fraser
    October 15, 2012

    Alex Burrow’s #1 fan, Ron MacLean

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  53. Taylor
    October 15, 2012

    The sarcastic grin on AVs face

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  54. Daniel Cohen
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…The Sedin’s passing, Booths Net Crashing; Bieksa’s quips, Ebbet’s tips; Luongo’s expressions, Hansen’s over-aggression; Edlers drops, raymond’s flops; I miss rogers arena as a home away from home, but the thing I miss most is Aaron Rome.

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  55. Jessica
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is posting the scores on my whiteboard in class, discussing game plays and favourite players at carpet time, and ultimately converting all my grade one students into Canycks fans. Gotta get ‘em started when they’re young! Can I mention we do Canucks art in class? ;)

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  56. Calen Trentini
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the general outlook the fans had on us, we weren’t always a team that was despised by fans all around the globe for little to no reason.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  57. David Cheung
    October 15, 2012

    …is seeing Maxim Lapierre celebrate by dancing Gangnam Style after scoring a goal.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  58. Martie
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is/are Higgins abs. Somebody had to say it!

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    Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
  59. Ammen Bains
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is having something to complain about.

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  60. er... Jess
    October 15, 2012

    … wizardous Sedinerie for sure.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  61. Showbot
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the new and improved goalie controversy. AV’s plan for game one had a surprise, with Mason Raymond suited up between the pipes, simply because then he’d be expected to fall over whenever the puck came near him.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  62. Brent
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…the lack of comments on PITB.

    Comments on this one are more like it, been sparse of late, likely due to a lack of Canuck content. I love reading the comments, almost as much as the original article. Great insight and viewpoints.

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  63. Adam
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… giving my hard earned cash to Francesco Aquilini for game tickets, rather than forking it over to greedy players playing for charity.

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    Rating: +1 (from 3 votes)
  64. Dylan
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…Mikael Samuelsson’s…emmmmmmmmm…interviews…..eeeemmmmmmm…after games…emmmmmmmm.

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    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  65. Andrew
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Keslurking.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  66. Rhymes
    October 15, 2012

    Alain Vigneault laughing. Too good.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  67. Dan
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Luongo trade rumours.

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  68. Daniel
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is having hockey games be an excuse for procrastination.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  69. Mike H.
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is pretending the game’s text notifications are family emergencies and leaving meetings early.

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  70. Kyle Vanderende
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the games. Because let’s me honest, as good as the Vancouver Giants and Abbotsford Heat say they are….it just isn’t the same

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  71. Ryan
    October 15, 2012

    I miss how messy my floor was from all the strewn jerseys that are now hanging calmly in a closet.

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  72. Rosalind
    October 15, 2012

    Frankly, the thing I miss most about the Canucks is flipping the pool. That and being able to take a nap during the dreaded second period….

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  73. Andrew Fleming
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is reading I Watched This Game. Obviously.

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  74. MaggieLizer
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is having an effortless conversation topic merely by wearing a jersey.

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  75. sarah
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss the most about the Canucks is Chris Higgins abdominal muscle structure [I had to make it singular somehow...]

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  76. kesrows
    October 15, 2012

    The paralyzing apprehension that comes at playoff time…and all those shiny Presidents Trophies.

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  77. Marcus Andrrson
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is watching Mason Raymond trip over lines every game and being able to defend Roberto Luongo after every single goal he lets it.

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  78. the olde coot
    October 15, 2012

    Things I miss most ’bout the Canucks
    (This stupid lockout really sucks!):
    Watching the games with Whisky Jack
    Relaxing on our porch out back
    And sharing shots of bathtub gin
    While cheering for another win

    Blue booster flags on pickup trucks
    (This stupid lockout truly sucks!)
    And the poems of Jenny Wren
    The rants of broody Chicken Hen
    Who likes to think she’s still a chick
    Each Bruin a goon and Hawk a dick

    I’m coming closer to the crux
    (I must repeat this lockout sucks!)
    Mister Mooney and Skeeter Dan
    And every single Bulis fan
    Chloe’s comics so cute and true
    And everything that’s green and blue

    Not Don Cherry in florid tux
    (Forsooth this f.ing lockout sucks!)
    But the mania I have had
    Since seeing Maloney as a lad
    In the Forum long time ago
    They are the team I’ve come to know

    The Olde Coot

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    • John in Marpole
      October 16, 2012

      I miss this poetic Sedinery.

      And AV’s lozenge interviews.

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  79. Jayou
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.

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  80. Aidan
    October 15, 2012

    the thing I miss most about the Canucks is having Jon Garrett tell me about the role that Safeway products have on his life

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  81. canucks_rulz
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the twins’ magic :D

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  82. akidd
    October 15, 2012

    …the rush of endorphins when clicking on an upcoming wings or hawks on the cdc schedule and it doesn’t come up sportsnet1.

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  83. dawnmarie
    October 15, 2012

    the thing i miss most about Canucks are my delusions that i am Alain Vigneaults secret muse #twittercoaching

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    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  84. Aleks
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is bragging that the last time they lost to the Maple Leafs was almost 9 years ago.

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  85. Takayuki Oki
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss the most about the Canucks is watching the city turning blue instead of orange.

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  86. O. Blasig
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…

    … yelling “Shoot” when they are on the power play. No matter where on the ice they have puck. Even the goalie.

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  87. Ryan Toombs
    October 15, 2012

    …my part time job at a sports merchandise store! No season, no hours.

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    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  88. M. M.
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is them not replying to my letter requesting they get their children on a special edition of Toddlers and Tiaras.
    I mean, have you seen their kids? All of them are adorable beyond belief. They could form, like, a Children of the Canucks team at some World Baby Pageant. At least then we’d be guaranteed a trophy of some kind.

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  89. Nic
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the canucks is actually being able to pronounce players names out loud. Been watching few too many European live streams…

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  90. Duane Pye
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…

    scaring the bejeesus out of my toddler with my triumphant goal roar.

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  91. Seymour
    October 15, 2012

    Derek Jory’s popcorn related tweets from @canucksgame.

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  92. Eric Blacha
    October 15, 2012

    Thing I miss most about the Canucks is making girls, who hate watching it sit there for three hours and watch the whole game. It’s the greatest.

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  93. loulou
    October 15, 2012

    the thing i miss most about the Canucks reading IWTG. nothing like reading about a little bit of wizardous sedinerie to brighten my day

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  94. Rebecca Scott
    October 15, 2012

    I miss getting mad at the suits in the lower bowl.

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  95. Cathylu
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is a big ol’ hockey hug after an amazing Canuck goal.

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  96. Ruben Oliveira
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Alain Vigneault’s giggle fits behind the bench. That was a classic last season.

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  97. helen hughes
    October 15, 2012

    The thing i miss most about the canucks is…the stimulating, intelligent, thought provoking discussions on CDC..oh hang on…thats why I read PITB

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  98. Paul
    October 15, 2012

    ….is Kesler telling the refs “I didn’t do dat!”

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  99. Shareen
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is that it keeps David Booth busy on the ice and out of our forests.

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  100. Marc
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is when Canadian Tire puts up their “No Refunds on Canucks Car Flags” signs after a rough stretch of losses or early playoff exit.

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  101. Harp
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the moments where the entire city celebrates a hard-earned Canucks victory, as the voice of cheering fans can be heard echoing through the streets.

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  102. Morgan
    October 15, 2012

    Th thing I miss most about the Canucks is finding fellow fans in my small US town and creating bonds over watching games with a sense of true fulfillment.

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  103. Karen
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the hope I have each time I buy a 50/50 ticket no matter how many times I lose. Same for winning the jersey off the back of a player. Hey, I’d be happy if our section won ice cream!

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  104. Derek t James
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Alex Edler keeping the local forestry industry in business by going through five hectares of lumber per game.

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  105. Alex Crooks
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is when After Hours uses a PITB tweet in their player interviews.

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  106. Adrienne
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… having a game to look forward to every few days.

    I miss having something other than the writing, the music and the sheer will power (among other things) to help me get through my depression.

    Having a hockey game be on every few days really gave me something to look forward to and helped me keep my mood up.

    Unfortunately, this lockout has robbed me of one of the many things that currently helps me keep my mood up; but that has not kept me from continuing to fight my depression.

    Howver, that has also not stopped me from continuing to hold my head high in hopes that said lockout ends and ends quickly and brings hockey back into our lives. ^^

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  107. Brosef Stalin
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…

    the lack of hockey on TV

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  108. AJ
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…

    Everything. I want my Behind the Lens. I want my Sedin sorcery. I want Bieksa blasting his way into the Finals.

    I miss my Canucks!

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  109. Ryan
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… paying $7 for a beer.

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  110. Nick
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… the feeling of excitement I get when I turn the TV on and see the puck drop on the fresh ice of Roger’s Arena.

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  111. Bennett Sasaki
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Dale Weise creaming guys in figh–, wait no. That wasn’t it. Oh yes! It was watching Grapes go on about Bieska, Lalongo, how we need more Ontario-born players, and how soft Phil Kessel is!

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  112. Jesse N
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most is reading more “hockey” related PITB posts. Jokes + Hockey = Awesome, Jokes – Hockey = so so

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  113. Faran
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is … listening to the crowd as the Canucks come onto the ice for the first time, listening to everyone in the arena sing O Canada and most importantly watching the live hockey again. Come back soon

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  114. Jamieson
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is yelling “LUUUU!!”

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  115. Manda
    October 15, 2012

    …hearing John Garrett mispronounce Schneider’s name. It’s Schneider, not Snider!!

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  116. tom selleck's moustache
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…

    no IWTG or I find this photo odd for my weekly chuckle

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  117. Dominique
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… watching the games with my diehard fan of a boyfriend who pretends to not care but is secretly so excited with every good play, pass, goal and win.

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  118. Xury
    October 15, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is….
    All the awkward moments between Garret and Shorhouse when Garret talks about the food featufed in Score and Win……Garretb “oh Stag Chili is just the best…..a little toast, now that’s nic……” Shorthouse : “Goal!!!”

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  119. Leo
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the epic intro video that makes attending a home game feel like the best decision you’ve ever made, and the most important thing you’ll ever watch.

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  120. Alicia
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is their sass-kicking awesomeness. I mean just listening to Hansens voice is uuuuhh preeeetty euuh epic itself. Non? Win da turd? *photobombs*

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  121. Adam
    October 16, 2012

    Jan Bulis riding the back of a Dallas’s Stars defenceman.

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  122. Joel Niemantsverdriet
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…
    …Paying $8.75 for a beer at Rogers Arena.

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  123. swizzler
    October 16, 2012

    I miss the consistantly periodical Tony Gallagher column advising management to fire everyone and blow up the team.

    /come to think of it, he’s overdue.

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  124. Scott
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Corey Hirsch. Having this season missing is one thing, but where the heck did Corey Hirsch go?

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  125. Ram Grewal
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the canucks is AV’s giggling. When AV smiles the whole world smiles.

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  126. Joe
    October 16, 2012

    I miss Kesler’s photobombs. The Sedin’s mind reading abilities. Lapierre’s grin. Mark Donnelly singing the Canadian anthem and lighting up the entire stadium. I miss a lot of things about the Canucks. What I miss the most is the playoffs and the excitement and tension as you watch your favourite players race up and down the ice trying their best to win.

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  127. Josh
    October 16, 2012

    … the years off my life that the stress of following this team has cost me.

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  128. Maverick
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is their Bieksa impressions and watching AV try to hide the hilarity.

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  129. Zack
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is John Garrett talking about how good the show Alcatraz is, and that one time Scotty Rintoul was on it.

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  130. Laura
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is having a valid excuse to procrastinate on week days.

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  131. Laura
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is waking up my neighbours with yelling about the game.

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  132. Max
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the canucks is watching Jan Bulis go roof daddy! Its been soooooo long. But in all seriousness I miss Juice angry face more than anything else

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  133. biznow
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the canucks is using this time of year to determine which player/coach will be the goat for the season.

    Just for fun lets go with Newell Brown and Dale Weise

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  134. Collin
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is sedating AV ice-time management anger with a strong dose of advanced stats tranquilizer… imagine the Fenwik-Corsi ocean washing away your fears.

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  135. Adriann
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Bieska’s shaming of Scott Oake on HNIC.

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  136. Miranda
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks are all the “DID YOU SEE THAT?!” moments caused by the Wizardous Sedinery that you can’t find anywhere else.

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  137. Minilik Joseph
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about The Canucks is way the Sedins manage to completely undress opponents, literally and figurativel

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  138. Brian
    October 16, 2012

    … Is Cory Schneider’s ‘After Hours’ Comedy Specials

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  139. Jenn
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the anticipation for Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada. Beer, pizza, and good friends! Exception being when the HNIC crew take a giant shit on the team for no reason. PJ Stock should share his supply of Depends when the season’s back. Elliote Friedman doesn’t need them, though. He’s a cool dude.

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  140. jac
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is contemplating the goaltending effects of Cory Schneider’s eyeliner.

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  141. Shaylene
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is watching all the wizardous sedinerie that would take place. Also, #kestrollsassemble :(

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  142. Brent
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Rick Rypien taking on guys twice his size. dangle. snipe.cele.

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  143. Hilary
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is Bieksa’s superman punch!

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  144. GayCanuck
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is… SEEING MORE OF CHRIS HIGGINS’ ABS!

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  145. Lexie
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is EVERYTHING

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  146. Warren Bowden
    October 16, 2012

    …..The Annual Goalie controversy.

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  147. SuperBran
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is waiting eagerly for the Salo-is-your-pal-o contest results.

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  148. Ella Klein
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss the most about the canucks is sedinary!!

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  149. KC
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is interpreting random things as evidence of a goalie controversy.

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  150. lucicandchong
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the excuse to hide my alcoholism.

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  151. Joe
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the sweet sweet sound of Jannik Hansen’s voice.

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  152. Gurinder
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is them beating the Flames and Oilers 12 times a year

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  153. Mark Gukov
    October 16, 2012

    Post game interviews

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  154. Steve Brown
    October 16, 2012

    The thing i missed most about the canucks is their love for boston.

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  155. Kirsten
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is the near heart attacks I experienced every game…pretty sure my heart is weaker for it.

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  156. dave
    October 16, 2012

    I miss defending players like luongo and Raymond from my fiends who are convinced hat between them there are the anti-christ embodied. Move over obama

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  157. Salim
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is our complete domination of the Calgary Flames

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  158. rvtBC
    October 16, 2012

    … is having a semi-legit reason to leave work early and often to catch the game in person or on TV.

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  159. Brent
    October 16, 2012

    The thing I miss most about the Canucks is…GREEN GUYS WITH MOCKING SIGNS FOR GUYS IN THE SIN BIN!!!

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  160. Rob
    October 16, 2012

    …is hearing the indignant falsettos from the 1040 guys calling for coach V’s head.

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  161. maqywhaq
    October 17, 2012

    Well, I totally missed this thing in it’s entirety, and I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned this, but here’s what I miss… “Milk Hotdogs”

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