2012 in Review: An exhaustive Canucks retrospective

It’s time, once again, for PITB’s annual, exhaustive, retrospective compilation of all the major Canucks stories of the year that was, and let us just say this: compared to 2011, 2012 was lame.

Granted, when 2011 featured a run to the Stanley Cup Final, a boatload of NHL awards, and a nude Ryan Kesler, 2012 was in tough to come anywhere near it. But between the whole “getting eliminated in the first round” thing and the NHL lockout, which was a major buzzkill, it was like 2012 didn’t even try. Come on, 2012. You embarrassed yourself. (On the bright side, there’s almost no way 2013 can suck this much.)

But before we say goodbye to this crappy year, let’s take one final look back at the rise and fall of Cody Hodgson, the seeming end of the Roberto Luongo era in Vancouver, the Canucks’ second consecutive Presidents Trophy, and all the things David Booth killed. My friends, it’s all here (except for the stuff we forgot).

What was your favourite moment of 2012?

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Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Sedins in sync’ vs. ‘Henrik Sedin, drum major’

Introducing the Unreal Canucks GIF Tournament, a quest to determine which Canucks GIF is the greatest in existence. We’ve narrowed it down to 32 candidates, divided into four divisions then seeded, one through eight. Now we need your help. An important note: this isn’t just something to do while the players and the owners waste time bickering over who should get what’s left of the money they’re burning — it’s also a super-important initiative. After all, if we don’t do this, how else will we know? AND WE MUST KNOW.

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Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: Second Round Results

The second round of PITB’s first ever Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament, a lark we put together to pass the time between Canuck games, which is now at six months and counting, was a lot more predictable than the first. Round 1 saw upsets galore, proving that either the democratic process makes fools of us all (except for Nate Silver), or Daniel and I are just crap at rankings. Maybe our tastes are simply too outside the mainstream. It is entirely possible that we’re dorks. Oh no, what if we’re dorks!

Anyway. Let’s take a look at the results of round two.

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