I Watched This Game: Canucks at St. Louis Blues, October 25, 2013

Even before this game started, the Canucks had already had the most successful 7-game road trip in franchise history, with a 4-1-1 record. Sure, two of those games came after regulation, but it’s still an impressive record, considering the 7 games of the trip came in the space of just 11 days.

As a result, a loss against the Blues wouldn’t just be unsurprising, it would be borderline acceptable. This was the second game of a back-to-back, with significant travel in-between those two games, while facing several injuries, with the backup goaltender in net, and multiple AHL-level players in the lineup. To top it off, the Blues are a very good team, off to a 5-1-1 start, and were well-rested to boot, as it had been a week since their last game.

Even getting a point out of this game would have been an accomplishment. Somehow, the Canucks managed to extract two. I was pleasantly surprised when I watched this game.

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Podcast it to Bulis: talking PITB, Canucks, and more with Vancouver Sun sports editor Scott Brown

Do enjoy reading Pass it to Bulis? Do you think you’d enjoy PITB in podcast form? Now’s your chance!

This past week, PITB has been busy. Along with our regular content online, we got a full page feature in the print edition of the Vancouver Sun, the first in what should be a weekly feature. We also shot a quick video, called Random Number Generator, which may turn into a recurring feature. And now, we both appeared on the Vancouver Sun Sportscast.

We’re conquering the online, print, video, and podcast worlds. Although “conquering” may be a bit strong.

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Watch ‘Random Number Generator’, an original PITB video project

Those of you familiar with this website may know of our occasional feature Big Numbers, where we try to draw attention to some of the notable statistics and trends surrounding this year’s Canucks. It’s an easy feature to put together, because all you really have to do is poke around for a number that jumps out at you, then explain why it jumped out at you. Basically, the numbers do all the work.

But what if they didn’t? Recently we got to thinking: what if the search began with the number, rather than ending with it? What if we were handed a number first, and we had to go digging in order to find this number’s connection to the team.

That’s the basis for our new video feature, Random Number Generator. Using two of Daniel’s Dungeons and Dragons dice (because he is a nerd), we rolled for four numbers between 1 and 100, then challenged ourselves to find links to the club. The results were stupid.

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