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CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for April 3, 2012: Clay’s Anthem Analysis

 

I’m always fascinated by the national anthems at sporting events. A good anthem can get the crowd engaged and excited even before the opening face-off, kick-off, or tip-off. Conversely, a poor rendition can leave both players and fans distracted and confused.

Starting tonight, for Canucks games that I’m at, I will be scoring the national anthems in 5 key categories:

1. Tone/Pitch
2. Pace
3. Ending
4. Appearance
5. Crowd Involvement

I’m looking forward to having some fun with this. Follow me @canuckclay and look for #clayanthemanalysis

This CCC also includes bonus footage of my sons Sean and Jake singing O Canada back in 2006.

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CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for March 4, 2012: Zack Attack & Cody’s Return (Sabres vs. Canucks)

Just 5 days after being traded to the Buffalo Sabres, Cody Hodgson returned to Rogers Arena to face his former team. Buoyed by a quick start, the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5 – 3.

Zack Kassian, the player that Hodgson was traded for, had a monster game tallying a goal, an assist, and 7 hits in just under 11 minutes of ice-time. Also, David Booth (my favourite player) had a strong game, scoring 2 of the team’s 3 goals.

As you will see from the interviews, fans in Vancouver are split on the trade. One thing’s for certain: fans will be keeping their eye on both of these players and on future match-ups between these 2 teams.

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CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for February 23 – The Way It Is (Haters Gonna Hate)

With the Vancouver Canucks’ thrilling 4-3 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings, the Canucks ended Detroit’s impressive 23-game winning streak at home and pulled within a point of Western Conference-leading Red Wings (and with a game in hand).

Despite the Canucks’ great play of late, they were still named as the Most Overrated Team in the recent NHLPA Player Poll conducted by Hockey Night in Canada.

In this Clay’s Canucks Commentary, I look at some of the reasons why the Canucks are deemed to be overrated…and I bring in my buddies Joseph, Oggy, Jason, and Patrick to help me express it in song.

Sorry…our famous foreign exchange student Kevin is not in the video…he is back visiting his parents in Japan.

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