For the 2015-2016 NHL season, I’ll be doing regular video blogs chronicling the Vancouver Canucks’ season.
The Vancouver Canucks are down 3 games to zero to the San Jose Sharks in their first-round NHL playoff match-up. As they try to stave off elimination in this must-win game, I turned to my kids for their predictions.
Sean and Kayla are optimistic that the Canucks will still make this a competitive series, and they pulled out every sports cliche possible in expressing their optimism.
Meanwhile, Jacob took a more cynical approach as he worked in a few cliches and a bunch of thought-provoking questions regarding the Canucks’ future.
As Boston’s elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs brought sweet music (and small consolation) to the ears of Vancouver Canucks fans, I reflected back to my music-related Clay’s Canucks Commentaries for the season. There were four in total and included many of my friends and family members…all more talented than I am (there’s a reason why I only play the piano and don’t sing). A few quick facts:
-the four videos total over 19,000 hits on YouTube
-they’ve been featured on Puck Daddy, Global TV and Canucks.com
-my guests include an anthem singer, an actress, viral video stars, my sons, my church buddies, and a foreign exchange student
-we cover Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber, Journey, and the incomparable Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Here’s my first playoff CCC…unfortunately after a 4-2 Los Angeles Kings victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Kings played a very disciplined and smart game and were full value for the win.
Birthday boy Alex Burrows was quite prominent: he scored the game’s first goal and was also on the receiving end of a couple of massive hits.
I’ll be going to game 2 on Friday with my wife Gail and I’m looking forward to a better effort and positive result.
As the Vancouver Canucks kick-off a 6-game home-stand, they welcome forward David Booth back to the line-up after he missed 6 weeks with a knee injury.
Booth gives the Canucks more scoring depth, more flexibility, and reunites the American Express line (Booth, Higgins and Kesler).
Booth has quickly become my favourite player, and I can’t wait to see what he brings with his return.