The Vancouver Canucks are 46 games into their season and in the thick of the playoff race in the ho hum Western Conference.
In this episode of Clay’s Canucks Commentary, I explore 5 reasons why the Canucks are still in the playoff hunt:
1. The West is bad
2. Home record
3. Secondary scoring
4. Solid goaltending
5. Decent defence
The Vancouver Canucks are back in the NHL playoffs and thus we are thrilled to present our Canucks Playoff Anthem: Something Big. It’s based on the original song by Shawn Mendes.
I’m joined by my regular collaboration partners: the wonderful and talented Marie Hui and Arielle Tuliao. They never cease to amaze me with their skills…in this video check out how they harmonize effortlessly while doing syncopated clapping…it’s NUTS!
We’re excited about a deep playoff run for the Canucks. Something big is happening! Go Canucks Go!
Continue reading Vancouver Canucks Playoff Anthem: Something Big (Shawn Mendes Parody)
There’s nothing like cheering on the Vancouver Canucks from the comfort of a La-Z-Boy!
Arielle and I had a unique opportunity to put together a music video with the folks at La-Z-Boy just in time for the Canucks’ playoff fun. Thank you to La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Vancouver for letting us run around the store and jump on the furniture. We had a blast making this video.
As well, enter a contest to win a $500 gift card to La-Z-Boy exclusively on Vancity Buzz here.
Special thanks to Daniel Roe of Jelly Marketing for producing the video and my brother Jason Imoo for producing the song.
PS: Our actual Vancouver Canucks playoff songs comes out on Wednesday…it’s going to be awesome.
I’m looking forward to tonight’s big match-up between the Vancouver Canucks and their nemesis the Chicago Blackhawks for a few reasons. I’m intrigued to see how Roberto Luongo plays against his arch-rivals as the fascinating goaltending saga goes on. I’m eager to see if guys like Zack Kassian and Keith Ballard can keep up their strong play. I’m looking forward to some quality time with my lovely wife Gail (who patiently puts up with my blogging shenanigans). And I wonder if there will be any retribution for Duncan Keith for his dirty hit on Daniel Sedin at the end of last season.
Just 21 months ago, I witnessed the same two teams clash in the best game that I’ve ever seen live. Of course, I’m talking about game 7 in the first-round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. There had been so much drama and unrest leading up to game 7 as the Blackhawks had won three straight games to tie the series and bring the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Canucks to the brink of elimination. There were questions about the officiating and questions about the Canucks goaltending (apparently the more things change the more they stay the same). In fact, Roberto Luongo had been pulled in both games 4 and 5 before Cory Schneider was given the surprise start in game 6. Schneider then was pulled in game 6…but due to injury. Add in the fact that the Blackhawks had eliminated the Canucks in the second-round the two previous years and you can see why the game meant so much.
Continue reading The Longest 17 Minutes of My Life (Reliving Game 7 from April 2011)
It’s been just over 24 hours since the Vancouver Canucks were unceremoniously eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Los Angeles Kings in just five games. As I outlined in my season-ending Clay’s Canucks Commentary, I was quite saddened and disappointed immediately after the game especially given the high hopes for the Canucks in the post-season.
After drowning our sorrows in some beef sashimi and salmon cones, my son Sean and I made it home just after 10pm. There, I was met by my lovely wife Gail.
“I’m so sad, disappointed and frustrated,” I lamented, “and I’m not even on the team!”
To which Gail replied “Well, you think you are!”
Continue reading Looking at the Bright Side: 5 Good Things about the Canucks’ Elimination