This bad boy may just be the ugliest of all Canucks jerseys. And that's saying somethin'.

24 Nov 2011 – Somebody Approved This: Vancouver Canucks Mid-90s Third Jersey

This bad boy may just be the ugliest of all Canucks jerseys. And that's saying somethin'.

In an age of hyper marketing, intense competition and tightly controlled PR, it’s amazing that truly horrible ideas can still make it past the brainstorming stage. Whether it’s the nightmare of design by committee or just the conflagration of mediocre talents pulling the wool over the eyes of rich, out-of-touch CEOs, we occasionally see awful designs rolled out in an underwhelming implosion of gut-wrenching anticlimax. Today, we analyze the Vancouver Canucks first-ever alternate sweater. The recently rereleased Frankenchild of several other ugly jerseys, this salmon-topped nightmare is the third in our series… Somebody Approved This. Continue reading

Manny Malhotra will tie you to the train tracks. You betcha.

Cory Schneider rocks

Cory Schneider rocks
We'd have guessed 'cello', but we were wrong, now, weren't we? Photo from a Pass it to Bulis stroke of genius, The Many Axes of Cory Schneider.

Sadly, I was not able to watch Wednesday night’s tilt between the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks, as my local cable provider decided that I should spend less time on hockey, and more quality time with my tech support representative wife and daughter.

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18 Nov 2011 – Somebody Approved This: Seattle Sounders 2012 Edition

In an age of hyper marketing, intense competition and tightly controlled PR, it’s amazing that truly horrible ideas can still make it past the brainstorming stage. Whether it’s the nightmare of design by committee or just a conflagration of mediocre talents pulling the wool over the eyes of out of touch rich CEOs, we occasionally see awful designs rolled out in an underwhelming explosion of anticlimax. Today, we analyze the most recent Major League Soccer obscenity in our continuing series: Somebody Approved This. Continue reading

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Episode 41 – Solving The Trap

In one of the most bizarre sequences you’ll ever see in hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers recently showed the NHL and the world exactly what the Tampa Bay Lightning are all about: boring neutral zone traps. Jason and I talk a bit about how the league could change its rules to prevent this from happening in the future. Continue reading

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Top 30 Vancouver Canucks scorers

Hey there, folks.

The Vancouver hockey market is so darned slammed with media and blog coverage that I’ve got very little to say that hasn’t been said a thousand times over (with varying levels of accuracy, skill and professionalism). Besides, I’ve already written up Daniel’s move to 4th in team history here. So, instead of contributing to the madness, I thought I’d go a different route this week. Here’s a Sporcle quiz for you: as of 15 November 2011, these 30 players have scored more points in a Vancouver Canucks jersey than any other. How many can you name?


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10 Nov 2011 – When Sports Get Completely Pucked

There are times in the world of sports when events turn from being merely entertaining to being entertainingly ridiculous. This week is one of those times. From Mike Milbury actually making sense, to two professional sports teams competing for a trophy that’s named after the owner of both of those teams, the sports world seems to be stuck in a bizarre alternate universe where up is down, right is wrong and the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t completely blow. Continue reading

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Episode 40 – Top 7 Canuck Nicknames of All Time, Part II

When David Booth came to town, we fans of sports nicknames rejoiced. Surely a 20-something fledgling scorer with that name coming to a team that plays in a stadium named for a telecommunications company would have a clever pseudonym. Think of it: David “The Operator” Booth. David “Long Distance” Booth. Hell, even something that displays lateral thinking – call him “Clark Kent” after the old days, when Superman changed clothes in a phone booth.

But no, the stupid Florida Panthers called him stupid “Bootsy”.  And stupid Kevin Bieksa calls him stupid “Grizz”, just because stupid David Booth hunts big, stupid game in the stupid off-season. Continue reading

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