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CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for December 24, 2010: The 12 Days of Christmas…Canucks Style

December 24, 2010

For this Christmas CCC, I put together (with a little help from my family and friends) a Canuck rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas, outlining 12 things that we hope GM Mike Gillis will give to us Canucks fans.

Special guests include Joseph San Jose, Jason McBurney, my sons Sean and Jacob, and Kevin Tazumi the foreign exchange student.

Here’s the complete list of our wishes:

-12 scoring forwards
-11 starts for Schneider
-10 dollar parking
-9 Hamhuis hip checks
-8 chirps from Burrows
-7 Louie shutouts
-6 healthy d-men
-5 clipped Red Wings
-4 playoff rounds
-3 months from Salo
-2 healthy twins


CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for December 6, 2010: The Loyalty of Leaf Nation

December 6, 2010

On a recent trip to Toronto I made my way to the Air Canada Centre on a Toronto Maple Leafs game night to interview some hockey fans. My time there confirmed what I had anticipated: Leaf Nation is certainly very loyal to their hockey team!

I asked people 3 questions:

1. When will the Maple Leafs next make the playoffs?
2. Can you name 5 Vancouver Canucks players?
3. What’s the best Canadian hockey team right now?

The answers range from hilarious to insightful to honest to downright disturbing. My favourites are the woman who answered “3 games” to question #1 and the guy who named “both Sundins and Kessel” among the Canuck players he knew.

Music is “Hockey Night in Canada” recorded by Naturally 7 on their CD “VocalPlay.” (

CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for October 3, 2010: Season Ticket Holder Appreciation

October 4, 2010

For the 2nd CCC of the season, I take you inside Rogers Arena for the annual Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Event (held just before the Open Practice). My special guest in this video is my buddy Mike, a long-time season ticket holder. I’m his season ticket “partner” for this season only.

We got a lot done in 2 hours:
-we enjoyed a continental breakfast
-we viewed some of the NHL awards and made our own predictions for this season
-we witnessed the introduction of the 2010-11 Vancouver Canucks
-we got autographs from Luongo, Bolduc, Glass, and Tambellini
-I slapped hands (fins?) with Fin and rammed myself into the glass to check out the strength of the boards

All in all, it was an enjoyable morning as we look forward to the start of the season next weekend!

Music is “Hockey Night in Canada” recorded by Naturally 7 on their CD “VocalPlay.” (