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Hughson’s hockey voice a legend in Canada

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Editorial, NHL,

Jim HughsonWe all have those voices in our heads that we associate with sports broadcasts. Whether it’s the voice of a local sports team, or a national caller who goes where they’re needed. Jim Hughson, voice of the Vancouver Canucks is one of the latter. Born in Fort St. John, British Columbia in 1956, Hughson got into broadcasting early. He was a disc jockey and news reporter for his hometown CKNL Radio. Hughson currently lives in White Rock, BC with his wife Denise and two children, Matt and Jennifer.

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Canucks to make NHL history with long road trip

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Editorial, NHL, Olympics,

Roberto LuongoTonight, as part of CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada, the Vancouver Canucks took on the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Not only was this special because it’s the second game of an all-day, all-Canadian triple-header, it also kicked off what would be the longest road trip in the history of the NHL. The Canucks will go 42 days without playing a home game. Along the way, they’ll play 14 games in 13 cities and cover 12,855 miles.

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Overtime points are ruining the NHL

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: NHL,

Milan MichalekGoing into Saturday’s NHL games, the standings were what they were thanks in large part to the overtime and shootout loss points given to teams, which are basically the equivalent of the “participant” medal you got as a kid to not make you run home crying after getting last place in the school race. These points are ridiculous. A team wins a game and gets two points, but when a team loses after regulation play, they get a pity-point and make it difficult for those actually winning the games to rise in the standings. The Tampa Bay Lightning, with 31 overall points, have nine overtime/shootout points. Almost a third of their points have come in games in which they were the losing team. But what happens if you remove these “thanks for showing up” points from the equation?

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