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Vigneault wonders how Blackhawks-Canucks can get more intense

Jan 31, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

For many realists/fun-killers, a late January match between the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks isn’t that big of a deal. The rest of us cannot help but get excited, though, especially after Dave Bolland stirred the pot early in the season.

Ben Kuzma reports that Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault doesn’t think that Bolland’s comments will make much of a difference simply because the hostilities would be boiling over anyway.


Vigneault makes an excellent point, but it could always get more interesting. With that in mind, enjoy a few interesting tidbits to fan those flames.

“You feel these are the games that get more and more important as you move along in the season,” Luongo said. “It just feels that it blows by and the next thing you know you’re in the playoffs.”

  • Finally, sit back and enjoy this collection of recent Blackhawks-Canucks videos, which spotlights a notable lack of friendliness.

source: Getty Images(Nov 6, 2011)

source: Getty Images(2011 playoffs, Game 4)

source: AP(Feb. 4, 2011)

source: AP(March 5, 2010)

source: AP(March 29, 2009)

Something tells me there will be plenty of entries for “Jan. 31, 2012.”

  1. kicksave1980 - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    What, no picture of Ms. Burrows puling Duncan Keith’s hair?

  2. blomfeld - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Gilles and Vigneault should “rethink” the Canuck’s team song “asap” ! …

    Oh, I’m a Canuck, and I’m okay,
    I sleep all night and I work all day.

    CHORUS: He’s a Canuck and he’s okay,
    He sleeps all night and he works all day.

    I cut down trees, I eat my lunch,
    I go to the lava-try.
    On Wednesdays I go shoppin’
    And have buttered scones for tea.

    Canucks: He cuts down trees, he eats his lunch,
    He goes to the lava-try.
    On Wednesdays ‘e goes shoppin’
    And has buttered scones for tea.


    I cut down trees, I skip and jump,
    I like to press wild flowers.
    I put on women’s clothing,
    And hang around in bars.

    Canucks: He cuts down trees, he skips and jumps,
    He likes to press wild flowers.
    He puts on women’s clothing
    And hangs around…. In bars???????


    I chop down trees, I wear high heels,
    Suspendies and a bra.
    I wish I’d been a girlie
    Just like my dear papa.

    ps: here you go, for those who are too young to remember this classic:

  3. blomfeld - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    If Vigneault wants a more “intense” rivalry, then he could start by changing up the current Canuck’s team song …

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