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Just A Bit Outside – Episode 80 – These Guys Ain’t So *** Bad

Are we talking about ourselves? Are we talking about the Canucks? Maybe a little bit of both. We kick off with a look at the NFL playoffs, as the Suberbowl is set after a somewhat unforeseen conference championship weekend, plus a brief look at...

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 79 – Is Three And A Half Enough?

She says not, and we agree... Jim Benning deserves more time. This week we discuss the factors involved in shaping a successful franchise, plus a crazy stat about the average NHL GM lifespan. What do you think the biggest challenge is in building a...

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 77 – An Ode To Trolls

We start off 2018 with some advice for trolls (the online kind, not the little dolls), and offer tips for proper trolling technique. Being positive, we continue our theme of looking for ways to improve the atmosphere at Rogers Arena - are toys the...

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 76 – Paging Trevor Linden

In our final episode of 2017, we have decided to be champions for positive change! The atmosphere at Canucks games has been more like a trip to the morgue than a sports event, and our goal for 2018 is to try to change that....

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 75 – 75th Episode Spectacular

https://justabitoutside.podbean.com/   Matt Ryan helps kick off the platinum episode, with some solid audio captured this past weekend. Before we get into football though, we start off with the rollercoaster week for the Canucks, as injuries and inconsistencies begin to take their toll, but is it...

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 74 – The Tony Romo Effect

You know you've made the big time when the NFL on CBS mentions you, so naturally we return the favour before diving into hockey and the Canucks current challenges, including the loss of two thirds of the top line to injury. We also talk...

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 73 – A Galilean Transformation

What is a Galilean Transformation? Ask an astro physicist for a breakdown, and how it relates to a football play. Lots of topics in this episode, starting with the better-late-than-never IOC ban on Russia for the 2018 Winter Olympics. We dive into the rollercoaster...

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 72 – Getting Their Comeuppance

Like our page? Get a personal shout out from Brendan! If that isn't a prize, we don't know what is. We kick off with the Canucks eastern road trip, arguably the toughest of the season, including slogging through the New York area. Some positives...

Just A Bit Outside – Episode 71 – That Blank Look

First off, thanks to everyone who has interacted with us on Facebook over the past few weeks. This episode we look back at the week that was, on and off the ice, for the Vancouver Canucks plus their first game of an eastern road...

Americans’ days numbered in Kennewick? … Ridley set for No. 3,800 … Henry ready to return

Congratulations to Travis Gawryletz on his first @NHL game! Originally from Trail & an alumni of the @BCHLSmokeEaters, he started officiating during the 2016-17 season in Kelowna. As an @BCHockey_Source official he skated in the @KIJHL @bchllive & @TheWHL https://t.co/xAiY2DQi0m pic.twitter.com/wboeaL1Mes —...

Blazers to bid on 2020 Memorial Cup … Royals are “absolutely” interested, too

The Kamloops Blazers announced on Thursday morning that they plan to enter a bid to play host to the 2020 Memorial Cup. The announcement was made at a news conference during which Ken Christian, the city’s mayor, pledge complete support from the city for...

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