Canucks 2011 Playoff Guide


Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 11:28am PST
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The Vancouver Canucks are heading into their first round of NHL Stanley Cup playoffs tonight against Chicago. With the entire city alive with excitement (and hungry for revenge against the Blackhawks) there’s a lot to take in so I figured a Canucks Playoff Guide would be in order.

2010-05-09 Official Vancouver Canucks Tweetup
Photo credit: Kardboard604 on Flickr

Contests

There are a few ways you can win Canucks playoff tickets if you haven’t already scooped some up for yourself.

Metropolis at Metrotown
Enter to win playoff tickets daily at the customer service desk on-site or head to their Facebook account to play on online game for another chance to win.

Playoff Payoff
The Beat 94.5, 103.5 QMFM, and TEAM Radio will be at PriceSmart Foods and Save-on-Foods locations around Metro Vancouver in the morning on every at-home game day. Tune in to find out the exact broadcast locations and drive through on your way to work and sign up to win tickets for that evening’s game.

Shangri-La & MARKET
The Shangri-La Hotel is giving away 2 Canucks first round playoff tickets as well as a meal for 2 at MARKET by Jean-Georges. You can enter a few ways, using social media, and details are posted on MARKET’s Facebook.

The Province & Best Buy
What would you do for Canucks tickets? The Province and Best Buy are offering up handfuls of prizes this playoff season.

Downtown Giveaways
The Canucks street team will be downtown on game days handing out scarves and other goodies. Check their Twitter account for exact times and locations.

towel power
Photo credit: SqueakyMarmot

Where to watch

Local pubs, lounges, and restaurants are making sure their televisions and big screens are locked on playoff action. Here are a few suggestions:

The Charles Bar
Location: 138 West Cordova, Vancouver
Website, Twitter

Score on Davie
Location: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
Website, Twitter

Red Card
Location: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Website, Twitter

Extras

App
Download the Canucks iPhone application for schedules, scores, player biographies and instant updates.

Tune
Download the new song by local artist Kyprios called “How The West Was One” which is quickly becoming a playoff anthem for the city along with this video response to Rebecca Black’s “Friday” called “Game Day”:

Blogs
Some of my favourite Canucks bloggers are stepping it up during the playoffs. Read and subscribe to NucksMisconduct, Canucks Hockey Blog, and Canucks Corner.

Twitter
Stay tuned to @VanCanucks, the #Canucks tag, and even #3venge on Twitter for scores and updates.


Photo credit: Geoff Heith

If you know of any special events, contests, or have a favourite place to watch the game that I didn’t list, please feel free to leave a note in the comments. Go Canucks Go!

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3 comments

  1. You should check out our first Canucks Fan pic for the playoffs.

    http://bit.ly/h5bReW

    We’ll try to get more going soon enough. Some video too.

  2. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    That’s awesome – thanks for sharing!

  3. no cup says:

    Best place to watch the game is Chicago

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