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Canucks fans boo Mike Gillis, ignore reality

During the Pavel Bure jersey retirement on Saturday, a smattering of boos was reserved for Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis (most had the good sense not to boo, but the booing was noticeable). Booing the most successful general manager in Canucks history (while giving a standing ovation to a much less successful former general manager, […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #1 The 1994 Playoff Run

It’s been a lot of fun counting down the top 10 Pavel Bure moments for VanCity Buzz and Rob The Hockey Guy but all good things must come to an end. Here now is the #1 Pavel Bure moment in a Canucks uniform: the 1994 playoff run. The spring of 1994 was the best time […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #2 Game 7 Hero

If you close your eyes and I say the name “Pavel Bure” there’s a pretty good chance you’re imagining his goal in game 7 against the Calgary Flames in 1994. Tom Larscheid immediately called it the “greatest moment in Canucks history” and he was absolutely right (hint: the #1 moment on this countdown tomorrow might […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #3 Skate-to-Stick

We’re into the top 3 in the VanCity Buzz top 10 countdown. It’s time to get serious. Bure is probably the only player around that has a top 10 moment that occurred in the preseason. You know the goal. Playing his first game since his season ending injury in 1995-96, Bure scored in a way […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #4 Churla, Meet Pavel’s Elbow

It’s the most famous elbow in Canucks history. The Canucks were underdogs against the Dallas Stars in their second round playoff series in 1994. Coming off a 60 goal season and a double overtime series clinching goal, Pavel Bure was obviously a marked man. The Stars were hacking and whacking Bure at every opportunity in […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #5 Bure Dangles the Devils

Number five on our top ten list is pretty simple really. It’s a brilliant individual effort from January 29, 1994 by Pavel Bure. He turns a nothing play  into a mini breakaway and scores the nicest regular season goal as a Canuck. Bure is on a 2-on-4, does a tight turn and shakes loose future […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #6 Switching From 10 to 96

Did you know that when Pavel Bure joined the Canucks in 1991 he actually wanted to wear #96, not #10, in honour of his arrival to North America (9/6/1991)? It’s true! Pat Quinn denied him the number at the time, saying that it was a “showboat” number. He was given #10 and things worked out […]

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No Canucks No! – Revisiting the worst chant in professional sports history

The Vancouver Canucks as a professional sports team have a long and storied history which spans 43 years of legends, heroes, and traditions. The Pacific Coliseum was birthplace of towel power (now copied by every team in the league), and Rogers Arena the green men, throwing bras at Jeff Cowan, and most recently that “wooo!” […]

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Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments: #7 Bure’s 5 Goal Game at the Olympics

Pavel Bure may have put together the finest Olympic performance of all-time as a member of the Vancouver Canucks in 1998. I’m not talking about him scoring 51 goals that season, although that was impressive. I am talking about Pavel Bure’s performance for Team Russia at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano. Pavel Bure didn’t have […]

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Make or break season for Gillis hinges on Tortorella’s team identity

After losing the Stanley Cup to the Bruins in 2011, questions immediately began to arise about the toughness and size of the Canucks. At some point, those same questions got to management, and the ‘stay the course’ attitude that had been preached, swiftly made way for a series of moves that has left the team […]

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