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Mending fences: Canucks will retire Pavel Bure’s jersey

More than nine months after former Canuck and current Twitter superstar Gino Odjick spilled the beans, the Canucks made it official yesterday that the most exciting player in franchise history will have his jersey retired sometime in the 2013-14 season. Unlike most in Canucks nation, this isn’t news that fills me with “yes!”, “finally!” or […]

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The Best 2013-14 Canucks Fan Road Trips

The NHL released its schedule last week and if you’re like me, that’s the signal to begin looking into Canucks fan road trips! With division realignment placing the Canucks in a division with the Californian teams and a balanced schedule allowing the Canucks to visit every NHL city, this year is the best year in […]

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Trading Roberto Luongo’s Contract

Roberto Luongo is a goalie. He gets paid a lot of money. The Canucks haven’t been able to trade him. Why? The answer to this question is far ranging, particularly if you don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of the NHL collective bargaining agreement. Luongo’s situation is a complex one, but lucky for you, […]

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Rob’s Big Canucks Coaching Candidates List

The search to replace AV is now more than two weeks old and judging by the rumblings from insiders like Jason Botchford from the Province, the list of candidates is starting to become a little bit clearer. It sounds like Mike Gillis may take his time with this hiring, and will be interviewing a bunch […]

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Mike Gillis’ Big Money Contracts

It’s no secret that after two first round series exits, Mike Gillis is on the hot seat. He has fired his coach and any future failures will be on him. But lets not lose perspective here. The Canucks have undergone their most successful time (by a lot) in the time that Mike Gillis has been […]

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Mike Gillis’ trade history

For the first time in his tenure as Canucks general manager, the topic of firing Mike Gillis is being discussed heavily by a significiant number of Canucks fans. This is ludicrous, of course. Mike Gillis has been in charge of the Canucks for 5 seasons and the results speak for themselves. The team has won […]

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It’s time to fire Alain Vigneault

After an inconsistent regular season and a complete no show in the playoffs, for Alain Vigneault, it’s time to go. The most successful head coach in Canucks history has been in Vancouver for 7 seasons now, and the players need a new message. While he has his critics, AV has been behind the bench for […]

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Hug a Leafs Fan

Hug a Leafs fan today. They’ve been through a lot. Yes, I know about Toronto Maple Leafs fans. They’re rude, they’re cocky. They’re all of that. But you know what? So are a lot of Canucks fans. And that’s why I think I feel for the Leafs fans today. They remind me of Canucks fans.

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BC Place to host a Canucks game in 2014

It appears the NHL doesn’t think you can have too much of a good thing. The annual Winter Classic held every year on New Year’s Day has been a huge success for the National Hockey League, and there have been rumblings for years that they want to add more outdoor games each year. If reports […]

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What’s wrong with this team?

The Canucks are officially at the halfway mark of this lockout shortened season and something is clearly wrong with this team. This doesn’t resemble the team that won two straight President’s Trophies. Something is missing from the 2010-11 team that showed so much moxie, so much swagger, and more importantly, so much talent until it […]

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