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Five ways to fix the Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks lost 3-2 in overtime on Monday night after outworking, out-shooting (39-22) and out-chancing the Kings. This was despite being the more desperate team, having home ice advantage and playing a backup goalie (albeit a capable backup who is red hot right now). After the most gut wrenching loss in recent memory last night […]

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Team Canada

Canada will try to defend its status as Olympic hockey champion in Sochi and it won’t be easy. Canada won’t have the home crowd or small ice surface to their advantage like they did in 2010. With 78 days until the start of the Sochi Olympics and 40 days before the team has to be […]

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Myth busting John Tortorella

We are now more than a quarter of the way through the 2013-14 season and I think it’s an appropriate time to do a bit of myth busting with regards to John Tortorella. Fans, media and players all seem generally impressed by what Tortorella has done thus far, which is a far cry from the […]

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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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