On Saturday, November 2nd Pavel Bure will have his number retired before a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Rob The Hockey Guy and VanCity Buzz will bring you one moment a day counting down to Pavel’s big night at Rogers Arena. This is the first of a 10-part series celebrating the most exciting player in […]
Like any good hockey geek, I have been spending years trying to find the “Bure Bure” song. I was unsuccessful, until now! For those of you too young to remember, this was a song made popular in the early 90s when Pavel Bure was taking the city by storm. It was even played after many […]
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 […]
The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted four more players today, including two former Canucks, Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin. Bure, Sundin and the other two inductees, Sakic and Oates are all full marks for their induction, but does anyone else find it odd that the Hall of Fame ignores the most important position in hockey, […]
Gino Odjick spilled the beans to Jason Botchford of the Province a few days ago, Pavel Bure will indeed see his #10 jersey hang from the rafters. Apparently Francesco Aquilini will meet with Bure during his Hall of Fame induction on Monday. First of all, congratulations to Pavel Bure. He is set to become the […]
Today the Hockey Hall of Fame inducted four more players: Ed Belfour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe. As always, the inductees are quickly praised before the hockey world debates who should have been inducted, but wasn’t. And for another year, the Pavel Bure argument has gained more momentum. The hall of fame is […]
Cody Hodgson has decided to switch numbers. He’ll be moving away from his familiar #39 in favour of the #9 jersey, and I’m all for it! The number 39 has not been kind of Cody Hodgson. In fact, it hasn’t been kind of anyone in Canuck history.
In a college newspaper several years ago, a good friend of mine wrote an article which drew a parallel between Canucks fans and battered wives. While crude and wildly insensitive to the plight of battered women worldwide, the content of the article has always stuck with me, ringing in my ears at the end of each disappointing season.
As the 2011 Canucks try to become the first Canucks team since 1994 to go to the Stanley Cup finals, most members of that 1994 team are going to be having a reunion at the River Rock Casino on Monday.
Game 5 was the first one sided game of this entertaining series. For the first time in the series, Roberto Luongo clearly outplayed Jonathan Quick, who was chased in the second period. For the second game in a row, the Canucks power play equaled the Kings power play, perhaps indicating that this penalty killing jinx is at least close to ending.