We’re back. Season three of TCC kicks off with a quick gathering of the crew to has out what to expect for the coming season as well as some cool things going on with each of our various projects. We take a look back as who we’ve lost, the new faces (that we kinda think we know something about but don’t know half as much as we’d like), hash out the who does what for TV and radio play-by-play, and take assignments for new names of the team for show and tell later. Click here to listen to the episode.
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Time to put game faces on (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Youngsters up for real game action (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Shutdown defenseman Sauve savours early taste of NHL (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Pro deal drives Gendur (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Gretzky paved way for Ramsey (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Victoria products impress Canucks’ top brass (Sharie Epp, Victoria Times Colonist)
Canuck prospect Hodgson impresses coach Vigneault (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) The future is now for Hodgson (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Grabner making most of chance (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Rai has speed to burn but grit to learn (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province)
Vancouver takes small steps toward rebuilding (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Top pick aims to stick (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun)
Wells tapped as Moose assistant (Adam Wazny, Winnipeg Sun) Henning, Gilman moves (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Pettinger wants to get back on track (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province)
The Vancouver Canucks prospect camp starts today at UBC Thunderbird arena, albeit with a smaller group of prospects (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun): In previous seasons, every living, breathing player not on the National Hockey League roster was expected to show up to skate, shoot and fight. All the top minor leaguers were present. It was a useful exercise in gauging the organization’s depth below the NHL level. If you showed well in prospects camp, you were better received at main camp. Stink it up and you were re-assigned before getting a chance to tell the Sedin twins apart. This season,...
New Canucks GM Mike Gillis, new assistant GM Laurence Gilman, Henrik and Daniel Sedin and agent JP Barry met on Wednesday night, and at least by the Sedins’ account, things went well (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun). “I felt good after the meeting,” Daniel said. “I talked to Henrik in the car after and it felt good. Mike is a nice man. I like his ideas on the team. He wants to play a more exciting style of game. We had an open dialogue.” The question is if the feeling is mutual (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun): More than anything, Daniel and...
Dave is a healthy scratch for this episode, so we reached into our farm system and plucked Sean Zanberg from Waiting For Stanley to join us on this episode. He’s made an appearance before, but his blog is a great Canucks (…and Maple Leafs) fan blog with plenty of opinions and great photoshop jobs that only he can whip up. Click here to listen to the episode.
Last Sunday we were fortunate enough to be invited down to GM Place for the Canucks Open Practice. Aside from covering the usual episode topics, we hung out with and interviewed the guys from the Ultimate Canucks Search, as well as one of the Ultimate Fans, Richard Loat (of Facebook application fame). Click here to listen to the episode.
It wasn’t much of a surprise when the Vancouver Canucks announced that they will retire Trevor Linden’s jersey and raise it to the rafters this season. The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they will host ‘Trevor Linden Night’ at General Motors Place on December 17th when they play the Edmonton Oilers. The night dedicated to the longtime Captain of the Canucks will be highlighted by a pre-game ceremony where Linden’s number 16 will be retired. Linden’s sweater will join Stan Smyl’s number 12 in the rafters at General Motors Place. “Retiring a player’s sweater is one of the highest honours...