Photo credit: National Post With only a few months before NHL hockey stops and Olympic hockey begins, predictions are a plenty on which players will be playing in Sochi on their respective national teams and who will be left behind to cheer. The Crosbys and Ovechkins are locked into place but others like Matt Duchene and Jamie Benn are making a push for a roster spot. The Vancouver Canucks are, traditionally, a big part of Olympic hockey with many European (cough!-Swedish) players participating. This year should be no different with a handful of Canuck players from around the world making a case for themselves with solid...Click here to read more.
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Sean Imoo is 11 years old and in grade 6. He enjoys listening to the latest music, playing guitar and piano, playing hockey and other sports, and whipping his Dad in NHL 13. Sean is passionate about his favourite team – the Vancouver Canucks. He is likely the biggest Canuck fan in his school and he is always learning more and more about the Canucks every day. Here are his insights as to what it’s like being related to a certain CHB writer. As you may know, my dad (@CanuckClay) is a season ticket holder with his good friend Mike. ...Click here to read more.
Via a tweet from Jon Häggqvist, who writes for Allehanda in Ornskoldsvik, we’ve found out that Markus Naslund has been named as the new general manager for Modo of the Swedish Elite League. @mozy19 It’s the middle of the night over at your place, but here’s a news flash for you: Näslund is the new general manager for Modo.” Hiring a GM is a bit of an unusual move for a team in the SEL; only Frolunda has had one before. Häggqvist adds, “Modo has had a couple of unsteady years (right now they are struggling) and Markus is steady...Click here to read more.
[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] On Saturday night the crew from Canucks Hockey Blog was lucky enough to witness the retirement of Naslund’s number at Rogers Arena. I think it meant something different to each of us, so I can’t speak for any of the other writers, but I can say there was a general consensus that what we had the privilege to see Saturday was something none of us will...Click here to read more.
[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view this post and other foolishness insightful takes on the Canucks and the NHL, visit Pass It To Bulis.] So I don’t think the Tampa Bay Lightning realize they were supposed to treat this game like a ceremonial faceoff: show up, smile for a photo, then stand back while Henrik Sedin picks up the puck and hands it to the Queen. It should...Click here to read more.
(Post by J.J., Chris Golden and Harrison Mooney.) Even as Markus Naslund’s career in a Vancouver Canucks uniform was winding down – a career that saw him revitalize a moribund franchise, rewrite numerous franchise scoring records, become the longest-serving captain in Canucks history, and spend countless hours in the community – many fans questioned whether or not his jersey #19 was deserving to be raised to the rafters. Whether or not it deserved to hang alongside #12 and #16. The fact is, many fans have come to compare Naslund’s accomplishments with Trevor Linden’s and Stan Smyl’s. And that’s certainly their...Click here to read more.
As we approach Saturday night’s retirement of Markus Naslund’s jersey to the Rogers Arena rafters, there hasn’t been a shortage of tributes to the former Canucks captain and franchise leader in many statistical categories, including points and goals scored. Indeed, the Canucks have a page dedicated to stories, moments and videos about him. They even have a “#19 in the City” contest asking fans to submit photos of Nazzy’s #19 in a bunch of creative ways. Today, your favorite Canucks bloggers take a turn and look back at some of their favorite moments of Naslund in a Canucks uniform. J.J....Click here to read more.
[As we approach the start of the NHL regular season, members of the Canucks blogosphere give their two cents about your Vancouver Canucks and address the issues, questions and expectations of the team in their 40th year anniversary.] Photo credit: Vancouver Province When Markus Naslund skated off GM Place for the last time in a Canucks jersey on April 5th, 2008, every single Canucks fan in the arena were standing and cheering and hooting and hollering. Only the ovation wasn’t for him; it was for Trevor Linden, who had also just played the last game if his NHL career. This...Click here to read more.
Before I go praising the Canucks through every high hill and low dale, I have to give credit where credit is due and that’s to the St. Louis Blues. They played a fantastic series, they were young, inexperienced, and they gave us a heck of a run for our money. The 4-0 series sweep was no indication of how close the series was and even in the last game, they were down, they got up, they tied it, and they took us late into OT before they finally fell to their final playoff loss of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. So...Click here to read more.
Early flash, no dash in second (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Will Luongo play all four games on road trip? (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Going down a hard road (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Not everybody’s loving Raymond (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Starting over incognito (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Islanders beat Canucks in a shootout to win third in a row (Peter Botte, Daily News) Hit on Baumgartner sheer stupidity, Arniel laments (Winnipeg Sun) Highest net worth of ‘em all? (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)Click here to read more.