After a long, grueling road-trip the Canucks were looking to ease their way back into the game with a nice home-start against the Washington Capitals. Unfortunately for them, the “Hockey Gods” had other plans and granted the Caps a penalty shot less than two minutes into the game. But hey, at least the shooter was only Alex Ovechkin, league leader in goal-scoring and the reigning Hart Trophy winner (SARCASM). Fortunately for the ‘Nucks, Bobby-Lou was on his game and held Ovi off the scoresheet, allowing our boys to cruise to a 3-2 victory. The Canucks have had a few historical moments involving the “most...Click here to read more.
Tagged: Pavel Bure
Fittingly, on the night the Vancouver Canucks retired Pavel Bure’s number up to the rafters, they played perhaps their most exciting, most entertaining game of the season. On a typical Saturday Fall afternoon in Vancouver, the Canucks took on the Leafs and slugged it out with them. All four lines scored and Roberto Luongo recorded his 64th shutout – yes, his 64th shutout, just 2 shutouts behind Patrick Roy, who had 66 shutouts in 269 more games, in the NHL’s all-time shutout leaders list – en route to a 4-0 dismantling of the Eastern Conference-leading Leafs. Theory that bure was...Click here to read more.
When Pavel Bure returned to Vancouver last season and took in a Canucks game, the response from fans was overwhelmingly positive. Whatever damage was done when Pavel abruptly held out and demanded a trade out of Vancouver was forgotten. Whatever sins he committed to the city was instantly forgiven. The people have spoken – they want the most exciting, most dynamic, and first real superstar player this franchise has ever had to have his number retired. The Canucks listened, and tonight, they made it official – this season, Pavel’s no. 10 will be raised to the rafters. I don’t think...Click here to read more.
But also, Jay Jones, Executive Bartender and Brand Ambassador for the Donnelly Group whipped up some Canucks-themed drinks – the No. 5 Garrison, Dirty Higgins and Honey Badger – that will be on their menus at Library Square, Cinema and the Lamplighter on Canucks game days until the end of the playoffs.Click here to read more.
Not that the Canucks should need any more motivation, but I hope atoning for giving Taylor Hall a hat trick just 8 minutes into the game on Saturday and allowing the Sharks to score 3 goals in under 3 minutes on Monday would be on their agenda tonight.Click here to read more.
A few days ago, we explored the first of many trades between the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers, which was the exchange of Jesse Belanger to the Canucks for a third-round draft choice in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. While Belanger only played for a short time in Vancouver and wasn’t offered a contract the following year, the third-round pick the Canucks gave up started a domino effect throughout the Panthers organization from the way they drafted to the players they traded for, the results of which can still be seen on the current Panthers roster and farm system. Today,...Click here to read more.
Now that Markus Naslund’s jersey #19 has been raised to the Rogers Arena rafters, focus has shifted to whether or not Pavel Bure’s #10 belongs up there as well. As a Canuck, Pavel recorded two 60-goal seasons plus a 50-goal one. He totaled 478 points – 254 goals and 224 assists – in 428 games. He added 66 points – 34 goals and 32 assists – in 60 playoff games. His 1.12 points per game in the regular season and 1.10 points per game in the playoffs are franchise highs. Add the many highlight-reel plays and exuberant goal celebrations, and...Click here to read more.
On December 2, Chuck Norris became an Honourary Texas Ranger. Raise your hand if that surprises you. Not the fact he just became a Texas Ranger, but the fact he WASN’T ALREADY a Texas Ranger? I know, eh? Want to know something else that still surprises me? The fact that Pavel Bure isn’t in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Recently, J.J. was listening to me wax on at the different reasons why the Canucks are properly retiring the number 19 and not the number 10. One of my reasons had to do with the fact that Pavel decided he no...Click here to read more.